Over time many women start to get sagging breasts that hang low. This is because as we age our skin starts to lose collagen and elastin which means that the skin is not as tight, causing sagging. A breast lift can help to reverse the effects of time by repositioning the breasts to a higher position. At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Grand Rapids, Dr. Iacobucci will personally work with you so he can make sure to give you the best results.
What is a Breast Lift?
Breast lift or mastopexy helps to raise the breasts to a higher position by removing excess skin and then tightening the surrounding tissue. It can reshape and recontour the breast. It helps women who have sagging breasts due to aging skin. This procedure helps women to get youthful breasts once again. It can often be done in conjunction with a breast augmentation as well depending on the goals of the patient.
How is a Breast Lift Done?
The breast lift procedure is done with either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. There are various techniques depending on the amount of change needed but the most common technique involves an anchor incision. Dr. Iacobucci will make an incision around the areola that continues down into the breast crease. Then he will remove excess skin and fat tissue. After that, he will reposition the breasts and moved the nipple-areola-complex to a higher position. This procedure takes about one and a half to three hours to complete.
Recovery from a Breast Lift
Dr. Iacobucci will provide you with complete instructions to follow during the recovery process. You should get plenty of rest during this time. Bandages will be applied to minimize any movement of the breasts. After the bandages are removed, you will need to wear a special bra for several weeks as your breasts heal. At a follow-up appointment, Dr. Iacobucci will let you know when you are able to return to all normal activities.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?
This surgery is ideal for women who have sagging breasts. This happens for a variety of reasons such as pregnancy, aging, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, gravity, and genetics. The best candidates for this are in good general health, nonsmokers, and have realistic expectations of what to expect. Dr. Iacobucci will examine your breasts during a personal consultation to make sure the breast lift could benefit you. He may recommend combination procedures based on your goals.
Meet with Dr. Iacobucci
If you are tired of having sagging breasts that make you feel self-conscious then a breast lift can change this for you. We want our patients to feel confident and comfortable in their skin. To learn more about a breast lift talk with Dr. Iacobucci during a personal consultation appointment. At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Grand Rapids, we treat patients from Grand Rapids, Cascade, Ada, Rockford, and all surrounding communities. To make an appointment, call our office today.