23 Mar A Breast Lift Can Change Your Life
Breast lifts, breast augmentation, breast reductions, and breast implants—what’s the difference between all of these procedures and terms? All are available at Dr. Shaun Parson Plastic Surgery & Skin Center, and the biggest difference is whether breast implants are involved in the procedure or not. A breast lift is essentially a breast reduction. It’s a procedure that removes excess breast tissue without the placement of breast implants. Women who are overall happy with the size and shape of their breasts but struggle with droopiness that is so common with age or after childbirth may be good candidates for a breast lift.
Breast lift and breast reduction are two terms that are sometimes used interchangeably. However, a breast reduction can also include the removal of breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin. A breast lift is strictly the removal of excess skin. A breast augmentation is a procedure that involves implants but can also be combined with a breast lift. As you can see, there’s a lot of overlap!
A breast lift is the least invasive of all these procedures. Many women prefer not to have breast implants for many reasons. Maybe you love the natural size of your breasts but wish they were perkier. Perhaps you’re an amateur boxer and the idea of breast implants just doesn’t work with your lifestyle. No matter your reason for wanting more beautiful breasts without the addition of breast implants, it’s time to find out if a breast lift is right for you.
What Happens During a Breast Lift?
Breast lifts remove excess tissue from the breasts, but the amount of tissue removed depends on the severity of droopiness. In some instances, only a small amount of tissue is removed. This likely means a single incision hidden in the breast crease is necessary. If there is severe drooping, sometimes the nipples need to be adjusted. Youthful breasts are those with nipples pointing forward. One common sign that a breast lift might be useful is when nipples start to point downward.
When a breast lift involves the movement of the nipple, this also changes the incision points. A “lollipop incision” is common for nipple placement. The incisions are hidden around the areola with a vertical line from the nipple to the breast crease. This is also sometimes called an “anchor incision.” Incisions from a breast lift are very thin and fade over time.
Common Questions about Breast Lifts in Scottsdale
Undergoing any cosmetic surgery is a big decision. One of the biggest questions is whether you can breastfeed after a breast lift, and the vast majority of women can. When you work with the “top doc” in Scottsdale, you can rest easy knowing that any breast procedure you choose will likely not interfere with future nursing plans.
A lot of women are also concerned about loss of sensitivity, especially to the nipple. There is a recovery period after a breast lift, and during this time it’s important to let the breasts heal. After a full recovery, the majority of women enjoy sensation in their breasts and nipples.
In most cases, a breast lift will require you to take a break from work for 3 – 7 days. It takes 3 weeks for most of the healing to be done, and at this point your doctor will likely give you permission to get back to your daily activities. However, keep in mind that it can take up to 12 weeks for breasts to attain their final, natural-looking shape. Swelling and numbness can linger for up to 3 months after surgery, so don’t worry if you’re not 100% where you want to be a few weeks after surgery. Every body is different, and so is every recovery period.
Learn More about Scottsdale Breast Lifts
Summer is right around the corner and so is the season of swimsuits and sundresses. Nobody wants the burden of a heavy-duty support bra in the sizzling summer months or on those vacations you have planned. Schedule your breast lift now and you’ll be raring to go by the time summer rolls around.
Find out more about a breast lift and other options by scheduling a consultation. Call Dr. Shaun Parson Plastic Surgery & Skin Center today at (480) 282-8386 and ask for an evaluation from the “top doc” in Scottsdale.