What is a Breast Lift?
This procedure is recommended to lift, separate, rejuvenate and tighten the breasts. This procedure will:
- Rejuvenate the breasts
- Place the nipples in a more youthful position
- Create breasts that are more perky
- Change the size and shape of the areola if desired
What to expect: Breast Lift Procedure
The incisions are usually placed around the areola (pigmented area around nipple) and vertically from areola to the crease underneath the breast. Dr. Gurley utilizes a short scar technique which minimizes an incision beneath the breast. Breast tissue may or may not be removed.
Breast Lift Recovery Process
The breast lift procedure is an outpatient surgery. There is no limitation on range of motion or heavy lifting. Patients are instructed not to engage in running, jogging or repetitive upper body activities for 4-6 weeks after surgery.
Breast Lift Before and After Photo
Breast Lift Risks
There is a risk that sensation in the nipple could be decreased or lost, and that the contractility of the areola may be reduced. There is also a risk of breast asymmetry. It is important to be aware of the scars involved. Dr. Gurley will provide you with numerous photos of patients so that you can see outcomes.
Alternatives to Breast Lift Surgery
Sometimes breast augmentation will give the appearance of tighter more perky breasts, with or without a breast lift.
Is there anything I can do to recover faster?
Lifting the breast and nipple is an ideal way to rejuvenate the breasts. After pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations or for no reason at all, the breast may not have the position and shape that you want. Dr. Gurley can beautifully utilize your own breast tissue (or add an implant for desired fullness) by removing, reshaping and repositioning the breast higher on the chest wall. She can re-shape dropping tubular-like breasts into rounder more full breasts using a combination of surgery and more importantly an aesthetic eye to achieve the look you desire.
Schedule a consultation
For more information on Breast Lift surgery, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Judith Gurley, call her Chesterfield office today at (636) 812-4300!