Women in South Florida can improve the shape of their breasts as well as raise them to a healthier and more attractive position with a breast lift in Miami. As a major surgical procedure, a breast lift in Miami is typically included as part of a mommy makeover or in combination with breast augmentation and breast reduction. It’s the ideal approach to alter the contour, symmetry, angle, and nipple placement of the breasts.
At Unique Aesthetic Center, our surgeons have decades of experience performing breast lift in Miami and will make sure the most pleasing results are reached. They will discuss al considerations with you during your initial consultation.
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Who is a good candidate for a breast lift?
Women with sagging breasts due to pregnancy, gravity, weight fluctuations or heredity, may be good candidates for this procedure. The position of the nipple typically determines the degree of sagging. Generally, once the nipple has reached the level of the fold under the breast, a breast lift may be required to improve its shape. A consultation with one of our brilliant surgeons can help you determine whether this procedure is right for you.
Breast lift surgery procedure
Breast lift in Miami is performed under general anesthesia, and an implant can be inserted depending on the volume and level of sagging. The three common incision patterns used during this procedure include:
Peri-Areolar lift - This incision type, also known as donut lift, is done around the areola and is perfect for women experiencing mild to moderate sagging. The breast will be adjusted and lifted for a beautiful shape. Many of our patients like to combine the donut lift with a breast augmentation. Likewise, the areola is adjusted for a more attractive shape.
The vertical lift – Also known as a lollipop lift, this technique is ideal for patients experiencing mild to moderate ptosis. During the procedure, the extra skin is removed, and the breast is reshaped and contoured. This technique involves two incisions at the bottom and edge of the areola, but they are not as intense as the inverted T incision.
The inverted T lift – This procedure is also referred to as anchor lift and is typically performed on women that have excess skin and fat. This technique involves three incisions: around the areola, vertically down, and horizontally. It’s an extensive scar pattern rarely used except on particular circumstances.
Crescent lift – This lift is usually combined with breast implants and performed on women experiencing a minimal amount of sagging. With the incision performed at the top half of the areola, this procedure is not very common, but it can be done based on the surgeon’s preference and patients needs.
Risks involved in breast lift surgery
Every surgical procedure comes with some risks. When a qualified surgeon performs the procedure, complications are very rare. Some possible risks associated with a breast lift include:
Complications linked to anesthesia
Loss of sensation in the nipples
Scarring based on the surgeon’s skill and technique employed
Bleeding and infection
Recovery can vary from patient to patient based on the magnitude of your surgery and whether it was performed as a standalone procedure. When a breast lift is performed in combination with breast implants or breast reduction, you can expect a lengthier and more involved recovery. The specific details will be discussed during your initial consultation.
During recovery from a breast lift, patients are advised to keep the bandages applied to the incisions dry. The stitches are removed, and surgical dressings are changed several days after the procedure. Drains are also removed, and you will be provided with a support bra to aid with recovery. As your recovery progresses, you will take sponge baths until the incisions are closed and the stitches are removed.
You will need someone to help you wash your hair, and help you reach or lift high objects as advised by your surgeon. These strenuous activities may cause much pain and rip the stitches.
Breast lift with breast implants
It’s natural for the aftermath of pregnancy, nursing, gravity and aging to take a heavy toll on the breasts, so they gradually start sagging and hang lower than they should. At Unique Aesthetic Center, we can restore the breasts to their original position and increase their volume with implants by combining a breast lift with breast augmentation. It’s the ideal combination to increase the size of your breasts by adding the desired volume that creates a more youthful look.
Breast lift pricing and financing options
The overall cost of a breast lift varies from patient to patient based on several factors such as the amount of work required, type of technique employed and whether it was combined with another procedure. On average, a breast lift at Unique Aesthetic Center will cost $4,000 to $8,000. When a breast lift is combined with breast augmentation, the cost of the implants will contribute to the overall price.
Your complimentary consultation at Unique Aesthetic Center is the best way to find out how much everything will cost. Keep in mind that a breast lift is considered a cosmetic procedure. Therefore, your insurance company may not cover it. Thankfully, besides our seasonal specials, we also have several financing alternatives available that will make this procedure more affordable notwithstanding your budget.
Contact us today!
If you are unhappy with sagging or with any deformity in your breasts, we encourage you to schedule a complimentary consultation with a surgeon at Unique Aesthetic Center. During the initial meeting, your surgeon will carefully evaluate your breasts while listening closely to your concerns, goals and the anticipated outcomes.
Breast Lift procedure key Faqs
What results can I expect?
Some changes you can expect include:
Nipples raised and repositioned at a better angle
The stretching of the areola is minimized
Readjustment of breast symmetry
Correction of sagging
Improvement of shape
Better projection with youthful volume
Are the results permanent?
The results are permanent based on the patient’s skin quality and lifestyle. However, the natural aging process, as well as gravity, will continue to affect your body even after surgery. You can enjoy your improved look for many years as long as you keep a healthy lifestyle.
How is a breast lift different from breast implants?
A breast lift focuses on reshaping the breasts by lifting the breast tissue and improving the appearance of the breast. Breast implants, on the other hand, can only add volume but they won’t change the position of the breasts.
Should I worry about scars?
At Unique Aesthetic Center, we make every effort to ensure that the outcomes match your expectations. We use the latest techniques to minimize the size and appearance of incisions depending on the level of correction required and whether your breast lift was combined with another procedure. Several layers of internal stitches help minimize the appearance of the scars. A few months after surgery, the incisions will turn red and raised, but these scars will fade nicely with time. Most patients are so pleased with the results that the visibility of the scars is no longer a major concern to them. The final results are reliant on each patient’s capacity for healing.
Where are the incisions made during breast lift surgery?
The incisions are based on the amount of skin to be removed. Mild breasts lifts, for example, require an incision around the upper portion of the nipple-areola. More extensive procedures involve an incision around the areola and down vertically or horizontally under the breast fold.
Is the procedure painful?
A breast lift is performed under local or general anesthesia. After surgery, the pain should be minimal, and pain medication will be administered to relieve any discomfort associated with the surgery.
How much time should I take off work?
Surgeons recommend taking at least five days off work to recover. After the first week of recovery, you will be able to resume non-strenuous activities but should avoid lifting and stretching for two weeks.
Can a breast lift affect the nipple and areola?
This is a common concern among patients undergoing a breast lift or any other breast surgery. Some factors such as the plastic surgeon you choose and the extent of dissection will determine whether your nipples maintain their sensation or not. At Unique Aesthetic Center, our techniques are reliable as they help preserve nipple tissue viability and function.