breast lift

Breast lift surgery (Mastopexy)

Throughout a woman's life, the breasts undergo significant changes. Over time, the effects of aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and significant weight fluctuations take their toll on the youthful breast. This often leads to drooping of her breasts as well as atrophy or loss of some of the breast tissues. Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, is designed to position and support the breast tissue in a higher location on the chest wall. Depending on the patient's goals, implants can be used at the time of a breast lift to add volume to the breasts.

Breast lift surgeries are performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, breast tissue is moved into a higher position on the chest wall and the excess skin is removed. There are several different types of breast lift procedures. Depending on the degree of breast descent, the incision necessary to perform this may be one that surrounds the areola, surrounds the areola and crosses the front of the breast, or surrounds the areola, crosses the front of the breast and is positioned in the breast fold.

The recovery period following breast lift surgery varies with each patient. The majority of patients are able to resume most normal activities including the return to work within one week of surgery. Breast incisions will undergo a period of maturation that typically lasts approximately one year.Breast lift surgery is a well-suited procedure for an accredited outpatient SurgiCenter. In some patients, with more extensive surgical needs or with certain medical problems, the procedure will be performed in the hospital. The majority of breast lift patients can still recover in the comfort of their own home.

Most patients do not experience complications from their surgery; however, you should be aware of some of the specific risks associated with breast lift surgery. Postoperative complications such as delayed healing, nerve damage, infection, or localized collections of blood are typically uncommon. Other problems associated with mastopexy include asymmetry, unattractive scarring, and loss of the nipple or breast skin. Smokers should be aware that smoking is not allowed four weeks before and four weeks after surgery, which is to help prevent the risk of potential loss of breast skin or the nipple and areola. By closely sticking to Dr. McKane's advice on follow-up care during the healing process, the risk of complications can be minimized.

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DR. BRICE W. MCKANE

Texas Plastic Surgery Associates

7777 Forest Lane, Suite C-504
Dallas, TX 75230

Office:  972-566-3939
Fax:      972-566-3999