A breast lift is a surgical technique used to raise your breasts by removing excess skin and tightening and reshaping the surrounding breast tissue.
Why Consider a Breast Lift?
As you age, your breasts begin to lose their elasticity and firmness. These changes can occur as a result of pregnancy, weight fluctuations and the effects of gravity. You might choose to have a breast lift to reduce sagging and raise the position of the nipples and breasts, giving you a more youthful profile.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?
You may be a good candidate for a breast lift if:
You are in good physical health
You don’t smoke
Your breasts sag – they've lost shape and volume, or they've gotten flatter and longer
Your nipples fall below your breast creases or point downward
Your areolae (dark area surrounding your nipples) have stretched out of proportion to your breasts
One of your breasts falls lower than the other
What to Expect
A breast lift is usually an outpatient procedure, typically performed under general anesthesia. The type of incision used will depend on your breast size and shape, the size and position of your areolas, the degree of sagging, your skin quality and elasticity, and the amount of extra skin. After the incision is made, Dr. Camp will remove excess breast skin, reshape your breast tissue and shift the nipples to a higher position. The procedure can also reduce the size of the areola, if necessary. Your incisions will be closed with stitches, surgical tape or skin adhesives.
After a breast lift, your breasts will be bandaged or placed in a surgical support bra. Your breasts will likely feel bruised, swollen and sore for a few weeks. You may also experience numbness in your nipples, areolae and breast skin; which should subside over time.
You will notice immediate changes after surgery, although the shape of your breasts will continue to settle over the next few months. Although the results of a breast lift are typically long-lasting, you’ll want to keep in mind that aging, weight fluctuations, and other natural changes can modify the appearance of your breasts over time.
To learn more about breast lifts or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Camp, call our office at 330-332-7383 or click here.