Our skin loses elasticity as we age, which can cause parts of our body that once had vibrant, youthful contours to lose definition and start to sag. When this takes place in the breasts, it can cause a woman a great deal of dissatisfaction with her figure. Fortunately, a breast lift operation performed at our Scottsdale, Arizona office can restore the firm, youthful bust line many women experience in their 20s and 30s. This procedure can involve a number of variables, including the placement of breast implants. If you are interested in the aesthetic enhancements a breast lift can provide, Dr. Steven Wiener can recommend a customized procedure that will help you look and feel incredible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Before surgery, the surgeon will measure the distance between the nipples and the collarbone to determine how much skin to remove from the breast. The surgery itself will begin with a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. Skin may be removed from around and below the nipple, as well as from the crease below the breast. Dr. Wiener will plan the location of the incisions to minimize scarring. In some instances, he may only need to create an incision around the areola, or the dark flesh surrounding the nipple. The incisions will allow the surgeon to remove excess skin and fatty tissue. Depending upon your needs, Dr. Wiener may also place a breast implant at this point in the treatment. Dr. Wiener will close the incisions with sutures, taking care to reshape the skin envelope and reposition the nipple in a fashion that will result in a beautiful, natural-looking enhancement. The nipple will not be disconnected from the milk glands, so breast feeding after a breast lift can still take place.
You will be able to return home the day of your surgery. You can expect to have moderate discomfort, which you can control with pain medication. Bruising will persist for about three weeks, and you can expect swelling for about six weeks. The full results will become apparent after about six months, and after about 12 to 18 months, scarring becomes faint.
Breast lifts surgery is considered safe and effective when performed by a skilled surgeon. However, like all surgical procedures, it can involve a degree of risk. These risks include infection, bleeding, decreased sensation in the nipple, and in very rare cases, minor irregularity in the shape and size of the bust.
If your breasts have lost their perky, youthful profile, breast lift surgery at our Scottsdale office can help you achieve the appearance you want and the confidence you deserve. To learn more, please contact us today.