what is a Breast Lift?
A surgical breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a procedure that redefines the breasts by removing excess skin and pulling tight the leftover tissue to create a firmer, younger look. This life-changing surgery is offered for women who have lost breast firmness, size, and shape and who have breast sagging due to breastfeeding, weight loss, aging, or gravity. Outstanding advancements in mastopexy techniques have made this treatment so effective and successful that new stats by the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) show an approximate 70% increase in demand since 2000. Our Las Vegas, NV team is excited to offer this cosmetic breast surgery at Plastic Surgery Vegas. By integrating the most advanced methods, we can choose the correct technique based upon the level of sag present in addition to the desired result.
Candidates for a breast lift
You may visit Plastic Surgery Vegas believing you are a candidate for breast augmentation using implants, but after a physical exam, you may discover that a breast lift alone is better for your needs. The reason is due to the amount of breast sagging that is shown. Breasts and nipples that point down typically need a skin removal and tightening surgery to reduce skin looseness and raise the breasts to a higher position. If your nipples point downward and your breasts appear stretched, a lift surgery can dramatically help their appearance. If you are contemplating a breast lift, you should be in good health and at a stable weight. Our team can also combine a breast lift with augmentation if that is what you prefer, which is why it's important to discuss your cosmetic goals with us during your initial consultation. We are happy to create custom treatment plans that suit your specific needs.
Breast Lift Reviews
"I did my research for surgeons specializing in breast augmentation and felt Dr. Edwards matched what I was looking for. His credentials seemed well above what I needed, but I wanted the best. I called the office for a consult and was scheduled for a few days later. I waited only a few minutes before meeting Dr. Edwards and his surgical assistant, forgot her name but she was awesome. The consult was informative but also a fun experience. I felt very comfortable and couldn’t think of any major questions after the consult. They seemed to cover it all. I booked my breast lift and implants at the consult for 2 weeks later. It was a bit of a rush to complete the pre surgical requirements like mammogram, bloodwork, filling prescriptions etc, but it was all done on time. I arrived at the surgery center and felt so relaxed. Everyone was so comforting. I was even laughing as they wheeled me into surgery. They emphasized the gentle anesthesia approach they use and they were spot on. I woke up feeling great with zero nausea or drowsiness. The pain for 2 days after was well managed with the meds and by the third day I felt I didn’t need pain management anymore. I was able to get back to caring for my 2 young children while following the required limitations. My few post surgery questions and my first follow ups were handled by Cynthia and she was quick to answer or call me right back. She’s such a sweetheart but also has been a great help through the healing process. I’m now 17 days post surgery and I’m blown away by my results. I didn’t think I would see the results this early and I’m so happy I made the choice to have the surgery. Dr. Edwards is a perfectionist and an artist in my opinion, his great bedside manner is just an extra plus. The office staff is also courteous and efficient. I highly recommend Dr. Edwards and Plastic Surgery Vegas. I’m interested in some other non surgical procedures and wouldn’t hesitate to give them my business again."- A.E. / Google / Nov 21, 2020
"I love this place !! I went for a breast lift and Dr. Edwards and his team did a GREAT job! They answered every single question I had and kept me very informed with the entire process. Cynthia and Cathy are amazing I love them. They made me feel so comfortable and always got me in and out for my follow ups . Everything is so organized and quick and easy. I love my results and even got a complimentary facial ! Definitely recommend them 100% . They really care about their patients and make sure to follow up consistently. Thank you Dr. Edwards and his team ❤️"- O.V. / Google / May 11, 2021
"Dr. Edwards is absolutely amazing! I personally know many of his patients and have had my own beautiful experience with him doing removal and replacement of my breast implants as well as a breast lift. In my opinion his work is perfection for a couple of reasons; his bedside manner is wonderful, I truly believe he cares about me as much as his beautiful work, my incisions look as perfect as they can be with just a hairline scar developing, my implants are the exact size I wanted, I love the relocation of my nipples, he patiently explained the step by step plan and everything went exactly to that plan. I’m blessed to have chosen him as my surgeon and recommend him to anyone that is in need of breast surgery."- L.O. / Google / Sep 24, 2021
