It’s natural for breasts to lose volume and start to sag, whether due to aging skin and gravity or the changes that occur during pregnancy or weight loss. Chike Obianwu, MD, at Alliance Cosmetic Center specializes in cosmetic surgery to lift your breasts and restore the youthful contour you desire. If you have questions or you’d like to schedule an appointment, use the online booking feature or call the office in Hainesport, New Jersey.
A breast lift, also called mastopexy, is a procedure to raise sagging breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining tissues so they support the lifted breast. The loss of skin strength and elasticity that come with aging contribute to stretching and sagging, but many women notice a significant change in their breasts after pregnancy, breastfeeding, and losing weight.
Breast lifts are not intended to change the size of your breasts. You’ll need breast augmentation if you want larger or fuller breasts, or breast reduction surgery if you’d like smaller breasts.
If you genuinely desire to lift your breasts, you’re a good candidate for this surgery. However, it’s important to be physically healthy and to maintain a steady weight. Gaining or losing weight after a breast lift will change your breast volume and could lead to more sagging.
These are a few of the physical issues that motivate women to choose a breast lift:
In some cases, breasts sag unevenly, and women have one breast that’s lower than the other.
During your consultation, Dr. Obianwu talks with you about what you don’t like about your breasts and the exact changes you expect to see following surgery. He begins your surgery by lifting and reshaping the underlying breast tissue to create the lift.
Your nipple and areola are repositioned to naturally fit your new breasts, and if your areolas are enlarged, they’re reduced in size by removing skin around the edge. After cutting away excess breast skin, the incisions are closed, and your surgery is finished.
After your breast lift, you’ll wear an elastic bandage or support bra to minimize swelling and support the breasts while they heal. You’ll feel sore for a day or two after your surgery. Bruising and discomfort typically last 2-3 weeks, and it takes several months for complete healing to occur.
If you have questions about a breast lift and how it can improve the appearance of your breasts, call Alliance Cosmetic Center or book an appointment online.