Many areas of our bodies change over time. For women, significant deviations in the size and appearance of their breasts
Breast lift surgery makes it possible to reverse the effects of
Am I a good candidate for a breast lift?
Good candidates for breast lift surgery typically experience the following issues:
- Breasts that have lost shape and volume
- Nipples that fall below the creases of your breasts
- Nipples and areola that point downward
- Areolas that have stretched out and are disproportionate to your breasts
- One breast falls lower than the other
While most patients can undergo breast lift surgery, it is generally not recommended for patients who intend on having further children since this will again alter the shape and position of the breasts.
What can I expect from a breast lift procedure?
Exactly what will happen during your breast lift procedure will depend on the lift technique that Dr. Clark uses. This will be determined at your consultation and will be based on the extent of lift required.
The Donut Lift
This is used to correct sagging that is fairly mild. It is also the type of lift most commonly performed alongside breast augmentation surgery. During a donut lift, an incision is made around the areola only. This causes minimal scarring which blends well with the darker skin in this area.
The Lollipop Lift
This is most common amongst breast lift patients and corrects moderate sagging. In a lollipop lift, incisions are made around the areola and from the areola down to the
The Anchor Lift
Most often recommended for patients with large, pendulous breasts, the anchor lift enables extensive reshaping and lifting. There are three incisions required. These are around the areola, from the areola to the inframammary fold and along the length of the
All breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthetic and typically takes around three hours. Dr. Clark will be able to give you more precise information at your consultation appointment.
Recovering from a breast lift
As a significantly invasive surgery requiring
You should schedule at least two weeks away from work to allow for your recovery. You will need to avoid strenuous activity and certain other physical activities as recommended by Dr. Clark. You will also need to wear a surgical bra for up to three months to support your chest and manage the expected post-op swelling.
It is essential that you follow the aftercare instructions and advice provided to you by Dr. Clark and your medical team as this will help to ensure that you make a smooth, complication-free recovery and achieve the best possible results from your breast lift.
If you are interested in scheduling a confidential consultation with our experienced and reassuring, board-certified surgeon, Dr. Steven Clark, please contact our McKinney, TX office today.