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What exactly is a breast lift? Where are the scars, and what gets cut out?

What exactly is a breast lift? Where are the scars, and what gets cut out?

Elevation of nipple: A breast lift or mastopexy is a surgery to elevate the nipple back to the apex of the breast. It can also elevate the breast tissue to a more youthful superior position. There are many techniques and scar patterns, but only skin is removed. The breast tissue is left alone or repositioned depending on the surgeon's technique. ...Read more

Dr. Tom Pousti
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Breast Lift (Definition)

A breast lift is the removal of excess skin and repositioning of the nipple/areolar complex to a more pleasing position. The volume of the ...Read more


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What are some breast lift scar treatments available?

What are some breast lift scar treatments available?

Several: My personal favorite approach, and the one I use most often is the "lollipop" incision. That is, around the areola and vertically. I rarely, if ever add the horizontal "anchor" portion of the scar, and sometimes do away with the vertical portion as well. Most of the work in a breast lift is done to the breast tissue and not the skin and the skin should not be overly scarred. It's not necessary. ...Read more

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How bad is the scarring from a breast lift?  

How bad is the scarring from a breast lift?  

Subjective: Impossible to know what you would consider bad. One scar encircles the areola and a 2d extends straight from the 6:00 position of the first scar, to the fold at the bottom of the breast. The final scar quality depends completely on the individuals' skin physiology- so can be fine line, wide or thick. The first scar is usually camouflaged by being on the interface between the areola and skin. ...Read more

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Hi I did breast implant one year ago but the scar still obvious like I did month ago! My doctor told me that my skin is the reason. What shoud I do?

Hi I did breast implant one year ago but the scar still obvious like I did month ago! My doctor told me that my skin is the reason. What shoud I do?

Options: At 1 year, the scar should be mature. If the appearance is less than satisfactory, options include surgical revision or steroid injection. Everyone heals differently and some people are prone to problematic scarring. However, if the current scar bothers you, a revision may improve it ands a reasonable request.. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 50 year old to get a facelift & breast lift and look again like 30?

Is it possible for a 50 year old to get a facelift & breast lift and look again like 30?

Get a consultation: I only perform facial plastic surgery, but improvement from 50 to 30 is probably an unrealistic expectation. You need a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. He or she should be able to explain what you can expect after rejuvenation surgery. If you do not feel you both are on the same page with your expectations, u should not have surgery. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for a breast lift/reconstructive surgery like (20 year old female)?

Address anatomy: The best lift for you will vary with the extent of your anatomic "deviation" for the perceived goal which essentially relate to breast tissue and a nipple-areolar-complex that are positioned above the breast crease (see pencil test). You must also be assessed for breast volume and skin redundancy. Taking all of these into consideration will help to determine the best options for you to review. ...Read more

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Have had lap band surgery and tummy tuck with breast lift. Starting to gain some weight back can I take an appetite depressant? I am a 49 year old female, married 30 years have 4 children. I have had a lap band surgery 2 1/2 years ago and 16 months ago a

Have had lap band surgery and tummy tuck with breast lift. Starting to gain some weight back can I take an appetite depressant? I am a 49 year old female, married 30 years have 4 children. I have had a lap band surgery 2 1/2 years ago and 16 months ago a

Band: You can take an appetite suppressant but that really isn't the answer. You need to figure out why you are gaining weight. Eating too much food? Eating bad foods? Not exercising? Band too loose? Make sure your band is well adjusted. Maybe you need to see your surgeon. Address all of these issues first before thinking about taking diet pills. ...Read more

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When should one do a breast reduction vs breast lift?

When should one do a breast reduction vs breast lift?

Size matters!: A breast lift tightens the skin on the breast, lifting the breast mound and nipple. It does not change the volume of the breast. A breast reduction is very similar; however, during a breast reduction surgery, breast tissue is removed to reduce the size of the breasts. When the breasts are too small, a breast lift is combined with breast augmentation to increase the size of the breasts. ...Read more

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Would a breast lift require implants every 5-10 years?

Would a breast lift require implants every 5-10 years?

No: A breast does not always require implants. If the patient wants more fullness up top or they are unhappy with their natural volume then they need an implant. It also doesn't always have to be very large. It all depends on the patients needs and wants. ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old. I'm a c cup 36 and my breasts are kind ofdroopy. Is it right to get a breast lift or leave it just how god made me?

I'm 19 years old. I'm a c cup 36 and my breasts are kind ofdroopy. Is it right to get a breast lift or leave it just how god made me?

Personal: That really is a personal decision. But realize that you should like you for who you are, not what your breasts look like. And that goes for whomever you end up with as a life partner. ...Read more

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Is 25 years old to young to get a tummy tuck & a breast lift?

Is 25 years old to young to get a tummy tuck & a breast lift?

