Sometimes, it can happen in life where certain events take a toll on our bodies, causing them to change and age faster than we would like. A breast lift can revive the appearance of your breasts, and return them to a perky, more attractive condition. With a breast lift you can obtain breasts that look more youthful, restore the natural contours of the breasts, or even bring back one’s cleavage. Dr. Andres provides Scottsdale & Phoenix breast lift procedures so that patients may have the chance to again feel beautiful and refreshed.
Is a breast lift right for me?
There are several ways to address problems concerning breast volume, position and size. Most of the solutions to these problems will require a breast lift in addition to other procedures in order to achieve balance and aesthetic harmony to that part of the feminine silhouette.
As a board certified Scottsdale plastic surgeon, Dr. Andres has treated countless women who want breast rejuvenation but don’t know how to achieve their goals. He is a firm believer in educating his patients on all of their options so they can make a fully informed decision on the course of action they want to take. In this way Dr. Andres’ patients are not disappointed in the final result because they understand the differences between procedures and how each will affect their appearance.
Standalone breast lift
A breast lift alone is a good option for women who have adequate volume in the breasts but who are unhappy with sagging and the position of their breasts on their torso. In this case tightening the underlying muscles, repositioning the nipple structure and removing excess skin will reposition the breasts to a more youthful position on the chest. If the areolas have become enlarged, this can be corrected during the procedure.
Another reason for a standalone breast lift is in the case of breasts that are uneven with one being much higher than the other. In these cases, one or both breasts can be repositioned to achieve symmetry and harmony.
Many women choose to undergo breast lift surgery to resolve the changes that occur due to weight loss, pregnancy as well as signs of aging. Dr. Andres will collaborate with you to create a tailored surgical plan that will reach your goals for physical enhancement.
Breast lift with augmentation
In almost all cases a breast lift alone will not produce the full lifted breasts that are sported by celebrities and models. Make no mistake, many of these ladies have had children or have had to deal with the process of aging. A breast lift with an implant is the preferred choice in cases where breast volume has been lost due to pregnancy or large weight loss as well as age related sagging.
The other side of the decision process is for women who have excessively large pendulous breasts that lack form. In these women a visit to Dr. Andres’ office will help them decide if a breast reduction with lift is their best option. The burden of large breasts is hard to bear, particularly in Phoenix where the high temperatures can cause rashes and uncomfortable itching beneath the breasts.
Breast reduction can not only improve the look of the breasts but can more importantly relieve health related conditions that mar the enjoyment of daily activities. In some cases breast reduction is covered by insurance due to the health implications associated with large breasts.
Receiving a breast lift can provide one or more of the following benefits to our patients:
- Restore the natural shape of breasts.
- Repositioning the breasts so that they fall higher on the chest, and appear perkier.
- Revive natural cleavage.
- Restore stretched areolas.
About the procedure
Dr. Andres has the precision and practice to deliver some of the best breast lifts Scottsdale has to show for. Typically, a breast lift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure using IV sedation or general anesthesia. This is administered under the care of a board-certified anesthesiologist. Based on his professional opinion, as well as the patient’s personal preference, Dr. Andres will elect to employ one of the following breast lift techniques:
Donut incision – This type of incision encircles the areola. Short scar incision – This incision is made around the areola and then runs straight down the center of the breast to the crease. (This technique is also called a “lollipop incision”) Anchor incision – This is similar to a short scar incision, but has an additional, horizontal incision along the bottom crease of the breast.
A Scottsdale & Phoenix breast lift surgery takes about 2 hours. However, if being combined with coordinating breast procedures, such as Phoenix breast augmentation surgery, it can be longer. Depending on your needs, Dr. Andres may suggest that you pair your breast lift with breast augmentation or breast reduction, to achieve a more comprehensive result.
Once you’re out of surgery, you will be able to return home. Your breasts will be carefully bandaged, so as to facilitate proper healing. You may experience some bruising and swelling for the first week or two. This is completely normal. Any pain or discomfort may be managed with medication, if you like. Generally, most patients are able to return to their daily activities as well as work in a week’s time. That being said, you should avoid any strenuous activity or heavy lifting for the first 4 to 5 weeks, after your surgery.
During your consultation
During your consultation with Dr. Andres, he will want to discuss your particular aspirations for physical enhancement through a breast lift. In doing so, Dr. Andres will have a better grasp on what it is you’re looking to gain, and from there, construct a surgical plan that best suits you. It is encouraged that during your consultation, you bring up any questions or concerns, regarding your procedure. It is important that you feel confident and secure in your choice, so that come your surgery day you can relax.
If you would like to explore your options for a breast lift in Phoenix, you can request a consultation online. Or if you’d rather, you may contact the office directly and one of our staff members will help you schedule an appointment.