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Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

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Breastfeeding and natural aging can cause breasts to droop and lose fullness. Some women are unhappy with the natural aging of their breasts. The aging process can change the way you look and how clothes fit. Mastopexy is a surgical procedure that makes the breast appear more youthful. A breast lift in Bend performed at invMD Plastic Surgery may be the procedure you’ve been looking for.

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What does a breast lift do?

Mastopexy removes unwanted breast skin and repositions the nipple to a more youthful level. This is done by rearranging the breast tissue into a smaller skin envelope, giving the illusion of a slightly larger, more youthful breast. Depending on the degree of excess skin, the scar for mastopexy can range from a circular scar around the areola, to a lollipop scar, to an anchor scar.

Mastopexy does not change your breasts’ upper pole fullness. If your goal is more upper pole fullness, you should consider combining a breast lift with a breast augmentation. This is known as augmentation mastopexy.

Who is a candidate for a breast lift?

In general, candidates for a breast lift in Bend:

  • Are in good physical and mental health
  • Do not have underlying medical conditions that preclude surgery
  • Have an up-to-date mammogram, if over 30 years old
  • Have finished breastfeeding for more than 6 months and breasts are no longer changing
  • Are non-smokers or are willing to stop smoking one month before and one month after the procedure
  • Do not use nicotine products, or are willing to stop using products one month before and one month after the procedure (gum, chews, patch, vape)
  • Are not exposed to second-hand smoke
  • Have realistic expectations from the surgery
  • Want to improve the shape of their breasts
  • Want to reduce the size of the areola
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What are the types of breast lift?

The following are the incision techniques used for breast lifts:

  • Circular scar: Around the areola
  • Lollipop scar: Around the areola and down to the breast crease
  • Anchor scar: Around the areola, down to the breast crease, and along the breast crease

How is a breast lift performed?

Your breast lift in Bend starts with a consultation with Dr. Vial. He carefully assesses your condition, discusses your goals, and creates the ideal surgical plan. The appropriate breast lift technique will be based on your breast size and shape, the size and position of your areolas, and the degree of breast sagging and skin laxity.

Breast lift is performed as an outpatient procedure, usually under general anesthesia. The day of surgery, Dr. Vial marks your breasts and reverifies the planned scars with you. Once you are under anesthesia, Dr. Vial makes the incisions, trimming away redundant tissues, thereby strengthening the support for the breast tissues. If necessary, the Dr. Vial will also reposition the nipples to a more youthful height, and excess skin from enlarged areolas may be removed. After your breasts are reshaped, Dr. Vial will tighten the remaining skin and close the incisions.

What is the recovery process after a breast lift?

How you recover in the three months after your surgery determines the outcome for years to come. After the breast lift, your breasts will be wrapped with an ace wrap. Forty-eight hours after surgery you can remove the wrap. Usually, no bra is required unless directed otherwise. The swelling and bruising will gradually dissipate after 1-2 weeks, and you can resume most light activities in 4 weeks. The scars will initially look red and bright, but they’ll gradually fade to white over a 1-to-2-year period. Dr. Vial will provide a detailed list of step-by-step recovery guidelines after your surgery.

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What are the risks of breast lift?

Dr. Vial places the utmost importance on your safety. He only works with board-certified anesthesiologists and certified nurses to minimize the risk of side effects or complications. However, all surgeries carry inherent risks, including breast lift. Dr. Vial will highlight the potential risks of your procedure during your consultation.

The complications unique to breast lift that are reported nationally include, but are not limited to:

  • Breasts too large or too small
  • Change or loss of nipple sensation
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Nipple shape/position asymmetry
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Why choose Dr. Vial for breast lift?

Dr. Vial is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience in plastic surgery procedures including your breast lift in Bend. He has trained at the world’s best institutions where many of these procedures continue to be advanced. He makes safety a top priority and has developed a reputation for beautiful natural results.