Breast Lift in Miami Florida
The “lifting” of the breast in reference to the chest is called a mastopexy. A woman’s breast tissue usually changes with time, usually associated with the elasticity of the skin. Additionally, pregnancy, weight loss and smoking will affect the appearance of the breast.
Mastopexy or breast lift is usually performed under general anesthesia. There are usually three types of incisions used for breast lift.
Around the areola
Around the areola with a vertical extension of the breast crease
The incision as described in number 2, with an additional incision underneath the breast at the breast crease
These incisions allow the breast to be contoured as excess skin is removed. After removal of excess skin, the incision is closed. The amount of skin excised and the type of incisions used are determined by Dr. Sampson depending on the extent of the patient’s deformity. Breast lift can be combined with augmentation to create larger, more perky breasts.
Fortunately the procedure of breast lift or mastopexy is a procedure of limited complications. The most common issues are related to the scarring of the breasts or tissue loss usually associated with smoking. Dr. Sampson will review any other potential risks when you make your appointment with him.
Time Off Work
Usually time off work is about one week. But the usual restrictions for weight lifting are needed for about one month following surgery and to refrain from heavy lifting, over 10-15 pounds. Sutures are usually removed seven to ten days following the procedure. Combining a breast augmentation with the lift does not usually increase the recovery time. If there are other significant factors, Dr. Sampson will discuss the issues with you at your consultation. Please call today to make your appointment for a new you.
The surgical results of a breast lift will contour the breasts, producing “lifted” and “perkier” breasts. This procedure restores the breasts to a more youthful appearance. As noted above, in addition to lifting the breasts, when the procedure is combined with an augmentation, a larger and reshaped breast can be achieved.