Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Breast lift procedure (mastopexy) is a cosmetic procedure that repositions the nipple and breast to a higher, more youthful position on the chest wall. Breast lift surgery is often performed for patients who have developed drooping of the breasts after breastfeeding, pregnancy or after significant weight loss. The breast lift procedure can be done in our in-office surgery suite.
The ideal candidate for a breast lift (mastopexy) is experiencing flatter, sagging breasts that have lost their shape and volume. Good candidates are physically healthy and maintain a stable weight. The candidate should be a non-smoker.
The timing of the surgery is important for the best outcome. The best long-term results are achieved after childbearing has ceased. Additionally, if the procedure is performed after weight loss, the best time for a breast lift is when your weight has been stable for 6 months, and you have no further plans to lose weight. Adhering to these principles helps optimize the long-term results of breast lift as subsequent pregnancy or weight loss can change the appearance of the breast.
Mastopexy with Implants
Combining a breast lift with a breast augmentation, also known as Mastopexy Augmentation, is the best way to correct the position of the breast and shape simultaneously. This will give you the best results from your surgery.
Breast Lift Recovery
Recovery from a breast lift varies based on individual differences. Generally, patients wear a special surgical support bra immediately after surgery and then a soft support bra for 4-6 weeks. Patients should not wear underwire bras until 6 weeks after the procedure.
Most patients return to work after a week. Each patient is different, and it will depend upon the type of work that you do. Taking the necessary time to heal is very important. It is never a good idea to rush recovery.
In September of last year, Dr. Budny performed surgery on me for breast augmentation. My husband and I are still happy with that surgery! –Patient of Dr. Budny
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