Eliminate Sagging Breasts After Weight Loss

There’s no denying that losing enough weight to reach your goal is worth every ounce of sweat your poured into all those workout routines.

It’s time to celebrate the discipline you showed every time you overcame a craving and stuck with your diet or hit the gym rather than slouching on the couch after work. Buy yourself a new wardrobe or go on that vacation you didn’t have the energy for before, like maybe a cruise.  

And if losing all those pounds has left you with sagging breasts, give that gorgeous new creature facing you in the mirror a much-deserved gift — consider getting a breast lift.

Yes, it’s surgery and that’s sometimes a scary notion. But innovations in medical technology and the skills of an expert surgeon like Dr. Gary Burton can make breast lifts more effective and easier to undergo than you might think, giving you natural-appearing results that are well worth the effort.

Read on to discover more from Dr. Burton about the breast lift surgery he performs and the positive impact it can have on your self-confidence and appearance.

What a breast lift can do

Many women find it very frustrating to finally reach their weight-loss goal only to find their breasts have lost their firmness or lift. This sagging is due to a loss of supportive elasticity in the skin and other soft tissue structures of your breasts.

We use the breast lift (mastopexy) procedure to remove excess and drooping skin, reshape your breasts, and tighten the surrounding tissue so that it supports the new breast contour. This gives you firmer breasts with a more youthful, lifted curve.

If the tissue surrounding your nipple (areolar) has enlarged over time, we can reduce this as well, providing a more cosmetically pleasing appearance.

What a breast lift won’t do

A mastopexy cannot change the volume or size of your breasts. If you desire larger breasts or a fuller, more rounded profile at the top of your breasts, we can consider performing a breast augmentation procedure at the time of your lift. If, on the other hand, you’d prefer smaller breasts, we can add a breast reduction procedure to your breast lift.

We always take plenty of time to discuss your goals and desires before recommending any breast procedure. We want you to have full knowledge of what you can expect before, during, and after a breast lift, augmentation, or reduction surgery. This helps to ensure you’re not just satisfied but delighted with the results.    

The breast lift procedure

The goal of any breast lift is to tighten and lift, but depending on the amount of sag and the size of your breasts, we can choose from several incisional approaches. Each is designed to minimize scarring while providing a maximal but natural-appearing lift.

If you have a dramatic nipple droop, for instance, we may choose to make incisions that travel around your areolar, vertically down toward the breast crease and horizontally along the crease. If your droop is less significant, we may only create incisions around the areolar.

Once these incisions are made, your underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped, the nipple and areola are repositioned as necessary, and excess skin is removed.

You’re asleep under general anesthesia for the breast lift procedure, which takes from two to four hours to complete and is performed here in our comfortable outpatient surgical suite. You receive careful instructions regarding postoperative care, but you can expect to return to work within a week and resume full activities after three to four weeks.

If you’ve reached your weight-loss goal and would like to reward yourself with a much-deserved breast lift or simply want to discuss the procedure in detail, make your appointment with Dr. Burton today.

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