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Breast Lift (Mastopexy) in Louisville, KY

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About Breast Lift Surgery

If you are happy with the overall size of your breasts but just want a slight change, a breast lift may be the answer. A lift can dramatically improve the shape and appearance of your breasts, leaving you with a youthful profile and renewed confidence. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi can trim away any excess breast tissue, reposition sagging or low breasts and nipples, and ensure that your bustline is uniformed and symmetrical. He can perform the procedure in conjunction with a breast reduction or as a standalone treatment as needed. You can find out more and see if you're a good candidate by scheduling a consultation at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY today. 

Ideal Candidates

During the initial consultation and after a thorough exam, we will help determine if a breast lift is the right surgery for you. Ideal candidates for this operation are women who:

  • Have realistic ideas about what breast lift surgery can do
  • Have breasts that sag or need a better shape
  • Have breasts that hang, are stretched out, or are asymmetrical
  • Have nipples that point downward or rest underneath the breasts
  • Have lost skin elasticity with weight loss, pregnancy, or age

What to Expect

Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and is considered an outpatient surgery. There will be many factors to discuss prior to the surgery, including where the incision will be placed. There are three commonly practiced incision points made in lift surgery:

  • Incision made along each areola
  • Incision made along each areola, plus a vertical incision down to the crease under the breasts
  • Incision made along each areola, plus a vertical incision down to the crease under the breast and another horizontal line following the direction of the breast fold

The incision is usually chosen based on how invasive the lift needs to be. This procedure will produce surgery scars; however, our plastic surgeon will do everything possible to make the scars less visible or easily concealed. We will also provide information on how to best care for your surgical wounds for more attractive results.

Anticipated Results

With breast lift surgery, you will see results right after the treatment in the shape of your breasts, but the final result will be visible after the swelling from surgery subsides. The recovery will vary since many patients will have a breast lift in combination with another plastic surgery procedure, such as a breast augmentation, breast reduction, or tummy tuck. You will be urged to do light activities, such as slowly moving around the room, or spending a few minutes standing within the first 48 hours to stimulate blood circulation. There should be no heavy lifting or strenuous activity involving the chest whatsoever. You can restart your normal activities within 2 – 3 weeks, but exercise should not be attempted for 6 – 8 weeks. There is a myth that women who have breast lift surgery never have to wear a bra again. This is not true as you will want to wear a bra to keep the breasts in the right position. The breast skin will continue to age regardless of this surgical intervention, but it should not be as severe as it was before breast lift surgery.

Breast Lift FAQ

How much does a breast lift cost?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Mizuguchi will pay attention to your wants and aesthetic goals before creating your personal treatment plan. Following that, he can estimate your price. When done well, a breast lift will significantly improve your body, so it is important to focus on having a skilled surgeon with extensive training, like Dr. Mizuguchi, over costs. To help make cosmetic surgery affordable, Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery will help you find low-interest financing.

Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should get a breast lift, implants, or both depends on your special goals. In many patients, a breast lift can improve the form and fullness of your breasts with no need for implants. Dr. Mizuguchi will evaluate your physical condition and listen to your goals at your consultation, then decide whether you would benefit from implants, a lift, or a breast augmentation plus a lift.

Will my nipples be moved?
Typically, the nipple-areola complex will be shifted up during the breast lift. If your areolas are overly large or stretched, Dr. Mizuguchi can include an areola reduction in your surgery. This may be discussed during your consultation so he can decide on the ideal incision pattern and technique to use in your breast lift.

How long will my results last?
With proper care after surgery, your results can last for many years. Your breasts will still age normally, which means you might begin to see loose and sagging skin in time. Factors like significant weight loss or gain can alter your results; therefore, it is best to stay at a steady weight after your breast lift. Pregnancy or breastfeeding after a breast lift can also affect your results, which is why Dr. Mizuguchi suggests patients wait until they are done having children to get a breast lift.

Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?
A lift can improve asymmetry in your breasts if they are different in size, firmness, or degree of sagging. Dr. Mizuguchi will assess the appearance and physical condition of your breasts in your consultation and talk about how a breast lift can help you. During your surgery, he will adjust the tissue — so your breasts are equal in position and size for symmetry.

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You can have the healthy and youthful breasts you once had with breast lift surgery. We invite you to have a consultation with Dr. Mizuguchi today and discuss if this surgery is right for you. Whether it is suggested to have just a breast lift or more, we can help you look and feel younger and fantastic.

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