About Breast Lift Surgery
Breast lift surgery is a cosmetic treatment that recontours the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining tissue to create a firmer, younger appearance. This life-changing surgery is reserved for women who have lost breast shape and volume and who have breast sag due to aging, significant weight loss, or nursing. Advancements in breast lift surgery have made this procedure so successful that new stats from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show an approximate 70% increase in demand since 2000. Dr. Brian Dorner, a plastic surgeon in the Dublin and Columbus, OH area, offers this surgery at Dorner Plastic Surgery. By utilizing the most state-of-the-art methods, Dr. Dorner can decide on the correct technique according to the level of sag present as well as the desired outcome.
You may visit Dorner Plastic Surgery believing you are a candidate for breast implants; however, after a physical exam, you may realize that a breast lift is a better option. This is dependent on the level of sag that is present. Breasts that point downward usually need a lift to correct skin irregularities and lift the breasts to a higher position. If your nipples point downward and your breasts appear stretched, a breast lift can improve their appearance. If you are considering a breast lift, you should be physically healthy and at a healthy weight.
Breast Lift Reviews
"I had a breast lift and augmentation and could not be happier. My breasts are exactly like I wanted them. After having large, sagging, asymmetrical breasts my whole life, it's wonderful to now be proud of what I have. I also did the ultherapy and love the results - subtle, but but still effective. The office staff is very nice as well."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jul 06, 2017
"45yo, Mother of 1, Breast Lift W/augmentation. Dublin, OH - Had my surgery on 28th of August and the 1st week was no problem but now in 2nd week my breast feel more swollen than day one. The only thing I have done is lifted my Shih-tzu who weighs 20lbs maybe twice. I don't understand y I am more swollen today. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm not in pain, just very uncomfortable."- D. / RealSelf / Sep 07, 2015
Breast lift surgery takes approximately 2 – 4 hours and is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The timeframe of this procedure depends on the complexity of breast ptsosis. The method used for cosmetic breast lift surgery generally falls under two categories — these are based on the location and type of the incision. The anchor technique (inverted-T) and the vertical incisions are the most commonly used types. After making the incision, any loose skin is removed along with breast tissue and fat that is not needed. The remaining skin is then pulled tight and the breasts are lifted so they look healthy. In many cases, the size and shape of the areola is decreased to match the new breast. At this time, an implant can be inserted within the breast if this was agreed upon with Dr. Dorner prior to surgery. If a breast lift is the only surgery being performed and if breast size is a concern, silicone or saline implants can be done at a later date.
What To Expect
The recovery for a breast lift surgery is more lengthy than a breast augmentation. After surgery, you will be fitted with a support bra to assist with swelling. A small tube will also be placed near the incision site to assist with excess draining that can sometimes occur after surgery. The post-surgical swelling will diminish within several days. Dr. Dorner or a member of his team will provide detailed, at-home incision care instructions to help your healing process. Results following a surgical breast lift begin to take shape after several months as your newly shaped breasts take their new position on your chest wall. The breasts will look and feel natural, and you will feel healthy and beautiful.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a breast lift cost?
In your initial consultation, Dr. Dorner will listen to your needs and aesthetic goals before developing your unique treatment plan. After that, he can better estimate your costs. When done well, a breast lift can significantly improve your appearance, so it is important to focus on having an experienced surgeon with extensive training, like Dr. Dorner, over costs. To help make cosmetic surgery easier to afford, Dorner Plastic Surgery can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should get a breast lift, an augmentation with implants, or both will depend on your unique concerns and goals. In many patients, a breast lift can improve the shape and fullness of the breasts without implants. Dr. Dorner will assess your physical condition and listen to your goals in your consultation, then decide whether you should get a lift, implants, or a breast augmentation with a lift.
Will my nipples be moved?
In most cases, the nipple-areola complex will be shifted up during the breast lift. If your areolas are overly large or stretched, Dr. Dorner can include an areola reduction during your surgery. This can be discussed during your consultation so he can decide on the best incision pattern and technique to use during your breast lift.
How long will my results last?
With proper care after surgery, your results should last for many years. Your breasts will continue to age normally, so you may begin to see sagging and loose skin over time. Factors like significant weight gain or loss can alter your results, so it is best to maintain a stable weight after your breast lift. Pregnancy or breastfeeding after a breast lift can also affect your results, which is why Dr. Dorner recommends patients wait until they are done having children to get a breast lift.
Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?
A lift can improve asymmetry in your breasts if they are different in size, firmness, or degree of sagging. Dr. Dorner will assess the physical condition and appearance of your breasts during your consultation and discuss how a breast lift can help you. During your surgery, he will shape the tissue so your breasts are equal in size and position for better symmetry.
Mastopexy has changed the lives of so many Columbus area patients. If you have sagging breasts that get in the way of everyday activities or prohibit you from buying certain clothing, a breast lift at Dorner Plastic Surgery may be the right surgery for you. During your first consultation, a thorough examination will be given by Dr. Dorner and your aesthetic concerns will be discussed. We will establish a tailored treatment plan to help transform your breasts. Please contact Dorner Plastic Surgery and learn more about how to begin your cosmetic surgery journey.