Breast Lift in Atlanta, GA | Breast Lift with Implants
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that raises and reshapes the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to create more balanced, “perky,” and youthful breasts. A breast lift corrects sagging or droopy breasts, which occurs when the skin and internal tissue of the breasts lose elasticity. Age, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, genetics, and gravity can all contribute to breast droop.
A breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation to lift, reshape, and enhance the size of the breasts. This procedure is referred to as a breast lift with implants or augmentation mastopexy.
Mark Crispin, MD, at Crispin Plastic Surgery, performs breast lift surgery in Atlanta to help women achieve a younger look, more attractive contours, and renewed pride in their bodies. Dr. Crispin is a board-certified plastic surgeon who consistently delivers beautifully natural-looking results for his patients. He and his staff run a warm and welcoming practice where patients are listened to and valued for who they are.
To learn more about how breast lift surgery with Dr. Crispin might benefit you, contact Crispin Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation in Atlanta.
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Why You Might Consider a Breast Lift with One of the Best Plastic Surgeons in Atlanta
You might consider a breast lift if your breasts have stretched, sagged, or become droopy with age or after pregnancy or weight changes.
A breast lift can correct:
The changes made in a breast lift can make you look and feel younger and more attractive, a transformation that can boost your self-esteem and self-confidence.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?
Dr. Crispin can tell you if you are a good candidate for a breast lift as part of your consultation with him. You may be a good candidate if you:
If you smoke, you must be able to quit for a period of several weeks before and after your surgery.
Dr. Crispin recommends that women wait until they are finished having children before getting a breast lift, as pregnancy and breastfeeding can change the shape of the breasts and cause sagging. If you plan to have children in the future, bring that up in your consultation with Dr. Crispin.
A breast lift is performed while you are sedated or under anesthesia. Incisions are made to remove excess skin, raise the position of the nipple, and reshape breast tissue into a rounder, more uplifted form. Dr. Crispin uses one for four incision techniques when performing breast lift surgery:
Crescent lift: A small incision is made around the top half of the areola. A crescent lift may be used to correct mild breast sagging or downward-pointing nipples, or when a breast lift is combined with breast augmentation.
Circumareolar, peri-areolar, or donut lift: A circular incision is made around the edge of the areola. A circumareolar lift may be used to correct mild breast sagging and reduce the size of the areola. This approach might be used when a breast lift is combined with breast augmentation.
Keyhole or lollipop lift: A circular incision is made around the edge of the areola and a vertical incision is made from the bottom of the areola to the center of the crease below the breast. A keyhole lift might be used to correct moderate to significant sagging and to improve the shape of large breasts.
Full, anchor, or inverted T lift: Incisions are made in a circle around the areola, in a vertical line from the bottom of the areola to the center of the crease below the breast, and along the curve of the crease below the breast. A full breast lift allows the surgeon to make comprehensive improvements to breast shape, and might be used to correct significant sagging or pendulous breasts.
A breast lift, on its own, is often sufficient to create an attractively rounded breast shape. In some cases, Dr. Crispin may recommend combining your breast lift surgery with a breast augmentation to produce a fuller and more youthful look. Because the factors that cause your breasts to droop can also cause a loss of volume, this combination surgery option is common.
How Is a Breast Lift Performed?
Planning Your Breast Lift Procedure
Planning for your breast lift starts with your consultation with Dr. Crispin. He will ask questions to learn your medical history and understand your goals for the procedure, perform an examination, and answer all the questions you may have. Based on your anatomy and goals for the procedures, he will recommend the surgical approach that will give you optimal results in the safest way. He will explain his surgical plan and what you can expect throughout the process.
Dr. Crispin’s goal in every cosmetic surgery is to create natural-looking results that are in harmony with the patient’s features, taking the surgical approach that promises the best outcomes and holds the lowest risk.
What to Expect After Your Breast Lift Procedure
You’ll need to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery, once the anesthesia has worn off and you are fully alert. Plan to rest at home for a few days. After your breast lift surgery, you will need to wear a supportive bra. This bra will help keep your breasts in their new shape and position while they heal, and it reduces swelling and discomfort. Any initial discomfort can be managed with pain medication. You’ll probably need help with household tasks for the first few days, as you won’t be able to reach above your head or lift anything heavy.
Dr. Crispin and his staff will provide you with detailed instructions on:
Most patients are able to return to work 5 to 7 days after their surgery. You might need more time off if your job requires heavy lifting. You can resume low-impact aerobic exercise a month after surgery and all vigorous physical activity in approximately two months.
Postoperative swelling will be most noticeable in the first two weeks, then will gradually subside. You’ll notice improvements from the surgery right away and can expect to see final results after about six months to a year.
Schedule Your Atlanta Breast Lift Consultation Today
Contact Crispin Plastic Surgery by calling (404) 257-0064 or online to schedule a consultation for a breast lift with Dr. Crispin. He will ask questions to understand your goals for treatment, examine you, and give his recommendations for the best and safest approach. Patients throughout the Atlanta area choose Dr. Crispin because of his caring approach, his surgical expertise, and his beautifully natural-looking results.
Atlanta Breast Lift - FAQs
No. You do not have to get breast implants with a breast lift. Breast lift and breast augmentation are separate procedures that deliver different and sometimes complementary results. A combined breast lift/breast augmentation is for patients who want the lifting and shaping results of a breast lift with the fuller breasts that implants provide.
Yes! It is very common for patients to have both procedures done at the same time.
The improvements in breast shape from a breast lift are long-lasting. Your breasts will continue to age, though, and may gradually begin to sag again with the pull of gravity. You can extend your results by maintaining a steady weight and wearing well-fitted bras.
Over time the skin can become loose again due to aging and gravity.
It is recommended you lay on your back with the head and chest slightly elevated.
Yes, you can get pregnant after a breast lift; however, breast skin can become stretched during pregnancy which can cause loose skin and breast sag.
It’s best to wait until you are finished having children before you get a breast lift so that your results will last longer. If you do have another child after your breast lift, there is a small chance that the surgery will affect your ability to breastfeed, especially if the nipple is repositioned as part of the procedure. If this is a concern for you, discuss it with Dr. Crispin in your consultation so he can plan the procedure to minimize the risk to your future breastfeeding ability.
Approximately 1 month after surgery.
The incisions made in a breast lift do leave scars, but they are placed where they are unlikely to be noticed. Partnering with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon can greatly reduce your risk of complications to the incision areas—complications that can make scars more visible. Beyond that, there are many ways to minimize scarring after a breast lift. Crispin Plastic Surgery offers the first and only FDA-cleared topical silicone scar treatment with SPF, called BioCorneum. If your incisions take a little longer to heal and fade, options such as steroid injections or laser treatments can help speed the process.
Surgery around the nipple does involve a small risk that you’ll lose nipple sensation, but the risk is low—and even lower when you choose a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon. The great majority of patients report no loss of nipple sensation after a breast lift.