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Mastopexy, commonly known as a breast lift, is a surgical procedure that lifts and repositions the nipple of the breast higher on the chest wall. Seattle plastic surgeons like Dr. Javad Sajan can perform a breast lift on a woman at any age after the breasts have finished developing.

Elevating Your Shape with A Breast Lift

Breast Lift Seattle

A breast lift modifies what nature, gravity, time, excessive weight loss, or breast-feeding have done. During the natural maturation process, any of these factors can cause the tissues in your breasts to lose their elasticity and firmness, and they begin to sag. Start feeling confident with arguably the most natural looking breast lift Seattle has to offer.

The breast lift procedure combines the removal of excess breast skin with tightening the remaining skin. Some patients also opt to have a breast implant procedure to complement the breast lift and restore their breasts to their own more natural shape and size. Benefits of a breast lift include:

  • Reposition drooping nipples and stretched areolas (the darker tissue around the nipples) to a more natural position
  • Restore a more natural and youthful shape and lift to your breasts
  • Restore symmetry when one breast appears more firm and well positioned than the other
  • A complementary procedure to breast augmentation if your surgeon thinks that breast implants alone will be insufficient to achieving the breast contour you desire
  • Refreshed confidence with your appearance, both in and out of your clothes
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Breast Lift Procedure

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Your Seattle breast lift procedure will take place on an outpatient basis in our state-licensed surgical center. When you arrive for your procedure, an anesthesiologist will administer either a general (deep sleep) anesthesia or a combination of intravenous sedation and anesthesia, before Dr. Sajan begins your surgery.

There are a variety of incision patterns and techniques that can be used with breast lift surgery. Dr. Sajan will select the incisions and techniques for your procedure based on these factors:

  • Degree of breast sagging
  • Shape and size of each breast
  • Position and size of the areolas
  • Amount of extra skin, skin quality and elasticity

The primary incision options for a breast lift include:

Standard Lift

With a standard lift, Dr. Sajan will make an anchor-shaped incision, cutting around the areola, down the breast and along the breast crease. This offers a terrific way to improve drooping and sagginess, while elevating and tightening the breast tissue.

Doughnut mastopexy

This approach involves making incisions exclusively around your nipple and areola. Through those openings, Dr. Sajan can remove some breast tissue, as well as reshape and reposition the areolas. Though this technique is requested by many of our patients for its minimal scarring, it only allows for the removal of a limited amount of tissue. As such, it's not ideal for women with very large breasts or those who suffer from substantial sagging.

Lollipop lift

The lollipop lift involves an incision around your nipple and areola and a cut that extends down the front of your breast, creating a pattern that looks like a lollipop. A great option for women who need to address a moderate amount of excess breast tissue, this approach results in much less scarring than the standard lift, but allows for more tissue removal than the doughnut mastopexy.

After Dr. Sajan has made the incisions, he will lift the underlying breast tissue and reshape it (to improve firmness and breast contour). He will reposition the nipple and areola to a more natural and youthful height (and may reduce the size of enlarged areolas). Excess breast skin will be removed (a compensation for loss of tissue elasticity). Once these alterations are completed, the remaining skin of each breast is tightened and the incisions are closed.

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Immediately after your plastic surgery, you will be instructed to wear a compression garment over your breasts. This is a critical part of your healing process, because it will reduce swelling and support your breasts as you recover. You should plan to stay home from work for at least one week, walk lightly around the house, and avoid any bending or lifting. Although most of our patients are able to resume exercise and their normal activities within approximately three weeks, Dr. Sajan will provide you with a custom timeline during your post-operative appointments.

In terms of results, you should notice an immediate improvement in your figure. However, the full outcome of your surgery won't be apparent for several months, once the initial swelling has subsided and your breasts have adjusted to the changes made during the procedure. To maintain your new chest moving forward, you'll need to avoid excessive weight fluctuations, apply sunscreen diligently and wear a bra at all times to support your breast tissue.

Lifting Your Breasts, Lifting Your Self-image

A breast lift may be an important step toward lifting your self-image. Experience the feeling of confidence that can come from a youthful, shapely and balanced appearance. Contact Dr. Sajan's Seattle office today for your breast lift consultation.

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