Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Breast Lift (Mastopexy) in Scottsdale and Phoenix, AZ

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and firm the breasts by removing excess skin.  The surrounding tissue to reshaped and tightened to support the new breast contour. In a breast-lift surgery, the primary goal is to re-establish an aesthetically proportionate bust for the woman. The critical corrective consideration is the tissue viability of the nipple-areola complex, which is necessary to ensure the functional sensitivity of the breasts. According to a report in the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), breast lift surgery and breast augmentation with implants can safely be performed in a single procedure.  This improves the size and shape while lifting the breasts, resulting in the ideal body contour.

Who gets a Breast Lift?

A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and normal aging all may cause a woman to have stretched skin and decreased breast volume. Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this. The procedure can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is youthful and uplifted.

The ideal candidate is a healthy, non-smoker who feels that her breasts sag.  They may have also have lost shape and/or volume. A breast lift or mastopexy, is also an excellent way to address asymmetry between breasts, such as when one breast is lower than the other. If you are planning to lose weight, are pregnant or still nursing a child, or are planning to have more children you should wait to get a breast lift.  Results may be altered by weight loss and physical changes in your body. If you are in the Phoenix area and are considering a breast lift, contact DeVito Plastic Surgery Center to schedule your consultation with Dr. Michele DeVito in Scottsdale.  Here, you can express your desired results and receive valuable feedback from an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who can turn your dream body into a reality!

What to expect after getting a Breast Lift:

After you have a mastopexy or breast lift, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. You’ll need to wear an elastic bandage or support bra to minimize swelling and support your breasts as they heal.  Dr. DeVito will examine you and remove bandages the day after surgery. You should be able to return to work and other activities within 4-6 weeks.  It is very important to limit your activity as directed during recovery and to immediately report any side effects or problems you’re having.

Any surgery has risks, including bleeding or infection, although studies have shown that serious side effects are rare.  It is imperative that you choose an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. As A result, you are more likely to have a very good outcome with immediately noticeable results and minimal complications.

If you are interested in any of the cosmetic surgery procedures offered at DeVito Plastic Surgery Center in Scottsdale

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