Phoenix Breast Lifts
As the years go on, a woman’s breast are affected by gravity, as well as factors such as pregnancy and nursing. The elasticity of skin lessens and breasts begin to sag as they lose their firmness and shape. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, Mastopexy, or breast lifts, can surgically raise and reshape them to combat the effects of sagging. Dr. Marouk provides experience and care to his Phoenix patients who wish to have breast lifts.
Although any size breasts can be lifted, women with small, sagging breasts are the best candidates for Mastopexy. You should consider postponing any breast lift procedure if you’re planning to have more children, as breasts are likely to re-stretch during pregnancy and undo the procedure’s benefits. However, there are no particular risks that may affect future pregnancies and Mastopexy won’t interfere with breast feeding.
Mastopexy leaves permanent scars, but they’ll be covered by your bra or bathing suit. Smokers sometimes experience poor healing and wider scars. The procedure can also potentially cause a permanent loss of feeling in breasts or nipples, or unevenly positioned nipples. For more information on the breast lift procedure by Dr. Marouk, contact the Cosmetic Surgical Art Center in Chandler, AZ. Serving Phoenix and the state of Arizona. View before and after photos of Phoenix breast lifts.
Dr. Robert Marouk performs breast lifts at the Cosmetic Surgical Art Center in Chandler, AZ, just twenty minutes away from downtown Phoenix.
The incision traces the portion from which breast skin will be removed and defines the nipple’s new location. The nipple and areola move slightly higher after excess skin has been removed. The skin surrounding the areola is then tightened to reshape the breast. A vertical line of stitches located near the Areola extend down from the nipple area, though they sometimes appear along the lower crease of the breast.
There is a modified procedure involving fewer incisions available for some patients, especially those with small breasts who have experienced minimal sagging. The doughnut, or concentric Mastopexy, is one such procedure in which circular incisions are made around the areola in order to remove a doughnut-shaped area of skin.
Breast Lift Recovery
Most patients sleep with their upper body propped up slightly for greater comfort the first few days following their breast lift. Patients should also take prescribed pain medication to minimize discomfort. The day following surgery, patients come back to the office to replace their ace bandage wrap (which is initially placed around your chest to limit muscle contraction and swelling) with a more comfortable sports bra. You’ll wear the sports bra for about three weeks. 99 percent of patients report feeling most comfortable wearing the sports bra after surgery.
Optimally, patients take a few days off work following the surgery, and will avoid heavy lifting or straining for two weeks. Mostly dissolvable sutures are used in the procedure, but some must be removed following breast lifts. Patients can expect to raise their arms the day after surgery and move around freely a few days later. Moving the arms after surgery helps alleviate the “tight” feeling.