Whether due to gravity, age, pregnancy, or weight fluctuations, breasts can start to sag over time. This can affect how you see your body and your confidence. But there is a solution. No matter what the cause is, a breast lift can return your breasts to a more youthful position. And with the expertise of Dr. Andrews, you can feel confident you will see the results you’re looking for.
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is used to raise sagging breasts, remove excess skin, and tighten surrounding tissues, giving you a perkier and more youthful appearance to your breasts. The procedure can be done on its own or be combined with other cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation.
During your consultation with Dr. Andrews, he will help you determine if a breast lift is right for you. There are some things you’ll need to consider to figure out if this procedure is right for you and your aesthetic goals. Some of the qualifications include:
- Being a nonsmokers
- Having sagging breasts due to breastfeeding, pregnancy, or drastic weight loss
- Nipples that point downward
- Elongated breasts
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Stretched breast skin
As with most cosmetic procedures, a breast lift starts with the administration of anesthesia. IV anesthesia or general anesthesia is used. Once that has kicked in, Dr. Andrews will make an incision in the breast. The type of incision used depends on the results you’re looking for.
The incision types include:
- Around the areola
- Around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease
- “Anchor” incision around the areola, vertically down the breast crease, and horizontally along the breast crease
After the incision is made, Dr. Andrews will lift and reshape your breast tissue. He will also lift and reposition the nipple and areola as necessary. Excess breast skin will be removed as needed.
Finally, the incisions are closed, and sutures or surgical tape will be used to bring the skin together. Dr. Andrews will use expert techniques to ensure the incision is as invisible as possible.
Right after the breast lift procedure, you will be given instructions on how best to take care of your incisions as you begin to heal. We will also give you a compression garment to aid in the healing process. When leaving our office, you will need someone to drive you home.
In the first few days of recovery, you may have some soreness and discomfort, but you’ll be prescribed medication to help with this. You will also have some bruising and swelling. It will take about two weeks for the bruises to disappear and the swelling to go down. To aid in your recovery, try to get as much rest as possible.
While recovering, you’ll want to avoid lifting heavy objects or performing strenuous exercises. You’ll also need to sleep on your back until advised otherwise. It will take a few months for you to see the full results of your breast lift.
Dr. Kahlil Andrews is a board-certified plastic surgeon from Los Angeles specializing in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
At his location in Coralville, Iowa, Dr. Andrews’ academic and technical achievements are only exceeded by his commitment to patient care. Whether they are seeking reconstructive breast surgery, outpatient injectable treatment, or a full-blown mommy makeover, Dr. Andrews gives his full attention and focus on achieving excellent patient outcomes.MEET DR. ANDREWS
Dr Andrews and his staff are very professional and were great to work with. I got a breast augmentation and I am so happy with the results! The recovery has been fairly easy and I am so happy with my decision to go with Dr Andrews. – Deborah Johnston
I was treated better and with more respect than in any medical setting, I have previously experienced. They were compassionate, knowledgeable, and informative. I strongly recommend Dr. Andrews and his very capable team! – Sophia Joseph
I went to see Dr. Andrews recently. The entire staff was welcoming and friendly. Dr. Andrews took the time to explain to me my options and answered all my questions. I can’t wait to have my procedure. – Aleigha De Leon
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Are you struggling with sagging or droopy breasts? A breast lift could be the solution you’re looking for. Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Andrews and start your journey to perkier, more youthful breasts.