Breast lift is also referred to as mastopexy surgery. A breast lift essentially changes the shape and contour of the breast and elevates the nipple or areola on the breast as a whole. Women who are postpartum, going through menopause, have lost weight or developed sagging breasts as a result of aging are perfect candidates for breast lift. Breast lift surgery is an outpatient procedure performed in 1 of our state of the art operating rooms. A simple breast lift may only take little more than 2 hours whereas a more complicated breast lift may take 3 to 4 hours to complete. Most breast lifts are performed with the patient under anesthesia but some simple breast lifts may be done with the patient under local anesthetic and mild sedation.
There are several different techniques used for breast lift surgery that depend on the level of lift required for the varying severities of sagging breasts or ptosis. The most common breast lifts types are: anchor pattern, inverted "T", lollipop and crescent lift. Only by being evaluated by an experienced and skilled breast surgeon can you figure out exactly which type of breast lift you need. Oftentimes a breast lift combined with a Breast Augmentation can have excellent results providing volume, symmetry and lift to the breasts.
Breast Lift Risks
Many of the more complicated breast lift procedures require that a patient be administered anesthesia. As with any surgical procedure that requires anesthesia there is always a risk of an adverse reaction. Some of the risks associated with breast lift surgery are: partial loss of nipple sensation, difficulty producing breast milk, infection, poorly healed scars, bleeding.
Breast Lift Cost
The cost of a breast lift will range from $4500.00 - $10,000.00 depending on the type of breast lift necessary to achieve the desired results. Patient health and medical history may also have an effect on how much the breast lift costs. Very few experienced plastic surgeons would be able to quote a firm price for a breast lift without first evaluating the patient in person. The cost of a breast lift at Infinity Life Center includes surgeons fee, anesthesia and OR fee. The best possible way to get an accurate breast lift cost is to call or contact us and schedule a free consultation.
Breast Lift Recovery
After the breast lift procedure is completed the incisions are dressed and the breasts are wrapped with bandages. The patient is then awoken from anesthesia and moved to the recovery center where their vitals are monitored by clinical staff until the surgeon clears the patient for discharge. All patients are given detailed instructions to follow during their pre op visits with the clinical staff. These instructions include wound care, prescriptions, surgery information and follow up appointments. Its very important to follow the instructions set forth so that complications are avoided.