Breast Lift in Miami, FL

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What is breast lift surgery?

Many experiences, including weight fluctuations, aging skin, and the effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding, can take a toll on your breasts. Because breasts are among our most feminine attributes, it is easy to see how sagging tissue can impact your confidence and self-esteem. A mastopexy, or breast lift surgery, can address the loss of elasticity and raise the tissue to a higher position on the chest. 

There is a solution to breasts that have lost volume over time. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. LaGrasso, can create firmer and more youthful-looking breasts for women in Miami, FL. We can also enhance the position of your areolas and nipples so they are more aesthetically pleasing. If you are interested in having a breast lift consultation, please call and schedule with our patient advisors today.

Who is a candidate for a Breast Lift?

You may be a good candidate for breast lift surgery in Miami if you struggle with one or more of the following:

  • Sagging or hanging tissue on the breasts
  • Breasts that lack substance or firmness
  • Nipples and areolas that point downward, especially if they are positioned below the breast crease

Breast lift surgery can be performed at any age. However, plastic surgeons usually recommend waiting until you are finished having children. This is because pregnancy and breastfeeding can have unpredictable effects on your breast size. Nevertheless, many women can still undergo breast lift surgery before having children. Since the milk ducts and nipples are left intact, breast lift surgery usually will not affect your ability to breastfeed. Patients with questions should discuss them with Dr. LaGrasso.

HOW IS a BREAST lift PERFORMED?

During breast lift surgery, incisions are made around the areola. It may extend vertically, down to the crease of the breast, or extend further to a horizontal incision following the breast crease direction. The surgical technique we choose depends on how much skin needs to be removed. Once the incision is made, we remove excess skin and tighten the underlying tissues. The remaining skin is stretched up and closed with sutures. An implant placed underneath the chest muscle may also supplement the lift and provide additional support.

Incision Types

Women who contemplate breast lift surgery often wonder what the incisions will look like and how bad the scarring will be after the procedure. Incision size varies, depending on the severity of the sagging tissue and how much tissue volume is present. The most common incisions are noted below:

  • Incision made along the line surrounding the areola
  • Incision made along the line surrounding the areola, plus a vertical incision down to the natural crease below the breast
  • Incision made along the line surrounding the areola, plus a vertical incision down to the natural crease below the breast, and another horizontal line following the direction of the breast fold

WHAT HAPPENS DURING AND AFTER a BREAST lift

Breast lift surgery is performed using general anesthesia at an accredited surgery facility. On average, the procedure may last up to two hours. The recovery will vary as some patients will have had a breast lift in combination with a reduction surgery or with augmentation using implants. Regardless, patients will be encouraged to move around within the first 48 hours. Activities, such as carrying heavy objects or any exercise that puts pressure on the chest, must be avoided. Most patients can resume normal activities within a couple of weeks, but exercise should not be attempted for 6 – 8 weeks. There will be some scarring associated with this procedure, but they should heal and fade with extra care. Many patients feel that some scarring is worth it to have a more beautiful breast shape.

Breast Lift FAQs

Should I get a breast Lift or Augmentation?

It depends on the patient’s aesthetic goals and their current breast form. A breast lift will help correct a sagging, drooping breast. Many times after this surgery, patients are happy with their breast size because the lift alone creates a fuller breast. If the patient wishes to have more volume and increase breast size, medical-grade implants will resolve this issue. Before surgery, our team can provide a thorough consultation, and we will recommend if a lift alone is all that is needed, or if an augmentation and a lift may be performed as a combination surgery.

How will my nipples be positioned?

Your nipples may be repositioned so that they appear proportional to the newly shaped breasts. When excess skin is trimmed away, a portion of an overly stretched areola (the colored skin around the nipple) is simultaneously trimmed away. The goal is for the nipple and areola to be within a normal size and position.

How Bad Is breast lift Scarring?

When incisions are made to trim away the skin, scars are an inevitable part of the process. Plastic surgeons are experts when it comes to minimizing scarring with precise techniques when it comes to incisions and suturing. A post-surgery scar care program will be provided, and patients are strongly encouraged to follow the plan so that healing is healthy and quick.

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