Laxity or sagging of the breast, known as breast ptosis, is a natural part of aging. Breast tissue can start to sag as a response to pregnancy and childbirth, an effect of breastfeeding, or simply be a byproduct of time. A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, can reposition sagging breast tissue to create a restored aesthetic shape and appearance. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons is pleased to provide breast lifts to our patients in Renton and Maple Valley, WA.

The Benefits of Getting a Breast Lift

Some of the primary advantages of a mastopexy procedure include:

  • Repositioning of the breasts for a more youthful appearance.
  • Resizing and repositioning of the nipple and areola.
  • Reverse ptosis caused by pregnancy and nursing.
  • Breast lifts can be combined with breast augmentation for optimal results.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

If you have noticed your breasts beginning to sag or your nipples starting to droop, you are an ideal candidate for a breast lift. Additionally, you should be in good health overall, be finished having children, and be willing to accept faint scars on your breast to achieve a better and more youthful breast shape. 

Breast Lift Procedure Process Explained

What Is Surgery Like? 

After you are placed under anesthesia, your surgeon will create incisions that allow the breast tissue to be lifted and repositioned. The technique and incision types will vary depending on your aesthetic goals, and your surgeon will review the expected incision pattern with you prior to surgery.

What Kind of Recovery Process Can I Expect? 

Recovery after a breast lift can last about 2-6 weeks. You will need to wear compression garments to control swelling during this time.

Will I Have Scars from the Procedure? 

While your surgeon will do everything possible to minimize or conceal scarring, some visible scarring should be expected following a breast lift. 

How Long Does a Breast Lift Last? 

Assuming you follow aftercare instructions and maintain a healthy lifestyle, the results of your breast lift should last for many years. However, having children and breastfeeding after a mastopexy can change the results of the mastopexy. Therefore, we recommend waiting until you are finished having children before having a breast lift.

Discuss Breast Lifts with Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons

The surgical team at Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons welcomes you to have a consultation and see if a breast lift will help you achieve your goals. We will help you develop a treatment plan that is right for you. To learn more about breast lift procedures in Renton, Maple Valley, and Black Diamond, WA, contact us online or call us at (425) 228-3187.

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