What is a breast lift?
A breast lift (mastopexy) is a surgical procedure that can improve the appearance, shape, and firmness of your breasts. It can elevate the breasts, especially the areola and nipple, to give them a more youthful appearance.
Will a breast lift make my breasts smaller or larger?
Unlike a breast augmentation or breast reduction procedure, a breast lift is not intended to change the size or volume of your breast. The goal is to raise the breasts to a more youthful position, improve the breasts’ shape and restore firmness to the breasts. Your breasts may appear smaller because the volume has been brought together where it was spread out before. Your breasts may also appear larger because they are fuller in the upper part of the breast. Your bra size may change due to a change in the distribution of breast material, but no volume is removed from or added to your breast unless you opt for a breast lift with breast implants.
Who is a good candidate for a breast lift?
Women are ideal candidates for breast lifts if they:
- Feel their breasts are loose or saggy
- Are happy with their breast size, but desire a fuller or “perkier” appearance
- Are in good overall health
- Do not smoke
- Are not pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future
A woman may still be a good candidate if she does not meet all the above criteria. The best way to learn whether you are a candidate is to schedule a consultation with breast surgeon in Dallas, Dr. Vasdev Rai.
Will I have a scar after my breast lift?
All surgery leaves scars, and a breast lift is no exception. The size and type of scar depends on the degree of lifting you require. For minor breast lift procedures, the incision and therefore the scar may only be around the nipple-areola. For a more major lift, the incision may extend to the breast crease, and you may have what is known as a lollipop scar, which circles the areola and descends in a line to the breast crease.
These scars are all well-concealed under a swimsuit or underwear. Dr. Rai also takes care in performing the breast lift procedure to improve your healing so the scar is more likely to be less noticeable. You will also receive instruction on how to care for your scar to make it more likely to fade.
Can I include a breast lift with other types of breast procedures?
Yes. As mentioned above, many women have breast implants inserted along with their breast lift procedures. Other times, women elect to combine a breast lift with a tummy tuck or with liposuction, perhaps as part of a mommy makeover. During you consultation, cosmetic surgeon in Dallas, Dr. Rai will discuss your options and whether combining procedures with a breast lift is a good idea for you.
How long does recovery from a breast lift take?
Recovery times vary between patients. Most patients return to work within a week. However, we recommend avoiding strenuous activity including exercise, sex, and lifting, for four to six weeks.
Why should I choose Dr. Rai for my breast lift?
Dr. Vasdev Rai is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has helped thousands of women from Dallas, Fort Worth, and around Texas to get the breast lift results they desire. You can look at examples of his work in our Before and After gallery and read breast lift testimonials to understand the high level of care he offers.
To learn more about breast lifts or Dr. Rai, please schedule a breast surgery consultation at the Cosmetic Surgical Center today. We happily serve patients serving the Dallas, Texas.
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