Pregnancy, breast feeding, weight change, aging and gravity all cause the skin to eventually lose its elasticity and the breasts to sag. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise the breasts, giving them a more youthful appearance. If your breasts are small and have lost volume after pregnancy, a breast lift may be performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation.
Reasons for Considering a Breast Lift:
The breast lift procedure is extremely popular with women who have gone through one or multiple pregnancies and are unhappy with the changes that have occurred with their bodies. It can also be helpful for those who have lost a large amount of weight and are left with excess, sagging skin.
Some of the main benefits of the breast lift include to:
- Lift sagging breasts caused by aging, gravity or weight loss
- Firm breasts that have lost volume during pregnancy and breast feeding
How is a Breast Lift Performed?
The breast lift is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. In this surgery, Dr. Kent typically makes an anchor like incision underneath the breast, removes the excess skin and then repositions the nipple.
During some cases, for women with smaller breasts, a “circumareolar” lift can be done which results in a circular scar around the areola, but implants are almost always necessary with this method. Tulsa plastic surgeon Dr. Kent will discuss all options with you during your consultation as well as review photographs of previous patients.
What is Breast Lift Recovery Like?
Since most of the sutures for this type of procedure are underneath the skin and absorbable, they don’t need to be removed. Patients are usually back to their normal routine pretty quickly and can be driving in anywhere from 4-5 days. If implants are used, the recovery time will be slightly longer.
Get Started with a Breast Lift in Tulsa
If you are uncomfortable living with the effects of pregnancy, aging or weight loss and wish to restore the youthful appearance of your breasts, a breast lift with Dr. Kent can help you to feel confident again with your feminine figure. Contact our office today to learn more about our breast lift procedure in Tulsa, OK.