The natural process of aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss and other factors can contribute to a gradual loss of volume in the breasts and a stretching of the skin, ultimately leading to a sagging appearance. Breast lift surgery can significantly improve these effects. A breast lift reduces excess skin and tightens the remainder, lifting the breasts to a more desirable position and making them look more firm and youthful. A breast lift can even be combined with breast implants to add volume to the breasts while reducing a sagging or drooping appearance.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Erella, he will explain all aspects of the breast lift procedure with you and answer your questions. Together, you and Dr. Erella will decide whether breast lift surgery is the best treatment for your needs, or if a breast lift with implants is a better option to achieve your goals.
Breast Lift Benefits
For Post-Pregnancy Breasts
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause the breasts to lose their shape and become flat and saggy. Dr. Erella can help you decide on the breast lift option that can help to restore your breasts to a more youthful position.
For Post-Weight Loss Breasts
Following significant weight loss, the breasts can lose their shape and become lax. Breast lift surgery can help to restore the breasts to a perkier position for a boost in confidence.
For Aging Breasts
As we age, our skin loses both collagen and elastin. This paired with the forces of gravity can cause the breasts to droop. A breast lift can target loose tissues in and around the breasts to create a more youthful breast contour.
Breast Lift Options
The donut incision consists of an incision around the nipple and areola.
Lollipop Incisions go around the nipple and down to the crease under the breast.
Anchor incision is a combination of a lollipop incision with an incision under the breast in the crease.
Breast Lift Concerns
While each patient’s results will vary, once breast lift surgery is complete and you have begun the recovery process, you can usually expect to resume normal daily routines within a week. A compression garment will need to be worn for the first few weeks to help the breasts heal and Dr. Erella will advise you not to engage in heavy lifting or strenuous activity for about four weeks after surgery. Our plastic surgery team will provide you with specific instructions to help the recovery process go smoothly and successfully and assist you in every step of your recovery period.
It’s important to follow the recovery instructions carefully in order to ensure a fast and efficient healing process. Though often undervalued, the healing process is still one of the most important phases of surgery. This is when the choices and decisions of the patient will have the most direct influence on the final results.
Scarring will vary based on the incision pattern chosen for you. However, Dr. Erella will place the incisions as inconspicuously as possible so that they can easily be covered with clothing, undergarments, or a swimsuit.
Breast lift cost will vary by practice and the extent of the procedure. A consultation with Dr. Erella will be your best indicator for procedure cost.
The breasts will feel a bit sore for a few days, but any discomfort can be alleviated with medication.
Am I a Breast Lift Candidate?
Candidates for breast lift surgery are typically women who are in reasonably good physical and emotional health, and those who are:
- Seeking to reduce the appearance of sagginess in the breasts and achieve a firmer, more vibrant bustline.
- Post-weight loss patients who have experienced a loss in breast volume or sagginess in the breasts.
- Candidates for the mommy makeover procedure who have experienced a loss in breast volume or sagginess in the breasts.
- This procedure can be a great restorative tool for women who have been physically altered as a result of pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, aging, or other factors.
Breast Lift Frequently Asked Questions
IS A BREAST LIFT COVERED BY INSURANCE?
In general breast lift for cosmetic purposes is not medically necessary, hence it is not covered by insurance. Breast reduction can be covered by insurance if they meet the criteria.
DO I NEED A BREAST LIFT OR JUST IMPLANTS?
It depending on the position of NAC(nipple and areola) position. If NAC is below the infra mammary crease more likely they need lift. Implant only adds volume and does not lift breast.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY BREAST LIFT?
While each patient’s results will vary, after breast lift surgery, you should notice the results immediately. However, the swelling will likely take a few months to completely subside. Once the swelling is gone, the long-term results of your breast lift procedure will be apparent.
Schedule A Consultation
If you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your breast lift surgery options, please contact Dr. Venkata Erella in our Austin office by calling (512) 730 3885. Our experienced plastic surgeon can answer your questions and talk with you about how you can attain your goals. Serving Lakeway, Round Rock, and surrounding areas.