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Who is a Breast Lift Candidate?
Pregnancy, nursing, weight fluctuations, aging, and genetics can all take a toll on the shape of the breasts. If you are dealing with sagging or stretched breasts that have lost their shape, a breast lift may be able to help.
Ideal breast lift patients will be generally healthy non-smokers with a positive outlook on their procedure. A consultation with Dr. Cusimano is the best way to determine if this procedure is right for you.
Before & After
The Breast Lift Procedure
When it comes to breast lift surgery, there are a number of incision patterns and techniques to choose from, all of which have specific uses and benefits for different people. No single incision pattern or amount of excess skin or breast tissue removal is right for everyone. The incisions used during your breast surgery could include:
This extensive incision passes around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease, and horizontally along the breast crease. This incision is best for women with a severe degree of sagging breasts or excess tissue.
Describes an incision made around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease. People with a moderate degree of sagging and moderate breast lift results in mind can often benefit from this incision.
The least extensive incision is made around the perimeter of the areola. Women with mild-to-moderate amounts of sagging and little desire for larger volume with breast implants can benefit from this incision.
Once the appropriate incision is made, Dr. Cusimano will remove excess breast skin and will likely shift the nipple and areola to a higher position for a more youthful breast contour. Skin is then tightened, and the breasts are brought up to a more youthful position.
What to Expect After Baton Rouge Breast Augmentation Surgery
Following your breast lift procedure, you will be placed in a compression garment, and you may have some surgical drains in place. It is important that you wear your compression garment during recovery to help reduce swelling and support your new breasts.
Redness and swelling are the most common side effects of this cosmetic surgery, and any discomfort can be controlled with pain medication. Most patients are able to return to work within a week or so, depending on the job.
Breast Lift FAQS
IS A BREAST LIFT COVERED BY INSURANCE?
Breast lifts are only covered by insurance when they are performed as part of a mastectomy reconstruction.
DOES A BREAST LIFT COST MORE THAN IMPLANTS?
Breast lifts are often more expensive than breast augmentations as the surgery is more complex.
DO I NEED A BREAST LIFT OR JUST IMPLANTS?
Ideally, your final results from a breast procedure would leave the nipple centered over the implant. If this is not possible due to sagging, a breast lift may be necessary.
DOES A BREAST LIFT LEAVE SCARS?
A breast lift will result in scars, but these should be inconspicuous.
DO YOU LOSE SENSATION WITH BREAST LIFT?
Immediately after a breast lift, you may notice some lost sensation. However, this typically returns within a few months.
DOES A BREAST LIFT MAKE YOUR NIPPLES LESS SENSITIVE?
A breast lift can result in decreased nipple sensitivity. This may be permanent or subside through the healing process.
DO YOU STILL HAVE FEELING IN YOUR NIPPLES AFTER BREAST LIFT?
Some patients will retain feeling in their nipples after a breast lift, while others may experience decreased sensation which may be temporary.
DOES INSURANCE PAY FOR BREAST LIFT?
Insurance does not pay for a breast lift except in some cases when the procedure is part of a breast reconstruction after mastectomy.
HOW DO YOU SHOWER AFTER A BREAST LIFT?
After your breast lift, you will likely be instructed to wait about 24 hours after your surgery to shower. Then, you should avoid bathing or otherwise submerging yourself in water and take care to gently pat the incision sites dry after your shower.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR BREAST LIFT SCARS TO HEAL?
Breast lift incisions typically heal at about six weeks after the surgery, and scarring should fade and soften about six months after the procedure.