Does a breast lift change the size of my breasts?
Breast lift surgery alone won’t significantly change the size of your breasts — only their shape. You’d need to combine it with either breast reduction surgery or augmentation to do that. Depending on your goal, Dr. Lind will discuss with you the option to add implants at the time of lifting to achieve more overall fullness and size.
How long will my breast lift last?
This procedure is designed to “turn back the clock” and resuspend the breasts to a more youthful, compact location on the chest wall. With that being said, there are many factors that can affect this for each patient. It is recommended to always wear good support to keep gravity from taking over as it naturally does. Also, should you gain or lose weight over time, this can also affect the results of a breast lift.
Are the nipples removed during a breast lift?
During a breast lift, the excess skin is removed and the remaining breast tissue is reshaped to a more youthful appearance. The nipples are not removed. In fact, they stay attached to a stalk of breast tissue that is also lifted and tightened with sutures. At this time, the areolas (darker skin around the nipples) can be resized and centered to compliment the new location of the breast.
When will the scars fade?
The anchor incision of a breast lift requires a scar around the areola, a vertical line down the center and in the natural breast fold. During the healing process, the scar can be prominent the first couple months and start to fade to a natural skin tone color between 6 to 12 months. We do offer a great scar cream to help expedite this healing process.