Rejuvenate Your Bust Line with Breast Lift Surgery
As women age, skin loses its elasticity, and the effects of gravity become more apparent, especially in the breasts. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a solution to this problem that and can rejuvenate your figure by restoring perky contours. When you visit our Tijuana, Mexico, clinic, Dr. Marco A. Rodas Nava can assess your candidacy for this procedure and help you to determine if a breast lift is the best way to achieve your goals.
Breast Lift Candidacy
As with most plastic surgery procedures, breast lift candidates should be non-smokers who do not suffer from diabetes or autoimmune disorders. They should also have sufficient skin elasticity.
A breast lift may be recommended if you are experiencing self-consciousness as a result of:
- Sagging breasts
- Flattened breasts
- Stretch marks and loose skin
- Enlarged areolas
- Nipples that point downward
- Breasts that seem “deflated” after breastfeeding
This procedure is frequently combined with breast augmentation or breast reduction to further enhance the shape and dimensions of the breasts. During your consultation, Dr. Rodas Nava can explain these options and help you choose the variables that will provide the results you envision. Depending on your goals, Dr. Rodas Nava may recommend combining a breast lift with breast augmentation.
Before undergoing the procedure, you will be taken to a comfortable surgical suite and given general anesthesia to prevent discomfort. The procedure usually requires making an incision that surrounds the nipple, extends downward, and, depending on your needs, follows the lower crease of the breast. Dr. Rodas Nava uses refined incision techniques to ensure that resulting scars will be as discreet as possible. Excess skin and breast tissue will be removed before the incisions are closed in a way that refines the skin envelope of the breast and creates a more youthful breast contour. A breast lift is typically an outpatient procedure, meaning you will be free to return to your home or hotel room the day of surgery.
After Your Breast Lift Procedure
After your surgery, you can expect some mild-to-moderate discomfort for about one to three days. Bandages will be removed 24 hours after the procedure, and a surgical bra must be worn at all times for the next four weeks. This compression garment will minimize swelling and keep your breasts properly positioned as they heal. About five to seven days after surgery, the sutures will be removed and most patients can return to their usual routine in one to two weeks.
As you heal, avoid lying flat on your back, and try to rest in an elevated position. A wedge pillow can be helpful in achieving this. Patients should avoid exercise for approximately four to six weeks. This will prevent swelling and discomfort until the breasts are fully healed, which usually take three to four months.
Dr. Rodas Nava will provide you with specific post-surgical care instructions. Following these instructions can help you to heal properly and cause scars to fade as much as possible.
Cost of a Breast Lift
Generally speaking, the cost of a breast lift is affected by:
- The expertise and experience of your surgeon.
- The geographical location of the clinic or hospital. Undergoing breast surgery at a practice such as LIMARP® can provide outstanding results at a fraction of the price one might expect to pay by undergoing breast surgery in the United States.
- Post-operative care. Many breast lifts are performed as outpatient procedures today, but some patients may require on-site monitoring for the first 24 hours after surgery, which can incur further expenses.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you would like to enhance the projection, contours, and firmness of your bust, a breast lift may be the right solution for you. Contact our clinic by calling us at (866) 585-3298 or visiting us online.