Breast Lift Surgery
Mastopexy, or breast lift, does just that; it elevates the sagging breast and nipple, making it look more youthful.
It is done using a general anesthetic at one of the fully accredited surgical centers, and takes about 2 ½ hours. It can be done with the addition of breast augmentation surgery if more volume is desired. Recovery time depends on patients’ normal daily activities, but most women can return to work in 7-10 days and to full activity in 3-4 weeks.
Before and After
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Does Breast Lift Cause Scars?
The major trade off of this procedure is scarring from the incisions required to remove excess skin and thus lift the breast. The length of scars is dependent on the amount of skin that is removed. Smaller scars result when the incisions can be limited to around the areola and a short distance under the breast; larger scars result when the incisions required are much more extensive.
How Long Will Breast Lift Results Last?
This operation will not affect the ability to breast feed, and usually does not interfere with nipple sensation. Gravity, however, continues to affect the breast after the operation, and some evidence of sagging will eventually be visible again. How long it takes to show again, and how significant it becomes, is dependent on:
- Current breast skin elasticity
- Significant weight gain and/or loss
- Significant sun exposure
- Quality of your genes
In any event, it is unlikely that the amount of sagging that recurs will be as significant as before surgery.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are unhappy with the appearance of sagging breasts, breast lift surgery with Dr. Leland Chick may be for you. Schedule a complimentary consultation at his practice today to learn more. During your appointment you can learn about the many breast and body contouring procedures available, including breast augmentation, breast reduction and mommy makeover in Salt Lake City. Call 801-322-1188 today!