What can I expect during the breast lift procedure?
The type of procedure used by the surgeon depends on the amount of breast sagging, position of areolas, breast size, shape as well as the amount of excess skin.
Before the procedure the surgeon will mark the breasts for the proper placement of the nipple. Depending on the type of lift, incisions can be made just around the areola, and down to the breast crease, and horizontally around the breast crease.
The tissue is then redistributed, lifted and reshaped to improve the breast contour. Enlarged areolas can be reduced by excision of skin while the nipple and areola are repositioned to a higher more youthful level. Excess skin is removed to make up for lost tissue elasticity.
The incisions are then closed. Some of the incisions are well hidden in natural breast creases while others on the breast surface are visible but fade with time to become less apparent.