Patients wanting a breast lift are usually looking to improve the shape and elasticity of breast tissue. Additionally, a breast lift can help improve saggy breast by removing excess skin and repositioning remaining tissue.
Patients who are candidates for breast lift are women that want to restore their breast. Many women choose to have breast implants inserted at the same time to increase firmness and restore their original breast structure.
You may want to postpone breast lift surgery if you are planning pregnancy or significant weight loss.
Dr. Quintero aims to provide patients with natural results that fit their goals; enhancing the already beautiful you.
A breast lift is an outpatient surgery, allowing you to go home that same day. The procedure rarely requires a hospital stay.
Techniques used to remove breast skin and reshape breast tissue vary. The specific technique Dr. Quintero chooses will determine the location of the incisions and the resulting scars.
Dr. Quintero may make incisions around the areolae and vertically/horizontally via the breast creases. He might place stitches deep within your breasts to reshape your breast tissue and, if necessary, reduce the size of your areolae. He will also remove excess breast skin and shift the nipples to higher positions. Then Dr. Quintero will bring together the breast skin and close the incisions with stitches, surgical tape or skin adhesives.
Safety Preparation & Risk
In order to perform a safe breast lift, a patient must be up to date on their mammogram if it applies to their age group.
We also ask that patients stop certain medications and all nicotine products. Dr. Quintero would like for patients to follow these recommendations for a better healing and recovery process.
Possible risks of a breast lift include the following:
- Bruising, which is usually temporary
- Scarring, your incision scars might fade over time but will never completely disappear
- Loss of sensation in the nipples and skin surrounding
- Areola reduction (which is expected in the majority of cases)
- Difficulty or inability to breast-feed
- Differences in the size, shape and symmetry of the surgically altered breast, which might lead to further surgery to improve your appearance
Recovery for a breast lift varies from patient to patient, but recovery time usually lasts around two weeks. Full recovery to return to everyday activities (normal workout routine, etc.) is usually one month after the procedure. After surgery, it can take months for the swelling to completely go down and the surgical scars to fade.