Breast Lift in Athens

Breast Lift Overview

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Procedure
Raise and reshape sagging breasts by removing excess skin and repositioning remaining tissue and nipples. May be performed with implants to increase breast volume.

Length
1 to 3 hours

Anesthesia
General

Recovery
Back to work: 1 week or more
Strenuous Activities: 1 month
Fading of scars: several months to a year or more.


Breast Lift Surgery

A mastopexy or breast lift will raise and reshape a woman’s breasts. Over the years breasts can lose their shape and firmness due to pregnancy, nursing, weight fluctuations and gravity. A breast lift, often done in conjunction with a breast augmentation, can eliminate this inevitable sagging. If the nipple areolar complex has become enlarged, it can be restored to a smaller size at a preferred height on the breast.

A mastopexy is done under general anesthesia and takes 2-3 hours. Incisions extend around the areola and as a vertical line down the lower pole of the breast. Occasionally this incision extends into the natural crease below the breast. Through these incisions excess skin is removed and the nipple areolar complex elevated to a more central position on the breast mound. Strenuous upper body activity may be limited for the first month and often times a supportive bra is worn around the clock for the first several weeks.


ABOUT PLASTIC SURGERY

Plastic surgery is a specialty that can be divided into two groups: cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal body structures and improve a person’s appearance. These procedures may not be considered medically necessary, but are performed, instead, to increase a person’s confidence and self-esteem. Liposuction, breast augmentation and tummy tucks are some of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery.

Reconstructive surgery involves those procedures performed to correct abnormal body structures caused by birth defects, trauma, burns, infection or disease. These types of reconstructive surgery include breast reduction, breast reconstruction and treatment of skin cancers. Reconstructive surgery is usually covered by health insurance.