Over time, women’s breasts go through many changes. These changes can be the result of pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, gravity, or pre-existing hereditary factors. Many women find they have lost the youthful shape and firmness they used to have. A *bilateral breast lift is an excellent option for women looking to restore perkiness and feel more confident in their skin. (*bilateral = both breasts)
Breast lifts are an increasingly popular procedure, with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reporting a 70% increase in breast lift procedures since 2000. Breast lifts are even outpacing implants 2 to 1. Dr. Stephanie Teotia is an award-winning plastic surgeon with years of experience performing breast lift procedures. Her team is dedicated to providing compassionate care and exceptional results.
A bilateral breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a procedure that lifts and restores shape and volume to both breasts. The breasts are lifted by removing excess skin while simultaneously tightening the tissue in the breast to increase support and rejuvenate the overall shape. The nipple and areola are also shifted upward to create a natural, youthful contour. Dr. Teotia will work with you to determine your aesthetic goals and the best methods for reshaping your breasts to create a more uplifted profile.
During the recovery process, you will need to wear a supportive, comfortable bra to minimize swelling and add support as your breasts heal. Your breasts will likely be swollen and bruised for several weeks. As your incisions heal, it is important to keep them clean. You may initially feel pain and soreness at the incision sites. It is important to avoid straining, bending and lifting as you recover. Make sure to sleep on your back or your side, keeping pressure off of your breasts.
Deciding whether or not a breast lift is right for you is a very personal decision. If you feel as though you have lost the youthful shape and firmness of your breasts and want them to be perkier, a breast lift is an excellent long-term option. If your nipples point downward or are below the crease of your breasts, a breast lift can also be a useful procedure.
It is best to have a breast lift after you have maintained a stable weight and do not plan on gaining or losing a lot of weight as weight fluctuations tend to change breast shape. If there is a potential pregnancy in your near future, it is also recommended that you wait to have a breast lift. During pregnancy, breasts undergo many changes in shape and size which would affect the results of a breast lift.
Many women have deep concerns about the scarring associated with breast lift procedures. The amount of scaring post-surgery will depend on how much lift your breasts need. A minimal amount of sagging will often lead to minimal scarring. However, the presence of more significant sagging will require more lift to achieve a desirable result and will therefore tend to have a little more scarring. Dr. Teotia works with every patient individually to discuss all the options, making sure you are getting the fantastic results you want.
Dr. Teotia and her team strive to create lasting, positive change for their patients. She and her staff are always focused on providing exceptional care that is individualized for each patient. If you feel as though you have lost the youthful shape and firmness of your breasts, Dr. Teotia can help you make the changes to feel more confident in your skin again.
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