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Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Emile Brown offers a variety of breast lift options to patients in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland. Gravity and a loss of skin elasticity can cause your breasts to sag or droop. When this happens, exercise alone may not be enough to lift your breasts back into their usual position. Breast lift surgery trims away excess skin and reshapes the breast in order to raise the bosom and help it appear more youthful again.
A breast lift is a surgical procedure that addresses sagging breasts by eliminating excess skin and repositioning the breasts to a more youthful position. The breast lift also repositions the nipples so that they face forward instead of downward. A breast lift is often performed alone or may be part of another breast procedure like a breast reduction or a breast augmentation with implants.
A breast lift can address sagging breasts, whether it’s due to overly large breasts or sagging with age or after pregnancy or weight loss. Women with sagging breasts must often wear support bras and may find it difficult to find swimsuits that fit well. Ladies with very large chests might even feel uncomfortable because the weight of their bosom puts unnecessary strain on the neck and shoulders. Following a breast lift, many women find they have more clothing options and that everyday activity that no longer causes them discomfort.
Candidates for a breast lift are those who experience breast sagging due to age, weight loss, childbirth, or other factors. Those who are undergoing a breast reduction to reduce overly large breasts will undergo a lift at the same time to remove excess skin. The breast lift may also be added to a breast augmentation for a more significant enhancement. It is important to remember that a breast lift will reposition the breasts, but will not significantly change the size of the breasts. If you have sagging breasts, speak with Dr. Brown to determine if breast lift surgery is right for you. While women of all ages can benefit, we often advise those who plan to become pregnant and/or breastfeed to postpone surgery. Fluctuations in weight can also cause breasts to sag. As such, women should also wait until they have reached their healthy weight and held it for at least six months.
A breast lift is typically performed with the use of general anesthesia. An incision will then be made either around the areola, around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease, or an extra incision may be needed within the breast crease. Your surgeon will determine the best area from which to trim excess skin, which will allow the breasts to be raised to a more youthful height.
After a breast lift, bandages will be placed over the incisions and a support bra should be worn to help minimize swelling and assist with the healing process. Patients should avoid certain movements that involve the chest muscles like heavy lifting. Most patients take about a week off work to properly recover at home. It is important to follow all post-operative care instructions and exercise restrictions carefully to ensure successful results. Once the swelling has diminished, patients can enjoy perkier, more youthful-looking breasts.
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If you are anxious to look and feel your best, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Emile Brown today to schedule your breast lift consultation. We proudly serve patients from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Annapolis and the surrounding areas of Maryland.