Breast Lift

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A Rejuvenated You

You may be a candidate for breast lift surgery if you have sagging breasts due to past pregnancies, genetics, or aging. You may also desire this procedure if the sagging is too great to be treated with an implant alone, or if your nipple areolar complexes (pigmented areas around nipples) are enlarged. Breast lift is intended to produce an elevated, more youthful breast contour, as well as nipple areolar complexes of the desired size and at the correct height.

Breast lift surgery is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. The design of the incisions can vary but usually include incisions around the nipple areolar complex and in the crease under the breast. The nipple areolar complex is re-positioned higher, the excess skin is removed, and the breast is reshaped in a pleasing contour and in a more normal position. The insertion of an implant as well, may or may not be advisable.


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The patient goes home in a bra with only light dressings over the incision lines. The surgical bra is worn for 2-3 weeks. In most cases, there are no external sutures to be removed. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Light activities may be started in 7-10 days.

Breast enhancement is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment. The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.

To read more information about the breast lift procedure and recovery, visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Call River City Plastic Surgery in Jefferson City, Missouri at 573-635-9668 to schedule your personal consultation.