Breast Lift Surgery at Solace Clinic
A breast lift restores a firmer, perkier, and more aesthetically pleasing shape to sagging breasts. This not only can improve a patient’s appearance by restoring her youthful, feminine proportions, but also help bras and swimsuits fit more comfortably and attractively.
By removing excess, stretched out skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and raising the nipple & areola into a more forward position, our cosmetic surgeon can create a more youthful breast contour. Stretched, large areolae can also be reduced during breast lift surgery, creating an overall better proportioned, natural looking breast.
What Exactly Happens During the Procedure?
On average, breast lift procedures take one to three hours to perform and require general anesthesia. Sometimes the procedure can take longer if breast implants are inserted.
There are various approaches to breast lifts, during a consultation our plastic surgeon will recommend the best approach based on your preferences, body shape and degree of ptosis.
Here are some of the common steps taken during the procedure:
First you are given anesthesia so you don’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.
Next, our surgeon makes one of the following incision patterns which is typically determined by the degree of sagging, the amount of excess skin present, and the overall size of the breasts.
1. Anchor Incision: also known as inverted T, ideal candidates are women with extremely droopy breasts.
2. Lollipop Lift: most appropriate for women with moderate degree of breast ptosis.
3. Donut Lift: also known as periareolar or Benelli lift, this incision is suitable for mild to moderate sagging.
4. Crescent Lift: typically done in conjunction with breast augmentation and is appropriate for women with a small degree of ptosis
After making the incision, excess skin of the breast tissue is removed.
The nipple and areola is moved to a higher position.
If breast implants are being used, they will be inserted.
Then the skin surrounding the areola is brought down and together to reshape the breast.
Finally, all incisions are closed with sutures, often strategically placed under the breast so they are not noticeable.
After your breast lift procedure, the shape of your breasts, the height of their projection and their balance/symmetry will be greatly improved.