A breast lift can be a great option for patients who are looking to restore a youthful perkiness to the breasts that may have faded due to aging or pregnancy. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates, we offer breast lifts and other breast surgeries to residents of Fairfax, Washington DC, Arlington and Annandale, VA, and surrounding areas.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that is performed to enhance the position of the breasts and create a more youthful bust. In addition to lifting the breasts, a breast lift can enhance the size and shape of the breasts as well as correct the location of the nipples. Many women experience changes in their breasts due to pregnancy or the natural aging process. Over the years, the breasts begin to sag and droop, losing their youthful perkiness. Dr. Mirali offers years of experience in breast lifts to help patients restore their figure and their confidence.
How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost?
The cost of your breast lift procedure at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates will depend on a number of factors. During your initial consultation, we will review your treatment goals in order to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your personal needs. Once this treatment plan is developed, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your procedure. In an effort to keep our treatments accessible, we are proud to accept CareCredit® financing in addition to traditional payment methods.
How is a Breast Lift Performed?
All breast lift procedures are performed with the aid of anesthesia to ensure that the patient remains safe and comfortable throughout the procedure. The incisions that will be made during the procedure will vary depending on the size of the breasts and the patient’s treatment goals. Most breast lift procedures are performed with incisions around the areola of the nipples, and more extensive procedures may involve additional incisions that extend downwards from the nipples. Once the incisions are made, excess skin is removed and the surrounding breast tissue is tightened to lift and contour the breasts. At this stage, we will also be able to correct nipple size and position, relocating it to the center of the breasts. After the desired results are achieved, the incisions are closed and the treatment will be complete.
What is the Recovery Like After a Breast Lift?
After a breast lift, patients often experience bruising, swelling, and tenderness in the breasts. During the first week or two, patients may have to take time off of work and reduce their level of activity to ensure that the body can heal properly. Most patients are fully recovered about six weeks after their procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Mirali will provide you with specific recovery instructions based on your personal treatment plan.
Are the Results from a Breast Lift Permanent?
The breast lift procedure can produce long-lasting results, but nothing can prevent the breasts from developing changes in the future due to the natural aging process. Aging, pregnancy, and poor lifestyle habits can contribute to changes in the breasts over time. Patients with healthy diet and exercise habits often enjoy their results for many years.
To learn more about the breast lift procedure or to schedule your initial consultation, contact us today at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates. We are proud to serve the residents of Fairfax, Washington DC, Arlington, Annandale, and the nearby cities of the DMV.