Whether it's due to gravity or weight, over time, your breasts can start to sag, leading to feelings of embarrassment.
A breast lift can remove excess skin and reposition the areola, resulting in a perkier bustline.
Jaime Perez is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL, who specializes in breast lifts. See how he can help.
What a Breast Lift Can Do for You
Time, pregnancy, nursing, and weight gain or loss can change the shape and position of a person's breasts. As breast tissue enlarges, the skin and supporting ligaments of the breast are stretched, which can cause sagging or asymmetry.
Fortunately, a plastic surgeon can lift your breasts into a perkier, more symmetrical position. During a breast lift procedure, also known as a mastopexy, the areolas are repositioned, excess skin is removed from the breasts, and the breast tissue is reshaped. This raises the breasts and gives them a fuller appearance.
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With his advanced surgical techniques, gentle touch, and artistic eye, Dr. Perez can transform your sagging chest into perky breasts that will flatter your silhouette.
The Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa is an accredited surgical facility that prides itself on providing patients with comfortable and professional care.
If you're in the Tampa Bay, FL, area and you're considering a breast lift procedure, our friendly staff can help answer any questions you have. Simply fill out our online contact form or call our Tampa office:
"My wife recently had a breast lift with implants done by Dr Perez. He is such a caring person who advises you of all the pros and cons of the surgery. He tells it like it is from his experience as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. After our first visit and consultation we knew Dr Perez was the one we were going to trust for the procedure. We could not be happier with the results. If your thinking about any procedure please talk to Dr Perez you will be glad you did. Thank you to Dr Perez and your entire staff for your fantastic job !!!!!!!" Ken Kerner, 5-Star Review, 2019
Am I a Candidate for a Breast Lift?
The ideal candidate for a breast lift is a patient who:
- Wants to change the shape of their breasts and/or areolas
- Wants to change the position of their breasts and/or areolas
- Is finished having children
- Has completed their weight loss goals
- Is in good overall health
- Doesn't use tobacco products
- Has realistic expectations
How Breast Lift Surgery Works
You may have minor scarring from the incisions, but it will heal over approximately two years and can be concealed with clothing.
Mastopexy typically takes about three to four hours to complete, but it depends on the technique that's used. Most patients can go home once their procedure is complete but may have to stay overnight if they receive a procedure in addition to their breast lift.
Incision Techniques FOR YOUR BREAST LIFT SURGERY IN TAMPA, FL
This technique is used for patients who only want to make slight changes to their breast shape or lift the areola about one to two centimeters. Your plastic surgeon will make an incision along the top half of the areolas and remove a crescent-shaped piece of skin. The areolas are then reattached to the skin in a higher position.
Also known as vertical mastopexy, this technique is best for patients who require a greater amount of breast reshaping, skin removal, and several centimeters of areola repositioning.
This technique uses an incision around the areola as well as an incision extending from the bottom of the areola into the fold of the breast.
The anchor or inverted T mastopexy is recommended for patients who are experiencing extreme sagging. This technique uses an incision around the areola, a vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to the fold of the breast, and an incision along the breast fold to allow for better access to the breast tissue. Your doctor can then easily reshape the breast tissue and remove the excess skin.
This technique results in scarring but leads to a dramatic change in the shape of the breasts and areola position in older patients who have a greater degree of sagging.
Breast Lift Surgery Aftercare
Following your breast lift surgery in Tampa, take all antibiotics and pain medication as prescribed by your doctor. Attend all follow-up appointments so your doctor can safely remove any drains and surgical dressings. Once your surgical dressings are removed, you will be given a supportive compression garment that must be worn at all times for three weeks to ensure the breasts heal properly.
The recovery period is different for each patient, but most can return to work in one week, as long as your job isn't strenuous. Patients can perform light exercise in three weeks and resume strenuous activity like overhead lifting in five weeks.
Though you will notice an immediate change in the appearance of your breasts, they'll need to heal for several months before you'll be able to see the final results.
Combining a Breast Lift With Other Procedures
Dr. Perez can use advanced techniques to perform a safe breast augmentation procedure at the same time as your breast lift. Breast implants can be used to give you fuller breasts that can help you feel more attractive. You can choose from silicone or saline breast implants, each of which has its own unique advantages.
If you have large breasts that are causing neck, shoulder, and back pain, Dr. Perez can perform a breast reduction in combination with your breast lift to remove some of the weight from your breasts while raising them into a more aesthetically pleasing position.
"I absolutely love Dr. Perez. I went to 7 different consultations before I went to see him because he came highly recommended and I didn't want that to sway my opinions on who I wanted to go with for my breast lift with implants. I cannot even explain how easy he make the decision. Now about the important part: MY RESULTS. I have not had this much confidence about myself since before having children. My breast lift with implants are gorgeous and natural, scarring is minimal and I truly could not have asked for a better experience." Kristin Gottry, 5-Star Review, 2013