A breast lift (mastopexy) removes, adjusts, and tightens breast tissue and the surrounding skin to create shapelier, beautiful breasts.
No. Dr. Shuster takes an individualized approach to any plastic surgery procedure, and accomplishes a successful mastopexy in two ways.
1) Concentric Breast Lift: This includes creating an internal support system with your existing tissue. By making a small incision around the areola, the nipple and breast are repositioned to create a youthful look. This minimally invasive approach is not only Dr. Shuster's specialty but it leaves little signs of surgery.
2) Vertical Breast Lift: This involves two separate incisions, which allows for a more thorough breast remodeling. Commonly referred to as a 'lollipop incision,' this technique also results in fewer signs of surgery than more traditional techniques.
After the healing process, your breasts will settle, creating a natural appearance. Your breasts will sit higher, while noticeable sagging will be diminished. If you also had breast augmentation, your breasts will be larger.
As with any surgery, heavy lifting or straining should be avoided after your breast procedure. Normally, Dr. Shuster's patients may return to work after a week of rest. