Breast Lift

in Pensacola, FL

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that reshapes the breasts and raises the nipples to correct drooping and sagging breasts. Many factors can cause the breasts to droop, sag, and elongate. Often these conditions arise due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight gain or loss, and aging. Gravity is not a friend, and, unfortunately, diet and exercise usually can’t correct the issue once sagging has occurred.

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Your Customized Breast Lift Procedure

The extent of breast lift surgery is largely dictated by the amount of drooping you’re experiencing with smaller breasts, as well as whether you’d like breast implants to augment your natural breast tissue. In mild cases, incisions for breast lifts 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.

The breast has often become deflated, otherwise described as a loss of volume. This can be treated with implants with a breast augmentation at the same time as your breast lift if desired. A breast lift might also be performed after breast reduction surgery to reduce the size of the breasts. In some instances, patients may seek a breast lift or combination surgery after breast cancer.

During your consultation, Dr. Shaddix will examine your breasts and medical history to help guide you in finding the procedure that can best help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

The Breast Lift Procedure

A breast lift is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure where you can return home later the same day. The type of techniques required depends on the extent of drooping of your breasts and your desired goals from breast surgery. The lift may involve the removal of excess breast skin around the areola, or, in other cases, a vertical incision from the lower border of the areola to the lower breast crease. For the most significant cases, the breast lift incision must be extended along the crease under the breast to hide resulting breast lift scars.

As mentioned, many times the final breast contour may be improved drastically by the addition of an implant. The purpose of all the different breast lift techniques is to reshape the breast, raise the nipple to an appropriate location, tighten the skin, and restore a perky appearance.

Dr. Shaddix has lots of experience in all of the various techniques to resuspend, reshape, and rejuvenate breasts for the best breast lift results in Pensacola.

Regardless of breast size, the specific techniques, or the surgical plan utilized, absorbable sutures are used to close the incisions, so there are no stitches to remove. Dr. Shaddix uses specialized techniques to limit swelling and discomfort, conceal scarring, and give you a quicker and smoother recovery.

Where do I begin? Dr. Shaddix is an extraordinary plastic surgeon! His passion and love for what he does is evident in every aspect of his practice. He has gone above and beyond to provide me with the best breast augmentation experience and results. I would recommend anyone and everyone to utilize the skills and expertise of Dr. Shaddix and his amazing staff!”

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Recovery After Breast Lift

The recovery from a breast lift requires rest and limited activity for a short period so your body can heal. 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 surgical tape or dressing placed to limit swelling. After this is removed, you will be asked to wear a surgical bra for approximately one month. As with all surgery at Shaddix Plastic Surgery, you will be given detailed before-and-after surgery instructions. Dr. Shaddix will be available to answer questions and guide you along the way.

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To find out more information about what you can expect and determine if you are a candidate for surgery, call Shaddix Plastic Surgery today. We proudly serve Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Destin, Fort Walton, and all of Northwest Florida and the Gulf Coast. To schedule your consultation, call our office or fill out our consultation form below!