How Is a Breast Lift Performed?

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Posted: July 1, 2021
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A picture of a middle-aged woman in a bikini lounging on the beach.If you are considering breast lift surgery to correct sagging, ptotic breasts, you probably have some questions about the procedure itself. A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is generally performed in an outpatient facility under general or local anesthesia. In most cases, patients are allowed to be driven home right after their surgery. Some patients may be instructed to stay for an extra day or two to be monitored. 

The procedure itself takes about 1 ½ to 3 ½ hours to complete depending on the amount of tissue being removed. At Restore Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ben Brown uses three different incisions depending on the severity of the sagging: a donut incision, a lollipop incision, and an anchor incision. A donut incision is best for those who have mild sagging and only a little bit of excess tissue, while the lollipop and anchor incisions are for more moderate or severe sagging. 

Once you are asleep or sedated, Dr. Brown will make one of these incisions around the nipple. If it is a donut incision, the cut will go around the nipple. For the lollipop incision, an additional cut is made vertically below the nipple and, if using an anchor incision, another cut is made horizontally along the breast crease. Through these incisions, Dr. Brown will reshape the breasts and place the nipples in a higher position. This will give the breasts a youthful, perky look. If you are having a breast augmentation in addition to your breast lift, your implants will be placed at this time. Finally, once the procedure is complete, Dr. Brown will close the incisions and place a compression garment around the breasts to help control post-operative swelling.

Want to Restore the Youthfulness of Your Breasts? Call Us Today

If you have any questions about the procedure or are considering a breast lift, call Restore Plastic Surgery today at 850-500-7527 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Brown will create a customized procedure that meets your aesthetic goals. We are happy to serve patients living in Pensacola, Florida and nearby Mobile, Alabama.

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