Over time, a woman’s body will change. There are many seasons of a woman’s life that can impact the body’s contours and overall appearance. This may include pregnancy, weight loss and gain, and the natural process of aging. When the breasts begin to sag or lose overall volume, women may feel self-conscious about the way they look. With surgical treatments such as a breast lift, women can regain their confidence and their feminine appearance.
Understanding the breast lift procedure
A breast lift, also known as a “mastopexy,” is a surgical procedure that is used to raise the breasts for an improved breast contour. This may involve removing excess skin, tightening the surrounding tissues, and repositioning the areolas. This procedure involves general anesthetics or intravenous sedation to ensure patient comfort while the doctor performs the surgery. Incisions are made based on the patient’s preferences. Incisions may be made:
- Around the areola
- Around the areola and down to the crease of the breast
- Around the areola, down the crease of the breast, and horizontally along the crease of the breast
These three different patterns may be used depending on the positioning of the breast and the patient’s preference as scarring may remain.
After the incisions are made, the remaining breast tissue may be lifted and reshaped to address firmness. The areola and nipple are often repositioned to ensure a more natural appearance, and excess breast skin is removed to address elasticity concerns. Once completed, the incisions are closed using stitches. Whenever possible, the plastic surgeon will conceal these incision lines along the areolas or within the natural contours of the breast or breast creases. Patients should arrange appropriate transportation to and from their appointment, and a follow-up appointment is scheduled to evaluate the healing process.
Take charge of your appearance today!
Patients located in the community of Huntington Station, NY who are ready to enhance their appearance and enjoy a more feminine contour with a breast lift are welcome to call Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee’s practice to schedule a consultation. Appointments can be made by calling (631) 424-6707. The practice is located at 257 E. Jericho Turnpike.