Breast Lift or Mastopexy Salt Lake City, UT

Breast Lift in Salt Lake City

The breasts lose their natural contour due to several factors including aging, gravity, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. If the breasts have dropped, a lift can restore them to their former state.

Breast Lift

What is a breast lift?

Also called a mastopexy, a breast lift is a surgical procedure performed to raise the breasts higher on the chest.

A simple test can confirm whether you need a lift or not. Put a pencil in the crease under your breasts, and note where the nipple is in relation to the pencil. A lift is needed if the nipple hangs below the pencil.

Who are good candidates for a breast lift procedure?

Any woman unhappy with her breasts, in good overall health is a good candidate for a lift. General benefits of a breast lift include better contour, higher breast position and reduced areolas. A stable weight and no future pregnancies help avoid repeat drooping of the breasts.

How can I prepare for my breast lift surgery?

During a consultation with Dr. Dunkley, your goals and expectations for the procedure will be discussed. He will provide you with instructions to ensure a smooth recovery as well as discuss the risks, though minor, associated with the surgery. Ceasing smoking can enhance your results and speed of recovery. Make arrangements for someone to drive you to and from your surgery.

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What can I expect during my breast lift?

Incisions will be made on your breasts, though the patterns vary depending on the amount of lift needed. Dr. Dunkley choses the procedure giving the least scars and best shape.

When the procedure is preformed, your breast tissues will be reshaped and lifted. The tissue is folded to move the nipple up higher on the breast and the sides under the breast are brought together leaving a vertical incision line. The nipple and areolas will be repositioned and resized. To complete the procedure, excess skin will be removed to tailor the breasts new more desirable contour. Careful suturing techniques help minimize scarring. The surgical wounds will be closed with dissolvable stitches.

How do I know if I need a breast lift?

A breast lift, known as a mastopexy, is necessary if your nipple is at or below the crease below your breast. The lower the nipple is in relation to the crease, the more aggressive the lift that is necessary. Minor lifts result in a scar around the areola. Major lifts result in a scar around the areola and a vertical incision from the areola to the crease below the breast. Sometimes a short horizontal scar in the crease below the breast is also necessary.

What can I expect after my breast lift?

A lift without implants hurts less than patient expect. Tape-like bandages will be placed over the incisions to support the new contour of your breasts. Typically no drains are placed. Prescriptions are given to keep you comfortable. Follow Dr. Dunkley’s post-operative instructions to achieve a speedy recovery and optimal mastopexy results. A lift offers the breasts you never thought to enjoy again.

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For more information on breast lifts in Murray and Salt Lake City, UT, call our office at (801) 268-2650 or fill out our contact form.