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Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

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At our practice in Boston, breast lift surgery is one of the most frequently performed procedures. Time can take a toll on one’s breasts. Many women note with time, after pregnancies, or after weight loss that their breasts have sagged. Often this can mean a loss of fullness in the upper part of the breast with a loss of cleavage. Stretch marks may hasten this. Weight loss is a wonderful thing for your waist but the accompanying loss of fatty tissue in the breasts may send them southwards. A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, can be performed to address these issues and restore the appearance of the breasts.

What is a Breast Lift?

Breast-LiftBreast lift procedures are designed to raise the breast up and improve the contour and shape. I use several different techniques for breast lifting, the choice depends on many factors including one’s anatomy, volume of the breast, and one’s potential for scarring. All breast lifting techniques require incisions and resulting scars vary significantly amongst individuals. It is very independent as to what your scars may look like. Fortunately, all scars fade with time. Many times, a breast lift with implants may be performed in order to achieve better volume overall and especially in the upper part of the breast. A breast reduction and lift is another common combination. Dr. Volpe can let you know if a breast augmentation with lift or a breast lift without implants is the best choice for you.

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Other Options for Breast Enhancement

There are a number of other sub techniques that I utilize other than implants that can help improve the fullness in the upper part of the breast. This includes a dermal internal bra technique, auto augmentation or sometimes even fat transfers. These may be good alternative techniques for those who wish to avoid use of an implant although implants in many cases provide superior shaping.

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Breast Lift Options

The three most common type of breast lifting techniques have esoteric medical names such as modified Wise pattern, vertical mastopexy or periareolar technique but fortunately the lay terms are easier to remember- anchor lift, lollipop lift or doughnut lift. These names refer to the type of scars associated. The last type mentioned, a doughnut lift, is almost always done with an implant. At your consultation, we will discuss which technique is best suited for you and Dr. Volpe can address any questions you may have about the surgery, the cost of breast lift surgery, financing options, and the recovery process.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

The best candidates for a breast lift are individuals who want to correct sagging skin in the breast area and are willing to undergo surgery. Since this procedure is permanent, it is recommended for people whose bodies have already reached physical maturity.

Good mastopexy candidates must be in proper physical health for surgery. This means that breast lift candidates should be healthy individuals who have no medical conditions that could lead to slower wound healing.

People who have a BMI above 30 may not be considered for a breast lift surgery, since this can risk slower wound healing and infections.

Lifestyle habits such as drinking alcohol and smoking can affect a breast lift procedure’s recovery. Avoid alcohol consumption for at least 7 to 10 days and smoking for at least 4 to 6 weeks before surgery.

The results of a breast lift procedure will vary from person to person. Before considering this procedure, make sure to have a positive outlook and realistic expectations. The decision to undergo a breast lift procedure should be a personal choice, meaning it should not come from the influence of others.

Your Breast Lift Consultation

A mastopexy consultation is an important part of your breast lift journey. You and Dr. Volpe will have an in-depth conversation about your appearance goals and the surgical techniques that can be performed to achieve your objectives.

Provide your complete medical history, including information on all current medications and supplements, to help Dr. Volpe plan a safe and effective procedure for you.

Breast Lift Recovery

As with all plastic surgeries, there is healing involved and we would discuss the various phases of healing. You may see substantial results within only two weeks after your surgery but it may be several months before final shaping occurs. Please give a call or send an email if you wish further information.

How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost in Boston?

Pricing can vary on a number of factors. As an experienced Boston breast lift surgeon, Dr. Volpe will meet with you in his office to discuss all options and pricing.

Schedule A Consultation

Dr. Volpe is known by his patients to provide the best Breast Lift Boston has to offer. Schedule a consultation today to meet with Dr. Volpe in his office. We are here to provide you with the attentive excellent care you need throughout the entire process and we are dedicated to providing you with the more attractive-looking breasts you want.