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Reasons Women Seek Out Breast Lift Surgery
The female body changes many times throughout an individual’s lifetime, but certain factors may result in significant breast sagging. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and significant weight fluctuations could all exacerbate drooping breasts. All women experience some degree of breast sagging due to genetics, aging, and gravity.
To restore the chest’s appearance, many women seek out breast lifts. Some patients seek more youthful-looking breasts, while others want to reestablish their natural breast contours after significant physical changes.
In addition to reducing breast drooping, a breast lift surgery could also correct other breast changes that typically occur due to sagging. For example, the operation could reduce stretched areolas while repositioning the nipples above the breast crease, ensuring they point forward instead of downward. Further, breast lift procedures may improve breast symmetry, especially when one breast falls below the other. An experienced Tulsa surgeon could further explain the benefits of a breast lift during a confidential consultation.
How Does The Procedure Work?
A breast lift, or mastopexy, focuses on lifting your breasts by removing excess skin that may have stretched due to changes in breast size and shape. The operation tightens and reshapes your breast tissue to create firmer, lifted breasts. Additionally, breast tissue doesn’t have to be removed, but rather it can be used to improve the projection of the breast and the fullness on the top of the breasts. If your nipples have fallen or stretched, the procedure removes excess areola tissue and repositions your nipples to a natural-looking placement. Finally, if you desire more breast volume, a breast augmentation with an implant or fat transfer can be performed for many at the same time as a breast lift.
Afterward, the incisions are closed with stitches, which may result in minor scarring that fades over time. Dr. Kreitzberg performs the breast lift procedure in an accredited Tulsa hospital or surgical center, and patients can usually go home within the same day.
Mastopexy Recovery And Results
Recovering after a breast lift procedure may take several weeks, as it is an invasive procedure. A majority of women are able to return to work in 2-4 weeks. Immediately after surgery, the breasts will have swelling and bruising that subsides typically within two-three weeks. Most women have moderate pain for 3-4 days and then have occasional pain for a few weeks. The pain is well managed with prescription medications for the initial 3-4 days and then over the counter medication. For some women, the nipples, breast skin, and areolas may experience numbness after surgery and for a majority of women this is temporary.
Throughout the first two to four weeks of recovery, it is necessary to avoid sexual activity, lifting heavy objects, and excessive straining. Additionally, you must sleep on their back to prevent excess pressure on the breasts. Wearing a non-wire or surgical bra may be required after a breast lift for up to four weeks of recovery time.
Though a breast lift does leave scars that may be prominent for a few months, they fade over time. After the operation, the breasts are higher on the chest wall, rounder, and perkier, resulting in a more youthful, contoured look.
I can’t say enough about Dr. Kreitzberg and his staff. Best experience I have ever had with surgery. I had a breast lift due to continual HA related to neck issues. My health has improved, no headaches, and I feel so much better.
– Tina H.
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Learn More About Breast Lift Surgery In Tulsa
Breast drooping is a natural body change that many women deal with, especially as they grow older and go through life changes. However, if you struggle with significant breast sagging that affects your appearance and self-confidence, a breast lift in Tulsa could help you restore the appearance of your chest.
This surgical procedure could drastically enhance your physical appearance and help you feel more comfortable and confident. Set up a consultation at Kreitzberg Plastic Surgery today to learn more about the procedure and see if it is right for you.