Breast Lift Northwest Spokane, WA
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, can help to restore and enhance the shape and overall appearance of the breasts. Women with sagging breasts due to aging, pregnancy, or other factors, and women who are unhappy with the shape of their breasts can benefit from undergoing breast lift surgery by our team of experts in Spokane at Plastic Surgery Northwest.
Factors That Affect the Shape and Appearance of Your Breasts
Loss of skin elasticity, gravity, and factors such as weight loss, pregnancy, and breast-feeding affect the shape and firmness of your breasts.
These changes may be mitigated by a breast lift procedure. You may consider breast lift surgery if your breasts have settled or if your nipples and areolas point downward, especially if they are positioned below the crease under the breast.
Good Candidates for a Breast Lift
Patients who are generally satisfied with the size of their breasts can have a breast lift to reposition the breast tissue, nipple, and areolae, resulting in a more youthful breast contour. Patients who are unhappy that they have lost breast volume, while also experiencing changes in the shape of their breasts, may benefit from placement of an implant to replace lost volume in addition to repositioning the breast with a lift. Placement implants may be done at the same time as a lift or may be planned as separate procedures to optimize an individual’s results.
Breast Lift Techniques
At Plastic Surgery Northwest in Spokane, we focus on your individual factors and personal preferences to determine the specific technique to lift your breasts. A common method of lifting the breasts involves three incisions. One incision is made around the areola, another runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast. The third incision is horizontal beneath the breast and follows the natural curve of the breast crease.
Through these incisions, the excess breast skin is removed and the nipple and areola are shifted to a higher position. The areola, which in a sagging breast may have been stretched, can be reduced in size. The nipples and areolas remain attached to underlying breast tissue, usually allowing for the preservation of sensation and the ability to breast-feed.
Recovering from a Breast Lift
There will be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort following breast lift surgery. A special surgical bra will need to be worn during the first few weeks of the recovery process to help provide support and manage swelling. Most patients are able to return to work after around one week of recovery. Exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for around six weeks.
The Cost of Breast Lift Surgery
A breast lift is a highly personalized surgical procedure. Our plastic surgeons create a personalized procedure plan for each patient so that they can provide them with results that satisfy their aesthetic needs. Financing options are available.
Breast Lift Results
The incisions from your breast lift surgery will heal and fade over time, a process that takes over a year to complete. It is important to realize, however, that the incision lines will be permanently visible. In some instances, they will eventually be only faint lines. Certain individuals may have incision lines that are more noticeable. Fortunately, the incisions for your breast lift are in locations easily concealed by clothing.
View before-and-after photos of a breast lift.