Breast Lift Surgery in Miami, Fl | Gables Plastic Surgery
Have your breasts begun to sag or lose volume? Even if you are a healthy, fit woman, your breasts can start to droop and sag over time, especially after pregnancy, nursing, or weight loss. Combine these factors with the effects of aging and gravity, and you could be starting to feel self-conscious about your appearance.
If you have drooping or sagging breasts that have lost their perkiness, contact Dr. Jorge de la Pedraja today for your breast lift (mastopexy) consultation in Miami, Florida. He and his team will put together a personalized treatment plan for a breast lift that will transform your appearance and self-esteem.
Loss of breast size and volume can happen to any woman with breasts of varying size, not only those with larger breasts. Fortunately, breast lift surgery offers a way to regain the youthful, full breasts you had years ago.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. de la Pedraja is an expert in cosmetic breast surgery and highly skilled at performing breast lift procedures over many years in practice. He is committed to ensuring that his patients are safe, have an exceptional experience, and are provided with outstanding results. Are you ready to enjoy the considerable benefits of a breast lift?
When Is a Breast Lift Needed?
Due to the body’s natural aging process, over time, less and less elastin and collagen are produced. With the loss of these proteins, the skin loses its elasticity and starts to sag, causing the breasts to start drooping.
Pregnancy, nursing, weight loss, and family genetics only add to this aesthetic concern, which gives way to deflated-looking breasts. Even worse, enlarged areola and nipples may have moved down the front of the breasts and now point downwards instead of straight ahead.
Benefits of a Breast Lift in Miami, FL
While breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgeries being performed, breast lift surgery is in high demand by women who do not want to increase volume but simply want to regain the perky, youthful breasts they once had. Here are some of the most common reasons women consider breast lifts to reverse the aesthetic issues causing them concern.
- Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can affect a woman’s breasts in numerous ways, which lead to a loss in volume, deflation, sagging, or drooping.
- Some women find that it first becomes visible when losing weight as sagging in their breasts before anywhere else on their bodies.
- As a woman ages, she may notice that changes in skin elasticity are causing her breasts to sag and appear more elongated than they were in the past, leading to decreased self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Breast implant removal may lead to sagging or drooping after the extra volume is removed. A breast lift performed simultaneously with breast implant removal surgery will give the patient an even more significant boost in self-confidence.
Am I a Suitable Candidate for a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is a safe and effective procedure for women looking to enhance their sagging breasts’ appearance. The best candidates for a mastopexy are women who have:
- Drooping breasts that have lost volume or shape
- Sagging breasts, excessively large areolas, or downward-pointing nipples
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Breast skin that has lost its elasticity
Breast lift candidates should also be in good overall health, have realistic expectations for their surgery, and be able to maintain a stable weight. Women planning to have children are encouraged to postpone having a mastopexy since pregnancy and nursing can reverse the effects of a breast lift.
Why Choose Dr. de la Pedraja
Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member of Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons
Committed to providing the highest quality of care to each and every patient
Breast Lift Incision Options
During your consultation, Dr. de la Pedraja will listen to your aesthetic concerns and evaluate your breasts’ symmetry and your overall anatomy. Before recommending a treatment plan, he will consider your degree of breast ptosis (sagginess) and overall skin health.
To best address your unique needs, the three principal incision patterns for breast lift surgery will be discussed with you:
A periareolar incision is an incision pattern extending around the areola’s outer edge (the darker-colored skin surrounding the nipple), resulting in a generally well-concealed scar within the darkly pigmented areola skin.
“Lollipop” incision, which may include a periareolar incision as well as a vertical incision extending down the front surface of the breast. This allows for a greater degree of lifting and skin removal than the periareolar incision alone.
“Anchor” incision includes both the periareolar incision and the vertical incision down the front of the breast, as well as a horizontal incision placed beneath the natural breast crease. This allows for the greatest degree of lifting.
With any of these incision techniques, the size of overly enlarged areolas can be reduced. Simultaneously, downward-pointing nipples can be repositioned back in the breasts’ center and pointing forward into a more natural position.
Look your best, feel your best
Dr. de la Pedraja is committed to providing the highest quality of care to each and every patient. His philosophy is to develop an individualized care plan to meet the needs of each patient with the utmost compassion and concern in a setting of comfort and confidentiality.
What to Expect During Breast Lift Surgery
Dr. de la Pedraja performs breast lift surgery on an outpatient basis, typically with general anesthesia. Depending on the complexity of the patient’s surgical needs, breast lift surgery usually takes about two hours.
At the start of the procedure, the selected incision pattern is made, and the natural tissue is remolded and moved to a higher, younger-looking position on the chest wall. The nipple-areola complex is repositioned, and, if needed, some of the areola skin from around its perimeter is excised. Any excess skin and tissue are removed from the breasts to compensate for the loss of elasticity. The incisions are then closed with sutures.
Finally, soft bandages are applied together with a surgical bra, reducing swelling and providing additional support during the healing process.
What is Recovery Like for a Breast Lift?
Patients should arrange to be away from work for at least a week. During this time, their focus should be on getting plenty of rest and avoiding any strenuous activity, including heavy lifting and exercise.
Due to bruising, swelling, or tenderness, the patient may experience moderate to severe discomfort in the treatment area during the first 2-3 days after surgery. Taking pain relievers as directed by Dr. de la Pedraja will help alleviate any discomfort during this phase of recovery.
To minimize swelling and help the tissues heal properly, it’s vital that patients continue to wear a surgical bra for several weeks after surgery.
During postoperative follow-up appointments, patients will learn about when they’ll be able to resume their usual activities, including their exercise routine, and when they can start wearing the new bras they have purchased.
Breast Lift FAQs
Breast surgery cost in the Miami area varies, depending on the factors involved in your customized surgical plan. Dr. de la Pedraja will give you an accurate estimate during your consultation.
Your breast lift will take place while you are under general anesthesia, so you won’t experience pain during the procedure. Most of our patients have no memory of their breast lift surgery. Post-surgical discomfort is minimal and easy to manage with prescription medication.
Dr. de la Pedraja encourages taking light walks for the first few days, but please avoid strenuous activity for at least six weeks, or until he clears you to do so.
You can expect to enjoy your breast lift benefits for 10 to 15 years before your natural aging process requires additional attention. At this time, you can have a revision performed if you so choose.
Ready to Discover How a Breast Lift Can Restore Your Spirits?
If you long for the younger, perkier breasts, you used to have, consider undergoing breast lift surgery with Dr. Jorge de la Pedraja. With his skill and expertise, he will reposition your breasts to a higher, more aesthetically pleasing position on the chest wall, and you can regain your youthful look.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. de la Pedraja and find out more about how breast lift surgery can enhance your appearance and confidence, call (305) 441-9144 or contact us online today.
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