You deserve to feel good about your breasts and if you do not, it can negatively affect your confidence and self-esteem. As time passes, pregnancy, nursing, fluctuating weight, and gravity can have adverse effects on your breasts, causing them to droop and sag because there is too much skin for the underlying breast tissue. A breast lift (Mastopexy) is a procedure that corrects sagging breasts by removing excess breast skin resulting in the tightening of the surrounding skin. A breast lift alone is adequate if you have sufficient breast tissue and do not want to look larger. If you have small breasts and insufficient tissue however, it is difficult to shape your breasts properly with a breast lift alone and a breast lift with implants is a suitable alternative. In addition, you may require implants to restore your breasts to their natural shape and size and patients that have a breast lift with implants may find that their results last longer. A breast lift with implants has numerous benefits including the ability to lift the breasts off your stomach, making it appear smaller. A breast lift with implants also gives fullness on the top and most women covet an ample bosom: especially when wearing revealing clothing where they can proudly display their attributes.
There are several degrees of breast lifts that are dependent on your individual anatomy and at Shine Cosmetic Surgery; Dr. Daniel H. Lin looks forward to exploring and discussing all of the options with you. During your consultation, Dr. Lin will examine and measure your breasts and determine which procedure, or combination of procedures, will suit your cosmetic needs based on how severely your breasts sag, the elasticity of your skin, and the breast size you desire. He will decide whether or not an implant is recommended with your breast lift and since the nipple and areola will be moved higher, he will also discuss where they will be located after your procedure. Knowing that every patient has unique needs and desires, Dr. Lin will prepare a specific plan designed for your body type and since both saline and silicone breast implants are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Lin will decide the best shape, surface texture, and size depending on the breast shape you want to achieve.
Your breast lift with implant surgery will require sedation and Dr. Lin’s goal is to use the shortest incisions to minimize scarring and optimize your results. The procedure typically takes anywhere from 1-3 hours and during surgery, Dr. Lin will remove the excess breast skin, tighten the remaining skin, and insert breast implants to restore your breast shape and size. The breast lift procedure also involves raising sagging breasts and nipples to a higher, firmer position and it can reduce the size of your areola or the darker skin around your nipple. Combined breast lift with augmentation surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure so you will be allowed to return home the day of your surgery. Within the first week, you should be able to return to most of your normal activities however exercise and strenuous activities will be limited for 2-3 weeks depending on your healing progress. Following your surgery, detailed instructions will be given to you for your postoperative care and activity and it is important that you to follow these instructions in order to minimize any complications.
When performing any cosmetic surgery, Dr. Lin always strives for the “natural look” and during your breast lift with implant surgery, he will create breasts that are as close to perfect in size and shape while balancing them to your hips, shoulders, and waist for a proportionate match. After your surgery, you will begin to experience the benefits of your new breasts as not only will they appear more youthful in shape and position, others will notice and that will increase your self-confidence. If you do not like the way your breasts look and you want to learn more about breast lift with implant surgery, please contact Shine Cosmetic Surgery today.