Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. Breast lift surgery can also reduce the size of the areola–the darker skin surrounding the nipple.
Nearly every woman who succeeds in shedding a significant amount of weight can benefit from a breast lift, or mastopexy, as part of her plan for post weight loss surgery in Sacramento. If you’re one of the few weight loss patients with just the right amount of remaining breast tissue, a lift alone may be enough. However, most women find they need a breast augmentation with breast lift to both replace volume and lift sagging skin.
If your breasts sag significantly now that you have lost weight or if your breasts are markedly asymmetrical, it is important to keep in mind both of these conditions are quite common. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kaufman can devise a surgical strategy that will give you curves you can be proud to show off.
Candidates for Breast Lift in Sacramento
As with all surgical procedures, good health and realistic expectations are prerequisites. If considering breast lift surgery, you should be at or within range of your target weight before preparing for your mastopexy. Further, as with all surgical procedures, the best candidates for breast lifts are those who are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in their expectations.
Breast Lift Surgery and Recovery
Breast lift surgery usually takes between two and three hours to complete and is performed under general anesthesia in our onsite surgical facility. Techniques for each patient vary and Dr. Kaufman will tailor your operation to your body and your desires.
The incisions for this procedure are dependent on the size of your breasts and the results you are looking to achieve. In general, the incision outlines the area from which breast skin will be removed and defines the new location for the nipple.
Once the excess skin has been removed, the nipple and areola (still attached) are moved to a higher position.
Recovery varies from person to person, but most people are feeling good and enjoying light activities in a week to 10 days. You can expect to be completely back to normal in six to eight weeks.
If you feel that we can help and you would like to learn more about a specific procedure, please contact us online or give us a call at (916) 983-9895. You’ll find our office conveniently located in Folsom, within easy driving distance from San Francisco, San Jose and even Reno.