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Considering a Breast Lift?

Thursday, December 10th, 2015


Perky breasts…something to think about (if you haven’t already), whether you are a grandmother or a new mother. Breast implants are still a popular elective surgery, but women of all ages are opting to beautify their décolletage without implants. Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) seems to be outpacing breast implants two to one since 2002, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Acknowledging that your breasts change over time can be disheartening. Childbearing, breastfeeding, heredity, the aging process and significant weight loss can contribute to your breasts changing their position, hanging lower on your chest and just plain sagging. If you have been considering breast lift surgery, read on.

What a breast lift does and does not do:
• A breast lift firms and raises raises your breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new contours of your breasts.
• A breast lift does not use implants or change the size of your breasts.
• A breast lift does not round out the upper part of your breast.
• Your breast tissue is elevated, creating a more youthful appearance.
• The symmetry of your breasts is also improved, resulting in a more pleasing shape to your breasts.

What’s the procedure?
A breast lift takes about three hours; it is as an outpatient procedure, in a hospital under light general anesthesia. Incisions are made around your areolae and from the bottom edge of your areolae to just above the crease underneath your breasts. The skin is tightened, excess skin is removed and the incisions are closed with small sutures. After Dr. Buchanan has removed your excess breast skin, your nipples and areolae may be moved to a higher position but will remain attached to underlying tissue, which usually preserves their sensation and the ability to breastfeed.

You should be able to return to normal activities in a few days and sports activities within a month.

Why wait? Now is the time to experience more perky, youthful breasts.
Call for a consultation appointment with Dr. Buchanan, today: (828) 526-3783.