As the years go by, most women notice a gradual deterioration in the size, shape and feel of her breasts. Gravity, pregnancy, breast feeding, weight gain and loss all take their toll. The breast lift operation raises and recontours loose, sagging breasts.
In a breast lift, the surgeon relocates the nipple and areola (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipple) to a higher position, repositions the breast tissue to a higher level, removes the excess skin from the lower portion of the breast and then reshapes the remaining breast skin. If you have your breasts enlarged as well as lifted, and implant may be placed behind your breast tissue or the muscle.
Surgery is done under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. It usually takes three to four hours. Typically the incisions are around the areola, extending vertically down the breast and horizontally along the crease underneath the breast.
You may feel a temporary loss of sensation in your nipples and breasts. This will improve with time. You may be up and around a day or two after surgery but don't plan on returning to work for at least a week to ten days, when your sutures will be removed. Although every effort is made to make scars as inconspicuous as possible, they are permanent. For almost a year, they may remain noticeable, then they start to fade with time and are easily concealed by a normal brassiere. Contact Dr. Guiloff today for your free consultation to determine the best course of action right for you.
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