Breast Lift Questions

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Broadway Plastic Surgery Breast Lift FAQs

These are questions about our process and about the procedure in general.

Broadway Plastic Surgery Breast Lift FAQs

These are questions about our process and about the procedure in general.

What is breast lift surgery?

A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgery that intends to restore the positioning and overall youthful appearance of a woman’s breasts. Breast lifts help to combat sagging and other changes in breast appearance due to aging, nursing, and body weight fluctuations. 

Why should I consider getting a breast lift?

Any time a woman’s breasts have lost their firmness, fullness, symmetry or perkiness, she may consider a breast lift. Usually this is due to a change caused by weight loss, pregnancy or breastfeeding. Another reason that some women opt for this surgery is because their nipples are pointing downward. 

If your breasts are not looking as youthful as they used to, you should consult with a qualified surgeon to see if a breast lift is best for you.

 

How do I decide between a Breast Lift and a Breast Augmentation?

Breast Lifts and Breast Augmentation surgeries are very different procedures with completely separate goals. An augmentation is a surgery intended to increase the size of a person’s breasts and can add fullness to the top area of the breast. A lift maintains a person’s natural breast volume but tightens up the breast skin to give them a perkier and more youthful appearance.

Some patients decide to get both a breast lift and a breast augmentation at the same time. Discuss your desired results with your surgeon to determine which is best for you.                          

 

How many types of breast lifts are there?

There are 4 main techniques for breast lifts: a crescent lift, a peri-areolar or “donut” lift, a vertical or “lollipop” lift, and an anchor lift. Your surgeon will select the one that is best for you based on the amount of sagging your breasts are experiencing. The more minor the lift, the more minor the scar.

What are some of the benefits of a breast lift?

Breast lifts offer many benefits. Overall, they give a person’s breasts their youthful appearance back. Breast lifts restore the height, fullness and firmness of a woman’s natural figure.

Many women select a breast lift because they get to keep the natural look and firmer feel of their breasts.

 

Are there any risks involved with breast lift surgery?

Every surgery has risks, such as bleeding, scarring, or infection. Using an experienced surgeon helps to decrease many of these risks, and fortunately complications from surgery are uncommon.

Are the results of a breast lift permanent?

Results differ from person to person. Many patients enjoy the results of their procedure for several years. However, there are many factors that can impact the length of these results. For instance, weight loss, pregnancy and aging can all impact the sagginess of a woman’s breast tissue. It is normal for your body to continue to age, although your breasts will have a more youthful appearance for years to come

How long is recovery from breast lift surgery?

Like most breast surgeries, we recommend 1-2 weeks of recovery time before returning to work and your everyday life. You should shower and move around as much as possible during the first week without engaging in any strenuous activities. No exercising (outside of walking) or lifting for 10-14 days. 

What restrictions should I plan for after surgery?

We recommend taking 1.5-2 weeks off of work to recover entirely, although some patients return to work a week after surgery. It all depends on your physical comfort level. 

Here are some more specific restrictions you should be aware of. You should:

  • Not drive for at least one week.
  • Not exercise for at least 3-4 weeks. This includes certain everyday movements like bending over and lifting your arms over your head. You can walk for exercise but should not engage in anything more vigorous.
  • Be prepared to wear a bra all day and night for approximately 6 weeks post-surgery. You can take the bra off to shower and to wash it but should otherwise keep it on 24/7.
  • Plan to sleep on your back as much as possible. You will definitely not want to sleep on your stomach. Back sleeping is the most conducive to healing from your surgery. 

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BROADWAY PLASTIC SURGERY

Are you ready to enhance your look but have questions? To find out which procedures are best to help you meet your aesthetic goals, contact The Broadway Center for Plastic Surgery today and schedule a consultation with an experienced cosmetic surgeon. You can even speak with our Patient Advocate before your consultation. This discreet process allows you to ask any questions from the convenience and privacy of your own home. We look forward to meeting you and becoming your partner on your path to renewed beauty.

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CONTACT

BROADWAY PLASTIC SURGERY

Are you ready to enhance your look but have questions? To find out which procedures are best to help you meet your aesthetic goals, contact The Broadway Center for Plastic Surgery today and schedule a consultation with an experienced cosmetic surgeon. You can even speak with our Patient Advocate before your consultation. This discreet process allows you to ask any questions from the convenience and privacy of your own home. We look forward to meeting you and becoming your partner on your path to renewed beauty.

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  • LONE TREE, CO 80124

Contact Us

  • Broadway Plastic Surgery
  • INFO@BROADWAYMD.COM
  • 303-680-8989
  • 9777 S. YOSEMITE STREET SUITE 200
  • LONE TREE, CO 80124

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ABMS Maintenance of Certification
American Board of Facial Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery
American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery
American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
The American Board of Otolaryngology

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