As a result of aging, pregnancy, and other causes, the breasts begin to sag. To lift the breasts and restore firmness, patients may consider a breast lift. Patients in the St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Palm Coast, and Daytona Beach areas can trust Dr. Anh Vu for exceptional care and effective breast surgeries.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgery that can lift the breasts and restore their firmness. If the nipples have moved or stretched, this technique can also restore them to their original position and size. Many patients find that a breast lift gives their breasts a more youthful appearance and improves the shape of the breasts.
How is a Breast Lift Performed?
At Anh Vu, M.D., every breast lift begins with an in-depth consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During this consultation, Dr. Vu carefully plans out the surgery based upon the patient's aesthetic goals. Breast surgery can create long-term, life-changing results, so he spends a substantial amount of time discussing the procedure with each patient to ensure that they achieve the results they desire. Dr. Vu is incredibly meticulous during surgery, which involves precise incisions made underneath the breast, around the areola, or both. The amount of lift desired will determine the location of the incisions, which will vary by patient. Next, excess skin is removed and breast tissue is reshaped to match the patient's aesthetic goals. All breast surgeries are performed under anesthesia so that patients remain comfortable throughout treatment.
What Can I Expect After My Breast Lift?
After a breast lift, patients can expect swelling along with minor bruising or discomfort that persists for a number of weeks after surgery. We recommend that patients avoid exercise and other strenuous activities for at least two weeks after surgery, but can expect to return to work as early as one week later. Patients are advised to get as much rest as possible during this time and sleep only on their back. Following your procedure, Dr. Vu will review instructions for specific post-surgery care and discuss the timing of any follow-up appointments.
How Long Do the Results from a Breast Lift Last?
When performed by an experienced and qualified surgeon like Dr. Anh Vu, the results from a breast lift can last for years and look completely natural. However, a breast lift cannot prevent further changes in the breasts, so we recommend that patients wait to have a breast lift if they plan on getting pregnant in the future.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?
If you would like to achieve more lifted breasts or restore their firmness, you may be a good candidate for a breast lift. If you think you are a good candidate, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During your consultation, Dr. Vu will review all possible treatments with you and help determine the best treatment option based on the results you hope to achieve. Breast lifts are considered a cosmetic treatment, meaning that they are not covered by insurance. However, we accept a variety of payment options and financing to make our services accessible to all of our patients.
Breast lifts can be one of the most effective methods of lifting the breasts, and can even restore firmness and correct nipple placement. To learn more about the breast lift procedure or to schedule a consultation, contact us today. We welcome patients from the St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Palm Coast, and Daytona Beach areas.