Breast Lift near Fort Lauderdale, FL
Did you know that you can improve your breasts without implants? Breast lift surgery by Dr. David J. Levens, a board-certified plastic surgeon, improves breasts that hang low and point downward — without implants! By tightening the skin around the breasts and reshaping the underlying breast tissue itself, Dr. Levens has helped hundreds of women in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County transform their natural breasts into a perkier shape and size.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift (mastopexy) can dramatically improve the appearance of breasts which are sagging or droopy due to aging, childbirth or simply their natural positioning on the chest. For women who desire greater breast fullness as well as breast repositioning, a breast augmentation surgery can be performed at the same time as the lift.
Benefits of a Breast Lift
One of the most desired benefits of breast lift surgery by Dr. Levens is the ability to improve your breasts without implants. The procedure works by removing excess skin that has lost elasticity leading to your breasts hanging low on your chest. Dr. Levens also recommends breast lift surgery to women who are genetically-prone to having little to no volume in the upper area of their breasts.
Good Candidates for the Breast Lift
Good candidates for breast lift are healthy women who desire:
- A more youthful, elevated breast position.
- Correction of breast sagging (ptosis).
- Better body balance and proportion.
During a consultation with board-certified Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon Dr. Levens, you can find out if you’re a good candidate for this procedure.
Breast Lift Before and After Photos in Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Procedure: What Happens During Breast Lift Surgery?
Breast lift surgery removes some of the lower skin envelope to reposition the breast mound upward and repositions the nipple and areola upward on the newly shaped breast. Incisions are made in the lower part of the breast. These incisions produce scars that are visible but improve significantly over 6 to 12 months.
The scars are usually located around the nipple, from the lower center of the areola to the fold beneath the breast, and possibly in the fold beneath the breast. The extent and location of the scars depend on the size, shape and droopiness of your breasts. If necessary, excess breast tissue and fat may also be removed to provide better symmetry or improve overall appearance. Prior to performing the surgery, Dr. Levens will mark your breasts while you are in a seated position, as a guide during the operation. Prior to closing surgery, he will again put you in a seated position so he can carefully compare your breasts to assure as much symmetry as possible. All incisions will be carefully closed with sutures placed beneath the skin. After surgery, you will wear a support bra for two to three weeks. You’ll be able to shower in a few days.
Before Breast Lift: Some Considerations
In a small percentage of cases, risks common to all surgical procedures can occur, such as bleeding, infection, and scar tissue formation. Dr. Levens will give you detailed information about these and other rare risks during his discussion with you and in written information about a breast lift.
When repositioning the nipple upward onto the new breast mound, the nipple is left attached to a stalk of tissue within the breast to attempt to fully preserve the blood and nerve supply. In this way, every effort is made so that you will maintain normal sensation after mastopexy. Although some degree of numbness is expected early after surgery, it is rare to have any permanent loss.
There are always slight differences in size, shape and/or nipple location between your two breasts. A breast lift can reduce these differences but not entirely eliminate them.
Recovery after Breast Lift Surgery
After your breast lift procedure, your discomfort will likely be minimal, but you may experience a sensation of tightness or fullness. This will improve rapidly in a few days. For moderate soreness, Dr. Levens will prescribe medication. Most patients require medication for only a few days.
Your breasts may feel tight for 1-2 weeks and gradually resolves over the first few weeks as initial swelling reduces. Breast lift surgery is an outpatient procedure. The typical schedule of recovery is:
- Bruising and swelling for 10 to 14 days.
- Return to work and social activities within 5 to 7 days.
- Partake in aerobic or strenuous activities within 3-4 weeks.
Dr. Levens will encourage you to return to normal activity as soon as you can, but for about 3-4 weeks, you should avoid strenuous activity that may increase your blood pressure potentially leading to bleeding or prolonged swelling.
How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost?
The cost of breast lift surgery is based upon an individual treatment plan that Dr. Levens develops during your consultation. After the appointment, we provide you with a total cost and explain our payment options, including cash, personal check, Visa®, MasterCard® and American Express®. If you are interested in financing your breast lift surgery, our patient coordinators will explain how to apply for CareCredit®, Alphaeon Credit, or Prosper® Healthcare Lending.
Learn More about Breast Lifts
Dr. Levens will review every aspect of a breast lift with you during your complimentary consultation. Patient Coordinators Diana and Chris will discuss fees, financing plans, and scheduling, and answer any additional questions. There is absolutely no obligation to schedule a procedure. To arrange your consultation, please contact us today.
Dr. Levens has been providing breast lift surgery for women in Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, and throughout Broward County since 1989.