Breast Augmentation with Lift
What is a breast lift / mastopexy?
- A breast lift is a popular procedure done to lift and reshape the existing breast tissue to a higher position. By removing excess skin, rearranging the breast tissue and repositioning the areola higher, Dr. Rojas will create a more lifted and youthful appearance that will compliment your frame and boost your confidence.
- A lift does not change the fullness or roundness in the upper portion of the breasts. If your goals include upper pole fullness, then a breast lift with implants may be a better option for your desired look.
Who is a good candidate for breast lift / mastopexy?
- Any woman who has sagging breasts, nipples pointing downwards, or has lost the fullness of their breast shape and volume due to weight loss, aging or breastfeeding is a good candidate for a breast lift.
- Women who plan on having more children may not be good candidates for a breast lift because pregnancy and breastfeeding will affect your results, but please consult Dr. Rojas regarding your goals.
How is a breast lift performed?
A breast lift is done in our surgery center under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Incisions are made to remove excess skin, reposition the breast tissue to a higher position and the areola is repositioned and may be reduced in size. Implants are then placed above or below the pectoral muscle. Dr. Rojas will recommend implant placement along with the best type of incisions for your body depending on your breast tissue, skin excess and goals. The incisions are meticulously placed in order to reduce the appearance of scars.
There are three different types of incisions that are used to for a breast augmentation with a mastopexy:
■ Circumareolar (Periareolar)- a; donut-shaped incision is made around the areola, used in women with minimal sagging/excess skin and minimal scarring.
■ Vertical- also known as the “lollipop” incision, a donut-shaped incision that extends down towards the breast crease.
■ Wise Pattern- also known as the “anchor” incision, same as the lollipop incision and extends along the breast crease.
Will there be loss of nipple sensation?
Recovery and Aftercare
- Expectations after your surgery with Dr. Rojas will include carefully monitoring your progress postoperatively at your follow up appointments. Patients will be given a prescription for pain medications, antibiotics and other vitamins which will help with your recovery process. You will wake up from the procedure in a recovery suite wearing a surgical bra. Our amazing staff will monitor you postoperatively until you are ready to be picked up by a family member or friend.
- Breast augmentations with a mastopexy are very common procedures, but every surgery has its risks. Risks include some asymmetry, implant rippling, capsular contracture, loss of nipple sensation, delayed wound healing, and hypertrophic/keloid scarring. Postoperative follow up appointments will be important to reduce the risk of longer recovery time or developing complications, as well as monitoring your progress.