A breast lift is a surgical procedure that improves the firmness of the breasts. The combined effects of gravity, childbearing, weight changes, aging, and loss of collagen make your breasts droop downwards. Your breasts may start sagging on your chest, and your nipples may turn downwards instead of pointing straight ahead. Breast lift in Dallas is a surgical procedure that trims away excess skin tissues, removes excess fat deposits, and repositions the breasts and areolas on the chest wall, making them look firm, perky, and youthful.
Breast Lift FAQs
What are the potential risks and complications associated with a breast lift?
While breast lifts are generally safe, potential risks and complications include infection, bleeding, scarring, changes in nipple sensation, and asymmetry. Serious complications are rare. Please discuss your medical history with Dr. Chiodo during your consultation. He takes all necessary precautions to minimize adverse reactions and complications.
How much does a breast lift typically cost?
Breast lift costs vary widely depending on factors like the degree of breast sagging and laxity, the techniques used during surgery, and other factors. During a consultation with Dr. Chiodo, you’ll receive a personalized cost estimate tailored to your specific needs.
Will there be visible scarring after a breast lift?
Yes, you can expect some scarring after a breast lift. Depending on the chosen breast lift technique, the scar may be located around the nipple, making it barely perceptible, or it may extend from the nipple to the base of the breast or extend horizontally under the breast crease. Most scars fade over time and can be concealed by clothing and bras. Dr. Chiodo will provide scar care instructions to aid in the healing process.
Can a breast lift be combined with breast augmentation or reduction?
Absolutely. Dr. Chiodo often combines breast lifts with augmentation or reduction to achieve the desired size and shape. Combining procedures can lead to a more comprehensive outcome.
How long do the results of a breast lift last?
The longevity of breast lift results varies from person to person. Maintaining a stable weight and wearing supportive bras can help prolong the effects. Generally, patients can enjoy the benefits for several years, but the aging process continues.
Is it possible to breastfeed after a breast lift?
Breastfeeding may still be possible after a breast lift, but it can depend on the surgical techniques used. Discuss your breastfeeding goals with Dr. Chiodo during the consultation so he can tailor the procedure accordingly.
What should I expect during the consultation and planning process for a breast lift?
During the consultation, Dr. Chiodo will assess your medical history, discuss your goals, and examine your breasts. He will explain the procedure, potential risks, and recovery. A plan will be created to ensure your breast lift results align with your unique desires and needs.