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Mastopexy – Breast Lift

As a result of the natural effects of aging, heredity, gravity, pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight loss, a woman’s breast may droop or sag, this is known as breast ptosis. A breast lift, also known as Mastopexy, can rejuvenate the breasts and achieve a more youthful contour to the breasts.

PROCEDURE

The excess skin is removed thus tightening the surrounding breast tissue and achieving an uplifted, youthful contour.

Breast lifts can also reposition and reduce the size of the areola (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipple) which may have also stretched or droop.

There are four common incisions used to perform a Breast Lift and Dr. Buono will discuss which approach is appropriate to achieve your realistic goals. A breast implant may also be recommended to achieve the desired result.

RECOVERY

You may plan for a week off from work and four weeks of no heavy lifting and minimizing your activity. Your dressings will be changed at your one-week follow-up appointment and you will be required to wear a soft support bra for approximately four weeks.

You may experience tenderness, swelling, numbness, and bruising for a few days after surgery depending on the extent of surgery.

A BREAST LIFT MAY BE THE RIGHT PROCEDURE FOR YOU IF:

  • Your breasts appear flat, pendulous, sag, or droop

  • The skin of your breast appears stretched

  • Your nipple-areolar complex points downward

A BREAST IS NOT THE RIGHT PROCEDURE FOR YOU IF:

  • You are planning to have children; pregnancy and nursing can counteract the results of a breast lift by stretching the skin.

  • You want a fuller breast or change in the size of your breast.

  • Mastopexy does not affect breast size or upper fullness.

RESULTS

Just like with any surgery results can vary and Dr. Buono will discuss your realistic goals with you.  Long-term results are affected by age, general health, and maintenance of weight. Dr. Buono also requires her patients to be non-smokers for most of her procedures, including a Breast Lift.

POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS

Dr. Buono will discuss the risks and possible complications with you at the time of your consultation. These may include, but are not limited to, pain, scar or widening of scar, swelling, infection, temporary or permanent change in nipple sensation, fluid collection, infection, damage to or loss of breast tissue, bleeding, or the need for surgical revision. Those who tend to develop thickened scars (hypertrophic scars or keloids) may or may not after a breast lift, however, some scars may be treated with a specific product or medications if necessary.  If a complication should occur, it will be addressed as indicated.

 

Questions?

Call (312) 772-1133 to schedule your consultation today. We look forward to meeting you.