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.