Breast Lift Common Questions
What can a breast lift do for me?
Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is performed when a patient's breasts have begun to sag and lose their shape. By elevating the breasts, repositioning nipples and reshaping the areolas, Denver breast surgeon, Dr. Nick Slenkovich, is able to provide a more youthful appearance to your breasts.
What conditions can a breast lift treat?
If you breasts have begun to sag or droop due to aging, weight loss, pregnancy, breast feeding or congenital problems, a breast lift can help you.
Am I a good candidate for a breast lift?
If you are in good general health, have realistic expectations and have breasts that are sagging due to genetics, aging or past pregnancies, then you are likely to be a good candidate for breast lift surgery.
How is breast lift surgery performed?
Breast lift surgeries are tailored to the individual patient's circumstances. In most cases, the scars resulting from the surgery encircle the areolas then extend down to the crease of the breast, forming a lollipop pattern. You are placed under sedation or general anesthesia during your procedure and should be able to go home with light dressings.
What should I expect during recovery from a breast lift?
The initial discomfort resulting from breast lift surgery is manageable with pain medication. In most cases, you will be able to resume light activities within 7-10 days. Bruising is generally minor and disappears after the first 2-3 weeks and swelling subsides over the first few weeks. Strenuous exercise may be resumed after approximately four weeks.
Breast lift surgery is a very personal choice that you should fully understand and be comfortable with. Good communication and placing your trust in a warm, caring and experienced doctor like Dr. Nick Slenkovich is the formula for a successful and gratifying experience.