Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
For some women — whether due to the effects of gravity over time, loss of skin elasticity with age, pregnancy or breast-feeding, or weight loss — their breasts may lose their prior youthful appearance. Sagging of the breast associated with nipples and areolas that point downward, especially when located below the breast crease, is a condition called ptosis.
For women who are satisfied with the current volume or size of breast tissue, but desire to improve the shape, a breast lift or mastopexy may be right. A mastopexy is a procedure designed to reshape the breasts into a more youthful contour and reposition the nipples and areolas on the breasts.
Dr. Mitchell employs the latest techniques to help reshape the breast, restoring an aesthetically pleasing contour to the breasts. With all procedures, Dr. Mitchell is cognizant of the scars created to achieve the proper shape. In all mastopexy procedures, a scar will surround the new nipple and areola position. Generally, unless an implant is added to increase the breast volume, most patients require an additional scar from the bottom of the areola to the fold of skin below the breasts. Dr. Mitchell also may place an incision along the fold of the skin beneath the breast if it is necessary to achieve the desired shape.
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Before & After
Before & After
Explore images of our previous patient procedures. Click on the thumbnails below to see different patients, and drag the bar on the left to compare imagery.*
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Breast lifts are performed as an outpatient procedure. Surgical drains are rarely placed. All sutures are placed internally. Mild bruising and swelling may occur. This will typically resolve over a month. Initially following surgery, the breasts may appear to be high on the chest wall: this is normal and expected. The breasts gradually descend over the course of the first month to the final position. Recovery is excellent, with most women returning to their normal activities in less than two weeks.
Contact us today or call at 402-483-8530 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Mitchell will meet with you privately to discuss whether a breast lift is appropriate for you.