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Breast Lifting Sacramento

Breast lifting, also known as mastopexy, is often considered by women whose breasts have suffered from excess gravity. Weight fluctuations, pregnancy and breast-feeding, aging, and skin type can all affect the appearance of the breast. What was once a nice full breast, which sat exactly on your chest where it was supposed to, can turn into a low-slung deflated breast that requires constant bra-wearing.

Many women tire of the need for push-up bras or other kinds of trapeze undergarments to keep their breasts up where they belong. They long for the ability to wear a strap-less, halter, or spaghetti-strap little gown. They wish they felt more confident in their appearance when they take their bras off.

Breast lifting becomes necessary when the skin envelope is larger than the breast volume. If the position of the nipple is still relatively up, then sometimes just filling the skin envelope with a breast implant will correct the deflation. However, when the position of the nipple has dropped too low, then the nipple will need to be re-positioned higher on the breast, and the excess skin will need to be removed. Unfortunately, this requires creating some scarring on the breast.

The amount of scarring depends on the skin/volume discrepancy. Women with a lot of extra skin and particularly low nipples usually require the most skin removal, and therefore have the most scarring. Women with just a slight droopiness to the nipples require much less scarring. It is important to listen to your surgeon with regard to the amount of scarring necessary to make your breasts look their best. Sometimes women demand lesser scarring, and the result is not as good or long-lasting.

In women whose breasts have lost much of their upper fullness, sometimes the addition of a breast implant to the lifting procedure will improve the result by adding additional “cleavage” to the breast. This can usually be done at the same time as the breast lift.

Breast lifting is usually performed under local anesthesia with sedation. The procedure can require 2-3 hours in the operating room. Most women feel pretty much back to normal within two weeks. It takes some time, usually 2-3 months, for the breasts to achieve their final “look”. The scars usually take 6-12 months to mature and fade as much as they will.

Barring further pregnancy or significant weight fluctuations, the breast lift should be very long-lasting. It is unusual for a woman to notice a return of significant “droopiness” to her breasts over time after breast lifting. After breast lifting, it remains important to provide moderate support to the breasts by wearing a bra whenever you are vertical (except on the special occasions when you want to wear some spaghetti straps!). However, your new bra will certainly not need to be industrial-strength. Light support for the breasts will protect your investment and keep your breasts perky longer.

95 Scripps Drive, Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 929-1833