Breast Lift

Breast Lift (Mastopexy) in Atlanta, Georgia

A woman’s breasts change over time due to the effects of age, gravity, weight changes, and childbirth—to name a few. A breast lift, or mastopexy surgery, performed by Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, Georgia elevates the position of the breasts and increases their firmness by eliminating extra skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the contours of the lifted breast. Usually, the areola is raised and the remaining tissue is reshaped to create a more aesthetically pleasing breast.Breast Lift (Mastopexy) in Atlanta, Georgia

Multiple techniques can be used to perform a breast lift. The method a plastic surgeon uses is based on the size and shape of your breasts, the degree of sagging, as well as other factors. Depending on these factors, your surgeon will choose to make incisions around the areola; around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease; or around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease, and along the breast crease. After the incision is made, the underlying tissues is raised and contoured to increase roundness and firmness. The nipple and areola will be reshaped and repositioned to a more natural position. Breast lift surgery in Atlanta may also be combined with breast augmentation for those patients who wish to increase the volume of their breasts while lifting them to a more youthful location. During this cosmetic breast procedure, a breast implant is inserted to enhance the shape and size of the breast and excess skin and tissue is excised to provide a lifted appearance.

Breast Lift with GalaFLEX Mesh

Dr. Whiteman is now offering breast lifts using GalaFLEX mesh technology. This FDA-approved technology allows us to provide breast lift patients with yet another procedure option. GalaFLEX mesh helps reinforce the breast tissue that is lifted during your breast lift to provide excellent, long-lasting results. GalaFLEX is a long-term, high strength mesh that is highly effective for correcting double bubble implant malposition as well as helping patients who are unable to support a breast implant used during a combination breast lift and breast augmentation due to the quality of their skin. 


Frequently Asked Questions:

Who is a good candidate for breast lift surgery?
Potential candidates for breast lift surgery include women with sagging, pendulous breasts that lack firmness or substance with areolas that point downward. If you’re unhappy with your breast shape or size, schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine which procedure would benefit you most. Women who plan on having children or plan on losing a large amount of weight should wait until afterward to have a breast lift as breastfeeding and weight gain/loss can have an impact on breast shape and size.

How long is recovery after breast lift surgery?
Like many other cosmetic surgeries, there is a short one to two week period of recovery in which the patient is expected to rest and allow the body to heal. After that recovery period, most people can return to work. However, there will be a 4-6 week full recovery period in which you may have to wear a surgical support bra and avoid strenuous activity like heavy exercise.

How long do breast lift surgery results last?
Breast lift results can last a very long time depending on the technique used, maintenance, and weight gain or loss after the procedure. It is important for all cosmetic surgery patients to attend follow-up appointments with their plastic surgeons in order to receive recommendations minimize breast surgery complications and facilitate healing. For example, gaining a large amount of weight can stretch out the skin causing the surgery results to reverse.

What is the difference between a breast lift and a breast reduction?
Breast lift surgery is meant to restore natural shape and proportion to sagging breasts, but doesn’t change the overall size of the breast. A breast reduction procedure is meant to reduce the size of the breasts in order to create more manageable sized breasts that don’t inhibit daily activities or cause physical pain. However, just as breast lift surgery may be combined with breast augmentation surgery, breast lift and breast reduction may be combined for patients who wish to reduce the size of their breasts while lifting their position.

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