Breast Lift in Miami is a popular cosmetic procedure performed at Avana Plastic Surgery. The consequences of the age, weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding can make the force of gravity act on the women's chest. This sagging or falling is very frequent over the years in medium or large breasts.
It is a very grateful surgical technique where the woman recovers security and self-esteem when seeing her rejuvenated breasts, with more fullness and more symmetry.
In this article, you will find what a Breast Lift Miami can do for you, from the candidates, cost, types of procedures, risks, recovery, and more for a better and rejuvenated breast.
What is breast lift surgery?
The breast lift procedure is also known professionally as mastopexy. It consists of a surgical operation where a specialist removes excess skin and reshapes breast tissue to change the shape of the breasts and thus become much firmer.
It is suitable for those women who have a sagging breast and want perkier bust. Breast Lift procedure can also be done with a breast augmentation or reduction. Still, the most simple concept of mastopexy is a pure breast lift.
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Candidates for Breast Lift
An ideal candidate for breast lift surgery presents the following problems:
- Women with breasts that have pendular shape, but with adequate size.
- Women with sagging breasts and no firmness are ideal candidates.
- Nipples and areolas that point down, especially if they are below the crease of the breast.
- Breasts different from each other. One of the breasts may seem firm and well-positioned, while the other does not.
- Breasts that are large and heavy can be lifted and reduced in size.
- Women that ended the lactation stage are good candidates because breastfeeding can change the position and volume of the breasts.
According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, patients who have lost breast volume over the years may choose to combine breast augmentation with breast lift surgery:“…if you would like your breasts to be larger or smaller, a breast lift in conjunction with a breast augmentation or reduction may be the right option for you.”
If you are in good health in general, you have a realistic attitude and positive expectations; most likely, you are a good candidate.
Your Breast Lift Consultation
During your breast lift consultation at Avana Plastic Surgery in Miami, the plastic surgeon will examine, measure, and photograph your breasts to have a medical record. Then you can evaluate the size and shape you want. The surgeon will also assess the quality and quantity of breast tissue and the placement of the nipples and areolas. He will examine the presence of asymmetries and the presence of masses or scars.
Our specialist will also discuss with you your complete medical history: previous surgeries, including breast biopsies, past and present medical conditions. You should inform him about your allergies and current medications, medical treatments you have received.
In this first consultation, you will also talk about your family history of breast cancer and the current results of the mammogram or breast ultrasound.
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Breast Lift Procedure
Exploring your breast lift options: Breast Lift with Implants
A breast lift procedure is an excellent option because it helps to boosts and to shape the breasts that are affected by aging, pregnancy, or a dramatic weight loss. In addition, when this procedure is combined with a breast augmentation, it dramatically improves the shape and size of the breasts, and you will look rejuvenated.
Good candidates for this procedure don't smoke, have maintained a consistent weight over time (excluding pregnancy), and have one of these breast conditions:
- Women with nipples that are pointing down or falling below the crease (inframammary fold) of the breast.
- Women with breasts that have become flatter or longer over time due to volume loss or sagging (ptosis) are good candidates.
- Skin that has stretched marks due to aging or weight loss.
Breast Lift incisions types
- Crescent Lift: This is a small incision that is shaped like a crescent, and extends to the upper half of the edge of the areola. This type of incision is used for those women who have a minimum amount of sagging. It usually produces the least amount of scars, but sometimes it can stretch the areola.
- Peri-Areolar or Donut Lift: This is a circular and donut-shaped incision that is made around the areola. It is used to correct mild sagging of the skin, and reduce areola size. The disadvantage of this type of incision is the inability to prevent the purse-string appearance. It could flatten the breast and is best performed with an implant.
- Vertical or Lollipop Lift: This technique involves two incisions. The specialist will make the first incision around the areola, and another running vertically from the bottom to the crease of the areola, creating a "lollipop" shape. This technique allows the surgeon to reshape the entire breast and remove the excess of skin. The advantage of this lift typically results in minor scars and can be used to correct moderate to severe sagging.
- Inverted T or Anchor Lift: This type of breast lift uses three incisions: the first one around the edge of the areola. The second incision is done vertically from the bottom of the areola to the crease under your breast. And the last incision is done horizontally along the breast crease.
An anchor lift is generally used in extreme cases of sagging and drooping breasts. It has the most potential for post-surgical scarring.
Surgical Procedure Steps
A breast lift in Miami is a surgical procedure where you're under IV or general anesthesia (wholly numb and asleep). Your surgeon will initiate by making an incision around your areola—either a crescent or a full "donut." If you have only minor sagging, you could only need this incision.
