Over time, environmental factors can have a heavy impact on breast shape and elasticity. We offer multiple breast rejuvenation procedures here at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery, including breast lifts to bring your breasts back to their natural appearance and fullness.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kenneth Sumida, board certified plastic surgeon and one of the top Plastic Surgeons in Folsom CA.. A customized surgical plan will be created to fit patient expectations while still achieving an unexaggerated, natural look.
What is a Breast Lift?
Also called a mastopexy, a breast lift removes excess skin and tightens surrounding tissue in order to raise breasts and give them a more youthful, uplifted look. A breast lift can amend several cosmetic breast issues, including:
- Loss of shape due to pregnancy
- Changes in shape and size due to breastfeeding
- Fluctuations in weight
- Sagging or drooping breasts caused by aging
- Hereditary factors
The breast lift is similar to a breast reduction procedure, however, in a breast lift the fat and tissue are preserved. Incisions are created along the nipple area and extending vertically to the fold of the breast and the along the breast fold. In certain circumstances, a breast list and augmentation will be done in conjunction with a breast lift. Doctor Sumida will discuss in your initial consultation whether a breast lift and/or augmentation is right for you or whether one of our other breast rejuvenation procedures may be more appropriate. In some cases can be combined with breast implants or tummy tuck for complete makeover.
What is Recovery Like?
For the first day after surgery, a supportive dressing will encase the breasts in order to protect and cushion the new shape and structure. For 3-4 weeks after surgery, patients are instructed to wear a sports bra to offer support and comfort to the breasts while initial swelling and bruising subside. Healing will be gradual and take as long as a year for incision scars to fully fade, but results will be immediately visible and more evident over time.
Prior to breast lift surgery, Dr. Sumida, one of the top Plastic Surgeons in Folsom, will inform you of the possible risks and side effects. It is typically suggested to not subject healing breast tissue to excessive motion or force while the areas are still sensitive and vulnerable. You will also be advised about the aftercare of your incision sites in order to reduce the risk of infection or adverse effects.
Although the results of breast lift surgery are long-term, environmental factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging or weight fluctuation can potentially compromise the firmness and shape created by your procedure. Some patients also choose to have liposuction or tummy tuck.
At Nuance Cosmetic Surgery, we want you to look confident, feel confident and be confident. Contact us today to set up an appointment and explore your options for more youthful, rejuvenated breasts.