What Are The Benefits Of A Breast Lift?

There are multiple factors that may cause the breasts to lose bounciness or droop, whether from the expected aging process, pregnancy, or dramatic weight changes. A breast lift in Atlanta, GA at Plastic Surgery Group of Atlanta can help restore a more perkier breast appearance with a wide variety of benefits to refresh and enhance your body, including:

  • Reduces breast sagging and droopiness
  • Raises and firms up the breasts
  • Improves the form and attractiveness of breasts
  • Supports the breasts with a perkier aesthetic
  • Improves nipple location
  • Addresses breast asymmetry (when one breast is different than the other)
  • Gives a lifted, perkier, youthful feel to the breasts
  • Minimizes the size of the areolas for a smaller, more desirable appearance
  • Decreases chafing under the breasts

Am I A Candidate For A Breast Lift?

You may visit Plastic Surgery Group of Atlanta wanting implants only; however, after an expert assessment, you may realize that a breast lift is a better option. This is dependent on the level of sag that is shown. Breasts that point downward generally need skin removal and tightening surgery to correct skin irregularities and lift the breasts to a higher position. If your nipples point downward and your breasts sag significantly below the crease line, a surgical lift can dramatically help their appearance. If you are contemplating a breast lift, you need to be physically healthy and at a stable weight.

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How Is A Breast Lift Performed?

The type of incision used during a breast lift procedure will vary depending on the degree of lift and whether implants will be placed during the surgery. If implants are a part of the procedure, whether silicone or saline, they are placed under the pectoralis muscle. This method provides additional support and helps to keep the breasts in a higher position for a longer period of time. In situations where a larger implant is desired, a supportive tissue matrix may be used as a sling to hold the implants in place.

Breast Lift Incision Types

The degree of lift will determine how many incisions are needed. Once the incisions are made, excess skin and tissue are removed and the nipple and areola are repositioned for a natural placement. The sutures during this procedure are placed deep in the breast wall to secure and hold the breast up firmly.  There are several incision placements to consider:

  • Around the curvature of the areola (the tissue immediately surrounding the nipple)
  • Vertically on the bottom of the areola, down to the crease under the breast
  • Horizontally beneath the breast following the natural crease

How Long Is Recovery After A Breast Lift?

Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and is considered an outpatient procedure. Operative time in most cases is between 1-2 hours. Recovery following a breast lift will vary depending on whether it was a stand-alone surgery or in conjunction with another body-contouring procedure. Most patients are able to resume their normal work schedules within a few days. Exercise will be a gradual process. Most women are able to resume their normal routines within 6-8 weeks. This includes running and weight training.

“As always… everyone was amazing! Dr. Hart is so patient and knowledgeable. She takes all the time it takes to ensure her patients get their questions answered and feel well informed. Her staff are equally as helpful! Every time I have been in their office has been an awesome experience!"
- Robin C.

Breast Lift FAQs

Restore Your Perky Breasts!

Surgical breast lifting has altered the lives of countless Atlanta, GA individuals. If you have drooping breasts that get in the way of everyday activities or prevent you from sporting certain clothing, a breast lift at Plastic Surgery Group of Atlanta may be the right surgery for you. When you have your first meeting, a thorough examination will be given by Alexandra Hart, M.D and your goals for surgery will be discussed. We will provide a tailored treatment plan to assist in transforming your breasts. We encourage you to contact Plastic Surgery Group of Atlanta and speak to a patient coordinator to schedule your first visit.

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