A breast lift is a procedure in which excess skin causing the breast to sag is removed, and then the breast is moved higher on the chest to promote a more youthful appearance. Breast lifts are often preferred among mothers after going through pregnancy and breast feeding, or among women after a weight loss that causes the breasts to sag.
Breast lifts may also require implants or reduction in order for the breast volume to be restored. If you are considering a breast lift, it is best to come in for a consultation with Dr.Cooperman to ensure that you are a good candidate for a breast lift. The best candidates seek to correct the look of their breasts and nipples, are in good health, are non-smokers, are not currently pregnant or have not been nursing for at least six months, are interested in the breast lift on their own accord, and are comfortable with the risks associated with a breast lift.
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The breast lift procedure is generally performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. The surgeon will remove the surplus skin from the breast area, and then tighten the supporting breast tissues. The breast will be remolded and moved higher on the chest for a more aesthetically pleasing look. The surgeon is also able to reduce the size of the areola, and move the nipple to a higher and more central location on the breast while keeping the nipple attached to underlying tissue and nerves. T
The recovery from a breast lift typically takes about 1 week, in which the patient must refrain from working and lifting. After a follow-up exam, the surgeon will identify if you can return to normal activities.