As time passes, skin loses some of its elasticity. For some women, this leads to breast sagging. Childbearing and nursing can also contribute to breast sagging. A breast lift at Contour Aesthetic Center restores the shape and firmness of the breasts and lifts them to a higher more perky position.* During a breast lift, the size of the areola (the dark area encircling the nipple) can also be reduced.
Dr. Heidari uses a modified procedure for women with smaller breasts or with less sagging. In the modified procedure, an incision is made around the areola only, which limits the amount of scarring.* All excess skin is removed, the areola is replaced and the incision is closed. The surgery generally takes between one and a half to three hours. It is very important for you to be evaluated by Dr. Heidari to determine which type of breast lift best suits you.
- Women with deflated breasts that are asymmetrical
- Women with very large nipples/areolas
- Women with pendulous breasts with nipples and areolas that point downward
Following the surgery, a gauze dressing is placed on the breast and you will wear a surgical bra. This helps reduce swelling.* Dr. Heidari will prescribe antibiotics to avoid infection in addition to pain medication. Your stitches will be removed in about four to seven days and you will need to wear a support bra for four to five weeks.
Swelling, bruising, and numbness, particularly around the incision, are normal and generally subside in about six weeks.* Most patients return to work in ten to fourteen days but must avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activities for four to six weeks.*
*Individual results may vary.