Whether your breasts droop after weight loss, they have never been perky, or you have gone through pregnancy, there is nothing to be done for sagging breasts except wear a supportive bra. You might be happy with your body while being able to maintain a healthy weight by exercising daily and eating a healthy diet. The only problem that diet and exercise cannot touch is sagging breasts. If you want more than clothing can give you, a breast lift could be the answer you need.
What is involved during a Breast Lift?
During a breast lift procedure, also referred to as mastopexy; Dr. Wendell Perry will lift your breasts through a combination of procedures. The tissue that surrounds your breasts will be tightened. At the same time, excess skin will be surgically removed. In the end, your breasts will be reshaped. They will seem more firm and have that perkiness that you have always wanted. Many patients choose to combine a breast lift with breast implants in order to enhance their bust size as well. You can discuss that option with Dr. Perry, opting for both procedures or going with the benefits that come with a breast lift by itself.
What to Expect During the Procedure
If you have decided to move forward with a breast lift, you will have an outpatient procedure. Your doctor will choose general anesthesia or sedation that is administered intravenously to ensure you are comfortable during your procedure. Next, incisions will be made to allow your surgeon to perform the breast lift. Your surgeon will actually reshape your breast tissue, lifting it to give you that perkiness that has been missing. Your nipples and areolas will also be adjusted to give you the appearance of youthful, lifted breasts. Your incisions will be closed and you will be sent to recovery for a few hours after your procedure. You will see your results as soon as your surgery is over.
Recovery from a Breast Lift Procedure
You will be brought to the recovery room for a few hours after your procedure to be monitored. Your breasts will be bandaged and expect to wear a support bra. This promotes healing and reduces swelling. You may require a temporary drainage tube. We can give you pain reliever for discomfort in the first, few days after your procedure. You will need to follow your surgeon’s instructions concerning care of your incisions and limits in physical activity. Expect to feel sore and experience swelling in the days that follow your procedure. You should wear a support bra for a week after the procedure to minimize your discomfort.
Once they have healed, you will truly be able to enjoy your perky breasts. A breast lift can give you a youthful appearance that will make you feel good about yourself and help you to look your best. Contact Wendell Perry MD today to schedule your breast lift consultation.