According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), breast lift currently ranks among the top five most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the US.
The procedure is designed to restore firmer, perkier and younger looking breasts and enhance breast contours. The surgical techniques may marginally differ in each case, but for the most part, the steps involved in the breast lift procedure will remain unchanged.
During the pre-operative consultation, the breast surgeon will educate the patient about various aspects of breast lift and explain the procedure steps. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Amir Nasir of Lotus Cosmetic Surgery provides breast lift to patients in New Haven, Westport, Fairfield County, Fairfield, Bridgeport, CT, New York, and surrounding communities across the horizon.
The surgeon may perform breast lift with the patient under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The appropriate option will be determined prior to the surgery and in consultation with the patient. Patient will remain comfortably asleep throughout the surgery, and will have no consciousness about the procedure once she is brought out of anesthesia.
Placing the Incisions
Following anesthesia, the next step in breast lift plastic surgery is the placement of incisions. The incision locations will be pre-determined when a customized breast lift surgery plan is prepared. Incision size and location will differ according to the breast lift technique chosen, but the surgeon will keep the incisions as discreet as possible and take into account the patient’s personal incision preferences. Natural breast creases can often conceal the scarring after breast lift.
Lifting the Breasts
The surgeon will reshape the sagging breast tissue to create firmer, natural looking breasts and will trim away loose skin through the incisions. If the areolas are overly large, the surgeon will trim the area and remove excess skin from the areolas. Downward pointing nipples and areolas may be moved to a more youthful level.
When the lifting and reshaping of the breasts is completed, the surgeon will smoothly re-drape the overlying skin, bringing some of the tissue that was above the areolas down to the lower half of the breasts. Profound and committed cosmetic surgeon Dr. Nasir receives patients from New Haven, Westport, Fairfield County, Fairfield, Bridgeport, CT, New York, and other cities and towns in the Atlantic coastal area for a breast lift.
The surgeon will place multiple sutures within the layers of the breast tissue in order to keep the new breast shape firmly in place. Some surgeons may use traditional sutures, which will have to be removed in a week or 10 days. Alternatively, absorbable sutures may be used, which will dissolve on their own in about the same time.
Compression Garment and Bandages
Immediately after the surgery, the surgeon will cover the incision sites in bandages. In a few days, the patient will be required to wear a special surgical bra or a compression garment. This will help maintain the new shape of breasts and support healing. The patient should wear the compression garment as direct in order to prevent the incisions from opening up and to promote safe healing.
Dr. Amir Nasir is a Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon in Fairfield County serving the towns of Westport, Fairfield, Bridgeport, New Haven, Connecticut, New York City, other surrounding communities, as as well as international patients.