Over time, breasts naturally begin to droop or sag. Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure that can help reverse these effects. This procedure raises the breasts by removing excess skin, tightening up the tissue and restoring the nipple and areola to a more natural position. The final result is a more youthful, natural appearance.
At South Coast Plastic Surgery, Dr. Song performs breast lift surgery for women who may be experiencing low self-confidence or body image issues due to a loss of volume and skin elasticity, enlargement of the areola, and a general dropping of the breast.
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Breast lift procedures are typically performed under general anesthesia, but some patients may be candidates for conscious sedation or “twilight” anesthesia.
The type of incision used will vary, depending on the severity of the breasts’ sagging. Prior to surgery, Dr. Song will work closely with you to design a surgical plan that best suits your anatomy and the results you desire.
The results of your breast lift will be immediately apparent. You may experience swelling, bruising and discomfort for several days, but it will subside as the healing process ensues. Following surgery, you will receive post-operative instructions that are unique to you, but you can expect to wear a front-closing, wire-free, soft cup bra for approximately four weeks. It is also recommended that you wear the bra during both night and day in order to reduce swelling and to provide the support you need. The only time that the bra should be taken off is while you are bathing.
Though complete recovery takes several weeks, you will be able to resume daily activities within a few days, return to the gym for light exercise in two weeks, and resume unrestricted exercise in four weeks.