DR. TODD CASE MD, FACS | (520) 888-4540 | 4741 E CAMP LOWELL TUCSON, AZ 85712
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Breast Lift

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Why consider a Breast Lift with Dr. Todd Case in Tucson?

Women who are satisfied with the size of their breasts, but would like to see their youthful contours restored may find a breast lift beneficial to raise and reshape sagging breasts, removing excess skin and tightening tissue. A breast lift is a common breast enhancement procedure that can be performed with or without breast augmentation with breast implants depending on your goals.

How it's done

The specific mastopexy technique used will be based on an individual evaluation, but generally two incisions are made: one around the areola and one that runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease under the breast. Sometimes a third incision that runs horizontal beneath the breast along the crease is needed. The degree of lift will typically determine the number and length of incisions necessary. Some patients may require other incision techniques. The "lollipop lift" involves one incision around the perimeter of the areola and another that goes vertically from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease (inframammary fold). An "anchor lift'" adds an incision along the breast crease. The "donut lift" involves an incision around the perimeter of the areola. A "crescent lift" involves an incision just along the upper half of the areola and is usually performed with breast augmentation. Your choice of breast lift technique should take into consideration your degree of breast sagging. Incisions are made to create flaps where excess skin needs to be removed. Excess skin is removed along with the repositioning of the nipple and areola. The nipple is normally placed so that it will be positioned at or slightly above the level the breast crease. The surgery usually lasts 2 to 3 hours and is usually performed using general anesthesia.

Expectations

The ultimate results of the breast lift will appear over the following few months as the breast shape and position continue to settle. The benefits of the surgery are best maintained through weight control, a healthy lifestyle and proper support.

Side Effects/Risks

Common side effects of breast lift surgery include temporary bruising, swelling, discomfort, numbness, dry breast skin and permanent scars.

The risks associated with mastopexy surgery include blood pooling beneath the skin, thick, wide scars, skin loss, infection, unevenly positioned nipples and permanent loss of feeling in nipples or breast.

Healing Process

Following breast lift surgery, there will likely be swelling and discomfort around the incisions. A support bra may be recommended for the first three weeks. The initial wound healing will range from 7 to 14 days, when any sutures will be removed. Patients can resume light activity and return to work within a week of surgery but should avoid strenuous activity for 4-6 weeks to allow for proper healing.

Scheduling Your Breast Lift Consultation

Please call Profiles Cosmetic Surgery in Tucson at (520) 888-4540 for more information on breast lift or to schedule a consultation.

Patient results may vary