Breast Lift Procedure

Mastopexy surgery, more commonly referred to as a breast lift, is a procedure to lift the breasts by removing excess sagging skin. A breast lift in Salinas helps to restore youth and fullness to the breasts.

With age and particularly after life experiences such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss, the breasts can begin to sag and even lose mass. If you have sagging breasts that have lost perkiness, shape, and volume, you may benefit from a breast lift. This procedure can also correct breast asymmetry.

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Am I a Good Breast Lift Candidate?

If you are unhappy with the current state of your breasts, you may be a good candidate for a breast lift procedure. This procedure is ideal for patients in good mental and physical health who do not smoke. Smoking negatively affects the health of the skin, prolonging the healing process. Smokers should quit at least two weeks before their surgery.

If lack of fullness and cleavage is a concern, a combination breast lift and augmentation may be the best option. Also called a breast augmentation with lift, a breast lift with implants is able to restore volume while simultaneously lifting drooping breasts. This procedure only requires a single recovery period. If drooping is the only issue, a breast lift without implants is still very effective.

How Is a Mastopexy Performed?

Anesthetic is administered to ensure patient comfort. Usually, general anesthesia is preferred, but in some cases, local anesthesia combined with sedation is acceptable.

Next, the incisions are made. The exact incision route in a breast lift varies depending on the patient’s individual wants and needs. The incision is almost always made around at least the areola. Some techniques may then go vertically down toward the crease of the breasts and may curve around to the side or add a horizontal incision. In all cases, the areola and nipple remain connected to their original nerve and blood supply.

The skin around the nipple and areola is excised, and the nipple and areola are repositioned higher to correspond with the new position of the breasts. Finally, the skin is tightened and the incisions are sealed using stitches.

Recovery and Downtime

After your breast lift, you will need to experience about one week of downtime. During this time, you must stay home from work and follow your surgeon’s care directions diligently. You will also need to avoid sports and heavy exercise for several weeks.

Recovery after mastopexy surgery requires proper breast support. Wearing a surgical bra without underwire is recommended in order to support the healing tissues. This helps to resolve post-surgical swelling and bruising more quickly. Once swelling has fully ameliorated, you will be able to see your natural and beautiful results.

How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost?

Mastopexy price is impacted by several factors. The final cost of a breast lift depends on how much tissue is removed, which techniques are used, which type of anesthesia is used, and many other factors. Financing for procedures is available through CareCredit.

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If you are considering a breast lift in Salinas, CA, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

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