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Breast Lift at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Pittsburgh

Undergoing any type of breast surgery is an important decision that demands careful consideration. At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Pittsburgh, our board-certified plastic surgeons design each procedure around the needs of the patient, crafting results that flatter your unique contours and align with your aesthetic goals. A breast lift restores the breasts to a more elevated position on the chest by reducing skin and tissue that has lost elasticity. This procedure may be performed alone or combined with other procedures, such as breast augmentation or breast reduction.

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What is a Breast Lift?

At Aesthetics Plastic Surgery in Pittsburgh breast lift, also medically known as mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at rejuvenating and reshaping the breasts by addressing sagging, loss of firmness, or drooping. During the procedure, excess skin is removed, and breast tissue is reshaped to elevate the breasts, resulting in a more youthful and lifted appearance. This surgery can also reposition the nipples to a more aesthetically pleasing height. The technique used depends on individual needs and might involve various incision patterns tailored to the extent of lift required.

A breast lift doesn't significantly change breast size but restores a more uplifted, firmer, and rejuvenated breast contour, enhancing the overall appearance of the breasts.

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Vectra 3D Imaging

As part of our commitment to providing the highest standard of care, we offer Vectra 3D imaging to assist in planning your breast lift procedure. The Vectra software takes precise measurements of your body and then lets us virtually simulate the results you can expect from your breast lift procedure. This step also supports clear communication between you and your surgeon throughout the planning process, ensuring results that align with your goals and expectations.

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What are the benefits of a Breast Lift?

A breast lift, or mastopexy, offers several benefits:

  • Elevated breast profile: Raises the breasts to a higher position on the chest, reversing the effects of sagging skin and tissues.
  • Reduced sagging: Excess skin and tissue are carefully removed to improve the position and contours of the breasts. 
  • Restored firmness: Reduction of redundant tissues restores firmness and shapeliness.
  • Nipple repositioning: Drooping nipples can be lifted to a higher position; enlarged areolas can be reduced to achieve the patient’s desired cosmetic appearance. 
  • Improved comfort: Reduction of excess, sagging tissue can improve physical comfort and the ability to participate in various activities. 
  • Increased self-confidence: Helps to provide a more aesthetically pleasing appearance to the breasts, bringing them into alignment with individual goals.

Candidates for a breast lift are often women who have lost breast elasticity, firmness, or perkiness as a result of pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight changes, or aging. The procedure can be customized to address specific concerns or breast asymmetry, providing personalized outcomes.

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Your Breast Lift Consultation

Wondering whether you’re a candidate for a breast lift? Our surgeons are happy to consult with you to assess your needs and walk you through the surgical possibilities for helping you meet your goals. We will never pressure you to pursue any procedure but are on hand with the information and guidance to empower you in making informed decisions. Call Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Pittsburgh to schedule your personal and comprehensive consultation at our Pittsburgh or Wexford practice location today.

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Your Breast Lift Procedure

A breast lift is performed in our accredited surgical facility while the patient is comfortably asleep under general anesthesia. 

The incision pattern will depend on the type and degree of correction needed. There are three common incision patterns used for a breast lift:

  • Periareolar Lift / Donut Lift: Around the areola 
  • Lollipop Lift / Keyhole Lift: Around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease
  • Anchor Lift / Inverted-T Lift: Around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease, and along the crease itself

The incisions provide access to the skin and underlying tissues, allowing the surgeon to carefully remove excess skin, reshape the breast tissue, and lift the breasts into a higher position. If needed, the position of the nipple and areola is adjusted to a higher placement on the breast mound. In some cases, the size of the areola might also be reduced. The incisions are then meticulously closed using precise techniques to minimize scarring. Patients are closely monitored in a private recovery area as the anesthesia wears off before returning home to rest. 

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3D Imaging with Vectra

Experience the Future: Canfield 3D Imaging & Silicone Implant Screening at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Pittsburgh.

Explore breast procedures through advanced simulations and ensure the longevity of your implants with cutting-edge ultrasound screening. Find out how your breast procedures can be elevated with our exclusive services.

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Breast Lift Results

A breast lift provides noticeable improvements in breast shape, position, and firmness, elevating the breasts to a higher position on the chest. This helps correct sagging or drooping to provide a more youthful and perky appearance. Following a breast lift Pittsburgh patients often feel more comfortable in their bodies and have a surge of renewed confidence in their appearance. Some women find that they can enjoy more clothing options. Results tend to be long-lasting, although factors like the natural aging process can affect the skin and breast tissue, causing some degree of relaxation and potential changes in breast appearance. Significant fluctuations in weight can also impact the breasts, potentially affecting the results of the lift. It is not recommended that you have a breast lift if you are planning any future pregnancies, as pregnancy and breastfeeding may undo the results. Maintaining a stable weight and living a healthy lifestyle may help the results of a breast lift last longer.

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Breast Lift Recovery and Aftercare

After breast lift surgery, downtime typically involves a few days to a week of rest, avoiding strenuous activities or lifting heavy objects. The specific time frame may depend on the extent of any individual surgery. Patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort for a few weeks, managed with prescribed pain medications and wearing a supportive surgical bra to aid in healing.

We will provide post-operative instructions that should be followed diligently, which will include keeping the incision sites clean and dry, attending follow-up appointments, and refraining from smoking to ensure optimal healing. Your surgeon will let you know when it is okay to resume all normal activities as well as provide guidance on practicing diligent sun protection and scar care for an optimal recovery and results. We provide ongoing support from the planning stage, throughout the procedure, and beyond, ensuring you achieve the best possible outcome.

Breast Lift Frequently Asked Questions

Breast lift candidates are typically seeking to address sagging skin and breast tissue, often resulting from pregnancy, weight changes, or the natural aging process. A breast lift may also be performed in conjunction with another procedure like breast reduction, breast augmentation, or breast implant revision or removal.

We advise postponing breast lift surgery until you are not planning to get pregnant again, as subsequent pregnancies are likely to cause changes in the breast tissue that compromise the results of the breast lift procedure.

A breast lift primarily reshapes and repositions existing breast tissue, enhancing breast contour and firmness without significantly altering size. Some patients might experience a slight reduction in breast volume due to tissue rearrangement during the lift. Combining a breast lift with other procedures like augmentation or reduction can adjust the size, but the lift itself typically maintains or slightly reduces breast size while improving shape and elevation. Our surgeons will help you gain a clear understanding of the expected outcome of any procedure you are considering.

Yes, in fact, a breast lift is frequently incorporated into other procedures such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, or a mommy makeover. Combining procedures can provide results tailored to your goals while reducing overall recovery time.

The cost of any procedure is determined by the details of the surgery, which can vary greatly from one individual to the next. At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, your surgeon will work with you to create a treatment plan customized to your needs and provide a detailed breakdown of associated costs.

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