Gravity, pregnancy, breast feeding, and weight gain and loss all take their toll on the female breasts’ size, shape, and feel. They sag, soften, flatten and sometimes shrink.
A breast lift can rejuvenate, firm up, and shape up older appearing breasts. It can also reduce the size of an enlarged, stretched areola (the dark pink skin around the nipple). The incisions are around the areola and, when necessary, along the natural contours of the breast. Once the excess skin is removed, the nipple, areola, and breast tissue are lifted up to a more youthful, natural position and the remaining skin aligned to reshape the breast.
Breast Lift Procedure
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The procedure takes about 2 hours with dressings consisting of gauze and a bra. Medication usually controls any discomfort, which subsides in a few days, as do swelling and any bruising. There may be a temporary loss of nipple sensation, which will improve with time. Patients are usually up and around in a day or two. Sutures come out within two weeks. The scars fade with time and are easily concealed by a normal bra. Since they are around and, occasionally, below the nipples, they should not be noticeable even in low cut clothing or a bathing suit.
Afterward, many women find their younger, healthier figures give them a renewed self-esteem and self-confidence.