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As women age and with weight gain/loss factors, the breasts lose their elasticity and start to create breast sagging. When thinking of the elastic fibres in your skin, it helps to think of them as similar to a rubber band. When you pull a rubber band out a little bit, it bounces back. When you pull it too much, it remains stretched out and you cannot get it back to what it was. The elastic fibres in the skin of the breast have the same response: too much stretching, they can start to point downwards and cannot bounce back. Breast Asymmetry can also be addressed through the breast lift procedure. Women who experience the problems described above could be good candidates for a breast lift procedure. Of course, it is advised to book a consultation with Dr Lanzer before you decide to go ahead with a breast lift. During the consultation, Dr Lanzer will medically evaluate you as well as provide some suitable treatment options.
If so, then a breast lift alone may be the right procedure for you. If more breast volume is what you are after, you are probably a candidate for a combination of breast lift and breast augmentation makeover. This is a common option because breast implants alone won’t uplift the breasts. In some cases, patients would be more pleased with reduced breast size. Instead of breast lift surgery, they may choose breast reduction instead, which is a surgical procedure that can provide a natural lift and change in the breast contour. When patients have a significant amount of fat in the breasts and are somewhat overweight, they could reduce the size of the breasts through weight loss. However, if the patient is around her target weight and still wants a smaller breast size, she may have to speak with cosmetic surgery to determine the right procedure.
Mastopexy or a breast lift may not be more long term if your skin tone was poor before the surgery. Your breasts might sag again to some extent, but not nearly to the point at which they were before surgery.
During the procedure, the surgeon will mark the position in which the new nipple will be sewn. The area where the excess skin will be removed will also be marked. During the lift, the doctor will sew the nipple and central portion of the areola higher and bring the tissues together to make a new bra of your own skin. The nipple is not removed and the breast tissue is not touched; only skin is removed.
Once the procedure is finished, you are cared for in the recovery room until you are ready to go home. You must arrange for someone to drive you home and you mustn’t be alone during the night.
Please note that patients who have suffered from breast cancer in the past need to report this to their cosmetic surgery. Even though it does not necessarily rule you out for the procedure, it does mean that special measures must be taken before your cosmetic surgery. Patients who experienced a problem with the shape of the breasts after breast cancer can also talk to Dr Lanzer about reconstructive surgery. Patients can also turn to Dr Lanzer for breast reduction surgery; this may happen when you experience physical distress due to the size and shape of your breasts.
To determine which procedure is right for you, it is recommended to attend an initial consultation
with Dr Lanzer. During this consultation, Dr Lanzer ensures you have realistic expectations regarding the procedure.
After the surgery, you will wear a sports bra for several weeks and can then wear any bra of your choosing. You can shower the day after surgery and will be unable able to do any heavy lifting for a few weeks. The overall recovery time of the patient can also increase if the position of the nipple has been changed along your chest wall during your breast augmentation surgery.
At the Dr Lanzer Clinic, we provide our patients with some post-operative instructions too. It is important to read the post-operative care instructions thoroughly. If you have any questions about these instructions, please do not hesitate to contact the Dr Lanzer Clinic.
All surgery has risks and includes scars, infection, swelling, skin loss, irregularities and the requirement to repeat the procedure. Dr Lanzer warns all procedures have risks, so it is important to read through the consent form thoroughly before having your treatment.
To ensure you are fully informed before having a surgical procedure, Dr Lanzer always recommends obtaining a second opinion to ensure the patient has received ample information and assistance. Check out the cost estimate and before and after photos of the procedure online.
Note: ALL SURGERY HAS RISKS. RESULTS VARY BETWEEN PEOPLE. EARLY INTERVENTION OF ANY ISSUES AFTER SURGERY ARE IMPORTANT.
A breast lift can create a nicely shaped breast; however, the scars from the incision will be visible and more long term. The incision is anchor-like in shape; it goes around the nipple, extends from the nipple down to the breast crease and then across the breast fold itself. Healing varies for each patient as some only have a thin incision line. For others, the sutures may be thicker and more apparent. The healing process is aided by dissolvable stitches. Changes in nipple sensation can also be an area of concern. However, changes in sensation are typically resolved within 6-8 weeks following the procedure.
An increasingly large number of patients now opt for Breast liposuction procedures. A second operation might be required to re-tighten the skin of the breast, although the breast skin tends to react well to treatment.Request consultation
If one primary goal is to make the breast sit higher than the treatment of choice would be breast lift. If the primary goal is to have a smaller and lighter breast with some skin contraction and elevation then the surgery of choice is breast reduction via liposculpture and possible surgical mammoplasty.
No studies have shown whether breastfeeding is possible after the procedure. Nevertheless, Dr Lanzer has performed this surgical procedure on many patients who could later breastfeed without any problems.
The anaesthetist can use local or general anaesthesia. If you want more information about breast lift procedures at the Dr Lanzer Clinic.
Medicare potentially could cover the costs for your breast lift. Please schedule a consultation with a Dr Lanzer clinic for further information and disclaimers.
Click on the picture above to see a range of ‘before & after’ pictures of Dr. Lanzer’s amazing breast reduction results.
View a recent Cosmetic Coffee episode where Dr. Lanzer’s breast reduction results are discussed.
The surgeon's fee for a breast lift ranges from $12000- $15000 plus hospital costs.
Breast lift surgery involves cutting around the areola and moving it upward and at the same time excising the unwanted loose skin.
A breast lift cannot cause cancer. All surgery on the breast can cause changes in your mammography X-ray of the breast which may require clarification.
Decide if it primarily the position of the nipple that bothers you or the size of the breast. Often breast enlargement via fat transfer or implant will produce a cosmetic lift instead of breast lift surgery as a way of reducing scarring.
Daniel Lanzer has retired. He is no longer a registered medical practitioner. This website is currently under review.