Seattle Breast Lift
Why Women Get Breast Lifts
Over time, the shape and contours of a woman’s body change. Breast skin loses its youthful elasticity and breasts lose their firmness and shape. This happens because of age, weight fluctuations or pregnancy. Some women with large breasts can experience sagging or drooping earlier in life due to the weight of their breast tissue. With other women, heredity determines the look and placement of the breasts. Breast surgery can give the breasts a more youthful look and feel.
Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, is designed to tighten breast tissue and restore the breasts to a natural-looking position on your figure. By removing excess skin and repairing muscle tissue, Dr. Sobel can successfully relocate the breasts higher on the chest. Breast lift alone will not significantly change the size of your breasts, but can often help them appear fuller.
Seattle women can explore all their options with us—we offer a full range of breast and body surgeries to enhance and reshape your figure. We work to provide natural, beautiful results which will give you a renewed sense of confidence.
Customizing Your Breast Lift in Seattle
When you come to our office, you will first consult with Dr. Alexander Sobel. Together, we will discuss your surgical options and answer any questions you may have about the procedure. Women often want to combine breast lift surgery with breast augmentation or breast reduction. Dr. Sobel also has great expertise in fat grafting to the breasts, for women who want increased fullness without implants. Based on your aesthetic goals, we will create a customized surgical plan that addresses your needs and expectations. Seattle patients often choose to have more than one procedure at a time to save on anesthesia costs, minimize downtime, and maximize results!
Your breast lift incisions will depend on how much sagging you are experiencing, and the degree of correction you’d like to see. Following is a general guideline to breast lift incisions. If you plan to have breast implants inserted during the operation, any of the following incision options can be used.
- Crescent Mastopexy: This is a half-moon shaped incision around the areola. Patients with minimal sagging may benefit from this most minimal incision.
- Peri-Areolar Mastopexy: This is a full circle incision around the areola. Patients with moderate sagging can have this type of breast lift.
- Vertical Mastopexy: This incision is lollipop shaped: the top of the “lollipop” is a circle around the areola, and the stick is a central incision from the bottom of the areola to the base of the breast. It can be a successful choice for patients with moderate to intermediate sagging.
- Inverted T or Anchor Mastopexy: Patients with more severe sagging may need this type of incision. This incision adds an incision in the fold of the breast to the vertical mastopexy (lollipop) incisions described above. This was the main method for breast lifting before the development of the crescent, peri-areolar and vertical incision options.
Increasing Breast Fullness with Fat
If you’d also like your breasts to be fuller, ask Dr. Sobel about fat grafting to the breasts during your consultation. You can learn more on our site too; click to read about how fat transfer works.
Breast Lift Recovery
Once the surgery is complete, we recommend that patients strictly follow their personalized recovery plan. Bed rest is encouraged for two to three days. It is also important to limit reaching and stretching motions with the arms for up to three weeks. The final results of the surgery should be revealed within six months. Complete recovery is usually 6 to 12 months after surgery.
To learn more about a breast lift in Seattle, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Sobel. Call today at (425) 453-9060 or contact us online to schedule your complimentary consultation.