Breast Lift Procedures: Your Questions Answered
Life can take its toll on a woman’s breasts. From pregnancy to nursing to weight gain and loss, the effects of gravity and the natural loss of skin elasticity over time often cause breasts to sag. When an individual seeks to reverse this process, one surgical option to consider is a breast lift.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a procedure that reshapes breasts, giving them a firmer, fuller look. Whether or not you have a breast lift with or without augmentation, you can expect an improved silhouette along with a boost in confidence.
Are You Considering a Breast Lift?
Dr. Whetstone,an experienced Dallas plastic and cosmetic surgeon, encourages women interested in a breast lift to meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon first. Here are some factors that may affect your candidacy for a breast lift:
- Breast size and shape
- Skin elasticity
- Realistic expectations
Before meeting with Dr. Whetstone to discuss a breast lift, consider your expectations from the procedure. Is your main concern the droop of your breast or loss of fullness? Each woman’s situation and needs are different and Dr. Whetstone will carefully explain his recommendations and your options. A breast lift can be performed with or without an implant. Both saline and silicone implants are available and safe for breast lift and augmentation surgery. You will select an implant after a thorough discussion about which is the appropriate choice to meet your goals and expectations.
What Can I Expect After a Breast Lift?
Breast lift surgery is performed in our outpatient surgical center, where the patient undergoes general anesthesia administered by board-certified anesthesiologists. You can expect to return home within a few hours after your surgery. Make sure you have someone to drive you home from the surgery center.
Recovery from a breast lift is different for every woman, as each individual heals differently. After surgery, you will be placed in a supportive bra. Within a few days, the surgical bra will be replaced by a soft, supportive bra. During the post-operative period you will receive experienced, attentive care from Dr. Whetstone and his nurse who will explain everything in detail about what to expect following your surgery. They will be available to answer your questions and address any concerns you might have. You can expect a mild level of discomfort that is relieved by oral pain medication.
Healing is a gradual process. In general, plan for the following:
- Take at least one week off of work.
- Refrain from strenuous activities for 2 weeks.
Why Choose Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery?
Choosing the right surgeon and facility is paramount to the success of any cosmetic procedure. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Whetstone is a respected Dallas plastic surgeon who is acutely aware that cosmetic procedures are both an art and a science and that an individualized approach for each patient is of primary importance.
Breast lift surgery with or without an augmentation requires a great deal of experience and is a combination of technique and artistry. After training with Dr. Thomas Cronin, inventor of the breast implant, Dr. Whetstone has completed thousands of breast enhancement procedures with optimal results, which has led to many satisfied patient who have referred family and friends.
To schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery at 972-831-8822 today.