There are many factors that affect the position, firmness, and elasticity of a woman’s breasts. Pregnancy and nursing, weight loss, aging, gravity – these and more can cause a woman’s breasts to sag or droop (ptosis). A breast lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that addresses these concerns. It basically elevates the breast to a more youthful and upright position, and restores its suppleness.
A breast lift surgery cannot increase the volume or change the size of the breasts. For the patient more volume the procedure can be combined with insertion of breast implants.
Who Should Get a Breast Lift?
The best candidates for a breast lift are women who have:
- Drooping or sagging breasts
- Breasts that have lost firmness due to pregnancy and nursing, or weight loss
- Nipples and areolas that are positioned or fall significantly below the breast fold
In breast lift surgery, there are three common incision techniques that Dr. Kiener uses: Around the areola, vertically down from the areola to the breast crease (a lollipop-type incision), or horizontally along the breast crease (a full anchor scar incision). Dr. Kiener knows full well that each body is different and that each patient has her own goals, preferences, and expectations. He takes all this into account when deciding which incision pattern to use. Once the incision has been made and any excess breast skin removed, Dr. Kiener moves the nipple and areola to a higher, more elevated position.
All incisions are made in such a way that scarring is minimally visible and can easily be concealed by a bra.
Once the dressings are removed, patients are recommended to wear a supportive or surgical bra. Unrestricted activity can be resumed at three weeks.
If you would like more information about breast lift surgery or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Kiener today!