If the patient has significant sagging or excess skin that needs to be removed, the surgeon will probably use the "lollipop" incision. And he could also add a horizontal incision along the crease to form an anchor. During your first consultation, your surgeon will tell you what kind of incision he will use, and the expected scar from the breast lift procedure.
After reshaping your breast, the surgeon will possibly relocate the nipple, and reduce the size of your areola (if you need it). Also, your surgeon will put stitches to support the tissues. Then he will bring the skin together with sutures, tissue adhesive, or surgical tape.
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Recovery After a Breast Lift In Miami
In the first week, you should get enough rest and stay calm. You can move your arms and shoulders slightly, but without making any excessive effort. It is recommended not to smoke or tan during the entire recovery time.
During the second, third, and fourth weeks, you can resume your daily tasks and activities. You can also exercise again, but always keeping in mind that you cannot strain your chest muscles or cause abrasion in your incision areas. Therefore, you should stay away from high impact exercise during this period.
After six weeks, you can perform your routine thoroughly. However, do not rush things and go for a slow start. Six weeks is the period in which the numbness in the skin of the breasts and nipples could begin to disappear. However, heavy lifting should be avoided above the head, and it is necessary to wear a hoop bra the first month after surgery, and then a support bra at all times.
Mastopexy Risks and Limitations
General surgery risks may include possible bleeding, infection, and anesthesia reactions. Other risks associated with breast lifts include damage to the nipples or areolas if blood flow is cut off. You may also experience difficulty in breastfeeding in the future, and numbness in the nipples or breasts. Uneven breast shape or size can be a side effect of this procedure.
What results can you expect after a breast lift?
A patient will see an improvement immediately. You should expect to have 75% of the final results at three to four months after surgery. And the other 25% or so takes up to a whole year. Scars won't fully fade for at least a year.
Cost of Breast Lift Miami
At our cosmetic surgery center, breast lift prices range between $3,500 to $5,000. According to RealSelf, the mastopexy cost is $2,900 - $12,500 with an average cost of $7,900. Breast lift surgery with implants will cost an average of $8,775. The average cost of a Breast Lift in Miami can vary widely, depending on the complexity of the procedure, the type of anesthesia, and who is providing it. Other factors that influence the princes is whether the procedure takes place in a hospital, outpatient surgery center, or physician's office; and the experience level of your plastic surgeon. A breast lift in Miami is considered a cosmetic procedure, so it's rarely covered by health insurance. However, at Avana Plastic Surgery in Miami, we offer payment plans and financing options.
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Several reasons may be responsible for breast drop. Weight loss, aging, pregnancy, and breastfeeding are just a few examples of these multiple reasons. Mastopexy or breast lift can correct this condition by removing excess skin from the breasts. The tissue left behind tenses and re-contours to give a new and firm shape to your breasts.
If you feel motivated, you should schedule an appointment with our specialist plastic surgeons. Our specialist will be pleased to talk to you about all the benefits, risks, complications, and better procedures of a Breast Lift that may help to achieve your desired goals. Do not hesitate to call today to Avana Plastic Surgery in Miami, the best option for you.
Breast Lift Miami FAQs
For now, there are no viable alternatives for a breast lift. However, if you have thin and hanging breasts, you might consider having a breast lift with implants or a breast fat transfer.
In general, people don't come in for revisions for at least 8 to 10 years after a breast lift, and it's often a lot longer than that. You can't stop the time. Your breasts are still going to age, and some factors such as sun exposure, smoking, and genetics can affect them.
Breast and nipple-areola sensitivity are affected in the first stage of the postoperative period. But it usually recovers similarly to the previous one in a few weeks. Breastfeeding capacity cannot be ensured after having performed this intervention — this depends on the technique used according to the degree of fall and the hormonal status after childbirth (puerperium).
Breast drop is due to genetics, hormonal changes due to weight changes, pregnancy, or aging. If you suffer from this, you can have breast lift surgery at Avana Plastic Surgery in Miami, to achieve a harmonious bust.
It is a medical measure performed by the specialist to determine the most convenient surgical technique to correct the fall. The physical structure, height, and other particular characteristics of the patient are taken into account.
It depends on each organism. However, the surgeon will indicate medications that allow pain, inflammation, and other discomforts of the surgery, to be minimal, so that recovery, in general, is entirely satisfactory.
The scars depend on the type of scarring of the patient. However, in most cases, the scars are almost imperceptible.
Yes. Breast lift surgery or mastopexy corrects the mild or moderate fall of the breasts through an improved technique. It also allows you to increase the size, thanks to the placement of breast implants.
In general, the modality to be used will depend on the criteria of the surgeon and the anesthesia team. Anesthesia must be adapted to the type of procedure to be performed. The most important thing is to operate in a serious institution, with the corresponding qualifications, with the appropriate technology and infrastructure and with trained professionals.