Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Let’s face it, women’s breasts are vulnerable to the effects of time and gravity. Things like weight changes, pregnancies, breastfeeding, and just plain old aging can leave you with saggy, droopy breasts.
If you are unhappy with these changes in your breasts, then a breast lift – with or without implants – can restore a more youthful feel and appearance.
A breast lift is a shaping procedure during which the breast tissue is repositioned (or “lifted”), excess skin is removed, and the nipple is centered over the breast tissue. Whether or not implants are recommended will depend on such factors as the volume of tissue in your breasts and the elasticity of your skin.
The complexity of your breast lift procedure and which technique is best will also depend upon your unique situation. Dr. Lucas will use his extensive training and experience to advise you on the best option for you, based on your body type and your wishes.
For example, if the volume of tissue in your breasts is sufficient, he may recommend simply repositioning your own tissue, removing excess skin, and centering your nipple to create more shaped, uplifted breasts. If, however,your tissue volume is insufficient to give you the results you’re looking for, he may recommend implants in addition to lifting and repositioning.
If your skin is very inelastic (stretchy) and unable to adequately support the volume of breast tissue you desire, Dr. Lucas may recommend a more advanced technique in order to provide extra stabilization and yield more long-lasting results. After all, simply adding the weight of implants or repositioning existing tissue inside of inelastic skin will simply cause your breasts to sag again over time.
During your consultation with Dr. Lucas, he will help you decide if a breast lift is best for you, taking into account your desired results and the characteristics of your tissue, skin, and bone structure. He will discuss with you how much scarring you can expect, and how long your recovery will be.
In our experience, the best candidates for breast lift surgery are nonsmoking, physically healthy patients with realistic expectations about the surgery.
To schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Lucas, call The Lucas Center Plastic Surgery in Knoxville, TN at (865) 218-6210.