Women in Kansas City often look into breast lift surgery when they wish to restore a perky and youthful appearance of their breasts. Throughout every woman’s life, her breasts will begin to experience some level of drooping and sagging due to factors such as aging, weight loss, and pregnancy. Each of these situations can contribute toward a loss of skin elasticity, which can cause the breasts to droop downward over time. As a female plastic surgeon in Kansas City, Dr. Aylward understands the changes that your breasts are affected by as you get older, and has years of experience to help provide you with the breasts you desire.
Mastopexy Surgery in Kansas City
The breast lift can be a beneficial surgery for many women. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, and the natural effects of aging can all cause skin around the breasts to lose elasticity and lead to sagging of the breasts. This is often a permanent result and cannot be sufficiently improved with diet and exercise alone. Due to the excess amounts of skin, surgery will be needed to restore the breasts to a more youthful shape and position.
When considering a breast lift, it is important to be aware of your options. Dr. Aylward and the Truman team will go over the details of the breast lift surgery with you during your consultation. By discussing your expectations and analyzing your body, we can help to make recommendations for your procedure based on what will be best for you. If your breasts have suffered from volume loss in addition to sagging, we may suggest supplementing your breast lift with breast implants to not only elevate the breasts to a youthful position, but also restore their feminine shape. However, not all women will need both a breast augmentation and a breast lift. You may come in to speak with Dr. Aylward and the Truman team about one breast enhancement surgery and find out that you may actually benefit more from the other. For example, a woman seeking a breast lift may actually be in need of a breast reduction.
Dr. Aylward will also discuss the various incision options available for your breast lift. Depending on your situation, your breast lift can be performed using either an anchor (or wise) pattern incision, vertical (lollipop) incision, or a circumareolar/Bennelli incision. The two of you will discuss the pros and cons of each variation in order to find the right method for you.
Your Breast Lift Surgery
Your breast lift with Truman Medical Centers Plastic Surgery will consist of four main components:
- Removing sagging, excess skin
- Repositioning the breasts and nipples upward for a youthful appearance
- Tightening the underlying breast tissue
- Tightening and closing the skin
A general anesthesia will be used during your procedure to keep you comfortably sedated. Dr. Aylward and your surgical team will make the incision patterns discussed during your consultation, using the natural contours of your breasts to minimize any future scarring. Overall, your Breast Lift in Kansas City should take roughly 2-2.5 hours, but it can be supplemented with other breast surgeries or even body contouring procedures as part of a mommy makeover.
Breast Lift Recovery
For many women, the recovery period after plastic surgery is one of their biggest concerns. There isn’t a whole lot of time that a woman can devote to recovering from surgery, especially when balancing family, her career, and a social life. However, you can be back to work and your normal routine just 3-5 days after your breast lift. Dr. Aylward may recommend avoiding certain activities for a while longer, such as intense exercise or lifting heavy objects, but most women are able to carry on with their normal schedule less than a week after their surgery.
As your breasts continue to heal, any bruising and swelling will give way to beautiful, younger looking results.