Today, many women receive breast lifts who feel that their breasts have lost their shape and would like to restore them to a more healthy, proportionate appearance. When breasts are unsupported they tend to lose their shape, stretch, and the nipples fall below the breast crease. Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates offers breast lift surgery as a means to restore your breasts to their original, natural contour. Dr. Dean Johnston serves residents throughout Lake Mary and Orlando, Fl, along with further residents of Orange County.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Ideal candidates for breast lift involve women who are at a healthy weight and have realistic expectations on the outcome of surgery.
Breast lifts are done using a variety of incisions and techniques specially designed for your problem. Performed under general anesthesia, the doctor typically makes an incision and reshapes the underlying breast tissue to improve the breast contour and firmness. The nipple and areola are repositioned to a natural, more youthful height. After the doctor is done with the procedure, they tighten the remaining skin and close the incisions. Incision lines are made to be concealed in the natural breast contours, however, they are sometimes visible. In most cases, they fade and improve with the passing of time.
Following surgery, dressing or bandages are applied to the site of incision. Bruising and swelling are common, but they can be minimized with the aid of a support garment. Sometimes, a small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess blood and fluid. Before your surgery it is important to discuss recovery options with your doctor.
Recovery varies from patient to patient, and recovery options should be discussed with your doctor during your consultation. It is important to avoid any strenuous activities that may disrupt the surgery and to take the proper care directed by your doctor. Patients report increased self-esteem following surgery and a tighter, higher height to the breasts. If you are finding that your breasts have begun to sag with age, a breast lift may be the right option for you!
To learn more about how Dr. Dean Johnston can help you restore the natural contour of your breasts, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates is located in Lake Mary, FL, but serves residents throughout Orlando and Orange County.