Thomas G. Crabtree, MD, FACS | BREAST LIFT
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BREAST LIFT

A woman’s breasts may change in shape and size with time.  Breasts may appear to become saggy and deflated. These changes may occur due to a number of contributing factors, such a pregnancy, breastfeeding, changes in weight, changes in skin elasticity, gravity, and heredity.

 

Breast lift (Mastopexy), is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts.  The operation itself is similar to the breast reduction surgery, however, without the removal of a large volume of breast tissue. The areola and nipple are repositioned above the inframammary fold and the breast is reshaped.  The nipple is never detached from breast so sensation and function remain.  Oftentimes, Dr. Crabtree may use an implant to further improve the appearance of the breast. Choose breast lift to:

 

  • Restore and rejuvenate the breasts after pregnancy and nursing
  • Reposition and elevate the nipples
  • Reduce the size of the areolas
  • Reposition, reduce and elevate sagging breasts
  • Restore a more youthful look to breasts

 

In the initial consultation, Dr. Crabtree will use the time to get to know you, learn about your expectations and discuss a plan to achieve your goals.  He will discuss the variables of the surgery and create a custom approach for your procedure.  Together you will decide if combining an augmentation with your breast lift will better achieve your goals.  Prior to surgery you will have a good understanding of the procedure, plan and recovery.

The Breast Lift Procedure:

  • Clinic Procedure or Operating Room: Operating Room
  • Hospital Status: Outpatient
  • Length of Surgery: 2-3 hours
  • Anesthesia: General Anesthesia performed under the care of a board certified Anesthesiologist
  • Types of EnhancementsIn some cases Silicone or Saline Implants, Fat Graftin
  • Post-Operative: A special bra may be worn for up to two weeks to help with swelling and recovery.  Mild soreness, swelling, and bruising are all normal
  • Recovery Time: Return to normal daily routine in one week, one month avoiding strenuous activity and several months for scars to fade and normal sensation.
  • Results: The results will be evident immediately but will continue to improve and “settle” over the course of several months. The results will last for many years depending on lifestyle, childbirth, weight maintenance and other factors.