Breast Lift Surgery 101

Breast Surgery 101

Have you been considering receiving a breast lift or mastopexy? As a plastic surgery practice that specializes in breast lift surgery, we are extremely knowledgeable about the procedure. We thought it would be best to provide tips to help you understand breast lift surgery.

Breast Lift Surgery General Information

Breasts naturally lose their skin elasticity due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, aging, gravity, and heredity. The breast lift surgery process results in raising breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. Since 2000, breast lift procedures have increased by 70%. They have quickly outpaced breast implants. The surgery cannot change the size of your breasts. If you are looking for that, consider a breast augmentation.

Am I a candidate?

If you are considering receiving a breast lift, you might be wondering if you are a candidate. If you meet the following criteria you may be a candidate:

  • Physically healthy
  • Maintain stable weight
  • Do not smoke
  • Your breasts are flatter and your nipples fall below the breast crease
  • You have stretched skin

What is the recovery process like?

After the surgery, bandages will be applied to the incisions. In order to minimize swelling and support your breasts, you will need to wear a support bra. If you have excess blood or fluid, a small tube might be placed under the skin to drain it.

What do the results look like?

Immediately after surgery, you will begin to notice results. It will take some time for post-surgical swelling to go down and incision lines to fade. However, you should be satisfied with the results quickly.

Northeastern Plastic Surgery understands your desire for a beautiful, youthful looking body and facial appearance. We utilize the latest plastic surgery techniques to perform a variety of surgical procedures. Dr. Fodero and the staff are very friendly, helpful, and available to answer any questions you may have about the procedures we offer. We strive to ensure that your experience with us is positive. Please contact us today to learn more about the services we offer.