Rejuvenate Sagging Breasts with a Breast Lift
If you are unhappy with the shape of your breasts and want to rejuvenate your bust line, Dr. Peter Fisher offers breast lift surgery at his San Antonio, TX, practice. Though breasts tend to sag naturally with time, for some patients the effect may be heightened due to other factors including weight loss, pregnancy, nursing, or genetics. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Fisher has extensive experience and will work skillfully to ensure beautiful results with minimal scarring.
Determining Candidacy for a Breast Lift
When you come into our office for your initial consultation, Dr. Fisher will review your medical history and discuss your lifestyle and cosmetic goals before determining your candidacy. However, it is important to have realistic expectations. A breast lift may be suitable if you have drooping breasts, if your nipples point downwards, or if you have stretched skin or enlarged areolas due to pregnancy or other causes. Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, can also reposition the nipples and reduce their size. An ideal candidate should be more than 18 years of age, be in good physical and emotional health, should not be pregnant or planning to get pregnant, and should be at a stable weight.
Depending on your goals, the surgery can be combined with a breast augmentation or breast reduction. A breast lift is also often incorporated in a comprehensive mommy makeover to help women refine their post-pregnancy figures.
The Breast Lift Procedure
Breast lift surgery elevates sagging breasts that have lost elasticity by removing and tightening excess tissue. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and can last from one to three hours, depending on the extent of work required. Dr. Fisher will choose the technique and incision pattern depending on the lift required:
- Donut incision: If you only need a mild enhancement, Dr. Fisher will make the incision around the areola. This method results in negligible scarring.
- Lollipop incision: The lollipop technique combines a donut incision and a vertical incision down to the breast crease. This method is most effective in addressing a moderate amount of sagging.
- Anchor incision: The anchor incision is made around the areola, down to the breast crease, and then hidden along the crease. This method is typically recommended for patients with significantly low-hanging or sagging breasts.
After making the incisions, Dr. Fisher will remove excess skin and fat and reshape the breast tissue. Afterward, the incisions are sutured closed.
Patients should arrange for a friend or family member to drive them home after surgery. You will need to wear compression garments and bandages for the first few days. Most patients will need to take at least 10 days off of work. Take care to avoid any strenuous physical activities for several weeks or until your doctor provides approval.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Fisher has extensive experience and will work skillfully to ensure beautiful results with minimal scarring.
Dr. Fisher will monitor your progress during follow-up checkups. Although it may take several months for swelling to completely subside, your renewed, more youthful bust line can last for years.
Refine Your Figure
Dr. Fisher believes in staying up-to-date with advancements in cosmetic surgery, which allows him to achieve excellent results and retain happy, satisfied patients. To learn how you can benefit from his expertise, contact us and schedule a breast lift consultation.
Dr. Fisher has been available to answer all of my questions and provide me with not only professional medical expertise, but also a much appreciated level of personal empathy. I would 100% recommend Dr. Fisher to anyone who is considering plastic surgery.Brandi