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Over time, the effects of pregnancy, nursing, and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman's breasts. As the skin of the breast begins to lose its natural elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. For many women, this is a source of self-consciousness and frustration. With these patients in mind, we offer safe and effective procedures at our practice. A Breast Lift, or "mastopexy," can help to raise and reshape sagging breasts, restoring youth and vitality to a woman's figure.
What happens during an initial consultation?
In order to determine if this is the most appropriate procedure to help you meet your goals, it is important that you meet with a qualified plastic surgeon. During a consultation, Orlando breast lift surgeon Dr. Joseph will thoroughly examine the breasts, inquire about your medical history, discuss the procedure details, and address your questions/concerns. Once you have learned of your options, a personalized treatment plan is created.
Typically, a Breast Lift involves the removal of excess skin and tissue, together with the repositioning of the nipple, to give a completely natural look. Mastopexy breast surgery can also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple) if necessary. A breast lift is not a simple operation, but when performed by a qualified surgeon, the result is a firmer, tighter bust line, with a more youthful appearance overall.
The two common incisions that are specifically designed to produce the most beneficial results: around the areola and vertically down the breast; and horizontally across the breast crease. Based on your anatomy and desired outcome, the most appropriate technique will be chosen.
Some patients may wish to increase their breast size at the same time as having a breast lift at our practice. If desired, we can perform Breast Augmentation in conjunction with a mastopexy, as part of a comprehensive plan to help a patient achieve her ideal figure by creating the fuller, firmer, shapelier breasts she desires. When combining these procedures, incisions may be limited to those necessary for the breast implant. In some cases, an augmentation alone, with the use of either saline or silicone gel breast implants, may be sufficient in achieving a more youthful appearance.
After your Breast Surgery, you will need to refrain from heavy lifting and strenuous physical activity for approximately four to six weeks. In addition, a supportive bra will need to be worn in order to allow the breast to adjust to their new contour. To help reduce the risk of complications and/or infection, be sure to follow post-operative instructions. Any pain or discomfort can usually be managed with the help of pain medication prescribed by Winter Park breast lift specialist Dr. Joseph.
Orlando breast surgery patients should be aware that there will be scarring on the breasts. However, these should fade as time passes. Most women who undergo this procedure find that a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing breast contour is worth the scarring. Furthermore, results can be long-lasting when a healthy lifestyle is adopted – sensible diet and regular exercise – and often provide patients with a more positive self esteem.
You may see examples of patient results achieved by Dr. Joseph by viewing breast lift before and after photos. Additional images can be seen during your initial consultation.
Feel free to schedule an appointment to learn of your options and have your questions/concerns addressed. You may also wish to discuss future pregnancy and how this may affect your procedure. Dr. Joseph looks forward to helping you reach your desired outcome. Breast reduction and make breast reduction are also performed at Dr. Joseph’s practice.