Breast lift performed by the experienced Charlotte plastic surgeons of Graper Harper Cosmetic Surgery reverses sagging and restores a youthful profile by elevating the breasts on the chest.
The procedure can also help restore symmetry, when ligaments have relaxed to a greater extent in one breast compared to the other, and return low or downward-pointing nipples to a natural position. Below, Dr. Robert Graper and Dr. Garret Harper discuss the revitalizing benefits of breast lift, a procedure that reimagines shape, position and projection.
Form and Fashion
Although many women choose to pair breast augmentation with breast lift, breast lift is not focused on increasing size. The procedure can create the appearance of larger volume, however, by raising the position of the breasts on the chest and sharpening the angle of projection. This is true even though a small amount of tissue is normally removed during the surgery. The optical illusion is a subtle, often unexpected benefit.
During breast lift, your surgeon will make a vertical incision, remove fat and skin, then tighten and reshape each breast. The size of the areola may be reduced, and in the case of larger breasts the nipple and areola may also be repositioned.
Breast lift is a popular choice among women who seek to restore a firm, attractive look to breasts that have begun to sag as a result of pregnancy, changes in weight or simply the normal process of aging. In the absence of a new pregnancy or significant weight gain, your new breasts will retain this improved profile for many years. The smaller your breasts, the longer the “lift” will last. If in the future you find that your breasts have begun to sag, there is no risk in repeating the surgery.
Breast lift is performed as an outpatient procedure, using general anesthesia or “twilight” IV sedation. Because it involves removal of skin, some scarring is inevitable. The experienced Charlotte plastic surgeons of Graper Harper Cosmetic Surgery always use the least invasive techniques, resulting in the shortest scars. For most breast lift procedures, there will be a vertical scar that reaches under the breast, and often a scar around each areola.
Your doctor will discuss with you steps you can take during the recovery process to ensure that your incisions heal quickly and cleanly, minimizing the appearance of scars.
If you’d like to learn more about breast lift, schedule your personal consultation with experienced Charlotte plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Graper or Dr. Garret Harper by contacting Graper Harper Cosmetic Surgery today.