A breast lift improves breast fullness by reshaping sagging breasts, tightening the breast skin, and elevating the nipple position.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Bogue is committed to providing outstanding aesthetic results for each of his patients and to providing you with the individualized care you deserve. To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Bogue in Boca Raton, please call our experienced staff at (561) 886-1002.
Rejuvenate Your Appearance with a Breast Lift
Breast sagging is referred to as "ptosis." A breast lift is tailored to your unique body depending on the amount of ptosis that needs to be corrected. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Bogue has an eye for developing a surgical plan that will provide the beautiful, rejuvenating results you want.
Many women experience breast ptosis as a result of:
- Past pregnancies
- Significant weight loss
- Aging and the effects of menopause
Dr. Bogue may suggest combining your breast lift with breast implants. Implants allow you to have long-lasting fullness in the upper portion of the breast and a more youthful appearance.
The Breast Lift Procedure
A breast lift is typically performed in an operating room under general anesthesia. Usually the procedure is outpatient, so you will not need to stay overnight after the surgery. During the 1-2 hour procedure, Dr. Bogue reshapes the breast gland and tightens excess skin. An implant can also be added at this point, if you have decided to combine your breast lift with an augmentation. Dr. Bogue repositions the nipples to the center of each breast and can reduce the size of the areolas as well.
After your breast lift, you'll need to take some time off from work, physical exertion and other activities while your body recovers. Most of Dr. Bogue's patients return to regular activity 2-3 weeks after the procedure. You'll wear special support bras for up to six weeks after surgery. You will notice an improvement in breast shape and position immediately, and your results will continue to improve as the swelling dissipates in the several months following your breast lift.
Questions about Breast Lift
Q: How long does a breast lift last?
A: Breast lift results can last for decades. Gravity over the years can return breast sagginess, but your breasts will be more youthful and raised in a higher position, so the sagging will not be as pronounced as would be the case if a breast lift had not been performed.
Q: How do I know if I need a lift or a breast reduction?
A: These breast procedures are somewhat similar. If you are happy with the size of your breasts when wearing a supportive bra, then you may be a good candidate for a lift, so that the breasts are raised without significantly reducing their size. If you are unhappy with both the largeness and droopiness of your breasts, then breast reduction may be a better option.
Q: When are breast implants used with a lift?
A: Breast implants are commonly used at the same time as a lift (called an augmentation mastopexy). Typically, you may be a good candidate for this approach if one of the following applies to you:
- Breast size is the thing you are most interested in changing, but you would also benefit from a lift to center the nipples on the breast mound
- Breast shape is the thing you are most interested in changing, but you can also benefit from increasing the fullness in the upper portion of your breasts
If you are interested in breast lift surgery and live in or around Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale or any of the surrounding areas, please call the plastic surgery practice of Dr. David Bogue at (561) 886-1002 to schedule a complimentary consultation.