Breast Lift Specialist

Advanced Plastic Surgery Center

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons located in DC area, Arlington, VA

If you feel like pregnancy, nursing, or the combined effects of aging and gravity have made your breasts lose their shape and firmness, a breast lift can restore your bust. The team of expert plastic surgeons at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center in Arlington, Virginia, offers breast lift surgery to raise and reshape your breasts. Call Advanced Plastic Surgery Center or make an appointment online today to learn how a breast lift procedure can restore the appearance of your breasts.

Breast Lift Q & A

What is a breast lift?

A breast lift, clinically referred to as mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgery to raise and reshape breasts that are deflated or sagging because of weight loss, nursing, or aging. The procedure doesn’t involve breast implants, but instead removes excess skin and reshapes your breast tissue to lift and reposition your breasts. Your surgeon can also enhance the size, shape, and location of your nipples and areolas, which can become distorted by nursing. 

Who is a good candidate for a breast lift?

The surgeons at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center provide comprehensive consultations to help you learn about your breast enhancement options and determine if a breast lift is right for you. You should be in good health overall and have a healthy, stable weight. 

Many women opt for a breast lift to restore breasts that have become flat or elongated. The effects of gravity, pregnancy, nursing, and weight loss can all lead to sagging, deflated, or uneven breasts. Additionally, if your nipples are enlarged, fall below your breast crease, or point downward, a breast lift can restore and enhance the appearance of your breasts. 

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What should I expect after a breast lift?

Breast lift surgery is an outpatient procedure performed while you’re under general anesthesia. When your surgeon completes the operation, they close your incisions with dissolvable stitches and surgical tape. After you recover from the anesthesia, your surgeon reviews your aftercare instructions and releases you to go home and recuperate. 

You may have some swelling, bruising, and tenderness after your surgery, but these side effects subside within 3-5 days. However, the results of your breast lift should be noticeable right away. 

You should wear a soft compression wrap or garment for the first 48 hours, but can switch to a supportive sports bra. You need to avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for at least four weeks, but most patients return to work and other regular activities within a couple of days. 

If you’re interested in a breast lift, call Advanced Plastic Surgery Center or schedule a consultation online today to learn how the experienced plastic surgeons can restore and enhance the appearance of your breasts.

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