A Breast Lift Surgery is also called a Mastopexy. The purpose of a breast lift is the change to shape of the breast; usually to lift the breast to make it look more youthful or at least not saggy. Your breast may droop or sag because of aging, the breast volume loss after pregnancy, weight loss and simply having very heavy breast tissue with elastic skin.
A breast lift is chosen by most women at our Kirkland, WA office for a variety of personal reasons. Some of these include the fact that a breast lift can:
- Can help you feel more confident in your appearance.
- Improve self-esteem.
- Allow you to go without a bra, if you prefer.
If you would like a fuller, more rounded breast a breast lift in combination with a breast augmentation may be the right choice for you. A consultation with us at out Bellevue | Seattle area office can help you determine which procedure is right for you to achieve your goals.
Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation
- The goal for many woman is to have perky breasts for which they do not have to wear a bra if they do not want to!
- Breast implants and a breast lift or mastopexy together are sometimes required to achieve that goal.
Breast Lift and Tummy Tuck Surgery (Mommy Makeover)
Breast Lift Surgery is often combined with tummy tuck surgery or an abdominoplasty. This is one of the MOMMY MAKEOVER surgery combinations. You find out more about a Mommy Makeover including Mommy Makeover cost and Mommy Makeover Recovery here.
Most Common Breast Lift Technique
In a breast lift procedure, the excess skin is removed and the breast skin tightened to improve the shape and to move or lift the nipple and areola into a better position. The type of incision depends on how much lifting is needed. Incisions may be confined to a small, circular incision around the areola when a little lift is needed, an anchor shaped incision on the lower breast to provide maximum lifting, or something in between. Usually the internal breast tissue is rearranged into what looks like a little breast implant and this is sutured to your chest to provide a longer lasting result with less chance of recurrence of the droop.
Breast Lift or Mastopexy 24 Hour or Rapid Recovery
For all breast surgery we use the 24-hour rapid recovery program. This protocol uses motion and anti-inflammatories to have you recovered to the point that you should be able to get out the next day to dinner or shopping and includes activities like driving at 24 hours. There are:
- No heavy narcotic medications used, only NSAIDS.
- No drains.
- No restrictions on exercise and motion.
All the sutures are absorbable and healing is usually quite fast. As soon as the wounds are healed you are started on a program of scar massage, breast lift scar tape or topical gel silicone, both of which have been shown to clinically improve your scars.
Breast Lift Costs
Breast lift costs are variable depending upon the amount of work and the type of breast lift or mastopexy that is decided upon by you and Dr. Windle at the time of your consultation. For the cost of a full breast lift please check here or under the prices tab above.