Basics About the Breast Lift
- 15 October 2016
- Dr. Nidal (Nick) Masri
The shape and firmness of your breasts can be affected by the normal aging process, gravity, pregnancy, breast-feeding and weight loss. If you are satisfied with the size and general appearance of your breasts, a Breast Lift Miami can raise them.
You may want to have both a breast lift and a breast augmentation to raise, firm and fill your existing breasts. You may benefit from breast lift surgery if you have breasts that hang, breasts that lack firmness, or have breasts with nipples and areolas that point downward, especially if they are positioned below the crease of the breast.
What is involved in a breast lift surgery?
The specific technique used for your breast lift surgery will be chosen based on a host of personal factors. Your breasts natural contours are used as a guide for the excision, and the nipples and areolas are repositioned accordingly.
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One of the most common techniques for the breast lift procedure involves three incisions, the first incision around the areola, another running vertically from the bottom outline of the areola to the crease beneath the breast, and the third horizontal following the crease beneath the breast.
The Breast Lift Miami Procedure
The breast lift procedure is made up of the following steps:
- The new breast outline is defined
- Incisions are made
- Excess skin is removed
- The nipple and areola are repositioned higher on the breast
- The areola, if stretched, may be reduced in size.
- The skin from the top of the breast is brought down around the areola to reshape the breast.
In order to maintain function and sensation, the nipples and areolas remain attached to their underlying tissue.
In consultation with your plastic surgeon, you may decide that breast augmentation would be desirable at the same time as the breast lift. Good communication of expectations is critical to ensuring the right breast procedure is selected.