A number of factors, including pregnancy and nursing, weight gain or loss, and the pull of gravity can cause a woman’s breasts to sag. A breast lift can raise and
What is a Breast Lift?
Also referred to as a mastopexy, a breast lift involves removing a section of skin above the nipple and moving the nipple up into this new location. After removing the excess skin, Dr. Johnston pulls down the skin that used to surround the areola and sutures it together to reshape the breast. Sutures are usually placed around the areola, as well as in a vertical line extending down from the areola to the base of the breast, and along the lower crease of the breast. The skin is glued to avoid sutures on the skin to prevent stitch marks.
Am I a good candidate for a Breast Lift in the Orlando Area?
If you have sagging breasts and low nipple position, you may be a good candidate for this procedure. A breast lift can be performed on breasts of any size, but the results may not last as long in women with heavy breasts. In this case, your lift may be combined with a breast reduction.
If you plan on having more children, you may wish to postpone your breast lift until after you are done having children and breastfeeding, as your breasts will likely stretch if you become pregnant.
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What can I expect from a Breast Lift?
The goal of a breast lift is to make your breasts fuller, firmer, and higher on your chest.
How long is the recovery from a Breast Lift?
Following your breast lift procedure in Orlando and Lake Mary area, you may be required to wear a surgical bra over gauze dressings to assist with healing. After a few days, you’ll begin wearing a soft support bra, which you’ll wear continuously for the next two to four weeks. Your breasts may be swollen and sore for a few days following your procedure, but any discomfort can be managed with oral pain relievers. You should be able to return to work after a week, but you should continue to take it easy for about a month. After that, you can gradually resume your routine. Following Dr. Johnston’s post-op instructions will ensure a healthy and timely recovery.