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Breast Lift (Mastopexy , Breast Repositioning Surgery) - Atlanta, GA

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About Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, is a skin tightening cosmetic surgery that can restore sagging breasts, remove loose skin, and reposition a downward pointing nipple with advanced plastic surgery techniques. With this popular procedure, our double-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Asaf Yalif, can elevate the breast and create a more desirable contour. Some women also request implants in combination with their lift for truly transformative results, though in many cases, a lift alone can provide such dramatic results that patients are happy with their new shape and size. 

At Y Plastic Surgery, it is not uncommon to have more than one surgical procedure in combination with the lift, such as the mommy makeover, tummy tuck, or arm lift, and all of these options can be discussed during the initial complimentary consultation with Dr. Yalif. Many women who have had this surgery report high levels of satisfaction and improved self-esteem.

Ideal Candidates

During the initial consultation and after a thorough exam, we will help determine if a breast lift is the right surgery for you. Ideal candidates for this procedure:

  • Have realistic ideals about what breast lift surgery can do
  • Have breasts that need more volume or better shape
  • Have breasts that hang, are stretched out, or are different lengths
  • Have nipples that point downward or rest underneath the breasts
  • Have experienced a loss of skin elasticity related to weight loss, pregnancy, or advanced age

What to Expect

Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and is considered an out-patient surgery. There will be many factors to discuss prior to the surgery day, including where the incision will be placed. There are three commonly practiced incision points made in breast lift surgery:

  • Incision made along each areola
  • Incision made along each areola, plus a vertical incision down to the crease under the breasts
  • Incision made along each areola, plus a vertical incision down to the crease under the breast, and another horizontal line following the direction of the breast fold

Depending on how invasive your lift needs to be, this will determine which incision types will be used. This procedure will produce surgery scars; however, our plastic surgeon will do everything possible to make the scars as concealable as possible. We will also provide information on how to best care for your surgical wounds for fast, healthy healing.

Anticipated Results

With breast lift surgery, the patient will see immediate results in the shape of her breasts, and an even better result after the swelling from surgery subsides. Recovery will vary, as some patients will have had a breast lift in combination with another plastic surgery procedure, such as a breast augmentation, reduction, or tummy tuck. Nevertheless, patients will be urged to do light activities, such as slowly moving around the room, or spend a few minutes standing within the first 48 hours. There should be no heavy lifting or strenuous activity involving the chest whatsoever. Patients can restart their normal activities within two to three weeks but exercise should not be attempted for six to eight weeks.

There is a myth that women who have breast lift surgery never have to wear a bra again. This is not true, as you will want to wear a bra to keep the breasts in the right position. It is also important to realize that the breast skin will continue to age regardless of surgical intervention. For best long-term results, proper garments should be worn to maintain the breast position.

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Whether you elect for a breast lift surgery or a combination of surgeries, we can help you look and feel younger and more fantastic than ever. With breast lift surgery, you can have the healthy and youthful breasts you once had. We invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Yalif today to discuss if breast lift surgery is right for you. Contact us online or call our office at (678) 783-8026 to learn more.

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