How does a breast lift differ from a breast augmentation?
Breast lift and breast augmentation are two common plastic surgery procedures to enhance the appearance of your breasts. Breast augmentation involves the placement of implants beneath the breast tissue or muscles. The procedure is designed to increase the actual size and volume of your breasts to create a more appealing figure.
Why do breasts sag and droop?
Age, gravity, and pregnancy can cause breast tissue to break down over time. This deterioration can create saggy or droopy breasts. A breast lift is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that is used to lift and tighten the breast tissue to create a more youthful and appealing contour and shape.
What are the different methods of a breast lift?
Depending the conditions of your breasts, there are different breast lift techniques each differing in the amount of tissue removed as well as the location and number of incisions.
- A traditional breast lift is ideal for women who have severely droopy breasts. This technique uses three incisions and enables the removal of larger amounts of skin and tissue.
- A vertical breast lift uses only two incisions and is appropriate for a moderate amount of sagging.
- A circumareolar breast lift only uses one incision around the nipple border. This technique produces a subtle result and is used for women that have a minor degree of sagging.
What is the cost range of a breast lift?
A mastopexy can range in price. You can expect a breast lift to cost between $4,000 and $5,000, but as it is a customized surgery, the prices can vary. When considering a breast lift procedure, it is important that you are given all the facts regarding the associated costs of the procedure, including anesthesia, operating room facilities, or other expenses.
The fee for surgery is based upon the level of experience of your plastic surgeon, and the type of procedure used. When choosing your breast lift surgeon, it is important to remember that the degree of experience makes a significant difference in your final look. Dr. Casper has performed hundreds of breast lift surgeries and is known as being among the most talented breast surgeons practicing in the Pasadena area, and beyond.
What should I expect after a breast lift?
Some discomfort and soreness are expected after your breast lift procedure, but many of our patients tell us that the breast lift was more comfortable than expected. Light activities can resume after the first week. Low-impact exercise is possible after the second week. You will need to wear a special support bra 24 hours a day to help reduce swelling as well as offer support to your breasts. Any scarring should fade over the first year.
How long with the results of a breast lift last?
Although your breasts will continue to be affected by age and gravity, your lift procedure will resolve your current issues and will help you looking younger and more attractive for many, many years.