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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 double board-certified plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, and board-certified 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 double board-certified plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, and board-certified dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD. Contact our office to learn more about breast lift surgery and other cosmetic procedures that we provide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a breast lift covered by insurance?

Elective breast lifts are not covered under insurance.

Do I need a breast lift or just implants?

Breast lift would be the case if youre needing to move the nipple position and if you have excess skin and or tissue to be removed. You would need an in-person evaluation to give the best treatment plan.

Does insurance pay for breast lift?

Elective breast lifts are not covered under insurance.

How do you shower after a breast lift?

You can shower normally after breast lift surgery. Avoiding arm raising and would recommend having support if this is the first few days after surgery.

How long do breast lift results last?

Breast lift results depend on our aging process. A good range could be between 5-10 years if at a continued stable weight.

Will breast lift affect breastfeeding?

A breast lift will not affect breastfeeding.

How long does a breast lift last?

Breast lift results depend on our aging process. A good range could be between 5-10 years if at a continued stable weight.

How painful is a breast lift?

Patients pain is very dependent on the individual. Its not known to be very painful but can be controlled with tylenol and a long lasting pain medication injection called Exparel.

How soon after breast lift can I exercise?

A full recovery to get back to normal everyday exercise is 6 weeks after surgery.

Do you lose sensation with breast lift?

Loss of sensation could be a symptom from breast lift surgery. Sensation could also be a temporarily loss afterward.

Does a breast lift leave scars?

Yes, all surgical procedures with excisions will leave a scar. There are scar creams available for purchase to help reduce and minimize the appearance of a scar

How long does a breast lift take?

Depending on the amount of skin and tissue to be removed could be between 2.5- 4 hours to be completed.

How long does it take for breast lift scars to heal?

Every patient is different, some scars can take up to one year to completely heal.

How much does breast lift cost?

Cost of surgeries depend on the surgeon, a safe range can be between 8,000-12,000.

How much is a mini breast lift?

Cost of surgeries depend on the surgeon, a safe range can be between

Will a breast lift reduce cup size?

Yes, a breast lift can reduce a cup size depending on the amount of tissue and skin removed.

Do you still have feeling in your nipples after breast lift?

There could be a risk of loss of sensation after surgery but is usually temporary.

Does a breast lift make your nipples less sensitive?

A slight reduction in sensitivity could be possible temporarily.

Is getting a breast lift safe?

A breast lift is completely safe if done under the right circumstances at the right facility.

What is a crescent breast lift?

A crescent breast lift is named after the incision, it is shaped like a crescent.

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   “Dr. Novo is phenomenal.  Her staff is  super friendly! I am very happy with the surgical procedure I had done, and would definitely recommend her.”

   “Dr Novo and staff are so incredibly kind and encouraging. I felt completely confident that I was in great hands to finally have the flat stomach I wanted so much! My results have been unbelievable! Currently, I am only 7 weeks out and I feel great. My scar is already minimal. I am so happy I chose Dr Novo!”

   “Dr Novo is an absolute gem, as well as her whole team! I felt extremely welcomed and comfortable from the moment I walked in for a consultation and the level of care they provided throughout the whole time was excellent! She is so knowledgeable and well spoken, I always felt like she took all of my concerns and interests to heart. Her assistant Aggie is also a complete angel and I really enjoyed working with her. Thank you Dr Novo and the rest of your team for making this such an easy and great experience. Also want to mention I am beyond thrilled with the results!”

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