Breast Lift Scottsdale
Unfortunately, our breasts do not maintain their youthfulness forever. Also, some women developmentally have breast shapes that are less than ideal on one or both sides. As we age, women’s breasts begin to sag as a result of gravity. Sagging breasts are also very common after pregnancy or breast feeding. Sometimes a breast lift alone will create the look you desire, but other times a breast enlargement is performed along with the lift to get the desired fullness.
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon Dr. White will help you decide on the type of surgery that is best for your particular needs. After a breast lift, your breasts will look more youthful, and your nipples will be in a more aesthetic position. If you choose to combine breast enlargement with a breast lift, then your breast will look fuller in addition to being perkier.
Breast Lift Procedure Information:
Breast lift surgery is done on an outpatient basis at the Virginia Piper Outpatient Surgical Facility in Scottsdale under general anesthesia. The design of the incisions include incisions around the pigmented area (the NAC or nipple areolar complex) and extend vertically below the nipple, and sometimes also in the fold under the breast. The NAC is repositioned higher, the excess skin is removed, and the breast is reshaped in a pleasing contour and in a more normal position. The insertion of a breast implant may or may not be advisable, depending on your preferences.
You will return home in a soft surgical bra over gauze padding. You will be seen in our office the following day and checked to make sure you are doing well. You may have a plastic-feeling dressing along the suture lines known as Prineo that ideally remains in place for 3 weeks, adding support and protection to the suture lines. Initial discomfort is controlled with oral medication. Walking around and light activities can be resumed even the night after surgery, but no lifting or exertion that elevates the heart rate should be done. Bleeding requiring emergency surgery can result from too much activity for the first few weeks. Full activity can be resumed at 6 weeks afterwards. You may drive as soon as you are not taking any narcotics (you can be arrested for a DUI even if you are prescribed the medications for surgery). After the first week, if you have smooth surfaced implants you will be shown how to move them around to help prevent scar tissue formation.
Complementary Plastic Surgery Procedures
Breast lift is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance.
Breast Lift Surgery
The specific risks and the suitability of breast lift surgery can be determined only during your consultation with Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. White. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk, but major complications are rare.