What is breast lift surgery?
Breast lift surgery, technically called mastopexy, raises and tightens the breasts, restoring a firm, youthful look. Enlarged or stretched areolas can be reshaped and reduced as well.
Who is a candidate for breast lift?
Healthy women with smaller breasts who have good skin elasticity get the best results from breast lift surgery. If you are planning on future pregnancies, Clareo doctors may recommend holding off on breast lift surgery, as breast size often increases during this time. The same holds true if you anticipate undergoing weight loss surgery.
Benefits of breast lift
Age, weight fluctuations, and the physical changes that accompany pregnancy all can detract from the size and shape of your breasts – often leaving them less full and firm than you would like.
While each woman’s reasons for considering breast lift are unique, our patients’ goals often include:
- Raise saggy breasts and restore volume to the upper breast
- Combine with implants or fat transfer to lift and add volume
- Create more firm, youthful breasts
- Treat differences in breast shape
- Raise nipples that fall below the breast crease or redirect nipple that point downward
- Decrease the size of areolas
A breast lift will reposition your breast tissue upward improving the upper portion of your breasts, but will not increase their size. Many patients achieve a fuller, more rounded look through combined breast lift and augmentation, while others choose only breast augmentation to achieve the fuller look they desire. Clareo doctors will help you choose the right solution for you.
Preview your results
Clareo offers our patients the opportunity to preview their results through 3D simulation using Crisalix software.
Recovery and results
Breast lift surgery is an outpatient surgical procedure, so you will be able to return home the day of your surgery. Make sure you arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home and stay with you the evening of surgery. After your surgery, your incisions will be dressed, and you will be required to wear a surgical support bra 24 hours a day, except when showering, for the first three to four weeks. Although you will need to limit strenuous activity for three to four weeks, you should be able to return to work within a week or two.
You will immediately be able to see the improvements from your breast lift surgery. The associated swelling and bruising will dissipate within one to two weeks. The scars from the incision sites will gradually thin and fade for about the first year after surgery.