Breast lift has become one of the most commonly requested types of breast surgery performed at Weider Plastic Surgery in Dallas. Performed as a single procedure or in combination with breast augmentation or breast reduction, the number of breast lifts was close to 250,000 in the past three years, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Women interested in a breast lift seek out the procedure to enhance the appearance of the breasts in one or more ways, including:
- Improving loss of breast volume from pregnancy or nursing
- Improving signs of aging breasts
- Improving changes that have occurred due to weight loss or gain
- Improving elasticity loss
- Improving sagging, shape and firmness
Dr. Weider’s practice offers distinction in breast lift surgery using a variety of methods to reduce the appearance of scars following surgery. His goal is to provide an optimal lift through the least invasive method possible. Dr. Weider is also highly skilled in performing the breast lift and breast augmentation simultaneously. During consultation with Dr. Weider, you will learn about all aspects of the breast lift procedure, including:
- Breast anatomy, including: size, shape, skin quality and consistency of breast tissue and glandular fat
- Location and shape of your nipples
- Degree of breast sagginess and asymmetry between the breasts
- Facility choices such as our fully accredited facility or an affiliated hospital
- Guidelines to follow to reduce the risk of complications after breast lift
- Costs for surgery such as surgeon’s fees, anesthesia fees, and facility fees
BREAST LIFT SURGERY
Dr. Weider performs the breast lift to improve breast sagging, breast asymmetry and misshapen breasts. The breast lift procedure requires about three hours of time. During surgery, Dr. Weider will make incisions at key locations to complete the lift. The number and length of the incisions are related to the extent of breast sagging. Most women are candidates for the technique that requires an incision made around the areola of the nipples.
When breast implants are being placed simultaneously, Dr. Weider will dissect the breast pocket and slip breast implants into place. Then, he will reshape the breasts and lift them into position. The nipples remain attached to blood vessels and nerves in order to preserve sensation. In some instances, the nipple size and shape may be improved to better fit the newly shaped breasts.
AFTERCARE FOR THE BREAST LIFT
Dr. Weider will see you during the recovery period to help ensure an optimal result. Within a few days following breast lift surgery, you’ll most likely feel like returning to most normal activities, but may refrain from work for five days or so. Dr. Weider will prescribe medication to ease discomfort during the recovery period. You may experience swelling and numbness following surgery, which subside over time. Dr. Weider will provide a list of guidelines to minimize the risk of complications, including: no overhead lifting and refraining from various activities.
Soon, the recovery period will be over and you will see the final results. Many patients report the improvement in their appearance has boosted their self-esteem. Breast lift results may change over time, depending upon aging, weight changes, and pregnancy. Scars will fade in time.
Contact Weider Plastic Surgery Today
Dr. Weider is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has a wealth of experience performing all aspects of cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery. During your consultation, he will answer all of your questions and formulate an individualized plan to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. At Weider Plastic Surgery we are dedicated to ensuring that every patient’s visit to our office is a comfortable, educational and pleasurable one. Please call Weider Plastic Surgery today at 972.566.8444 or email us to learn more about these procedures and to set up your personal consultation with Dr. Weider.