Breast Lift in Melbourne, FL
If you are unhappy with sagging breasts that detract from your otherwise youthful appearance, consider breast lift surgery to improve fullness and diminish the drop in your chest. Residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and neighboring communities in Central Florida can now turn to the professional team at Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, and dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD, for breast lift surgery and other cosmetic procedures.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is a tailored surgical procedure that lifts the breast by removing excess skin to reduce or eliminate sagging.
How can a Breast Lift improve my appearance?
A breast lift, known as a mastopexy, lifts the breasts to impart fullness and rejuvenate their appearance. Drooping breasts may appear unattractive when not supported by a bra, and sagging breasts can make your whole body appear aged. Breast lift surgery corrects drooping and sagging breasts, improving the entire body contour.
Who should consider a Breast Lift?
Almost any healthy adult can consider a breast lift as long as you have no contraindicated medical conditions. If you are unhappy with breasts that sag extensively, look elongated and droopy, with nipples pointing downward, a mastopexy may be the ideal procedure to resolve this. The aging process, weight loss, pregnancy, and the nature of gravity, all contribute to the natural sagging and droopiness in the breasts. If your breasts also appear small or have lost volume and fullness, you may consider combining breast augmentation surgery with your breast lift to impart volume and fullness, enhancing the overall size and shape of the breasts.
The Breast Lift Procedure
Breast lift surgery is a simple procedure that utilizes minimal incisions through which loose excess skin is eliminated, while the remaining skin is pulled taut to create improved appearance. The procedure typically shifts the nipple and areola to a more youthful upward position, often reducing the size of an enlarged or stretched areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple).
Breast Lift Recovery
For most patients, the initial recovery from a breast lift procedure requires about a week of downtime. Patients will be required to wear support garments that protect the healing breast tissue. After the first week, you may return to office work and resume non-strenuous activities. Most of the post-operative swelling subsides in about three to six weeks, at which time you may resume normal activity and exercise. In a few months, your breasts will have finally settled into their new position, and scars from the procedure begin to fade naturally.
Will a Breast Lift increase the size of my breasts?
No, a breast lift alone will not increase your breast size, but due to the repositioning and rearrangement of tissue, the breast may have a fuller appearance. Combining breast augmentation with a breast lift is an excellent option for patients who wish to increase fullness and volume, enhancing breast size and shape, while reducing sagging. Some patients may also opt for breast reduction in combination with the breast lift.
Can I still breastfeed after having a Breast Lift?
Although breast lift surgery will not interfere with your capacity to breastfeed, if you are considering becoming pregnant in the future, perhaps consider postponing your breast lift procedure until after you have had all your children, since the changes brought about by future pregnancies could affect the results of your breast lift.
What is the cost of a Breast Lift in Central Florida?
Because every procedure is personally tailored to each patient, and often one procedure may be combined with another, the cost will vary between patients. Breast lift surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure, so most health insurance providers won’t cover it. To help our patients manage payment, our office provides flexible financing and payment options.
Residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, or neighboring communities in the Central Florida region who want to rejuvenate their appearance by undergoing a breast lift to correct sagging breasts are getting satisfying, life-altering results at Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by Rebecca Novo, MD, and Anita Saluja, MD. Contact our office to learn more about breast lift surgery and other cosmetic procedures that we provide.