CHICAGO & NORTH SUBURBS
|Mastopexy - Breast Lift
Breast lift is not a procedure done in a cookie-cutter fashion.
It is tailored each time to the anatomy of the patient and their
wishes for size.
are a number of variations in incision style depending on the
amount of excess skin, whether an implant is going to
be used and how significant is the stretching of the skin envelope.
Sometimes, an incision around the areola is all that is needed.
Sometimes, a vertical incision from the areola done in a “lollipop
design” is needed and rarely an “anchor” shaped
incision similar to what is done in breast reduction will result.
Assessment of the patient involves:
1. Evaluation of the inframammary fold.
2. The distance between the nipple and the inframammary fold.
3. The distance between the clavicle and the nipple.
4. The amount of overall stretching, skin quality and whether
the patient wishes augmentation or not.
Based on all of these factors, a recommended plan of treatment
Frequently, a drain is placed to decrease the amount of bruising
and swelling and it is removed at 24 or 48 hours. Nipple sensation
is preserved and the breast reaches its final shape at about
two months from the surgery.
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