Breast Lift Surgery: Answering Your FAQs
Posted February 23, 2016 in Practice News
Breast augmentation remains to be an overwhelmingly popular plastic surgery procedure among women, but breast lifts are catching up quickly. In 2014, over 92,000 breast lift procedures were performed in the U.S. alone. That’s a 75% growth since 2000! This surge in popularity has led more and more women to look into breast lift surgery.
Here at Talbott Plastic Surgery Center in Reno, for instance, we’ve received a lot of breast lift inquiries. We’ve also noticed that the more interested people are, the more questions they have, so we’ve compiled and answered the most frequently asked questions about this type of plastic surgery. If you’re considering getting a breast lift in Reno, this FAQ can help you arrive at a decision you’ll be happy and comfortable with.
What is a breast lift and what does it achieve?
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that raises and reshapes sagging or drooping breasts, and repositions the nipple to where it was before. When the procedure is performed by a Board-certified plastic surgeon, the results can be amazing. Patients will see firmer, perkier, more youthful-looking breasts!
We do have to emphasize, however, that the results of your breast lift in Reno will not be identical to how your breasts looked years before due to factors like age, weight loss, and pregnancy.
Am I good candidate for a breast lift?
If you’re exhibiting the conditions below, you may be a candidate for this surgery:
- Breasts are sagging due to the effects of aging or gravity
- Nipples are positioned below the breast fold or are pointing downward
- Loss of breast volume after breastfeeding or significant weight loss
A good candidate should also have an emotionally stable disposition, as well as realistic expectations of the surgery.
Can a breast lift be combined with another procedure?
Yes, a breast lift in Reno can be performed in conjunction with another plastic surgery procedure. Since a breast lift doesn’t add volume to or increase the size of the breasts, it is usually combined with breast augmentation. This kind of combination provides patients with a more optimal breast enhancement.
Will there be scarring?
Unfortunately, scars can’t be avoided, but Dr. Talbott strives to minimize scarring and makes the incisions as discreet as possible (usually along the breast crease or around the areola), so they can easily be concealed with a bra or bathing suit.
Will my breasts hurt?
As a patient, you should expect to feel some pain and discomfort following your breast lift surgery. Dr. Talbott, however, prescribes pain medication as part of your post-op care to alleviate any pain associated with your surgery.
How soon can I return to my normal routine?
As mentioned above, you should expect to feel moderate discomfort following surgery, so take it easy for a couple of days and get plenty of rest. Most patients can return to work within one to two weeks, but should avoid any kind of strenuous activity or exercise for up to at least six weeks after surgery.
How long do results last?
The results of a breast lift in Reno vary, depending on the physical condition of the patient. Normally, results can last up to several years, but factors like aging, gravity, weight loss, and pregnancy, may cause the breasts to gradually lose their perky, youthful appearance.
Contact Talbott Plastic Surgery Center
Are you thinking of getting a breast lift in Reno? Would you like to learn more and explore your options? Contact Dr. LaDawn Talbott today and schedule your complimentary consultation.