What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is a surgical breast enhancement procedure offered in Fair Oaks to enhance the appearance of the breasts. The procedure can lift the breasts to a more natural, youthful position and is often used to optimize the results of another procedure like a breast augmentation or breast reduction.
Candidates for Breast Lift
Candidates for breast lift surgery are those in the Fair Oaks area who are unhappy with the position and sagging of their breasts. Sagging breasts due to age, weight loss, or pregnancy can be restored with a breast lift procedure. Patients whose nipples point downward or fall below the breast crease can also benefit from a breast lift. Candidates who are undergoing a breast reduction can also combine a breast lift to remove excess breast skin after tissue removal. If patients in Fair Oaks would like to restore volume while achieving a more youthful breast contour, a breast augmentation with breast implants can be combined with a lift for optimal results.
Breast Lift Procedure Steps
A breast lift in Fair Oaks is performed under anesthesia for patient comfort. Incisions will be made depending on the extent of excess skin and tissue, but will always be placed where they can be easily concealed. Next, the breast tissue is lifted to the desired position and excess skin is removed. The incisions are then closed and bandaged. Liposuction techniques might also be used if some sagging is due to stubborn fat in the bra area.
Recovery and Results
After a breast lift procedure in Fair Oaks, patients will require some recovery time so they can heal properly. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort can be expected during this time but can be managed with pain medication and ice packs. Patients might also be asked to wear a compression garment to help with healing and minimize swelling. Patients should follow their post-op instructions and restrictions carefully to ensure proper healing.
Once the breasts have healed, patients can enjoy the results of their breast lift in Fair Oaks. The breasts will appear higher on the chest for a more youthful appearance. Sagging will be improved and can be long-lasting, but future signs of aging cannot be controlled. Viewing our Breast Lift Before and After gallery would be a great way to get an idea of what your results may look like.
Your Consultation in Fair Oaks
Before a breast lift procedure, patients should find a plastic surgeon in the Fair Oaks area who has adequate training and experience. A consultation is necessary to ensure candidacy and to develop a unique plan for treatment. Patients in Fair Oaks can schedule their consultation with Dr. Sweat for an evaluation and to ensure they are a good candidate for a breast lift.