Fort Lauderdale Breast Lift
A woman’s breasts change throughout her adult life. Pregnancies, weight gain or loss, the aging process, and the inevitable force of gravity cause youthful breasts to lose their shape, lift and firmness. Breast lift surgery is designed to counter some of these effects by literally lifting the breasts to give them a more youthful, perky appearance.
Breast Lift Basics
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, counteracts the loss of elasticity in the breast by removing excess skin and tightening the tissue to reshape and lift the breast. During the procedure, the size of the areola can also be reduced if stretching has occurred.
A breast lift is designed to reshape and rejuvenate the breast; however, it does not change the size. If you are looking to enhance both the size and shape of your breast, talk to Ft. Lauderdale plastic surgeon Dr. Stokes about inserting breast implants in conjunction with a breast lift to create fuller, perkier breasts.
What to Expect
Breast lift surgery is typically performed in an office or hospital operating room using general anesthesia. The procedure will take up to 3 hours and you will be free to return home the same day. After the procedure you may experience minor discomfort, bruising and swelling. Scars can take up to a year to fully mature.
You should be able to return to work within a week, depending on the nature of your job, and you should be able to return to your normal activities, including forms of mild exercise within a few weeks. Sexual activity should be avoided for one to two weeks, and extreme care should be taken several weeks after the procedure as they may be tender and sore.
Are You Thinking About Getting a Breast Lift
If you are considering having breast lift surgery to bring back your youthful shape, contact Dr. Stokes to schedule a private consultation. Dr. Stokes understands that making the decision to have cosmetic surgery can be scary and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be.
The most important thing before having any surgical procedure is understanding what is involved and knowing what to expect. Dr. Stokes has built her practice on the belief that open communication is key to making her patients feel at ease and confident going into surgery. contact Dr. Stokes of Ft. Lauderdale today to discuss your goals and concerns and together you can decide what is right for you.