Breast Lift in Salt Lake City
Women who want to elevate sagging breasts and restore a firmer, rounder shape are good candidates for a breast lift. Our surgeons perform this surgery to repair a woman’s breasts after weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding and aging have caused drooping and deflation. What a breast lift, we can make your breasts “perky” again.
If you live in or around Salt Lake City, a breast lift at 22 Plastic Surgery might help improve both your appearance and outlook. Please request a consultation online or call our office at (801) 937-9650. Our staff are eager to meet you and help you on your aesthetic journey.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is a surgical procedure to restore the breasts after the effects of age, weight loss, pregnancy or other factors have caused the breasts and nipples to sag and droop. A breast lift procedure helps lift and rejuvenate by removing sagging skin and tightening the surrounding breast tissue. This surgery gives women renewed self-esteem by restoring the firm, perky breasts and aesthetic appearance again.
Breast Lift Candidates
Each breast lift procedure is designed to address a patient’s unique patterns of aging, sagging and volume loss. However, breast lift patients typically have:
- Volume loss
- Motivation to look and feel better
- Sagging breasts
- Enlarged areolas
- Breast asymmetry
We will listen carefully to your goals for breast lift surgery at your personal consultation. If we determines you are a good candidate for a breast lift, we will collaborate with you to establish a surgery plan for the creation of your ideal breasts. Some women who undergo breast augmentation revision surgery to replace older implants may combine the procedure with a breast lift.
What are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?
A breast lift provides a number of benefits for patients who would like to regain the perky bounce of their breasts:
- A more youthful, attractive breast appearance
- Reduced areolae (if they have become enlarged over time)
- A more shapely, round curving look
- More proportionate, symmetrical breasts
- Attractively uptilted nipples
- Better cleavage
- Improved proportions between breasts and buttocks
- A better fit in clothing
- Better breast projection
What Happens During the Breast Lift Procedure?
Your breast lift procedure begins with your surgeon making the incisions. They use multiple types of incisions, including circumareolar, anchor, and what’s known as a “lollipop incision,” which encircles the areola and descends vertically down the breast. This allows them to remove excess tissue and skin, and lift and reshape the breast. We often reduces enlarged areolas at the same time to match the more youthful contours of the breasts.
For some women who wish to increase the size of their breasts, we may perform this procedure in conjunction with breast augmentation.
What to Expect Afterward
Your surgeon will bandage your chest and wrap it in a compression garment after your procedure. This will allow your breasts to retain their newly youthful appearance. While experiences vary, most women will need to take about a week off of work. After this time, patients commonly resume their daily routines. However, your surgeon will likely advise you to avoid strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for several weeks.
One day after surgery: Expect bruising and swelling. Ensure you sleep on your back during your recovery period. You may shower, but not take a bath. For the next week, rest, hydrate, eat healthy foods, and avoid bending or lifting anything over five pounds.
After one week: Surgical dressings are removed. Any necessary drains are removed. However, you will need to continue to wear a surgical bra. Expect moderate bruising and swelling to continue, but you can return to work and perform light daily activities if you are comfortable.
After two weeks: By this time, you will feel more comfortable and may feel back to normal. However, continue to avoid vigorous activity or exercise.
After four to six weeks: By this time, most patients are healed enough to resume strenuous exercise, sleep facing down, and wear your usual bra.
When can I exercise after a breast lift?
You may resume light walking after one week. Wait 4-6 weeks to continue rigorous exercise.
Can I breastfeed after my breast lift?
Typically, yes. If you were able to breastfeed before your breast lift, it is highly likely you will be able to do so afterward.
Can health insurance cover breast lift surgery?
Breast lifts are not covered by all insurance companies unless the procedure is deemed medically necessary.
How long will my results last?
Breast lift results last for 10-15 years, although for some, the results may last much longer.