The woman’s body changes throughout each stage of life. It’s natural to notice the skin begininng to lose firmness as we get older. Women often experience a loss of firmness and perkiness of the breasts. This can be a result of the natural aging process, or childbirth. If you are a woman who is unhappy with the current shape and loss of perkiness of your breasts, the professionals here at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery can help you reclaim youthful and symmetrical breasts with a personalized breast lift procedure.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a customized procedure designed to lift and reposition the breasts for a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance. It is performed using a specialized method for removing excess sagging skin from the breast and chest region. The remaining skin is then lifted and tightened, The breasts are also reshaped for a more youthful and symmetrical look. In conjunction with correcting the position of the breasts, if the areola is enlarged, the size can also be reduced. A breast lift is an individualized procedure which is tailored to the specific needs and aesthetic desires of each patient. This is the perfect corrective and popular solution for women who wish to reclaim a more youthful and firm shape of their breasts.
How Does it Work?
The procedure is performed by making tiny incisions around the line of the areola. It is then slightly extended downward, or horizontally, along the breast crease. The size of the incision is dependant on the amount of skin that needs to be removed. Common incision methods that can be used include:
- Made along the line that surrounds the areola
- Along the line around the areola and a vertical incision down the natural breast crease
- Along the line surrounding the areola and a vertical incision down the natural crease of the breast, plus a horizontal line under the breast fold
The excess skin is then carefully removed, and the underlying tissue is tightened. The remaining skin is then lifted up, and the incisions are closed using specialized sutures. Results offer dramatic improvements in breast shape, perkiness, and firmness.
What to Expect
Treatments are performed under local anesthesia. The procedure typically lasts about 2 hours. Recovery time varies depending on the patient. Regardless, patients are encouraged to move around within 48 hours, and to avoid lifting. or activities that require putting pressure on the area.
If you are interested in learning more about how a personalized breast lift could benefit you, reach out to the professionals here at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery located in Edinburg, TX. Contact us today and schedule your consultation towards a more youthful appearance!