Breast Lift in Augusta, GA
A breast lift is a simple and safe procedure to correct sagging breasts. Dr. Troy Austin and Dr. Matthew Isakson, board-certified plastic surgeons at Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, provide breast lifts and other cosmetic procedures for residents of Augusta, Evans, Columbia County, and nearby areas in Georgia. We are also happy to provide our services to residents of Aiken and the neighboring communities in South Carolina.
What is the goal of a Breast Lift?
Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is performed to lift the breasts higher on the chest, position the nipples to point outward instead of downward, add renewed firmness to the bust line, and impart a more youthful look to your entire body.
Should I consider a Breast Lift?
If you are in generally good health and your breasts are sagging and elongated with nipples that point downward, you may indeed be an excellent candidate for a breast lift; however, it is best to discuss your options with Dr. Austin and Dr. Isakson to determine if this is the best procedure for you.
Will a Breast Lift make my breasts look fuller?
If you want to add volume and fullness to your breasts, while also reducing sagging, you may choose to combine your breast lift with breast implants to achieve a fuller, firmer profile. Dr. Austin and Dr. Isakson will help you select the most suitable implants to complement your breast lift surgery.
Is it safe to breastfeed after a Breast Lift?
Breast lift surgery does not interfere with breastfeeding, and it is safe to breastfeed after you’ve had the procedure; however, we recommend you postpone your breast lift procedure if you are planning to become pregnant in the future, as the natural processes of pregnancy and lactation may affect the results of your breast lift.
What happens during a Breast Lift procedure?
Dr. Austin and Dr. Isakson perform breast lift procedures that are highly customized for each patient. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and may require two to three incisions following the breasts’ natural contour around and underneath the areola. The breast tissue is lifted, moving the nipple and areola to a higher position, and excess skin is trimmed away, resulting in breasts that are shapelier and perkier, and sit higher on the chest.
What can I expect during recovery after a Breast Lift?
Immediately following surgery, you will need someone to drive you home and provide basic home care for a few days while you rest and recover. You may have swelling and soreness in the chest area, and your chest will be wrapped in absorbent dressings and compressive bandages. The dressings are removed after three days, and you may shower at this time. We recommend one week of rest and a gradual return to your normal activities over a period of about four weeks, and you will need to wear a compressive bra during that period. Sensitivity in the nipple and areola may be lost or increased during this period. After your recovery period, all bruising, swelling, and discomfort subside naturally, and normal sensation in the nipple and areola return gradually. It may take your breasts a few months to settle into their new shape; after several months, scars begin to fade and disappear.