Pregnancy, breast feeding, weight loss, aging skin with lost elasticity, and genetics all contribute to why women experience breast sagging. Board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Franklyn Elliott performs breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, to address these issues as well as revive the breasts to a more youthful appearance. Before surgery, Dr. Elliott will discuss the expected results from breast lift procedures to provide each patient with realistic expectations and to find the best technique suited for their unique needs.
Dr. Elliott performs mastopexy by raising the position of the breasts before removing excess skin and tightening remaining tissue, while reshaping the breasts based on your individual desires. Contrary to some belief, breast lift surgery will not change the size of your breasts. Rather, the goal of the procedure is to make breasts are more firm, lifted, and youthful, while in necessary cases adjusting the position of the areolas and nipples. On the other hand, if the patient desires slightly smaller breasts along with a breast lift, this can also be accomplished in the same operation. While breast lift surgery and breast augmentation are often confused as being similar procedures, it is important to address that they serve two separate purposes.
Breast implants can add volume and enhance the appearance of the breasts, but if an individual desires perkier breasts, breast lift surgery is necessary to raise their position. For those who wish to both lift and enlarge breast volume simultaneously, breast augmentation can be combined with a breast lift procedure. For some patients, breast lift is incorporated in mommy makeover surgery, as breast feeding often has an adverse effect on breasts. With Dr. Elliott’s implementation of advanced techniques and progressive suturing, breast surgery scarring is kept to a minimum. Post-operative scar treatment care is also important in healing and fading scars over time, which patients are educated on during the surgery process.
View Dr. Elliott’s before and after gallery to see what breast lift surgery can accomplish. If you are interested in breast lift surgery or another cosmetic procedure, please schedule a consultation. Be sure to connect with Dr. Elliott on Facebook, Twitter, and Google + for the latest cosmetic and reconstructive news and information.