Time and gravity can take their toll on your “girls,” resulting in sagging breasts and stretched nipples and areolas. In many cases, changes appear shortly after pregnancy and breastfeeding, long before you are ready to succumb to the effects of aging. The good news is a surgical procedure known as a breast lift can help you perk up your girls and restore your youthful body profile once again.

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure that is often recommended to women after they are finished having children. The procedure achieves a number of cosmetic goals, including restoring breasts to a youthful position, re-positioning drooping nipples and removing excess skin and tissue from breasts that have lost their firmness and shape. In some cases, a breast lift is combined with breast augmentation to provide fullness in addition to a more youthful placement.

Benefits of a Breast Lift

There are a number of advantages to a breast lift:

• Performed on an outpatient basis, eliminating an overnight stay in a hospital
• Incisions are typically placed in locations where visible scarring will be minimal
• Lifts breasts up to a more youthful position, eliminating sagging and drooping
• Re-positions nipples and areola to produce a natural result
• Offers long-lasting results as long as a healthy weight is maintained after surgery

What to Expect

A breast lift is a fairly straightforward procedure performed by Dr. Kaweski at Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery. The surgery is done using general anesthesia and incisions are usually placed around the areola. In some cases, an incision may also extend vertically down the lower half of the breast.

Discomfort after a breast lift can be successfully managed with oral pain medication. Most patients are back to their daily schedules within 7-10 days, although strenuous exercise is usually restricted for up to four weeks. Results of the procedure become evident once the breasts heal and are considered permanent as long as a healthy weight is maintained after the procedure.

Is a Breast Lift Right for You?

A breast lift is an effective way to restore your breasts to a perkier, more youthful position. The procedure offers excellent results to the right patients, but it is not recommended for everyone.

To find out if you are a good candidate for a breast lift, contact Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery at (619) 464-9876 to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Kaweski today.