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Breast Lift

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.

Goals of Breast Lift Include:

  • Make your breasts look more firm and youthful
  • Make the nipples and areolas point straight ahead
  • Improve the overall contours of the body
  • Restore the breast’s youthful shape
  • Reverse the effects of childbirth and weight changes
  • Improve your confidence and self-esteem

Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift

Breast augmentation and breast lift are very different procedures, though they can be performed together. Breast augmentation addresses the volume, shape, and size of the breasts, whereas a breast lift addresses the firmness and projection of the breasts. If your breasts are firm on your chest wall but you’re dissatisfied with their shape or size, you can get breast implants. But if your breasts are drooping downwards, you need a breast lift in Dallas with or without implants. Dr. Chiodo will recommend the ideal procedure for your needs.

Candidates for Breast Lift:

  • Have excessively sagging breasts
  • Have downward-pointing areolas and nipples
  • Want to restore youthful shape and firmness to the breasts
  • Are in good physical and mental health
  • Have realistic expectations from the procedure
  • Are nonsmokers or willing to stop smoking before and after the procedure
  • Can take around two weeks off work and other responsibilities to recover

Dr. Chiodo’s Personalized Breast Lift Technique

Dr. Chiodo performs a highly personalized breast lift surgery after a thorough evaluation. During your consultation, he will carefully examine your breasts and anatomy, discuss your goals and expectations, review your medical history, and explore your treatment options. Depending on the condition of your breasts and your goals, he will determine if you need a breast lift with augmentation or only a breast lift. He will also select the ideal incision locations and surgical techniques for your procedure.

Your breast lift in Dallas is performed under general anesthesia at our cutting-edge operating rooms. The entire procedure usually takes 2 to 3 hours. Dr. Chiodo will make a strategic incision along the natural contours of your breast — the incision style will depend on the degree of deflation and whether the nipples need to be repositioned. The following are the incision styles:

  • Anchor Incision: This incision style includes three small incisions — one around the areola, another from the areola to the breast crease, and another along the breast crease. The Anchor incision is suitable for severe breast sagging and laxity.
  • Lollipop Incision: This incision style includes two small incisions — one around the areola and another from the areola to the breast crease. This incision style is suitable for patients with moderate breast sagging and laxity.
  • Donut Incision: This incision style only includes one small incision around the areola. The Donut is ideal for patients with mild to moderate sagging, especially those also seeking a breast implant.
  • Crescent Incision: This incision style includes an extremely small incision along the top half of the areola. The Crescent is ideal for patients with minimal sagging, especially those also seeking a breast implant.

After making an incision during a breast lift in Dallas, Dr. Chiodo will trim away excess skin tissues to tighten the breasts and reposition the nipple-areola higher. If you’re combining the breast lift surgery with a breast augmentation, the surgeon will also add the silicone or saline implant under your breast tissues. The specific details of the procedure different from one individual to the next. After making the necessary adjustments, the surgeon will suture the incisions and apply a surgical tape.

Recovery After Breast Lift

You will experience some swelling, bruising, tenderness, and numbness around the breast for a few days after your surgery, but the side effects will gradually dissipate after a week. You will have to wear a surgical bra and compression garments for a week or two to reduce swelling and optimize healing. You can resume light activities after a week, but exercise and strenuous activities should only be resumed after 4 to 6 weeks. Please follow Dr. Chiodo’s aftercare guidelines post breast lift in Dallas to ensure optimal results and recovery.

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.

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Dr. Michael Chiodo is a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon specializing in cutting-edge breast procedures. He discusses your breast lift options, recommends the ideal techniques based on your goals and anatomy, and provides all the information you need to make an educated decision. He provides safe and natural-looking results that conform to your specific expectations. Please schedule an appointment to explore your breast lift options in Dallas.

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