The breast lift, or mastopexy, is a breast enhancement procedure designed to help elevate and reposition sagging breasts. This surgery is often performed to restore the effects of weight loss or past pregnancies, but may also be used to address the effects of age.
Primary reasons to have a breast lift:
- You want to restore a youthful position of your breasts
- You are experiencing sagging or drooping of your breasts due to pregnancy or weight loss
How a Breast Lift is Performed
Your breast lift will be performed in a way that is designed for your body and that best achieves your goals. Dr. Kramer will go through the details of your own specific breast lift prior to you coming in for your surgery.
There are three common breast lift incisions: a circular incision around the areola, a lollipop or balloon-shaped incision around the areola and downward, and an anchor-shaped incision around the areola, downward, and then along the breast crease. The right incision for you will depend on several factors including the severity of your breast sagging, the direction of the nipples, and the amount of loose or excess skin.
Once the incision is made, Dr. Kramer can lift and reshape the underlying breast tissue to create a firmer, more youthful structure for your breasts. If needed, the nipples will be repositioned to correct any downward pointing that may exist. Dr. Kramer will then remove any excess skin to improve skin elasticity and achieve a perkier, well-contoured appearance.
Restore a Youthful Lift to Your Breasts
As women get older, one of the biggest concerns they have about their bodies is drooping or sagging breasts. Perky and well-shaped breasts are one of the telltale signs of youth, so when pregnancy, weight loss, or the natural effects of gravity and aging take over, it can leave women feeling self-conscious and unhappy with their bodies. Dr. Kramer can perform breast lift surgery to elevate the breasts and restore a youthful, beautiful feminine silhouette.
During your consultation, Dr. Jonathan Kramer will listen closely to your goals and will take a look at the existing condition of your breasts to develop a personalized breast lift treatment plan. Dr. Kramer believes in treating each patient as a completely unique individual in order to achieve the best, most natural looking results. Some women who are considering a breast lift may benefit by supplementing their surgery with breast implants. This is a good idea when women have experienced a loss in breast volume, in addition to the drooping or sagging. If only a breast lift is performed, the breasts may end up looking flat. Implants can be used to restore volume and a youthful shape once the breasts have been lifted.
Healing After Breast Lift Surgery
Your breast lift recovery will vary depending on the techniques used during your surgery. Most patients are able to return to work within a week of their breast lift procedure. Dr. Kramer recommends avoiding strenuous activity, heavy lifting, and exercise for roughly six weeks in order to avoid unnecessary complications. The final results of your breast lift will help to restore a youthful position and perkiness of your breasts, helping to refine the curves of your feminine figure.
Getting Started with a Breast Lift in Boise
At Kramer Plastic Surgery, your breast lift will be approached in a personalized way to provide you with the youthful feminine silhouette you deserve. Years of board certified plastic surgery experience, top-level training, and life-enriching results are just a short drive away with Boise’s own Jonathan Kramer, M.D. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation and make life happen.