Enliven Your Bust with a Breast Lift at Elite Plastic Surgery in Chandler

At Elite Plastic Surgery in Chandler and Phoenix, our plastic and reconstructive surgeons, Dr. Rozbeh Torabi and Dr. Radbeh Torabi, perform breast lift surgery (also known as a mastopexy) to transform sagging breasts by removing excess skin and elevating the breast tissue and possibly the nipple into a higher position. We use the most cutting-edge breast lift techniques available and take care to place incisions in areas of the breast that ensure post-surgical scars are less visible or easily covered. A breast lift will dramatically restore the suppleness and shape of your breasts, especially if they’ve changed due to the effects of the natural aging process, breastfeeding, pregnancy, or extreme weight loss. To learn more about mastopexy surgery and what it can do for you, reach out to Elite Plastic Surgery at our Chandler or Phoenix locations and set up your consultation with a helpful member of our team today.

The Benefits & Risks of a Breast Lift

The Benefits

The initial benefits of the breast lift can be seen about six weeks post-operation. It does take four to six months before the optimal benefits become fully visible. At this point, you’ll be delighted by uplifted, even breasts that are youthful and without excessive skin. Without any significant fluctuations in weight, your breast lift results can last for decades.

The Risks

Patients having breast lift surgery may encounter issues such as swelling, prolonged wound healing, an allergic reaction to anesthesia, scarring, infection, or bleeding. Some of the rare risks include changes in nipple sensation, damage to breast structures, hematoma, blood clots, or fluid buildup under the skin.

Getting Started with Your Consultation at Elite Plastic Surgery in Phoenix

During your consultation, you’ll meet with an expert surgeon who will listen to your concerns and collaborate with you on the development of a unique treatment plan that will help you most effectively reach your cosmetic goals. 

During this initial consultation, our team will be happy to help you learn more about the differences between the breast lift and breast augmentation procedures and recommend to you the procedure that will ultimately be best for your goals.

Every patient is different, so results will vary from person to person. Some patients may have a breast augmentation combined with a breast lift to get a fuller and perkier bust, and we’ll be sure to help you explore these options during your consultation.

You’ll have a chance to ask any questions you may have about the procedure and recovery process. Your surgeon will explain the procedure in detail, giving you a clear idea of what you can expect in terms of incision placement and post-surgical scarring.

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Do I Qualify for Breast Lift Surgery?

Women with sagging breasts due to genetics, old age, large breast size, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or significant weight loss are good candidates for breast lift surgery. During your mastopexy consultation at our Phoenix or Chandler office, you will receive a thorough assessment where the surgeon will evaluate your current breast size and shape by taking measurements. During your consultation, the surgeon may also assess the breast symmetry, skin elasticity, and bone structure.

Candidates for breast lift surgery should be non-smokers in good health who have at least one of the following concerns:

  • Large or lax breasts
  • Severe breast ptosis (sagging) 
  • Pendulous breasts
  • Asymmetrical breasts
  • Large or stretched areolas
  • Downward pointing nipples
  • Postpartum breast volume loss

About the Procedure

Your breast lift surgery will be performed while you are under general anesthesia, making the procedure pain-free. Three different types of breast lift incisions may be used depending on your unique factors, and your surgeon will choose an incision pattern for your operation based on the current size and elasticity of your breasts and areolas.

Your surgeon will then remove any excess breast skin and reposition your nipples and areolas to a natural, more youthful height, improving your breasts’ projection. If you are unhappy with your breast size, your surgeons may also perform a breast augmentation procedure with implants or fat transfer to achieve the size and shape you desire. After your breasts have been reshaped and any excess skin has been removed, the remaining skin will be tightened and the incisions will be carefully closed.

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Other Breast Lift Considerations

After your breast lift surgery, we’ll recommend that you be sure to take the following precautions:

  • No shower for 24 hours
  • Keep the incision area dry and clean
  • Avoid straining, bending, and lifting for six weeks
  • No excessive physical activity for six weeks
  • Rest is recommended for a week
  • Avoid upper arm movement and pressure on your breasts for two weeks
  • Wear a support bra for six to eight weeks

Most of the side effects dissipate within the first few days of treatment, and complete healing takes place in about six weeks. During this time, the patient must avoid strenuous exercise and lifting. Report any excessive pain or wound weeping to the plastic surgeon. Patients start walking within hours of the surgery, though it takes a few days to achieve a tolerable comfort level. Bandages and surgical drains are removed after 3 – 4 days, and patients can do restricted activities after a week’s rest. As the healing progresses, comfort goes up, and patients are encouraged to increase their activity level. Stitches are removed in about two weeks at a follow-up appointment, and the patient should return to unrestricted normal activities in 6 weeks.

Restore Your Bustline with a Breast Lift at Elite Plastic Surgery in Chandler

If you have drooping breasts that make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious, consider how you will feel after breast lift surgery restores the appearance of your body. A breast lift can help you show the world a more attractive, appealing bust while also filling you with an empowering sense of self-confidence. If you’d like to learn more about the breast lift or are interested in learning more about the various other procedures we offer our patients, our team is standing by and here to help. Please contact our Phoenix location or our Chandler offices and schedule a consultation to learn more about the process of breast lift surgery and how a breast lift can benefit you.

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