Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is an excellent option for women who are dissatisfied with the overall shape and firmness of their breasts. Many women throughout the Tampa Bay Area have seen desirable results and received renewed confidence as a result of breast lift surgery. Breast lift patients enjoy firmer, perkier breasts reminiscent of their youth.
Breast lift surgery can effectively correct changes to breasts that may occur over time due to natural aging, gravity, loss of skin and tissue elasticity, weight fluctuations, and breastfeeding. Implants may be used in conjunction with breast lift surgery to achieve a more desirable cosmetic outcome.
When to Consider a Breast Lift
Ideal candidates for breast lift surgery are healthy women who feel dissatisfied with the look, shape, or firmness of their breasts. This type of surgery has recently grown in popularity, with aging baby boomers looking to refresh and restore their bodies. Breast lift surgery is capable of:
- Adjusting pendulous breasts
- Firming and contouring the breasts
- Repositioning downward-pointing nipples
- Restoring breasts to a younger-looking position
Some conditions may contribute to slower than normal healing such as smoking, serious health conditions, and the use of certain medications and supplements. During your consultation, Dr. Mosiello will determine if surgery is right for you based on factors such as your medical history, current medications, and cosmetic goals. When considering a breast reconstruction procedure, it is best to trust a Board Certified plastic surgeon like Tampa’s Dr. Gerard Mosiello for the best results.
What are the steps of breast lift surgery?
Breast lift New Tampa surgery is a highly personalized procedure that will vary depending on your individual situation. The general technique involves the use of general anesthesia. Incisions are typically made around the areola and extend downward in a vertical line towards the breast crease. A third incision may be made underneath the breast crease.
Following the incision, Dr. Mosiello will gently lift, reshape and tighten the underlying breast tissue. Additional incisions may be necessary to remove excess skin. The areola and nipple will also be moved to a higher position and anchored in place. If necessary, the areola may be reduced in size. The tissue will then be secured in place and incisions will be sutured.
How long is recovery following the procedure?
Just after the procedure, a dressing or compression garment may be used to minimize swelling or bruising and protect the new position of the breasts. Draining tubes may also be inserted into the wounds to help drain the natural buildup of fluids. Stitches will be removed in increments and you may be required to wear a support bra for several weeks. The results of surgery should be immediately apparent, though swelling may obscure the final appearance for a few months. Strenuous physical activity should be avoided for a minimum of 1-2 weeks.
Is there scarring from a breast lift?
Although there will be permanent scarring following surgery, incisions are designed to be hidden by most clothing. Incision lines will gradually begin to fade and flatten over the course of several months.
How will I feel after the breast lift procedure?
Swelling may contribute to some tightness and discomfort following surgery. Prescription medications may be given to help manage this pain for the first few days, and a support bra may be worn for the first few weeks. Special pillows may also be used for nighttime support.
Breast lift surgery is safe and effective for healthy patients
Breast lift surgery has a low risk of complications, which may include asymmetry, pain, discomfort, and an irregular appearance. As with all surgical procedures, there is also the risk of bleeding, poor wound healing, or infection. Revisionary surgery may be necessary to correct some complications. All risks will be discussed in depth during the personal consultation each patient has with Dr. Mosiello.
Learn More About Breast Lift Surgery in Tampa
For more information about breast lift surgery, or to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Mosiello, contact Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery at (813) 631-1500. Our Tampa Palms plastic surgery office is conveniently located in New Tampa near Wesley Chapel.
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