Over time, a woman’s breast can change; resulting in a loss of volume and youthfulness. Whether your breasts have started to droop and lose volume because of gravity, age, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, heredity, or breastfeeding, you may be the perfect candidate for a breast lift from Dr. Rick Silverman.
What Is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift, technically called a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that is designed to raise sagging or drooping breasts, and can even reposition the nipples so that they sit higher on the breast. During a breast lift procedure, excess skin will be removed from the bottom of the breast or around the nipple and then the remaining skin will be sewn together to lift and tighten the breast.
Who Is a Good Breast Lift Candidate?
Breast lift surgery is gaining more and more popularity among patients everywhere. The ideal candidate for this procedure includes someone who:
- Is physically healthy
- Maintains a stable weight
- Doesn’t smoke
- Has breasts that are flat, elongated, or pendulous
- Has stretched skin
- Has enlarged areolas
- Is bothered by sagging or small breasts
- Has nipples that fall below the breast crease when unsupported
- Has one breast lower than the other
How Is a Breast Lift Procedure Performed?
Typically, a breast lift procedure is done on an outpatient basis by Dr. Rick Silverman. During this procedure, you will be under general anesthesia so you won’t feel or remember a thing. Once you’re asleep, Dr. Silverman will make small incisions and remove extra skin and lift your breast tissue. If you are getting breast implants as well, this is when he will insert them. Once the excess skin is removed, Dr. Silverman will stitch you up. On occasion, small drains will be placed at the incision site for about 24-48 hours to help drain excess fluid.
Breast Lift With Implants
One common misconception that many patients have about a breast lift is that it will make their breasts larger. However, that simply is not the case. If you want to add more volume to your breasts, Dr. Silverman may recommend a breast lift with implants. With this surgery, Dr. Silverman will not only lift the existing breast tissue and get rid of excess skin, but he will also use an implant to add more volume to your breasts.
Breast Lift Recovery Time
Recovery time for this type of surgical procedure varies from patient to patient. However, the average breast lift recovery takes about two weeks for the swelling and bruising to subside. We encourage our patients to take about a week off of work to help speed up the recovery process.
Are There Breast Lift Surgery Scars?
The exact technique that Dr. Silverman uses for your breast lift will vary based on your existing breast tissue, but he will try to perform a technique to achieve as little scarring as possible.
Schedule a Consultation
Do you have drooping breasts? The breast lift surgery with or without implants might be right option for you. Call (617) 965-9500 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rick Silverman at his office serving Boston. During your consultation, Dr. Silverman can discuss the options available to you in order to achieve your goals.