All About The Lift

shutterstock_131719925Are you dissatisfied with the shape of your breasts? Has pregnancy and breast feeding stretched them out or caused them to sag? Maybe you have lost a lot of weight and have a lot of loose skin, making your breasts look unattractive. If you are experiencing any of these situations, consider a breast lift to improve your appearance and your confidence.

Dr. Brian Dorner is an expert in breast augmentation, the procedure that not only restores your youthful, feminine proportions by giving you a more aesthetically pleasing shape, but also helps your clothes, bras and swim suits fit better. Many patients will decide to add an augmentation to the lift.  This helps improve the overall shape of the breast by replacing lost volume and provides a “mold” on which to shape the new, lifted breast.  Here are some tips to consider when deciding whether breast lift surgery is right for you.

Signs that You May Need a Breast Lift:

Before coming into our office for a consultation, assess the way your breasts look to you. Nipples begin to point downward when skin at the base of the breast begins to stretch. Commonly, the nipple and areola also sit below the inframammary fold, more commonly referred to as the crease under your breasts. In addition, mastopexy can significantly reshape the breasts, which is ideal for asymmetrical or tuberous breast. The techniques used in the procedure can give you a fuller, more rounded shape.

Types of Breast Lifts:

Four different types of breast lifts are commonly performed, depending on how much correction you desire. These are:

  • Crescent Lift, usually combined with breast augmentation, used when there is little sagging to correct
  • Peri-Areolar or Donut Lift, also done with breast augmentation, is helpful in reducing areola size
  • Vertical or Lollipop Lift is one of the most commonly performed procedures to correct moderate sagging and provide more extensive reshaping
  • Inverted T or Anchor Lift, uses three incisions for dramatic reshaping of extensive sagging

Sagging breasts do not have to be permanent. Come in for a consultation to determine what plastic surgery treatment will work best for you.

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