Pregnancy, subsequent weight loss, and breastfeeding can have dramatic effects on the appearance of the breasts. New moms often experience sagginess and excess skin in the breasts, making them feel older than they are. Mommy Makeover procedures from Dr. Tiffany McCormack often include breast lift surgery- a commonly performed procedure that can give the breasts a firmer, “perky” appearance.
Contact McCormack Plastic Surgery for more information on breast lift surgery in the Reno, Nevada and Lake Tahoe, California area.
Breast Lift Surgery
Breast lift surgery is a way of addressing the sag and droop effects that can affect the breasts after having children. Dr. McCormack can eliminate excess skin and reposition the breasts and nipples so that they appear more rounded and youthful.
During breast lift surgery, the exact placement of incisions will depend on each patient. Dr. McCormack will discuss the various techniques with you at your initial consultation and decide upon the best approach for your needs. Dr. McCormack is highly adept at performing breast lift procedures in such a way that any residual scarring can be easily hidden by a bra or bathing suit. After the incisions have been made, Dr. McCormack will remove excess skin and tighten the remainder, reshaping the breasts and relocating the nipples to a higher position.
The procedure typically lasts about two hours or less under general anesthesia, and can be combined with other aesthetic enhancement options for a more complete Mommy Makeover.
Breast Lift Recovery
Total recovery times will depend on the number of procedures you undergo in your Mommy Makeover; however, with breast lift alone, patients can expect to return to normal daily routines one to two weeks after surgery. Some bruising and swelling will likely be present for about two to three weeks. Pain and discomfort during recovery can be alleviated with medication. Dr. McCormack advises patients not to engage in strenuous activities for a few weeks after breast lift surgery so that the breasts have ample time to heal.
A breast lift can do wonders for rejuvenating the appearance of your breasts after pregnancy and weight loss. Contact our practice to schedule a consultation and Dr. McCormack will be happy to talk with you about breast lift surgery and other options that can be included in a Mommy Makeover.