Breast Lift Atlanta
Regain the Perkier Appearance of Your Youth
If you often gaze into the mirror and long for the perky and beautifully contoured breasts of your youth, you are not alone. The skin’s natural elasticity diminishes with age, and this, combined with gravity, causes your breasts to sag. Add pregnancies, nursing, and significant weight fluctuations to the mix, and you have every reason to expect your breasts to lose their shape and firmness.
But you don’t have to settle for a less-than-ideal appearance. A breast lift in our Alpharetta plastic surgery center can help restore your breasts to the perkier appearance of your youth.
What is a Breast Lift?
The technical term for a breast lift is “mastopexy,” which is a surgical procedure designed to reshape and raise drooping or sagging breasts. The procedure can also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple) or reposition nipples that point downward. A breast lift works to reshape your breasts to create or restore a more youthful, perkier appearance.
Breast Lift with Breast Implants
For some patients, we combine a breast lift with a breast augmentation to increase breast size and enhance the shape of the breasts. Combining these procedures can also increase firmness. A combination breast lift-breast augmentation procedure is particularly popular among Greater Atlanta women whose breasts have lost volume and have begun to sag because of childbearing and breastfeeding. Whether a combination procedure is right for you will be discussed during your consultation. We’ll spend ample time with you to help you determine which treatment plan will provide you with the best results, based on your goals, expectations, and desired look.
Your Breast Lift Surgery
Your breast lift will consist of an incision made in one of three locations, depending on the plan of care that we jointly determine is best for you.
- Around your areola
- Around your areola and downward
- Around your areola, downward, and along the crease beneath your breast
Regardless of the location chosen, we will be able to improve the contour and firmness of your breasts by reshaping the underlying tissue and trimming away excess skin.
Once your procedure is complete, we will provide you with a surgical bra or bandage to help with healing and to minimize swelling. You will be provided with more detailed care instructions at the time of your surgery. Breast lifts are performed as outpatient procedures under general anesthesia.
What to Expect During and After Surgery
Our breast lift procedures are performed on an outpatient basis using general or local anesthesia. Most surgeries are completed in two to three hours, and you will be put under general anesthetic during the procedure. In some cases, where little skin needs to be removed, the breast lift procedure can be performed with a local anesthetic and a sedative.
You can be quite swollen and bruised after surgery, and your breasts may also be quite sensitive and tender for a few weeks. You will usually be sent home with bandages and a surgical bra, which will be removed after a couple of days. You may also have a drain. You will wear the surgical bra for the first few days after surgery. This bra is then replaced with a support bandage or sports bra, which is to be worn at all times for at least four weeks after surgery. Discomfort, swelling, and bruising usually lasts from two to three weeks, so you may be prescribed pain medication during your first week of recovery.
Scheduling a Breast Lift Consultation in Atlanta or Alpharetta
To schedule a complimentary and confidential breast lift consultation in our Atlanta or Alpharetta office, call 770.475.3146 or complete and submit the consultation request form.