Push Up or Perk Up?
Westport | Fairfield CT
Over time, many women notice that their breasts have begun to droop. The skin around the breasts loses elasticity, and the breasts lose shape and firmness. This sagging can be the result of pregnancy or simply a part of aging.
Dr. Ellen Mahony, a board-certified Connecticut female plastic surgeon, has years of experience in comprehensive breast lift procedures. When you entrust Dr. Mahony with your breast lift at her Westport and Fairfield, CT-area practice, you’ll be creating the look you remember from your younger years.*
Your Personal Breast Enhancement
As part of your breast lift procedure, Dr. Mahony will reduce the lax skin around your breasts, then reshape and reposition them for a more natural and youthful appearance. You may also want to reposition or resize your areola, the dark skin around the nipples.
There are a variety of techniques to achieve all this, and you can depend on Dr. Mahony to discuss each with you. Together, the two of you will determine the best procedure for your unique needs and expectations. For example, a breast lift is a common part of a Menopause Makeover or Mommy Makeover.
During your Connecticut breast lift consultation at Dr. Mahony’s plastic surgery practice, you’ll openly discuss your goals and decide which procedure is most appropriate for your body type and your desired look.
While a breast lift will elevate your breasts, it will not increase volume. For a fuller, more voluptuous look, you might wish to also explore New Haven area breast augmentation with saline or silicone gel breast implants in Westport, CT. Ask Dr. Mahony to help you try on various implant sizers to get a peek at what your choices will deliver.
See Dr. Mahony’s results: before and after breast lift.
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I understand your concern, and it is one that most women share. A lift can be done with a circular periareolar incision only (the circle-shaped incision around the areola) but it’s not very common, especially if you have a significant amount of sagging. The next step would be to add a vertical incision to the circular scar, often referred to as the “lollipop incision.” This allows for removal of some additional loose skin and serves to add some perkiness to the breasts- a fair trade in my mind! Finally, an “anchor” incision (periareoalar incision plus a vertical incision (directly below the areola) and a curved incision in the breast fold) allows for a stronger lift and a more pleasing breast contour overall. Although it is perfectly reasonable to worry about the scars, they heal extremely well and are quickly forgotten once the beautiful shape is revealed! Remember that choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon who is expertly skilled at closing incisions will greatly impact your final results.
The outcome of a breast lift is totally dependent on the quality of the skin and the volume of remaining breast tissue. As an example, if the skin is very thin and stretched, and the volume of remaining breast tissue is heavy, the longevity of the ‘lift’ is shorter in term, maybe 3 years. This doesn’t mean that you would be seeking a second surgery after 3 years, it just means that your breasts may not stay as high on your chest as they did right after the surgery. I like to discuss this individually with each person because it varies so much on each woman’s goals.