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Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Also known as “Mastopexy”

With the passage of time and factors such as pregnancy, nursing, and the force of gravity, the skin loses its elasticity and the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag.

What is a Breast Lift?  

A Breast Lift is a surgical procedure used to raise and reshape sagging breasts. A Breast Lift surgery can also reduce the size of and reposition the areola, the darker skin around the nipple. 

Who is a Candidate?

Many women whose breasts are small or have lost volume, due to a pregnancy or weight loss, for example, find that they benefit from breast implants inserted in conjunction with Breast Lift. This combination can increase both the firmness and the size of the breast, especially in the upper pole area. Enhancing the overall shape and look of the breasts can give a more youthful appearance. (See diagram below).

The Consultation

Since each patient has different surgical needs, Dr Perez will take time to discuss all your options on your initial Breast Lift consultation.  He will then formulate a surgical plan specific to your needs and goals.

The Surgery

There are varied incisional approaches when it comes to a Breast Lift. Depending on the amount of excess skin excised the resulting surgical scars can vary. The length of the  scars can depend on the amount of skin needed to be removed. Some patients, especially those with small breasts and minimal sagging, may be candidates for modified procedures requiring less extensive incisions, often times called a short scar breast lift.  Generally, however, most incisions are located around the areola, extending vertically downwards from the nipple area, to the lower crease of the breast and horizontally along the crease on the breast. Dr. Perez performs the Breast Lift surgery in an accredited outpatient surgical facility in the Overland Park area under general anesthesia administered by a board certified anesthesiologist.

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The Recovery 

After surgery, most Breast Lift patients find that recovery will usually take two to three weeks. During this time, post-surgical discomfort is controlled with oral narcotic pain medications.  It is also required that patients wear a surgical compression garment for at least 2 weeks for support.

Like any other surgery where cuts are involved, it is important to remember that the appearance of the surgical scars will change over time.  Dr. Perez will follow your healing progress very closely.  He will use post surgical tape initially to cover the scars to minimize post-surgical scar formation. This post surgical tape allows skin to breathe while protecting the area from stenting.

Stenting pulls the wound in a way that can cause thick scars to develop.  Taping secures the skin, applies pressure, and helps prevent pulling. As the patient heals he will instruct them on post surgical scar gels and massage techniques. As a general rule, the more pigment the patient has on their skin the longer it will take for the scar maturation to complete.  For some patients this process may take 6 months, for others it can take up to 18 months.  

The Results

Take a look at our Breast Lift before and after gallery to see what we have been able to do for some of our patients.

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Renue Aesthetic Surgery
Victor Perez M.D.
Phone : 913-685-1108
Fax : 913-685-1129
6300 W. 143rd St. Ste. 210
Overland Park, KS 66223