The effects of time, pregnancy, and breastfeeding can cause your breasts to lose elasticity and start to sag. At Polavarapu Plastic Surgery, PLLC, in Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Kiran Polavarapu offers women breast lifts to raise and reshape sagging breasts. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn how you can benefit from this surgical procedure to boost and reshape your figure.
A breast lift surgically lifts and reshapes breasts that have lost volume and perkiness due to the effects of time. During a breast lift, Dr. Polavarapu can also reduce the size of the areola and add breast implants to enhance the overall look.
Women who have small, sagging breasts usually get the best results from a breast lift. A breast lift can help you if:
To be a candidate for a breast lift, you should also be a non-smoker and be in generally good health. Dr. Polavarapu can evaluate your breasts and your aesthetic goals to determine if a breast lift or another procedure is best for you to reach your goals.
You’re placed under general anesthesia for a breast lift, which takes 1½ to 3½ hours. Dr. Polavarapu typically makes an anchor-shaped incision along the areola and in a vertical line down from the nipple area to the crease of your breast. She removes any excess skin, moves your nipple and areola to a higher position, and reshapes the remaining skin to create an enhanced, lifted breast.
In the first days after your surgery, you’ll wear an elastic bandage over gauze dressings to protect your breasts which may be bruised, sore, and swollen. This bandage is replaced with a soft support bra that you wear 24 hours a day for 3-4 weeks.
You may have numbness in your breast skin and nipples following surgery, but sensation starts to return after six weeks or so.
Healing takes time, and you’ll need to modify your activities for several weeks. Dr. Polavarapu may recommend you avoid lifting anything over your head for 3-4 weeks and skip strenuous exercise for about a month. You should plan on taking at least a week off from work following your surgery to facilitate recovery and healing.
To learn whether a breast lift may be the right procedure for you, call Polavarapu Plastic Surgery or book an appointment online.