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Here we feature one of our own, Dr. Jennifer Buck, a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Here the she has answered some of the common questions bizymoms visitors have about Breast Lifting.
Q. What is Breast Lifting?
A. Manipulating the skin and breast tissue of the breast to achieve a desired, lifted, and more youthful breast appearance.
Q. How is breast lift surgery done?
A. Depending on the skin, breast tissue, and nipple position, breast lifting involves excising excess skin, lifting the breast tissue internally, and placing the nipple in a more upward position. If the woman has too little breast tissue to accomplish this, she may also need a breast implant to assist in volume restoration.
Q. What is the recovery period like?
A. The patient will need 7 to 10 days off to recover. There is to be no heavy lifting (greater than 10 lbs), pushing, pulling, or straining with the arms for 6 wks. There will be dressing changes for approximately 1 to 3 weeks.
Q. Who is an ideal candidate for breast lift surgery?
A. Any patient who desires her breasts to be higher, and potentially larger. I see a lot of mothers who have lost some lift and volume of the breasts, secondary to breast feeding.
Q. Are there risks and complications to a breast lift surgery?
A. Risks involve bleeding, infection, scar formation, breast asymmetry, need for further surgery, post-operative mammographic changes, and changes in nipple/areolar sensation.
Q. How long do the results last?
A. Results are very patient dependent. This depends on the elasticity (stretch) of the skin and weight of the breast tissue. Typically, results last from 5 to 10 years. Wearing a comfortable bra at night will also help prolong results.
Q. How much does breast lift surgery cost?
A. Breast lift surgery can run the gamet from $6,000 to $10,000, depending on if we need to lift the tissues and add implants. This is inclusive of anesthesia and operating room costs. To find out the true price of the procedure which is right for the patient, I encourage her to see me for a free consultation.
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