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Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy) – Naples, FL

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About Breast Lift Surgery

Mastopexy (known as a breast lift) is a body contouring procedure that lifts and reshapes the breasts by trimming away loose skin and surgically tightening the surrounding tissue to result in a more youthful and healthier look. This body contouring surgery is performed for women who have lost breast firmness, size, and shape and who are experiencing breast drooping due to breastfeeding, weight loss, aging, or gravity. Outstanding advancements in mastopexy techniques have made this surgical procedure so effective and successful that new statistics by the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) reveal nearly a 70% increase in demand since 2000. Dr. Andrea Basile, an aesthetic plastic surgeon in Naples, FL, performs this procedure at Basile Plastic Surgery. By integrating the latest methods, Dr. Basile can choose the appropriate technique based upon the degree of sagging present, keeping in mind the desired result.

Ideal Candidates

There are women who come to Basile Plastic Surgery desiring to have fuller breasts with breast implants, but after a private assessment, you may discover that a cosmetic breast lift surgery could be better instead of an augmentation. The reason is due to the amount of sagging that is shown. Patients whose breasts have lost a significant amount of laxity in most cases need a skin removal and tightening surgery to reduce skin looseness and bring the breasts to a perkier position. If you have nipples that droop downward and your breasts sag significantly below the creaseline, a cosmetic lift can dramatically help their appearance. Candidates contemplating a breast lift ideally will be in good health and at a good weight. Even though additional volume with implants may be desired, in a good portion of cases, a surgical lift is all that it takes to add the shape and size that is hoped for.

Surgical Technique

A breast lift takes usually two hours or more and is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia. The overall time duration for this treatment is dependent upon the nature of breast size and sagging. The surgical technique used for a breast lift typically falls into two categories — the technique is defined by the size and location needed for the incision. The inverted-T (known as an anchor) and the straight line vertical incisions are the most used methods. The incision is first completed, and any wrinkly and loose skin is excised along with fat and tissue that is not wanted. The skin is then tightened and the breasts are positioned higher and lifted so they appear healthy and younger. In most situations, the size of the areola is reconstructed and reduced to be symmetrical with the new placement and shape of the breast. At this point, an implant or a fat transfer can be placed in the breast if this was discussed with Dr. Basile ahead of surgery. If the lift is the only procedure being performed and if size and shape are a worry, augmentation surgery with implants can be implemented at a different date.

What To Expect

Recovery for any type of breast lift is more extensive than a surgery with implants only. After the procedure, you will wear a medical compression bra to minimize swelling. A thin tube is also inserted near the location of the incision to help with excess fluid leakage that can often occur after a surgery of this nature. After surgery, the swelling usually goes away within 3 – 5 days. Dr. Basile or a member of his team will provide in-depth, home treatment care instructions to help with your healing process. Aesthetic results after a breast lift surgery are most noticeable after a few weeks as the breasts take their higher placement on your bustline. Your breasts will feel and appear natural, and you will feel younger, more feminine, and in sync with your frame.

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Surgical breast lifting has transformed the lives of numerous Naples, FL individuals. If you are troubled by hanging, sagging breasts that interfere with your daily activities or stop you from sporting the clothing styles you desire, a mastopexy at Basile Plastic Surgery may be the answer to your problems. When you have your initial private one-on-one consultation, a thorough breast assessment will be performed by Dr. Basile and your desired outcome will be discussed. We will provide a tailored plan for treatment to assist in transforming your breasts. We encourage you to contact Basile Plastic Surgery and speak to our patient coordinator to schedule a consultation.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.