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Sagging breasts can be rejuvenated with the help of a breast lift in Ft Lauderdale. A breast lift, also known as mastopexy surgery, is a way to make the breasts perkier and more youthful-looking while restoring breast symmetry.

As we age or in response to body changes such as weight gain or pregnancy, support structures stretch and loosen resulting in a sagging appearance. This type of sagging cannot be addressed with the help of exercise – only cosmetic surgical solutions can take care of drooping skin.

With the help of Dr. Michael Rodriguez, you can regain the perky breasts you deserve. Dr. Rodriguez has a great deal of experience and is double-board-certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Ideal Breast Lift Candidates

During a mastopexy consultation, Dr. Rodriguez will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure. When determining if you an ideal candidate for breast lift, we initially focus on the relation of the nipple to the rest of the breast and overall position on the chest wall.

The nipple should be close to the center of the breast, so that you can see normal, non pigmented skin of the breast before you see non pigmented skin of the stomach – it is less ideal to have the nipple on the bottom of the breast or facing straight down.

Additionally, the position of the nipple should be somewhere around the halfway point of the upper arm or between the elbow and top of the shoulder. If either the nipple is on the bottom of the breast or significantly below the halfway point of the arm, we usually recommend a breast lift.

Ideal candidates for a breast lift have realistic expectations in terms of results. To gain a better understanding of the results we can achieve with this procedure, look at our breast lift before and after photos.

Mastopexy Techniques

Depending on the degree of ptosis (or sagging) and correction desired by the patient, various lifting techniques can be used to lift the position of the nipple and give a more desirable and youthful look. As a general rule, the more sagging or lifting required, the more incision length is required to achieve an effective lift.

For patients who need the least amount of lifting, a donut mastopexy technique can be used. This involves the creation of two concentric circles around the areola.

For those who need moderate lifting, a lollipop lift achieves effective correction. This involves two incisions: one around the areola and one extending down from the areola to meet the breast fold.

Finally, to achieve the greatest amount of lift and correct the highest degree of ptosis, an anchor lift can be used. Also called an inverted-T incision, this involves making a lollipop incision and then adding a curving horizontal incision across the breast fold.

A Breast Lift with Implants

When a breast lift is combined with breast augmentation, the procedure is known as a breast lift with implants, a breast augmentation with lift, or augmentation mastopexy. This combination surgery only requires a single recovery period.

The addition of an implant can add volume to the upper breast and cleavage further enhancing the result to a more supple, youthful breast. A breast lift without implants addresses sag, but it does not add volume; this makes a breast lift with implants an ideal choice for many.

Details of the Procedure

A breast lift can be performed with either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. This choice will be made during the consultation.

The procedure begins with the creation of the chosen type of incision. After this, excess loose skin is removed in order to lift and reshape the breasts. Finally, the incisions are closed with the help of stitches.

Recovery and Healing After a Breast Lift

Once mastopexy surgery is complete and the patient has returned home, it will be time to rest and heal. During the recovery process, it is vital that patients follow the directions of Dr. Rodriguez in order to achieve their best breast lift results.

Wearing a supportive post-surgical bra during breast lift recovery will support the tissues as they heal. Avoid bras without underwire, since they can cause damage.

Patients must stay home from work for around seven days after the date of surgery. Avoiding physically taxing activities will be necessary for several weeks.

Once swelling and bruising have gone down and recovery is complete, patients can enjoy natural-looking results from their breast lift.

Breast Lift Cost

A mastopexy’s price will be determined according to the details of the procedure; the technique used, amount of time the surgery takes, and amount of tissue removed all play a role. To help those worrying about breast lift cost, financing is available through CareCredit.

Get Started – Set Up Your Consultation

At our office, Dr. Michael Rodriguez regularly performs the breast lift for Ft Lauderdale patients. If you are interested in learning more about this breast procedure, contact us and schedule your consultation.

Before and After Photos

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