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Pensacola Breast Lift
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that reshapes the breast and raises the nipple to correct drooping and sagging. Many factors can cause the breasts to droop, sag, and elongate. These include pregnancy, breast feeding, weight gain or loss, and aging. Gravity is not a friend, and, unfortunately, diet and exercise can't correct the issue.
The extent of breast lift surgery is largely dictated by the amount of drooping. In mild cases, incisions can be limited to around the nipple. However, in most cases, excess skin from the bottom part of the breast needs to be removed as well. Many times, the breast has also become deflated with a loss of volume. This can be treated with implants, or a breast augmentation, at the same time as your breast lift. During your consultation, Dr. Shaddix will exam your breasts to help guide you in finding the procedure that can best help you achieve your aesthetic goals
Reasons for Considering a Mastopexy or Breast Lift in Pensacola
Breasts lack their former youthful appearance
Sagging or stretched appearance of the breasts
Nipple being located at the bottom of the breast or pointing downward
Elongated, poor contour of the breast
Enlarged areolas needing to be reduced in size
Deflation or loss of breast volume
The Breast Lift Procedure by Pensacola Plastic Surgeon
A breast lift is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure where you can return home later the same day. Patients must abstain from all nicotine-containing products for at least one month before and after surgery. The type of mastopexy required depends on the extent of drooping of your breasts. The lift may simply involve removal of skin around the areola. For slightly more severe cases, an incision vertically from the lower border of the areola to the crease under the breast is added. For the most significant cases, the incision must be extended along the crease under the breast. As stated before, many times the final outcome may be improved drastically by the addition of an implant. The purpose of all the different procedures is to reshape the breast, raise the nipple to an appropriate location, tighten the skin, and restore a perky appearance. Dr. Shaddix has expertise in all of the various techniques to resuspend, reshape, and rejuvenate your breasts to restore their youthful appearance. In all cases, absorbable sutures are used to close the incisions, so there are not stitches to remove. Dr. Shaddix uses specialized techniques to limit swelling and discomfort, conceal scarring, and give you a quicker and smoother recovery.
Recovery following Breast Lift or Mastopexy in Pensacola
The recovery from a breast lift requires rest and limited activity for a short period so that healing can occur. The discomfort after breast lift surgery is usually mild and well controlled with the medications prescribed by Dr. Shaddix. After surgery, you will have a light dressing placed to limit swelling. After this is removed, you will be asked to wear a supportive bra for approximately one month. As with all surgery at Shaddix Plastic Surgery, you will given detailed before and after surgery instructions, and Dr. Shaddix will be available to answer questions and guide you along the way.
If you look in the mirror and wish your breasts were more perky and youthful appearing, you may wish to consider a breast lift at Shaddix Plastic Surgery. To find out if you are a good candidate for breast lift surgery or mastopexy in Pensacola, Florida, schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Shaddix, your Pensacola, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Gulf Coast cosmetic plastic surgeon, by calling (850) 476-7100.