Breast Lift

Breast Lift Specialist
Aging, childbirth and weight loss can lead to sagging and drooping of the breast. Dr. Tyler Wayment at Renaissance Plastic Surgery offers breast lift services for patients in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Breast Lift

by Tyler Wayment, MD

What is a breast lift?

Breast lift surgery restores the shape and position of breasts that have lost elasticity and begun to sag. Sometimes breast implants can be performed simultaneously with a breast lift to increase the volume of the breasts.

Reasons for considering a breast lift:

  • Enlarged areola
  • Loss of youthful, firm breasts
  • Sagging of the breasts and nipples
  • Undesirable breast contour with a flat, elongated shape
  • Asymmetry between the breasts and/or nipples

How is the surgery performed?

The traditional breast lift surgery, called a full mastopexy, involves three different incisions. One incision is made along the crease underneath the breast, a second is done around the areola, and then a vertical incision between the areola and the base of the breast. This incision is sometimes called an "anchor incision” and produces a great shape and position of the breast on the chest wall. Once the incisions are made, any excess skin will be removed and the breast is elevated. Sometimes Dr. Wayment may also reduce the size of the areola. Other techniques include the periareolar, which removes tissue from around the areola and the resulting scar is limited to around the areola.

What is recovery like?

Recovery from a breast lift procedure requires a lot of rest and physical activity should be limited to allow optimal healing. Following surgery, the doctor will place a special binder on the breasts to minimize swelling and movement. After three weeks, the patient can switch over to a sports bra for continued support.

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