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Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Surgery
Posted by Laurence Weider, MD on August 15, 2019
Many women seek out Dr. Weider to improve the size, shape, and position of their breasts. Most of these patients desire more fullness in the upper portion of the breasts (upper pole fullness). They also ask for improved cleavage and repositioning of the nipples and areolae to a more aesthetically pleasing position. Depending on the woman’s wishes and her amount of breast tissue, a breast lift can be done on its own or in conjunction with breast implant placement. While the majority of women seeking breast lift surgery have had children, many have not. In addition, some patients who had implants placed years before may wish to have a breast lift with or without replacement of their implants in order to improve the shape of their breasts. During your initial consultation, Dr. Weider will discuss your goals, review your options and explain realistic expectations for the procedure.
The breast lift, or mastopexy, is a popular breast procedure that can restore the position of the breasts and nipples after they begin to sag with age, after pregnancy, or weight loss. The breast lift works by removing excess skin and repositioning the breasts to a perkier, more youthful position. However, after your breast procedure, your results will continue to age naturally with the rest of your body. There are some things you can do after your procedure to promote long-lasting results from your breast lift:
Some of the main causes of sagging skin are a loss of collagen, sun exposure, and other lifestyle and environmental factors. While your skin elasticity also has a lot to do with genetics, there are a few things you can do to help with your skin quality. Avoiding overexposure to the sun and always wearing sunscreen when outdoors is one way to protect your skin from early aging. You might also take supplements like Vitamin C and E to promote skin elasticity.
One of the best things you can do after your breast lift is to buy and wear the proper bras to give your breasts the support they need. A well-fitted bra will help support your breasts and greatly slow future sagging. It is especially important to wear the proper sports bra during physical activity because of the increase in movement of the breast tissue. Dr. Weider and his staff will guide you as to the best bras to wear after breast lift surgery.
Weight fluctuations can impact your entire figure, including your breasts. Rapid weight gain can cause the breast tissue and skin to stretch, increasing sagging. A rapid weight loss can cause loss of breast volume resulting in a relative excess of breast skin. This can lead to breast sagging. A future pregnancy can also greatly impact the appearance of your breasts and cause additional sagging. After your breast lift, you’ll want to maintain your weight with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Every person is different when it comes to the longevity of their breast lift results. During your consultation, Dr. Weider will discuss your goals and expectations from breast lift surgery with you. He will also provide suggestions so as to maintain long-lasting results. Call Weider Plastic Surgery today at (972) 566-8444 to schedule your consultation.