Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
A breast lift (also known as mastopexy surgery) reshapes and raises the breasts by tightening the surrounding tissue. As the body ages, breasts can develop ptosis (a sagging appearance) as the skin around them loses elasticity. Breastfeeding, pregnancy, and weight loss can also have the same effect. Ptosis is irreversible naturally, but a breast lift can restore breasts to their original positions and contours for a visibly youthful appearance.
Breast lifts can be combined with other cosmetic surgeries. In some cases, the areolas (areas around the nipples) are resized to complement the new sizes and shapes of the breasts. A breast lift can also be paired with a breast augmentation (mammoplasty) or breast reduction, or incorporated with liposuction into a Mommy Makeover.
Dr. Poser knows that patients’ aspirations are as unique as their bodies. He takes the time to listen to and consider each patient’s desires before proposing surgical solutions. Contact our plastic surgery center in Gainesville, FL, to schedule a personalized consultation today.
Am I A Good Candidate For Breast Lift Surgery?
If you are bothered by sagging, elongated, or unequal breasts or downward-pointing nipples, then you may be a good candidate for breast lift surgery. Ideal candidates are also physically healthy and non-smokers. During the consultation, Dr. Poser will evaluate your suitability for a breast lift procedure.
Like any cosmetic procedure, a breast lift should be done to please oneself and to give you more confidence. We strive to help you achieve your body goals.
What Does A Breast Lift Cost In Gainesville?
Breast lift costs vary based on the extent of the procedure. By itself, breast lift surgery includes the surgeon’s fee plus the cost of related expenses, such as anesthesia. If the breast lift is one of multiple procedures, receiving them in the same visit, such as a Mommy Makeover, can be cost effective.
Plastic surgeons charge differently based on experience and the going rates in their areas. Compared to the prices in other locations, breast lifts in Gainesville are reasonably affordable. Most insurance carriers don’t cover the procedure. However, Dr. Poser, who has over 30 years of plastic surgery experience, offers convenient financing options. To receive a price quote, please schedule a consultation.
What Should I Expect During A Consultation?
A breast lift consultation provides you with all the helpful information you need to know about the procedure. Dr. Poser starts by discussing your medical history, including any pre-existing conditions and the results of past mammograms or biopsies. He also evaluates your current health status, including any medications or supplements you’re taking.
Next, Dr. Poser asks about your motivations for getting a breast lift and uses them as the basis for additional medical recommendations. What follows is a physical evaluation that includes measurements of the breasts and observations of skin quality and nipple or areola placement.
Dr. Poser also explains the breast lift procedure step-by-step, including any risks or potential complications. Make sure to ask questions during the consultation. It’s helpful to write a checklist beforehand. If this is your first surgery, it’s natural to feel slightly anxious. Dr. Poser will address your concerns during the consultation and put you at ease.
Are There Risks To Breast Lift Surgery?
As far as breast surgeries go, breast lifts are routine and straightforward. But like any surgery, there could be complications. Some potential risks are problems with the anesthesia, infections, incisions that heal poorly, changes in nipple or breast sensations (temporarily or permanently), breast asymmetry, and fat necrosis (breast lumps). However, the more experienced your surgeon, the less there’s a possibility of breast lift necrosis or similar complications. Before the surgery, Dr. Poser can explain any potential risks and how to prevent them.
How Can I Prepare For A Breast Lift?
There are steps you can take to prepare for a breast lift and reduce the risks of complications. Dr. Poser will outline during the consultation specific measures you should take. In general, you can schedule a medical examination and get current lab work; arrange for a baseline mammogram; adjust your medications and supplements as needed; and stop smoking. On surgery day, you’ll be under the influence of anesthesia and should have a friend, taxi, or rideshare service escort you home.
What Do Breast Lift Procedures Involve?
A breast lift surgery begins with anesthesia and medications to increase your comfort for the procedure. These can be administered via general anesthesia procedures or intravenously. Incisions usually start at the areola and extend below the breast and past the fold. The size and location of the incisions depend on the patient. Dr. Poser keeps the incisions as close to the natural contours of the breast as possible to conceal any scarring.
After the incisions are made, Dr. Poser removes or tightens loose tissue around the breasts and reshapes them for more contour and firmness. In some cases, he also repositions the nipples and areola. Once the breasts are lifted and reshaped, the incisions are carefully closed to minimize scarring. The procedure lasts two hours to three hours in total. And the patient leaves with tips for mastopexy recovery and general postoperative care.
How Long For Breast Lift Incisions To Heal?
After a breast lift, your body needs 2 to 3 weeks to heal before you can resume all daily activities. In the meantime, you can do light tasks (cooking, short walks) but protect your breasts with compression garments or sports bra. You should also eat healthy foods, refrain from smoking, sleep on your back, limit (air) travel, and avoid ice packs, showers (sponge baths are OK), and excessive sun exposure. If you’re an exercise guru, your body will need about 6 weeks before it’s ready for full-throttle workouts. You could heal faster (or slower) than average. Make sure to follow Dr. Poser’s instructions, and if you have concerns, call us for follow-up care.
What Results Can I Expect From A Breast Lift?
You will see the results of a breast lift immediately. There is some modest swelling after surgery, but this diminishes in the days afterward. Incision lines also become less visible over time, so that evidence of the procedure is minimal, and you’re left with only the desired enhancements to the position and contour of the breasts. Changing your body weight through diet and exercise can also affect the appearance of lifted breasts.
Why Choose PoserMD For Breast Lift Surgery?
It matters which plastic surgeon you choose for a breast lift procedure. The ideal surgeon is not only attentive to your wishes but also reduces the risks of surgical complications with experience, patience, and ability.
Breast lift costs vary between cosmetic surgery centers in Gainesville. PoserMD offers affordable breast lifts, both as individual procedures and in combination with breast augmentations, liposuction, and other Mommy Makeover surgeries.
With more than 30 years of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Poser is not only adept in the operating room; he also anticipates his patients’ needs to help them see the best versions of themselves when they look in the mirror.
To achieve the beautiful look and confidence you desire, schedule a consultation today!