Your breast lift procedure will be performed using one of various incision techniques, which will be determined based on your desired aesthetic goals and degree of breast sagging. Incisions will either be done around the areola (periareolar), around the areola and down to the breast crease (lollipop), or around the areola, down the breast, and horizontally along the breast crease (anchor).
Breast lift surgery can be combined with other plastic surgery procedures to achieve maximum results, including:
After a breast lift, it is common to experience swelling and bruising during the initial healing process. Medications should be taken as instructed to alleviate discomfort and minimize the risk of infection. An elastic bandage will likely need to be worn during the first few days. This will be replaced by a soft support garment worn around the clock for the next several weeks.
You can expect to resume light activity and work within one or two weeks after breast lift surgery. Any numbness, which may occur, will typically fade within six weeks. It is best to avoid strenuous physical activity until approximately six weeks after your surgery, or when Dr. Thompson has given permission.