No: If you are done having children and have loose skin in your breasts and abdomen, then no, you are not too young. ...Read more

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Is breast implant removal needed during a breast lift? I had breast augmentation done 20 years ago, and I'm not sure if I need to have them removed. Now my breasts are sagging and I think I need a lift. If I have a breast lift, is breast implant removal a

Is breast implant removal needed during a breast lift? I had breast augmentation done 20 years ago, and I'm not sure if I need to have them removed. Now my breasts are sagging and I think I need a lift. If I have a breast lift, is breast implant removal a

Not needed: + advise: It is not absolutely necessary but I would advise that you truly consider removal, removal with replacement (larger or smaller or transition from saline to silicone or vice versa) or removal and fat transfer. There are many options for this and they should be discussed with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How safe is a mommy makeover? I need a slight breast lift, tummy tuck and a little liposuction. I’ve heard you can have them all at once, but i’ve also heard about people dying because they had too much done in one surgery. How much do I increase my chanc

Generally Safe: Yes, breast and tummy tuck surgery are frequently performed together. However, each patient's “situation” is evaluated individually, with emphasis placed on safety of having the combination procedures. Patient's medical condition and duration of surgery are considered. The safety record of the anesthesiologist and that of the fully accredited surgery facility should be asked about also. ...Read more

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Need implants re-done I currently have saline implants put in about 13 years ago at swedish medical. I would like to get them changed out for silicone (if advised) with a possible breast lift. My left breast has what I believe to be capsular contracture

Need implants re-done I currently have saline implants put in about 13 years ago at swedish medical. I would like to get them changed out for silicone (if advised) with a possible breast lift. My left breast has what I believe to be capsular contracture

Seek Consultation.: My best advice would be to find the best breast plastic surgeon in your area to seek consultation with. Your situation sounds somewhat complicated; it will behoove you to have your procedure performed by a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work and communicate your goals clearly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can all women get a breast lift?

Can all women get a breast lift?

Depends on fullness: If you have enough fullness. F you don't, you may want to get a breast augmentation either with implants or your natural fat. It also depends on your medicl history.
Please see this website for more information on natural breast augmentations.

Fattransferbreastaug. Com. ...Read more

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Does getting a breast lift hurt?

Well Tolerated: Breast lifting surgery, compared to many other operations performed, is very well tolerated. Most patients report minimal to modest discomfort. Recovery time is also relatively short. ...Read more

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What is the best way about getting a breast lift?

What is the best way about getting a breast lift?

Consultation: You need a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine the best surgical procedure to match your desires. Http://www. Dassmd. Com/breast-enhancements/index. Html. ...Read more

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Do I need to be at least 18 to get a breast lift?

Do I need to be at least 18 to get a breast lift?

Teen breast surgery: When considering breast surgery in a young woman, the usual consideration is to wait till the breast has achieved its normal growth i.e. She is at least 1-2 years post-puberty. If the breast is under or over developed then surgery is contemplated. Earlier surgeries are rarely performed and can be e.g. for release of significant chest scars to allow the breast buds to grow. ...Read more

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Should I wait to have a breast lift if I may want to have more children?

After Kids: Your best option for a breast lift is to wait until you are finished with pregnancies. With each pregnancy, your breasts enlarge, you may or may not nurse your child, and there is some resulting drooping and involution/volume loss. If you wait until that process is complete, your surgical result will last longer and have a better overall result. ...Read more

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How can I find a pro bono breast lift?

How can I find a pro bono breast lift?

Unlikely: Since the breast lift is cosmetic, it's not going to be covered by insurance. Even if a kindly surgeon donates his time, there's still charges for anesthesia, supplies and medications.

You might try looking at some of the plastic surgery teaching programs, and see if there is a resident-run clinic for discount surgery. But, it's still unlikely to be totally free. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get a breast lift without surgery?

Is there a way to get a breast lift without surgery?

No: A push-up bra works miracles as long as you are wearing it. Otherwise, no other options. ...Read more

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Is there a lot of pain after breast lift and augmentation?

Is there a lot of pain after breast lift and augmentation?

Surprisingly little: In the normal circumstance there is little pain after the expected 3-5 days of post-op incisional pain. ...Read more

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What is a breast lift versus getting implants?

What is a breast lift versus getting implants?

Lift vs Implants: A breast lift (mastopexy) is used to reshape the breast and make it appear youthful. The nipple is raised to a higher position and the droopiness (ptosis) of the breast is corrected. Implants enlarge the breast and the resulting nipple location is changed very little. Additionally, an implant can provide longer lasting upper pole breast fullness which a mastopexy cannot achieve. Dr-cooper. Com. ...Read more

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At what age can you get a breast lift/implants?

At what age can you get a breast lift/implants?

Physically mature: Although age 18 is typically the age of consent there are many other factors that may alter the age for performing surgery and his will include an assessment of your physically maturity, presence of deformity or asymmetry, age at which you may consider nursing, expectations and mental maturity, as well as the extent of the procedure required and many other factors. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period after a breast lift?

How long is the recovery period after a breast lift?

2 weeks: Depending on your job you can go back to work in two weeks. No bouncing excercises for 6 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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