Some women are perfectly content with the size of their breasts, but because of aging and certain life events, are looking for a way to reinvigorate their breasts, resulting in a more youthful, perky appearance. A breast lift can help you achieve this goal and take years off your figure. With the expertise and proficiency that breast lift surgeon Dr. Prichard possesses, you can be sure that he will deliver the outcome you’re hoping to see.
Women choose to have a breast lift, or mastopexy, in order to alter the changes that can transpire as a result of weight loss, pregnancy or aging. Using his vast experience, Dr. Prichard will work with your particular needs to customize your procedure to your respective desires and physical goals, allowing him to deliver among the best breast lift.
Receiving a breast lift offers a number of benefits to our patients:
- Maneuvering the breasts higher up on the chest
- Restoring the natural cleavage
- Raising the nipples to a higher position
- Reviving the shape of breasts
- Reducing the size of stretched areolas
A good candidate for a breast lift:
- Is a non-smoker, or is willing to quit several weeks prior to surgery
- Is in excellent health, both physically and mentally
- Has reasonable expectations to improve their appearance rather than achieve perfection
- Suffers from mild to severe breast ptosis
- Has breasts that have lost their shape
- Has downward-facing nipples
About the surgery
Breast lift surgery is routinely performed as an outpatient procedure using IV sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Prichard may use one of the following breast lift techniques to remove excess skin and breast tissue:
- Donut incision – This incision encircles the areola
- Vertical or lollipop incision – This incision encircles the areola and runs straight to the breast crease
- Anchor incision – This incision goes around the areola, down the front of the breast, and horizontally along the breast crease
The donut mastopexy is known by several other names, including the periareolar lift and the Benelli lift. It is among the least invasive techniques and has the added benefit of preserving nipple sensation. The incision is created around the areola in a circular shape, and scarring is therefore nicely hidden by the darker pigmentation. The donut lift is most appropriate for those women with smaller cup sizes who suffer from only minor breast ptosis.
This lift necessitates an incision which will encircle the areola and run straight to the breast crease. Like the donut lift, the lollipop lift is a useful approach for those women concerned about retaining sensitivity in the breasts and nipples. It also presents minimal scarring.
This technique requires an incision resembling an anchor that goes around the areola, down the front of the breast, and horizontally along the breast crease. It is sometimes referred to as a standard lift, and represents the best approach for those women with larger cup sizes who request relief from severe ptosis, gravity-stricken nipples, and excess fat, skin and tissue. While the standard lift has remained a traditional procedure throughout the years, its drawbacks include more visible scars, as well as some loss of nipple sensation.
A standard breast lift surgery takes approximately 2 hours. Based on your particular needs, you and Dr. Prichard may choose to combine your breast lift with breast augmentation or breast reduction to provide a more appealing and youthful breast shape, position and presence.
About your recovery
You will likely be able to return home the day of your breast lift. Your breasts will be securely wrapped to promote healing and minimize swelling. You can expect your breasts to be a little swollen and bruised for the first week or so. If so desired, any discomfort you may be encountering can be managed with oral medication. Most patients feel able and ready to return to their day-to-day routine, such as work, within a week to 10 days. It is suggested that you avoid any strenuous exercise for approximately 4 to 5 weeks to ensure proper healing.
During your breast lift consultation
During your consultation with Dr. Prichard, the two of you will discuss your personal physical aspirations with regard to what you’re hoping to achieve with plastic surgery.
The doctor will examine your breasts, review your medical records, prior surgeries, any medical conditions or medications you might be taking, and present you with a vast library of before and after photos so that you can better envision your outcome.
During this time, it is important to bring up all questions or concerns so Dr. Prichard can address them. Together you will come up with a surgical plan that fits your needs. Combining procedures is often the best way to reduce downtime as well as costs, so if you are considering a tandem breast augmentation procedure, or a Mommy Makeover, the doctor can offer you a detailed road map for undergoing these additional surgeries.
Rest assured that regardless of which area of the body he operates upon, Dr. Prichard provides among the best results from a breast lift.
Schedule a Consultation
If you would like to explore your options further for among the best breast lifts, request a consultation online. Or if you like, you are more than welcome to call the office directly to schedule your appointment with Dr. Prichard.Schedule now