Breast Lift in Athens
A breast lift is a surgical breast enhancement procedure that can rejuvenate the appearance of sagging breasts that have lost their shape and youthful appearance due to factors like aging and pregnancy. At Parker Plastic Surgery, we have provided numerous women with amazing results from their surgery in Athens, GA.
Breast Lift Overview
Raise and reshape sagging breasts by removing excess skin and repositioning remaining tissue and nipples. May be performed with implants to increase breast volume.
1 to 3 hours
Back to work: 1 week or more
Strenuous Activities: 1 month
Fading of scars: several months to a year or more.
The Benefits of 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.
How a Breast Lift is Performed
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.
Recovering from a Breast Lift
Once the procedure is finished the incision will be sutured shut and the area will be bandaged. A surgical bra will need to be worn to help provide support and manage swelling. Swelling, bruising, and some discomfort are to be expected. Medication can help to manage any pain you may experience. It will take around one week of recovery before most normal activities can be resumed. Strenuous activity will need to be avoided for around four weeks.
The Cost of Your Breast Lift
The cost of this procedure in Athens will depend on the techniques used and other factors. During your consultation, Dr. Parker can let you know what the expected cost of your procedure will be and can let you know about the payment and financing options we offer.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Parker Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your breast lift in Athens, GA. Dr. Parker is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can provide you with excellent care and results.