Sagging and drooping breasts, whether caused by aging, pregnancy and breastfeeding, or significant weight loss, can be embarrassing for some women and a constant reminder of what used to be. For women in Little Rock, Arkansas, breast lift surgery can elevate the breasts, resulting in a more youthful shape and position.
Dr. Michael A. Devlin is committed to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals while providing you with friendly, personalized care. If you are interested in learning more about breast lift surgery, request your complimentary consultation or contact our office at (501) 227-8811.
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Benefits of a Breast Lift
For women who experience sagging breasts, breast lift surgery, also called maxopexy, may help to:
- Create symmetry between the breasts
- Reposition the nipples higher on the breasts
- Create firmer, more youthful breasts
- Reduce the size of the areolas/nipples
While a breast lift procedure can help with these imperfections, it cannot increase breast size. Dr. Devlin often combines breast lift surgery with breast augmentation in Little Rock for a fuller, firmer look. Often breast reduction surgery includes a breast lift for women who have excess breast tissue. Dr. Devlin will discuss your options with you during your consultation.
Breast Lift Procedure
The way a breast lift is performed varies between individuals. Incision placement can vary, in large part due to how high the nipple needs to be lifted. Some women may be candidates for a short scar technique, which requires an incision only around the areola or around the areola and vertically downward, while other women may need a more extensive lift, in which an anchor-shaped incision may be used. For the breast lift procedure, excess skin is removed and the nipple is repositioned higher on the breast. Depending on the patient, the procedure can take anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours.
After surgery the incisions will be dressed and wrapped, and a surgical bra will be worn 24 hours a day for the next few weeks. Vigorous exercise should be avoided for at least 3 weeks following surgery. Normal, light activity may be resumed about 1 to 2 weeks after the procedure. It is important to follow all instructions provided by Dr. Devlin after your procedure to ensure you will heal properly.