Breast Lift Surgery in Las Vegas
What is a breast lift?
There are many reasons why women may consider the option of breast lift surgery. Over time as a woman ages, the effects of gravity can cause the shape of her breasts to change resulting in a less youthful appearance. This can have a significant impact on body image and the option of breast lift surgery can offer an ideal solution.
At the Institute of Aesthetics Sculpting, we offer Mastopexy (breast lift surgery) for women who are seeking a more enhanced appearance through breast lift surgery. Our cosmetic surgery center in Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the leading plastic surgery offices offering a state of the art center where our patients can receive the plastic surgery options they seek. We provide a safe and confidential environment for our patients to receive personalized consultations and customized treatment options.
For those seeking to combat the sagging effect caused by nursing, age, and gravity, breast lift surgery is an effective solution. The loss of elasticity in the skin can create a looser appearance that cause the breasts to “hang”. When this occurs, it can be uncomfortable for a woman to wear swimsuits and other similar attire. Breast lift surgery can eliminate the need for specialized bras and is a great way to have a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Breast Lift Before and After
“Dr. Shau is the best!! I’m so happy with my results! Absolutely amazing! Thank you to his staff!! I highly highly recommend Dr Shau!!” – T.D.
Who are the Ideal Candidates for Breast Lift Surgery?
Not everyone may be a candidate for Mastopexy. A consultation with our Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shah can reveal whether or not this option is right for you. Breast lift surgery can offer an ideal solution after pregnancy, nursing, or for women who have had breast ptosis.
How is a Breast Lift Performed?
Breast lift surgery usually takes about 2 hours. Procedure time is expected to increase incrementally depending on the inclusion of additional techniques, such as breast augmentation or liposuction.
Breast lift procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. Patients receive general anesthesia to sedate them for the duration of surgery. Several different incision types are considered for breast lift patients. The type of incision that is performed is discussed during the consultation and reviewed just before surgery. Options include:
Also known as a wide pattern incision, this type of incision follows the border of the areola and runs vertically down the center of the breast, ending at the breast crease. The incision then travels horizontally across the crease.
Also known as a lollipop incision, this incision is similar to the anchor incision but lacks the horizontal incision at the breast crease. Like a lollipop, this pattern follows the circle of the areola and then travels down the center of the breast before ending at the breast crease.
This incision may be made when only the central part of the breast needs lifting to restore perkiness. The donut lift incision is also referred to as a circumareolar or periareolar lift. It is limited to the areola around the nipple only.
This minimally-invasive incision is made only around the upper arch of the areola for a more subtle lift.
How Long Do I Need to Recover After A Breast Lift?
A compression garment may be applied immediately after breast lift surgery. This helps to reduce swelling and disruption to the surgical area. During the week after this procedure, patients should expect to feel sore or tender. Pain medication helps maintain comfort. Often, only over-the-counter pain relievers are necessary.
Doctors recommend that patients devote the first two days after surgery to rest and to limit physical activity to light walking. Comfort can improve more quickly by sleeping on the back rather than the side or stomach. Patients are encouraged to do this for two weeks and also to elevate their head slightly.
“Dr. Shah and his staff are awesome! Very caring & Dr takes time explaining the procedure. I definitely recommend him.” – J.C.
Is Recovery After Breast Lift Painful?
Patients do not typically express that breast lift recovery is painful. The compression garment placed after surgery holds the breasts firmly, which keeps movement and disruption to a minimum. Sleeping on the back also prevents too much pressure on the breasts, which could lead to discomfort.
After removing the compression bra, patients transition into a support bra that continues to gently hold the healing tissues in a relatively firm position. These steps enable most patients to recover from breast lift surgery without needing prescription pain medication.
Can A Breast Lift Be Combined with Other Procedures?
Yes. A breast lift can be combined with other breast-shaping procedures, such as breast reduction or breast augmentation. Combining breast procedures can achieve the most proportionate results for some patients.
Additionally, patients often take advantage of their surgical event by combining breast lift surgery with other lifts or body-contouring, such as abdominoplasty or liposuction. There are numerous options that can be explored. Our team is here to help you understand the details of various procedures that may be right for you.
Will I Have Scarring After a Breast Lift?
Breast lift surgery inevitably causes scarring. Scars are a natural byproduct of incisions. Patients can expect scars to follow the pattern of the incisions. Those that border the areola are well disguised at the margin of colored skin. The vertical and horizontal incisions will look red for some time, then pink, and then should fade to a very light color. This can take several months and may be facilitated by the use of scar creams or silicone sheets.
How Long Do Breast Lift Results Last?
Breast lift surgery permanently improves the appearance of the breasts compared to how they would look without the procedure. However, the breasts are inherently susceptible to the effects of weight, gravity, and aging. While results can vary from one patient to another, women can expect their breasts to fall to some degree over time. Usually, this happens very slowly over several years.
Most patients can return to work and other light activities within one to two weeks after breast lift surgery. However, it is important to avoid elevating the heart rate and blood pressure to minimize the risk of bleeding and bruising. Bending, straining, and lifting heavy objects should also be avoided. Strenuous activities may resume approximately six weeks after surgery. Even at that point, however, it is vital that patients take it slow. Exercising too hard too soon can pose a risk to optimal tissue healing.