One of the inevitable effects of aging is loss of elasticity in the skin. For women, this becomes especially evident in their breasts, which can become droopy and lose their shape. A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, improves the appearance of the breast by restoring its shape, tightening the skin in that area, and, of course, lifting the breast. Dr. Passaretti performs breast lift surgery at his Fairfield County, Connecticut practice. This cosmetic surgery procedure can completely transform a woman’s silhouette, helping her look younger and feel more confident.
If the shape of your breasts has changed due to aging, and you are interested in learning more about breast lift surgery including costs and candidacy, please contact our Fairfield County, Connecticut practice today.
Breast lift surgery can be performed to improve the appearance of sagging skin for patients who are showing the effects of aging, have recently lost a significant amount of weight, or whose breasts have lost their shape after pregnancy. Patients who are considering breast lift surgery should be over the age of 18 and in good health. It is recommended that women have the surgery only after they are done having kids, as pregnancy can cause the skin to stretch and diminish the results. In addition, patients who plan to lose a significant amount of weight should hold off undergoing the procedure until they have completed their weight loss. Finally, as with all cosmetic surgeries, it is important for patients to have realistic expectations of the results they can achieve with breast lift surgery. Although the procedure is effective for most women, women with smaller breasts tend to experience the most ideal results. Dr. Passaretti works with each patient to establish realistic goals and the most effective course of treatment possible.
There are several methods for performing breast lift surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Passaretti will evaluate your unique needs to determine which method is best suited to your case. Each of these techniques requires anesthesia. Full recovery from a breast lift typically takes a few weeks, although the reduction of scarring may take longer.
Standard breast lift surgery, also referred to as the anchor technique, is the most common method of breast lift surgery. During this procedure, Dr. Passaretti makes three incisions on the breast, and lifts the areola and nipple. He then trims excess skin and closes the incisions to complete this procedure. While standard breast lift surgery leaves permanent scarring, it also significantly improves the appearance of the breast.
Doughnut mastopexy requires fewer incisions than the standard breast lift and is effective for women who have smaller breasts. By making the incision on the areola, rather than under the breast, Dr. Passaretti is able to reduce the appearance of scars.
The laser breast lift technique uses the patient’s excess skin to support the breast. During this procedure, Dr. Passaretti removes skin using a laser, and then attaches it to the chest wall to provide support for the breast. This is a long-lasting alternative to other techniques and is effective for women of all breast sizes.
In some cases, breast lift surgery leaves unsightly scarring. This type of scarring results when a surgeon has created too much tension on the breast skin during surgery, which causes stretching and results in large, red scars. To revise a breast lift with excessive scarring, Dr. Passaretti will remove scarred skin and redrape the fascial layer of muscle beneath the skin. Dr. Passaretti will use these tissues to create the beautiful lift that patients desire without putting strain on the breast skin. This results in minimal scarring.
Some women concerned with drooping breasts may also want to enhance their breast volume. A breast lift combined with implants is an effective way to improve the position, projection and contour of the breasts for perkier and fuller look.
The main benefit of breast lift surgery is that it can drastically improve the appearance of droopy, sagging breasts. Women who have experienced changes in their breasts due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging now have an option for restoring the look of their breasts. By lifting the breast and improving its shape, breast lift surgery also helps women appear younger. This surgery also significantly improves the overall contour of the body, helping women feel confident about their appearance.
Dr. Passaretti has helped hundreds of patients regain confidence in their appearance through breast lift surgery. Contact our Fairfield County, Connecticut practice today to learn how you can benefit from this procedure.