Breast implants remain the most popular elective cosmetic surgery, world-wide. But growing in popularity and currently trending with women of all ages is breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy. Recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that breast lifts have grown 70% since 2000 – and seem to be outpacing implants two to one.
Your breasts, like the rest of your body, change over time. Heredity, significant weight loss, childbearing and breastfeeding can contribute to the sagging of your breast tissue and to your breasts gradually changing their position to lower and lower on your chest.
A breast lift can take years off of your appearance. So, if you are “a woman of a certain age,” or a new mom and are considering a breast lift, read on.
Did you know:
- A breast lift elevates and firms your breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. The result is a more youthful appearance and a more pleasing breast shape.
- A breast lift reshapes and supports the contours of your breasts.
- A breast lift improves the symmetry of your breasts.
- A breast lift does not significantly change the size of your breasts, utilize implants or round out your upper breast area.
During a breast lift, incisions are made around your areola, from the bottom edge of your areola to the crease underneath your breast, and beneath your breast. The skin is tightened, excess skin is removed and the incisions are closed with tiny sutures. After Dr. Silverman has removed your excess breast skin, your nipples and areolae (the brown area surrounding your nipples) are moved to a higher position but remain attached to underlying tissue, which usually preserves their sensation and your ability to breastfeed, if desired.
Recovery takes approximately one week, however, you may remain sore for several weeks.
You should be in good overall health if you are considering a breast lift.
Dr. Silverman may ask that you have a baseline mammogram prior to surgery.
Call for a consultation appointment with Dr. Silverman, today, and get a new “lift” on life: (617) 965-9500.