Breast lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under sedation and general or local anesthesia. Although the placement of the incisions can vary depending on your anatomy or desired effect, most breast lifts include incisions around the nipple areolar complex and in the crease underneath the breast. Once the incisions are complete, Dr. Stall will reposition the nipple areolar complex higher, remove excess skin, and lift and reshape the breast to a more pleasing contour and youthful position.
Light dressings will be placed over your incision lines immediately after surgery. Any initial discomfort can easily be controlled with oral medication. Your sutures are generally removed after 7 to 10 days. You can expect to resume light activities after 7 to 10 days. You should be able to return to work after 10 days and can expect to see final results within 6 months.
Deciding if breast lift surgery is right for you and the specific risks involved can only be determined after a consultation with Dr. Stall. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally, while major complications are unusual. If you're interested in more information on breast lift surgery or would like to know if you are a good candidate for the procedure, please schedule a free consultation by calling our office at 804-282-4940.
A breast lift is considered cosmetic surgery and not covered by health insurance. The patient is responsible for payment. Our billing specialists can help you make financial arrangements, including providing information on financing breast lift surgery through Care Credit®.