The Practical Guide to Breast Lift Surgery

The Practical Guide to Breast Lift Surgery

mother and daughter playingBreast augmentations may get all the press, but breast lift surgery is the preferred breast enhancement option for many women. Unlike with a breast augmentation, a breast lift (or mastopexy) does not enlarge the breasts, but lifts and reshapes existing breast tissue to create a firmer, more youthful silhouette.

Is a Breast Lift Right for You?

Ask yourself these questions before scheduling a breast lift consultation with a plastic surgeon:

  • Are my breasts sagging due to age, breastfeeding, weight loss, or heredity?
  • Am I unhappy with the loss of elasticity in my breasts?
  • Am I happy with the natural size of my breasts, or would I like breast implants or a breast reduction as well as a lift?

Once you decide to get fuller, more lifted breasts, call Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. You’ll meet with Dr. Brantner to make sure you’re a good candidate for a breast lift. Then a staff member will work with you to figure out payment and scheduling.

Preparing for Breast Lift Surgery

  • Follow your physician’s instructions. You may think it’s silly to stop taking certain vitamins or skip meals before surgery, but every instruction Dr. Brantner gives is for your health, safety, and a better outcome of your procedure.
  • Stay healthy. Getting sick may cause your medical team to postpone surgery for your safety.
  • Stock up. You’ll need fragrance-free soap and shampoo, as well as your favorite “under the weather” foods.
  • Ask for help. You’ll need someone to drive you home, pick up your prescriptions, and help take care of you after your surgery.
  • Plan for vacation. Pretend you’ll be out of town for the next several days. Arrange for child care, pet sitters, and a clean and maintained house before you leave for the surgery center.
  • The morning of your surgery, wear only comfortable clothes (yes, that means skipping deodorant and hairspray). Leave the glasses, jewelry, makeup, and nail polish at home. 

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Everything You Need to Know about Breast Enhancement Surgery

Everything You Need to Know about Breast Enhancement Surgery

breast anatomyAs the weather warms many people stop thinking about short-term health goals and begin contemplating life changes. For many that means eating healthier, exercising regularly, and developing better habits. As the world starts thinking about swimsuit season, many people also start considering cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic breast lifts and augmentations are among the most popular cosmetic procedures for women in early spring. If you’re considering a breast rejuvenation procedure, read our 5 best blogs on cosmetic breast enhancement.

Everything You Need to Know about Breast Enhancement

  • Is a Breast Reduction Right for You? While breast augmentations get more press, innumerable women have improved their self-esteem with breast lift surgery. If you have large, sagging breasts that cause physical or emotional discomfort, breast lift surgery may be the body rejuvenation procedure for you.
  • One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Most women who decide to get breast implants learn that choosing a breast size isn’t as simple as it sounds. This guide to choosing a breast implant size offers helpful insights for making the decision.
  • Breast Implants (It’s All About Choices):Getting the body of your dreams isn’t all about breast size. If you’ve elected to have a breast augmentation you’ll need to decide the position of your scar and whether to place the implants above or beneath the pectoral muscles.
  • Breast Augmentation Myths: Debunked: In some social circles there’s a stigma attached to breast augmentation surgery. We examine the most pervasive myths about “boob jobs” and explain why they’re false.
  • Medical Myths About Breast Implants: Are you worried about the correlation between breast implants and cancer? Are you concerned you won’t be able to breastfeed after a breast augmentation? We address the most common medical misconceptions about breast enhancement in this blog.

If you’d like to learn more about cosmetic breast rejuvenation, contact Jim N. Brantner MD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Is a Breast Reduction Right for You?

Is a Breast Reduction Right for You?

Many women struggle under the weight of overly large breasts. Heavy breasts can lead to a variety of physical and emotional discomforts, causing women with large breasts to develop self-image issues. A reduction mammaplasty, more commonly known as breast reduction surgery, is a highly personalized procedure that reduces the fat, tissue, and skin of large breasts to eliminate pain and give patients a balanced aesthetic.

Choosing a Breast Reduction

breast reduction - back painAs with any cosmetic surgery, women have varied and highly personal reasons for choosing breast reduction surgery. Some of the most common include back pain due to large breasts, a lack of self-confidence, and difficulty leading an active lifestyle. Women should not undergo a reduction mammoplasty to please a loved one, but to reinvigorate her life, her health, and her self-image. You may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery if:

  • You are unhappy with the size of your breasts
  • The weight of your breasts causes you physical discomfort (including back, neck, or shoulder pain)
  • The size of your breasts limits physical activity
  • Your nipples hang below the crease of your breast when unsupported
  • The skin beneath your breasts is often irritated
  • Your breasts have low-hanging, stretched skin and overlarge areolas

Breast Reduction Consultation

Before having breast reduction surgery, patients consult with Dr. Brantner about their health, the surgical process, and their desires for the outcome of the surgery. Some insurance providers cover breast reduction surgery if the size of the breasts causes back pain, neck pain, or other health problems.

If you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, call Dr. Brantner’s office to schedule a breast reduction consultation.

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Lifting and Shaping the Breasts

Lifting and Shaping the Breasts

As women age, their breasts begin to lose their shape. Breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, and loss of elasticity in the skin may cause the breasts to sag or elongate, causing self-consciousness or physical discomfort. A mastopexy, or breast lift, is a surgical procedure that elevates the breasts, removing excess skin to firm and rejuvenate the figure. Patients who have breast lift surgery regain the perky, youthful figures that age or life has changed.

Reasons for Choosing Breast Lift Surgery

woman breastfeedingChoosing cosmetic surgery is a deeply personal decision. Undergoing cosmetic procedures should always be about boosting your own self-confidence, not about succumbing to pressure or fitting another person’s ideal. You may be a good candidate for breast lift surgery if:

  • You are happy with the size of your breasts
  • You are unhappy that your breasts have begun to sag or lose their shape
  • Your breasts droop unevenly
  • When unsupported, your nipples fall beneath the crease of your breasts
  • The skin of your breasts is stretched or sagging
  • You are physically healthy

Breast Lift Consultation

Breast lift surgery uplifts and reshapes the breasts, restoring a more youthful appearance. During a breast lift consultation, Dr. Brantner and his patient discuss the surgical procedure and recovery, the desired aesthetic, and current health concerns that may affect the procedure. Some women may choose to have only a breast lift, while women who are unhappy with their breast size may choose to have breast implants or a breast reduction as well. Breast lift surgery firms and shapes the breasts, but it does not affect the size or fullness of the breasts. You should feel comfortable discussing any breast lift questions, preoperative stresses, or clarification of your desired results with Dr. Brantner during your consultation.

Call our scheduling coordinator to schedule a breast lift consultation at your earliest convenience.

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