Breast Lift is an aesthetic surgical procedure that is used to enhance the shape of a breast that has fallen secondary to age, weight loss or children. This procedure lifts the breasts and repositions the nipple appropriately.
Dr. Franco at will evaluate you and recommend which lift is best for you and whether or not you will need an implant to reach your aesthetic goals.
There are three different types of lifts that can be done depending on a patient’s individual needs and goals. The first type is a peri-areolar lift, which limits the incisions to around the areola only. The second lift is a vertical lift, which is used in someone who needs more of a lift. This lift has incisions around the areola and down the front, but avoids and incisions along the bottom of the breast. The third type of lift is a full mastopexy (which is often referred to and an anchor or inverted T lift) as the incisions go around the areola, down the front and along the bottom of the breast. This lift is typically used for people that have very ptotic breasts.
The three different types of lifts can be done in combination with a saline or silicone breast implant. The combination of an implant and lift can be a very powerful surgery that will restore the youthful appealing appearance of the breast.
Good Candidates For Breast Lift Surgery
If you are considering breast lift surgery, you should understand that there is permanent scarring involved with any of the lift types. Results tend to last longer with smaller breasts. Breasts, which are very large, may sag over time due to their heaviness. Patients skin types also affect the duration of you results. Important considerations are whether or not you intend to have more children. Pregnancy and nursing after the procedure may reverse the results of the procedure.
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