A breast lift, which is also referred to as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure of lifting, raising, and reshaping breasts that sagged and experienced loss of skin elasticity.
Sagging or loss of skin elasticity could be caused by several factors, such as large breasts, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, aging, and genetics. Sometimes, the areola becomes enlarged overtime, and a mastopexy can reduce this problem and rejuvenate your body resulting in more youthful-looking breasts.
You can combine mastopexy with other breast procedures, such as breast implants or breast fat transfer that will make breasts fuller and rounder in shape.
What Happens During a Consultation?
You will meet with Dr. Angelina Postoev before the procedure to review your medical history, previous breast surgeries (if any), and factors that may affect your outcomes, such as medical conditions, allergies, alcohol or tobacco use, and current medications or supplements taken.
During a breast lift consultation, Dr. Angelina Postoev will examine your breasts and measure your breast size and shape, skin quality, and placement of your nipples and areolas. You are encouraged to discuss your mastopexy surgery expectations and set reasonable goals.
Based on the information provided, Dr. Angelina Postoev will develop a treatment plan that meets your aesthetic goals.
What Are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is a popular surgical procedure. It delivers emotional and physical benefits. Benefits of a mastopexy include:
Enhanced breast appearance;
Improved nipple placement;
Aesthetically pleasing breast shape;
What Should I Expect from the Procedure?
A mastopexy surgery can be performed under local or general anesthesia. The placement of the incisions depends on the type of breast lift that you choose with your doctor.
To lift the breasts and reshape them, the surgeon will suture the underlying tissue. The nipple will be placed higher on the chest, and the areola can be reduced in size (if needed). Then, the excess skin will be removed. And finally, your surgeon will close the incisions.
Normally, the surgery lasts up to 3 hours, and you can return home on the same day. Breast lift surgery is performed at our surgery center located in Gwinnett county in Loganville, GA, which welcomes patients from Snellville, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Conyers, and surrounding cities in the metro Atlanta area and Buckhead.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Overall, breast lift surgery results are long-lasting and immediately visible. Occasionally, some patients may need minor revisions after a few years. However, a few factors may affect optimal results, such as age, genetics, and healthy diet. Normally, the final results will appear in the next few months.
What to Expect from Recovery
Recovery time depends on the type of breast lift, the downtime can vary. Most breast lift surgeries have a downtime of 3-5 days. Patients are expected to take care of themselves, prevent weight fluctuations, and wear proper breast support.
Request a consultation with our triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon and founder Dr. Angelina Postoev to find out what breast lift procedure is right for you!
Side Effects of the Mastopexy Surgery
Some of the common side effects of a breast lift surgery are discomfort, soreness, bruising, swelling, numbness, and scarring that can appear. Therefore, to reduce the risks and ensure the optimal recovery period, you will get recommendations from Dr. Angelina Postoev.
How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost in Atlanta, GA?
Cost of breast lift surgery will depend on the specific patient’s needs; however, pricing can start at around $6,500 and can increase if implants are needed, or if a reduction is needed in addition to the breast lift surgery.
At SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics, our pricing is inclusive of all fees, so there are no surprise bills later. During your initial consultation, our team will discuss the cost of your procedure and share information about our flexible financing options.
Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer cosmetic surgery for women in Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, Buckhead, and the surrounding areas of Georgia. Contact us today to schedule a personal consultation.