Breast Lift Surgery
A woman’s breasts can change over time due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, and aging. This can result in the breasts losing their shape and firmness, making a woman feel insecure. At the Thompson Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Thompson can perform breast lift surgery by eliminating excess skin and tightening supportive tissue to bring back a natural and youthful breast appearance.
Your Breast Lift Consultation
Your consultation is essential for a successful breast lift surgery. To ensure your procedure provides custom results that highlight your bustline, Dr. Thompson will examine your breasts and take detailed measurements of their size and shape as well as your skin quality and nipple and areola placement.Schedule A Consultation
How Is Breast Lift Surgery Performed in Colts Neck, New Jersey?
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).
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.
Breast Lift Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any risks or side effects involved with breast lift surgery?
As with most procedures, there may be some risks involved with breast lift surgery. These include:
- Anesthesia risks
- Breast asymmetry
- Breast shape irregularity
- Changes in nipple sensation
- Poor scarring and healing
- Possible revision surgery
What results can I expect after my breast lift procedure?
Women who undergo breast lift surgery can expect long-lasting results that will boost their appearance and self-confidence. However, results will not be permanent, as breast lift surgery will not stop the aging process. Expect your breasts to experience some degree of change as you age.
What other procedures can be combined with a breast lift?
A breast lift can be combined with other breast enhancement procedures, such as breast augmentation or breast reduction, or body contouring surgeries, such as liposuction. It may also be done in concert with a series of procedures known as a Mommy Makeover. In any case, combining procedures will save our patients time and money compared to doing each procedure separately. Therefore, Dr. Thompson recommends combining procedures when practical.
Am I put to sleep during a breast lift?
Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia. This means that you will be asleep for the duration of the operation. This is done for the safety of the patient, as well as their comfort.
Will I have scars after my breast lift?
All surgical procedures cause some degree of scarring, and a breast lift is no exception. The good news is, the scarring from a breast lift is usually limited and easily concealable under clothing. To see the results from Dr. Thomson’s previous patients, please visit our online photo gallery. Dr. Thomson also offers postoperative scar care options for patients who desire it.
How long will my breast lift results last?
The results of a breast lift usually last for 10 to 15 years. A breast lift cannot stop the aging process, so breast sagging may once again become apparent over time. The long-term benefits of a breath lift can be enjoyed for years provided the patient maintains a healthy and active lifestyle. Excessive weight gain or pregnancy may reduce the benefits a breast lift provides.
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