Many women find that their breasts have begun to sag over time. Aging, weight loss, pregnancy and nursing, and gravity can take their toll, causing the breasts to lose their perkiness. Breast lift surgery known medically as mastopexy can restore the position of the breasts so that they sit higher on the chest. This procedure is known for making the breasts look younger and perkier.
Is a breast lift right for me?
Breast lift surgery may be right for you if your breasts are sagging due to lost volume. Many women feel as though they have too much breast skin for the amount of breast tissue, or that their breasts lack firmness. This procedure can be performed on adult women of any age; it is frequently chosen after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss, as these events tend to substantially impact breast volume.
How much does mastopexy cost?
In the West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area, the average cost of breast lift surgery is around $4,000 to $6,000. The exact cost of your procedure depends on the amount of sagging, whether the breast lift will be combined with a breast augmentation or reduction surgery, and other factors.
How involved is the breast lift procedure?
Breast lift surgery requires general anesthesia and usually takes two to three hours. Often, mastopexy surgery is performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation procedure, which replaces the lost breast volume that can occur as a result of aging or pregnancy. In other cases, it is combined with breast reduction, where it counteracts the long-term effects of gravity on large breasts. In both of these situations, the surgical session is longer and more involved than mastopexy surgery performed by itself.
During the procedure, the surgeon will trim away excess skin and lift the breast tissue to an elevated chest position. The natural breast tissue is then sculpted to achieve a perkier and younger-looking appearance.
How long is the recovery after mastopexy?
After surgery, most West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area women take about a week off from work. During this time, a surgical bra supports the new position of the breasts. Common side effects include soreness, tenderness, bleeding, and swelling. Some women also report a sensation of tightness or skin numbness, particularly around the incision. For six weeks after surgery, heavy lifting and strenuous exercise should be avoided.
What should I do next?
West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens area women who are dissatisfied with the sagging they've noticed in their breasts should consider a breast lift procedure. Call Dr. Kapp today for your consultation at 561-833-4022 or fill out our online form.