Breast Lift - Nashville, TN
Over time, many women notice that their breasts have begun to droop. The skin around the breasts lose elasticity, and the breasts lose shape and firmness. This sagging can be the result of pregnancy, weight loss or simply a part of aging.
Breast lift procedure
Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift raises and firms the breasts and elevates the nipple position. The breast tissue is repositioned and the breast skin tightened to reshape and support the new breast contour. Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce the size as well. Incision patterns vary depending on degree of excess skin and amount of lifting required as well as patient and surgeon preference.
Breast lifts can be performed with or without breast implants. If you have adequate breast tissue and are happy with your breast size, a mastopexy is all that you need. If larger breasts are desired, then a breast enlargement with an implant is combined with a breast lift at the same surgery. Conversely, if the breasts are too large and heavy in addition to being saggy, then breast reduction may be recommended.
Dr. Griffin will meet with you for an initial consultation to talk about your goals and determine if breast lift surgery is the best option for your needs.
What should you expect
Breast lift surgery typically takes approximately one hour, although more time will be needed if you are having multiple procedures at the same time. Most patients are fully recovered within a matter of weeks, and can generally ease back into normal activities within a few days of their procedure. It will take 2 to 3 months before the breast reach their final shape. Incision lines will continue to flatten and fade for up to a year.
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