Breast Lift Plastic Surgery Overview
Are you considering a breast lift surgery? If so, you are in the company of millions of women across the country who seek to boost their figure and get a more youthful profile by way of cosmetic surgery. A breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, raises the breasts and tightens the tissues surrounding them to support and reshape the breasts. Incisions are made to remove the skin before the surrounding tissue is reshaped.
How is the surgery performed?
The breast lift surgery is performed in an outpatient setting in your plastic surgeon’s facility. Before the plastic surgery is performed, your surgeon will meet you, and so will the nurses and anesthesiologist at the office in Las Vegas, NV.
There are many methods used in the removal and reshaping of breast skin and tissue. Your plastic surgeon will identify where incisions are going to be made. The cuts could be made in the area around the nipples, the areolae.
In some cases, your surgeon could decide to make an incision that stretches downward to the crease of the breast from the dark area around the nipples. The surgeon may also make an incision that stretches along the crease of the breast horizontally.
Once the incisions are made, your cosmetic surgeon will position your nipples higher, and close the incisions. The plastic surgery could take two-three hours, and once it is done, your breasts will be covered with some gauze and you will be asked to use a surgical bra.
Talking to your cosmetic surgeon before and after the surgery
If you live in the Las Vegas, NV area, it is important that you visit the facility and talk to your surgeon, Dr. Bryson Richards, so you know what to expect and if indeed, you are the right candidate for the cosmetic surgery. You would need to discuss how you expect the results to be, and what will make you feel good. The plastic surgeon will give you a picture of what the results will look like by way of images.
If you have a family history of breast cancer, or if you have undergone any treatment or mammograms, you need to tell your surgeon beforehand. You will be asked to stop smoking, and avoid some medications before your surgery. Women who are pregnant or nursing won’t be candidates for mastopexy.
You will be asked to get rest, follow a healthy diet plan, avoid smoking and drinking following surgery. You should also talk to Dr. Bryson Richards about when to start walking, exercising and driving. You would need to ask your surgeon about caring for your incision, the duration for wearing your surgical bra and how long to leave the dressing on.
When the changes begin to show…
Once the mastopexy is performed, you will notice some immediate changes in the breast appearance, but the changes will continue till a couple of months before your breasts become rounder and firmer. You can expect to look better and younger, if you also maintain general good health and a healthy weight.