What is a breast lift?
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that lifts breasts that have begun to sag due to the natural aging process, weight loss or gain, pregnancy, and/or breastfeeding. During this procedure, Dr. Schaffer will reposition the breast tissue to lift and reshape the breasts, excess skin will be removed and the nipple will be moved to a higher position on the breast to give the breasts a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
A breast lift can be performed with many different techniques. During your consultation, we will determine which technique best suits your needs and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
How long do results last?
The results of a breast lift are long-lasting, but with time, your breasts will begin to sag again. An additional breast lift may be required after several years in order to maintain your results. How quickly your breasts begin to sag can depend on genetics, age and bra wearing habits.
What is the recovery period?
We recommend patients plan to take at least three to four days off of work. If your job requires you to bend or lift, you should plan to take more time off. You can begin light walking the day following your breast lift procedure and slowly begin to add in activities after a couple weeks. Dr. Schaffer will give you further details regarding your recovery following your procedure.
Am I a candidate?
Women who are in good health and have experienced a loss of breast tissue, and subsequent sagging of the breasts, are good candidates for this surgical procedure. During your initial consultation, we will review your general health, medical history and goals of treatment and determine if a breast lift is the right choice for you.
Are you interested in learning more about the breast lift procedures performed at Schaffer Plastic Surgery? Contact our office in Birmingham today for more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher Schaffer. We look forward to hearing from you!