Pregnancy, breastfeeding and even the force of gravity can eventually take their toll on a woman’s body. As a result, the breasts often begin to sag and lose their firmness and youthful shape. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to raise and re-contour sagging breasts.
If you are considering breast lift surgery, please contact the Office of Robert S. Feins, M.D., F.A.C.S. today by completing the form on this page or calling 603-647-4430 to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Feins welcomes patients from Manchester, Nashua and throughout southern New Hampshire.
Is a Breast Lift Procedure Right for Me?
Over the course of time, your body produces less elastin and collagen, two proteins that are crucial for maintaining healthy, elastic skin. Without an abundant supply of these proteins, the skin around the breasts begins to sag as elasticity diminishes.
Pregnancy and nursing exacerbate the problem, often resulting in breasts that look droopy and deflated. Nipples may migrate down to the front of the breast and point toward the ground rather than straight ahead.
While there are a number of reasons why a breast lift may be helpful, the best way to determine whether a breast lift is right for you is to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Feins. During this private and confidential meeting, he will perform an examination, discuss your goals and concerns and suggest a treatment option that meets your needs and lifestyle.
Generally speaking, you may be a suitable candidate for breast lift surgery if you:
- Are in good overall health
- Are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
- Don’t plan on having more children in the near future
- Are frustrated with sagging breasts or downward-pointing nipples
- Want to enhance the results of your breast augmentation surgery
Breast Lift Recovery
Once Dr. Feins has completed your breast lift, he will wrap your breasts in a surgical dressing. He will remove this dressing at your follow-up visit. For the next several weeks, you will need to wear a supportive bra. Dr. Feins will remove your sutures between five and ten days after your surgery.
It is not uncommon to experience some discoloration and mild swelling after your surgery. This will subside gradually as you heal. Some patients experience diminished nipple sensitivity, but this is typically a temporary condition.
It is recommended that you avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting for a few weeks following your breast lift procedure to ensure proper healing. In many cases, patients can return to work within one week.
As with any breast surgery procedure, Dr. Feins will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions to help ensure your recovery is as smooth and effective as possible.
Breast Lift Scars
Scars from your breast lift may be quite noticeable for the first few months. They will gradually fade into thin white lines, but they will never fully vanish. The vast majority of women who undergo mastopexy feel that faint scars are a fair trade-off for firmer, younger looking breasts.
Dr. Feins will explain the typical scarring associated with your procedure and together, you can determine how best to proceed.
How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost?
The cost of your mastopexy depends on a number of factors, including:
- Your breast size and shape
- The degree of sagging in the breasts
- The elasticity and amount of excess skin in your breast area
- The size and position of your nipples
During your initial consultation, Dr. Feins will take all of these factors into consideration and provide you with a detailed strategy for addressing these issues and an estimate of what you can expect to pay for the procedure.
Contact the Office of Robert S. Feins, M.D., F.A.C.S. Today
For more information about breast lift surgery and your candidacy for mastopexy, please call us today at 603-647-4430 to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Feins. The Office of Robert S. Feins, M.D., F.A.C.S. proudly helps patients from Manchester, Nashua and all of southern New Hampshire.