Many women encounter sagging breasts as they age, especially as an effect of pregnancy. A breast lift is the go-to procedure to correct sagginess, and to restore the breasts to a youthful, perky appearance. Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates proudly offers breast lifts to patients in Orlando, Lake Mary, and neighboring communities.
What is a Breast Lift (Mastopexy)?
Also referred to as a mastopexy, a breast lift involves removing a section of skin above the nipple and moving the nipple up into this new location. After removing the excess skin, Dr. Johnston pulls down the skin that used to surround the areola and sutures it together to reshape the breast. Sutures are usually placed around the areola, as well as in a vertical line extending down from the areola to the base of the breast, and along the lower crease of the breast. The skin is glued to avoid sutures on the skin and to prevent stitch marks.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift (Mastopexy) in the Orlando Area?
If you have sagging breasts and low nipple position, you may be a good candidate for this procedure. A breast lift can be performed on breasts of any size, but the results may not last as long in women with heavy breasts. In this case, your lift may be combined with a breast reduction.
If you plan on having more children, you may wish to postpone your breast lift until after you are done having children and breastfeeding, as your breasts will likely stretch if you become pregnant.
What Can I Expect From a Breast Lift (Mastopexy)?
The goal of a breast lift is to make your breasts fuller, firmer, and higher on your chest.
How Long is the Recovery From a Breast Lift (Mastopexy)?
Following your breast lift procedure in Orlando and the Lake Mary area, you may be required to wear a surgical bra over gauze dressings to assist with healing. After a few days, you’ll begin wearing a soft support bra, which you’ll wear continuously for the next two to four weeks. Your breasts may be swollen and sore for a few days following your procedure, but any discomfort can be managed with oral pain relievers. You should be able to return to work after a week, but you should continue to take it easy for about a month. After that, you can gradually resume your routine. Following Dr. Johnston’s post-op instructions will ensure a healthy and timely recovery.
What Other Options are Available for Breast Lift?
It’s true that there are non-surgical options available to lift your breasts.
- Surgical options:
A traditional mastopexy or breast lift is a surgical option to lift the breasts.
- Non-surgical options:
ThermiBreast™ is a minimally invasive procedure that uses the revolutionary ThermiRF™ technology, designed to tighten and lift drooping breasts. ThermiBreast™ is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure.
If it’s time to lift your breasts and your self-esteem, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We welcome patients in Orlando, Lake Mary, or neighboring communities.