Many women want to feel more confident in their bodies. One area of the body that women want to improve is their breasts. All women wish to have youthful, shapely breasts. Unfortunately, genetic factors, breastfeeding, and weight gain lead to undesirable changes in shape. Additionally, the contour of the breast changes. Investing in a breast lift procedure is a great way to improve how your breasts look.
The following is everything you need to know about getting a breast lift.
What is a Breast Lift?
In order to improve the appearance of your breasts, we recommend a mastopexy (breast lift). With a breast lift, you lose some volume. So, if you desire a larger, fuller breast, combine a lift with breast implants. In plastic surgery, you have options for a breast lift.
Types of Breast Lifts
First, you have a circumareolar mastopexy. Noted for its simplicity, this lift provides a minor lift. This lift involves removing a circular piece of skin from around the areola which will leave a small circular scar. Next, for more moderate lifts, turn to a vertical lift. To start, the surgeon removes the skin around the areola and continues down toward the base of the breast (inframammary fold). We call this the “lollipop lift.” However, if a large amount of skin needs to be removed, we use a traditional inverted T or anchor incision. Nowadays, more modern lift techniques now focus on reshaping the breast through internal suturing, resulting in a more conical-shaped breast.
What is the Breast Lift Process?
Most mastopexies require 1-2 hours of surgery. Additionally, the surgery occurs on an outpatient basis. We place the sutures under the skin. By doing this, we reduce the chance of railroad type scarring. No suture removal is necessary. After, a sports bra is worn for 2-3 weeks. Also, normal activity resumes in 2 weeks.
Don’t judge the shape of your breasts right after surgery. Initially, they appear boxy and very high. However, over the next 6-12 weeks, they will drop down and assume a more normal appearance.
Where Can I Get a Breast Lift?
Here in Cincinnati, Cincinnati Plastic Surgery’s plastic surgeon Dr. Kurtis W. Martin is the top plastic surgeon in the city. He is highly trained and experienced in performing breast lift procedures. He is widely respected in his profession and offers his patients the highest level of skill and artistry for plastic surgery in the Cincinnati and Greater Ohio area. His humble and friendly demeanor combined with his masterful skills will provide you with an unparalleled experience.
Why Choose Cincinnati Plastic Surgery?
Cincinnati Plastic Surgery specializes in plastic surgery. Board-certified with more than 26 years of experience, Dr. Martin is widely respected and offers his patients the highest level of skill for plastic surgery in the Cincinnati and Greater Ohio area. Renowned for his natural, long-lasting results, Dr. Martin understands that plastic surgery is an art and a science that should bring out your individual beauty and increase your confidence. His friendliness and experience will provide you with a great experience. To learn more about how our services can benefit you, contact Dr. Martin at Cincinnati Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation.