With or Without Implants: The Miami Breast Lift
Learn More About Breast Lift Surgery
A breast lift or mastopexy is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure designed to restore and rejuvenate the appearance of drooping or sagging breasts. As its name implies, the main objective of a breast lift is to lift and tighten the breasts, enhancing their shape and form and helping to turn back the hands of time. While this procedure can help counteract the effects of aging by returning the breasts to a more youthful position and enhancing their shape, on its own, a breast lift does not add volume to the breasts.
However, when combined with a breast augmentation, a breast lift in Miami can enlarge and enhance your breasts while also tightening your skin and repositioning your nipples. To help you determine which procedure or combination of procedures is right for you, the benefits of a breast lift with and without implants are outlined below.
A Breast Lift Without Implants
A breast lift is a body contouring procedure which works to correct breast ptosis, characterized by drooping or sagging breasts. This procedure lifts the sagging breast tissue up to the upper pole of the breasts, repositions the nipples to the center of the breasts, and reduces the size of the areolas, which often appear stretched as a result of breast ptosis. On its own, this procedure is ideal for women who are satisfied with their breast volume but hope to restore the shape of their breasts and improve their body’s contour.
While a breast lift does not increase the size of the breasts, it can make the breasts appear rounder due to its ability to restore volume to the upper pole. In most cases, this procedure, which is performed under a general anesthetic, can be completed in as little as two hours.
A Breast Lift With Implants
A breast lift with implants, also known as augmentation mastopexy, dramatically transforms the appearance of the breasts. In addition to removing excess sagging skin from the chest, repositioning the nipples, and improving the appearance of the areola, implants are used to add volume to the chest, making the breasts appear larger.
As with any other breast augmentation, the patient can chose between saline and silicone breast implants and the implant can be placed in a pocket directly under the breast tissue or under the muscle of the chest wall, depending on the patient’s personal preference. On top of its aesthetic benefits, a breast lift with implants can also have a tremendous impact on the patient’s self-esteem.
This combination procedure is typically performed using a general anesthetic and takes anywhere from two and a half to four hours. In addition to reducing the cost and time in the operating room, combining a breast lift with a breast augmentation minimizes scarring and the amount of recovery time needed, as the same incision site can be used for both procedures.
Whether you choose to undergo a breast lift with out without implants, this procedure can dramatically improve your appearance and confidence. To begin your exciting transformation, we welcome you contact our clinic to schedule a consultation with Dr. Craft, a leading breast lift specialist in Miami.