"From the consultation, to the procedure, to the follow-up, Dr. Edwards and his staff were patient, helpful and professional. I recommend Dr. Edwards and Plastic Surgery Vegas for any procedure."- J.P. / Google / Feb 17, 2020
"Dr Edward's is the most amazing plastic surgeon. I found him from a referral and my first visit to his office was amazing. Everyone there was kind, helpful and very informative. I addressed my issue with Dr Edwards and he showed what he could do for me. I knew after my first visit he was the doctor I could trust and the doctor I would go to. My surgery was planned and I got to talk to him right before. He literally fixed a very botched former surgery and I am so glad I went to him. I highly recommend him and all of his staff. I could not be happier with the results! Amazing! He is a five star doctor!"- T.W. / Google / Mar 10, 2020
A breast lift takes approximately 2 – 4 hours and is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The timeframe of this procedure depends on the severity of breast ptosis. The surgical technique used for mastopexy surgery generally falls into two categories — the technique is defined by the nature of the incision. The inverted-T (known as an anchor) and the vertical incisions are the preferred methods. After making the incision, any wrinkly and loose skin is removed along with fat and tissue that is not wanted. The skin left behind is then pulled tight and the breasts are brought up and lifted so they look healthy and younger. In many cases, the size and shape of the areola are reconstructed and reduced to be symmetric with the new placement and shape of the breast. It is during this time an implant or a fat transfer can be placed in the breast. If a breast lift is the only procedure being performed and if breast fullness and shape are a worry, augmentation surgery with implants can be done at a later date.
after your mastopexy
Recovery from breast lift surgery is more lengthy than a breast augmentation. After surgery, you will be fitted with a support bra to minimize swelling. A small tube will also be placed near the surgical area to assist with excess draining that can often occur after a surgery of this nature. The post-surgical swelling usually goes away within the first week. Our surgical team will provide in-depth, at-home incision care instructions to help your healing process. Results after a breast lift surgery are noticeable after several months as the breasts take their new placement on your bustline. As they heal, your breasts will look and feel more natural.
Breast lift FAQS
Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should get a breast lift, implants, or both depends on your unique concerns. Oftentimes, a breast lift can improve the form and fullness of the breasts with no need for implants. However, our team will evaluate your physical condition and listen to your goals in your consultation, then make a decision whether you would benefit from a lift, implants, or an augmentation with a lift.
Will my nipples be moved?
Generally, the nipple-areola complex will be shifted up during the breast lift. If your areolas are excessively large or stretched, we can incorporate an areola reduction in your surgery. This can be discussed during your consultation so we can decide on the ideal incision pattern to use during your breast lift.
How long will my results last?
With proper care following surgery, your results can last for many years. Your breasts will continue to age normally so you could begin to see loose and sagging skin over time. Factors, like significant weight loss or gain, can change your results so it is best to stay at a steady weight following your breast lift. Pregnancy or breastfeeding following a breast lift may also affect your results, which is why we recommend patients wait until they are done having children to get a breast lift.
Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?
A lift can improve asymmetry in your breasts if they are different in size, firmness, or degree of sagging. We will evaluate the physical condition and appearance of your breasts in your consultation and discuss how a breast lift will be able to help. During your lift, we will shape the tissue so your breasts are equal in position and size for better symmetry.
Surgical breast lifting has changed the lives of countless Las Vegas, NV patients. If you experience sagging breasts that get in the way of your daily activities or prevent you from buying certain clothing, a breast lift at Plastic Surgery Vegas may be the answer to your cosmetic concerns. During your initial visit, a thorough breast assessment will be given by our team and your goals for surgery will be discussed. We will provide a tailored plan for treatment to assist in transforming your breasts. We invite you to contact Plastic Surgery Vegas to learn more about how to schedule your first visit.
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