A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a popular procedure for a number of reasons. Women may experience sagging or drooping breasts due to factors including weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or simply the natural aging process. In addition to repositioning the natural breast tissue, breast implants can also benefit women who experience sagging or drooping. Finally, it is common for patients to choose nipple and areola repositioning for a more youthful look. After a breast lift, patients can enjoy improved confidence thanks to a more proportionate, youthful, and balanced appearance. At Lewisburg Plastic Surgery, our expert plastic surgeons help patients determine a unique breast lift treatment plan suited to their goals and desired results. Patients in the Lewisburg, PA area can turn to our expert plastic surgeons for natural-looking, beautiful results.
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A breast lift is an outpatient surgery performed under sedation as well as local or general anesthesia. The specific type of anesthesia used can vary depending on the extent of your surgery and other factors. There are also various incision techniques used to minimize scarring while yielding the intended results. Incisions may be made around the areola, vertically from the areola to the breast crease, or in a combination. Prior to your surgery, your plastic surgeon will explain the best option for your procedure. After making incisions, the breast tissue can be repositioned for a lifted, youthful, and proportionate appearance. Any excess skin is removed and the nipple and areola are repositioned.
Your recovery from a breast lift (mastopexy or mastoplexy surgery) is based on several factors, including your personal pain threshold and whether or not your lift was done as a stand-alone procedure. Your recovery may be more involved, for example, if you had other plastic surgery procedures such as augmentation with breast implants, breast lift with auto augmentation or breast reduction performed at the same time as your breast lift. Our doctors will go over the specific details of your breast lift surgery and recovery with you during your consultation visit and your preoperative appointments.
Many patients choose to add breast implants in addition to their breast lift procedure. This combination addresses sagging as well as the “deflated” look that can occur due to breastfeeding or weight loss. By combining implants with a breast lift, patients can enjoy a youthful position and contour as well as improved fullness. During your consultation at Lewisburg Plastic Surgery, these options can be discussed with your plastic surgeon.
In a majority of cases, breast lifts are not covered by health insurance. This means that patients are solely responsible for the cost of their procedure. The cost of a breast lift varies depending on factors including whether or not you have chosen to add implants and the extent of your surgery. During a consultation at Lewisburg Plastic Surgery, a specific cost estimate can be provided.
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