As women age, their breasts naturally begin to sag or droop due to the effects of gravity and the gradual loss of skin elasticity. Some women may develop sagging breasts and loose skin prematurely due to pregnancy, heredity, breast feeding, weight fluctuations, and other factors. With sagging breasts also comes a loss of substance or firmness, and the nipples and areolas may also point downward.
Technically referred to as a mastopexy, a breast lift is designed to elevate breasts that have begun to sag and droop. Once the patient has been anesthetized, Dr. Kobienia makes incisions underneath the breast, around the areola, and vertically downward between the areola and the underside of the breast. He then elevates and reshapes the breasts, removing any excess skin and resizing the areolas if necessary. At this point, the incisions are closed using sutures, further tightening the skin in the process. The breast lift procedure takes between 2 to 3 hours, depending on the scope of the surgery. Recovery can be done at home, and most patients are able to return to their normal routines within one to two weeks of their breast lift.
For patients who wish to increase the size of their breasts in addition to raising them to a more youthful position, breast implants can be placed during breast lift surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Kobienia, you will have the opportunity to discuss your options and decide whether you want to combine breast lift surgery with breast augmentation.
Dr. Kobienia in Minneapolis, MN, can give you a refreshed look through breast enhancement surgery. Please contact us online or call 612-930-1111 to schedule a personal consultation to discuss your options.
A breast lift is an investment in yourself, helping to give you the appearance and self-confidence you want. Costs involved with a breast list include everything from the hospital and operating costs, anesthesia, prescriptions, and more. These costs are often dependent on a variety of different factors, including the experience of your surgeon and your geographical location.
How do I find the best plastic surgeon near me for a breast lift?
When choosing the right plastic surgeon for your breast lift, the most important factor is finding an experienced surgeon that you feel comfortable with. Attend a consultation and be prepared to ask questions and look at before and after photos. The surgeon you choose should be willing to answer your questions and able to provide you with photos similar to your body type so you can get a clear picture of what you can expect from your procedure.
Will a breast lift change my breast size?
A breast lift is designed to change the contour and position of your breast, helping to restore perkiness and a more youthful appearance. While this can involve the removal of excess, sagging skin, it is unlikely to change the size of your breast. If you are looking to increase or decrease your breast size, you may want to consider adding a breast augmentation or breast reduction to your breast lift.
Does a breast lift require implants?
A breast lift is designed to lift sagging breasts and to do this, implants are not necessary. However, when discussing your goals, you may decide that a lifted appearance is not your only goal, and you would like to restore upper fullness and roundness to your breasts as well. In this case, we may recommend adding a breast augmentation with implants to your breast lift in order to achieve your goals.
Am I a candidate for a breast lift?
Breast lifts address changes to the breast that can include sagging, nipples that point downward, stretched skin, uneven breasts, and more. Ideal breast lift candidates will have one or more of these concerns and be in good overall health.
Can I still have children after a breast lift?
While you can still have children after a breast lift, keep in mind that weight gain and changes that occur during pregnancy can reverse the benefits of a breast lift. In this case, you may want to consider a repeat breast lift after recovering from pregnancy.
Are breast lift results permanent?
Your breast lift results are designed to be very long-lasting, especially if you wear a supportive bra after your procedure. Unfortunately, changes to your body through aging, weight fluctuation, and pregnancy can cause your breasts to become saggy again.
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Dr. Brian Kobienia,
2805 Campus Drive, Suite 485,Minneapolis,MN-55441, Telephone No.612-930-1111
Dr. Brian Kobienia performs breast lift surgery for Minneapolis women who want to achieve a perky, elevated look for their breasts.
Dr. Brian J. Kobienia
2855 Campus Drive,
Plymouth, MN 55441 612-930-1111
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