Aging, pregnancy, nursing, and weight change can cause your breasts to appear deflated. A mastopexy, or breast lift, can reshape and restore volume to your breasts, so you look and feel more youthful.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Fisher will discuss your personal goals in order to customize your procedure. For some patients, the addition of a breast implant may be necessary to achieve the desired results, but for many a youthful and full breast shape can be achieved without an implant.
To perform your breast lift, your surgeon places an incision around your areola, and, in some cases, vertically down the center of your breast. She trims away the excess skin, shifts the fullness of the breast upward, and then repositions the nipple so it is restored to a youthful position on your new, lifted breasts.
After reshaping and lifting your breasts, the incisions are closed with layers of absorbable hidden sutures and sealed with surgical tape or medical glue. Your chest is then wrapped in an ace bandage or surgical bra. You can expect to return to work within a week, light activity in two weeks and regular aerobic exercise within four weeks.
All surgery results in a scar along the incision. While every patient scars differently depending on genetics, race, and skin condition, careful incision placement, meticulous suturing, and the use of evidence-based best practices in postoperative care helps keep scarring to a minimum.
A breast lift may be performed alone or with a tummy tuck as part of what is often referred to as a “Mommy Makeover.” Dr. Fisher prefers to think of this combination of procedures as “post-maternity reconstructive surgery,” because it restores both the form and function of a woman’s body.