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Breast Lift in Virginia Beach, VA

Could You Use a Lift?

SJ Plastic Surgery offers Mastopexy or Breast Lift Surgery in Virginia Beach, VA.

Breast lift surgery, commonly known as mastopexy surgery, is a procedure that lifts the breasts. Your breasts will be restored to a more youthful position after a Mastopexy. To put it another way, your breasts will be perkier, rounder, and have more volume. Breasts deflate, sag, and droop due to heredity, aging, and pregnancy. SJ Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach uses compassion and awareness of how a woman's breasts might affect her self-perception and confidence when doing Mastopexy surgery. It is critical for a woman to feel feminine both within and outside her clothes.

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What is Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Surgery?

Most women state that the lack of firmness and the droopy position of their breasts are the main reasons they want a breast lift.

Have you noticed your nipple or areola is pointing downward? Perhaps it is toward the bottom of your lower breast instead of its original position. This is known as Breast Ptosis and is an important word to remember. According to an article in the New York Times, breasts are like most fatty or adipose tissue in our bodies. Hence, they are going to sag.

Because of this, our doctors seek to restore a natural-looking youthfulness to the breasts without looking “fake" or overdone. Breast lifts must be carefully tailored to the individual to ensure the desired results. During your consultation, your doctor will listen to your concerns and develop a strategy that suits your needs.

Breast Lift with Augmentation

Augmentation-mastopexy refers to the use of any of the above techniques combined with the help of breast implants (breast augmentation). This allows for the restoration of volume loss and can restore fullness in the upper portion of the breasts. Because adding volume and tightening the skin can work against each other, avoiding using an enormous implant (more than 400 ccs) is vital to preventing complications.

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Realistic Expectations

The doctors at SJ Plastic Surgery believe in helping you achieve your desired results while keeping your safety paramount. Your breast lift surgery will occur in a fully accredited operating room in the comfort and privacy of our office. Breast lift surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia for your comfort and takes between 2-3 hours. Our doctors make sure your recovery goes as smoothly as possible. This involves using a local anesthetic (numbing medicine) in the surgical area and providing medication for use at home. Most breast lifts do not require the use of surgical drains.

When should I have a Mastopexy?

As we mentioned earlier, there are several reasons your breasts may sag. According to Health.com, there are seven (7) things you can and can’t do about sagging breasts. You can work out, eat healthily, wear the right bra, sleep on your back, and never smoke, but often these won’t be enough to stop gravity. Health.com states, “If you’re really unhappy with your breast sag, there is one remedy that doctors say can turn back time: “breast lift" surgery, also called a mastopexy. Plastic surgeons remove excess skin during a breast lift and tighten the surrounding tissue. The surgery has grown in popularity by 70% since 2000, outpacing breast implants 2-to-1. Breasts tend to undergo several changes throughout a woman’s life. During development, breasts all have a certain degree of asymmetry. After pregnancy, a deflated look is a common concern due to volume loss (postpartum atrophy). Over time, the skin stretches, and the breasts can sag or droop. Since these changes can occur in a vast time range, many women are candidates for a breast lift or Mastopexy.

Your Breast Lift Procedure

Your outpatient procedure is expected to take about two to three hours but could take longer if you choose any additional enhancements. You will be administered general anesthesia, and your surgeon begins with the incision technique as discussed in your treatment plan. Depending on the degree of excess skin, droopiness, and the size and shape of the breasts, specific incisions are predicated by these factors.

The doughnut incision (Circumareolar) is ideal for women with smaller cup sizes and features two ring-like incisions around the areola.

The lollipop-shape incision (Circumvertical) makes its way around the areola and down toward the underlying crease of the breast.

The anchor-shaped incision (Wise pattern or ‘Inverted T”) is a third option and offers the best results for women with significant sagging.

Once your surgeon makes the incision, excess breast tissue is removed and proceeds to contour and shape the breast to achieve your aesthetic goals. Depending on your surgery, your nipples and areola may be resized or repositioned higher on the chest, and excess skin is trimmed and manipulated for a firmer appearance.

Breast Lift Recovery & Results

Generally, you can return home shortly after your breast lift surgery. Light activity and walking are permitted after surgery. You may resume exercise 2 weeks after surgery and gradually return without any restrictions one month afterward.

Our doctors usually recommend you take one week off from work. You will likely feel well enough to work from home during that time if that is an option. Some swelling and bruising are standard, with most of it resolving after two weeks. Remember, it will take a few months for the skin to relax and for your final results to be visible.

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Schedule your Virginia Beach Breast Lift consultation with SJ Plastic Surgery today

Our surgeons are regional leaders and well-respected within their industry. Our dedicated team is also here to assist and guide you along your aesthetic journey. When you are ready to learn more about Breast Lift Surgery and how it can impact your life for the better, schedule a private one-on-one with our doctors at our Virginia Beach office.

SJ Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach & Chesapeake

At SJ Plastic Surgery, we believe in treating each patient as though they are family. Our years of training and experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery are at your service. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about Virginia Beach Plastic Surgery at SJ Plastic Surgery Clinic.