Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift is designed to remove excess skin and tighten lax tissue to restore a perky and youthful chest contour.
Why is a breast lift necessary?
Your breasts can lose their perkiness for a number of reasons, including:
- Genetic factors
- The natural aging process
- Breastfeeding and pregnancy
- Weight fluctuations
What can a breast lift do for you?
- Re-create your perky chest
- Minimize large + stretched areolas
- Reshape your breast tissue
- Elevate your bust line
- Remove excess skin
- Restore a youthful overall figure
Is a breast lift right for you?
To be considered an ideal candidate for a breast lift, patients should:
- Be close to their ideal body weight
- Be in good general health with no major medical issues
- Want to correct drooping breasts that lack firmness
- Have nipples and areolas that point downward
Your breast lift options
Ideal for women with severe sagging, the anchor incision involves a cut around the areola, down the front of the breast, and along the breast crease.
The lollipop lift is done to correct moderate sagging. It requires an incision around the areola and down the front of the breast, forming the shape of a lollipop.
The donut lift involves a single incision around the areola. Dr. Berkowitz will often recommend this approach if you have mild to moderate sagging.
The breast lift procedure
Your breast lift is done under general anesthesia and can last between one and three hours. To begin the procedure, Dr. Berkowitz will create an incision depending on the type of breast lift you’re having done. Through that opening, he will remove excess skin, tighten the underlying tissue, and reposition your nipple and areola.
From there, he will place your implants if you are also having a breast augmentation. Once your breasts have been reshaped and lifted, Dr. Berkowitz will carefully close the incisions with sutures to ensure that any resulting scars are virtually imperceptible.
Schedule a Consultation
Restore your elevated chest with a breast lift with Dr. Berkowitz. Contact our Michigan office today to schedule an appointment and discover what this procedure can do for you. Learn more
The recovery: What to expect
Immediately after your procedure, Dr. Berkowitz will wrap your chest in a compression garment to promote healing and protect the area. You will remain in the recovery room for a period of time so that we can closely monitor your progress.
Shortly after surgery, you will be free to return home and begin the healing process. Over the next few weeks, you can expect:
- Some pain that should be manageable with medication
- Redness, swelling and bruising that will disappear gradually
- Temporary changes in nipple sensation
You will need to begin walking around the house as soon as possible to promote circulation, but avoid bending, straining and lifting as these activities can impair the healing process. Dr. Berkowitz will give you specific instructions on when you can return to your normal routine during your post-operative appointments.