As women age, their breasts naturally lose elasticity, causing the fat tissues in the breasts to sag. Dr. Gregory T. Mesna uses breast lift to reshape the tissue of the breast, repositioning the nipples higher on the breasts. This is a great treatment for women who have been pregnant or have breast fed in the past, as these can exacerbate sagging of the breasts.View transcript
A breast lift is a procedure that is performed to lift the breast and elevate the nipples to a more youthful position on the chest. The procedure is oftentimes performed for patients who have experienced sagging and drooping of their breast, either with aging or following pregnancies. A breast lift can be combined with any other procedure, and is oftentimes combined with a breast augmentation. If patients have lost volume in their breasts with aging or following pregnancies, then oftentimes, a breast augmentation is performed to replace that lost volume. Usually, a breast lift is performed in a fashion that tries to preserve the nipple and the duct, the gland behind the nipple; however for any patient undergoing surgery of the breast, we always warn them they may not be able to breastfeed in the future. Following a breast lift, most patients are encouraged to take approximately 1 week off from work. We also encourage them to wait 2 or 3 weeks before resuming previous physical activities. The breast lift procedure is usually not a very painful procedure, and they will experience some swelling and firmness; however, those symptoms normally improve rapidly after the surgery. A breast lift procedure can take anywhere from roughly half an hour to 2 hours, depending on how much loose and sagging skin they have in and around the breasts. There is more information for this and other procedures throughout our website. We offer free consultations. We encourage anybody with additional questions to contact our office to schedule an appointment.