Breast Lift Tacoma
Factors such as pregnancy, nursing, and the force of gravity change a woman’s breast. Many women seek mastopexy because pregnancy and nursing have left them with stretched skin and less volume in their breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to raise and reshape sagging breasts—at least, for a time. (No surgery can permanently delay the effects of gravity.)
Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. If your breasts are small and have lost volume—for example, after pregnancy—breast implants can be inserted at the time of mastopexy in order to increase both the firmness and size.
The best candidates for mastopexy are healthy, emotionally stable women who are realistic about what this operation can accomplish. A breast lift can enhance your appearance and your self-image.
Are You a Good Candidate?
- If you have sagging breasts due to past pregnancies, genetics, or aging.
- If the sagging is too great to be treated with an implant alone.
- If your nipple-areola (pigmented areas around nipples) are enlarged.
- An elevated, more youthful breast contour.
- Nipple-areola reduced in size and repositioned at the correct height and position.
- The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.
- The design of incisions can vary, but usually include incisions around the nipple-areola and in the crease under the breast.
- The insertion of an implant as well, may or may not be advisable.
Recuperation and Healing
- A soft “tube-top” netting is used instead of a bra for 10 to 14 days.
- Sutures are usually absorbable and dissolve on their own.
- Initial discomfort is readily controlled with oral medication.
- Light activities may be started at 7 to 10 days.
- Additional procedures, which may enhance the result, are a small breast reduction or breast enlargement.
- This procedure is considered cosmetic and is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for the full payment.
- The specific risk and suitability of the procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual. Such possible complications are best reviewed with your plastic surgeon prior to surgery.
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