Gary A. Vela, M.D., and other leading reconstructive and plastic surgeons, are known for their experience in breast lift surgeries. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure that helps reshape the breast without the removal of breast tissue. It is important for patients to know that a breast lift can temporarily provide an improved breast shape and youthful appearance.
In a breast lift, the breast is reshaped without tissue removal or the use of an implant. The breast’s skin is tightened to improve shape with the nipple-areola section moved to the perfect location. Breast lift surgery may be a consideration for women who have one of the following circumstances: have breasts that have sagged due to aging, have large breasts that sit low, have breasts that have sagged due to pregnancy and breastfeeding, or to improve breast shape after significant weight loss amongst other reasons. There are a variety of lifts that patients need to consider and discuss with their surgeons prior to surgery itself, such as the crescent lift, the Inverted T lift, the Peri-Areolar lift, and the Vertical lift. Patients need to determine which lift will give them the results they want.
Plastic and cosmetic surgeons, like Gary A. Vela, M.D., advise patients to discuss their options with a board certified doctor. The procedure itself is an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia, and lasts for one to two hours. Breasts will be placed in in a surgical bra or carefully bandaged. There will be some discomfort, pain, and swelling post-procedure.
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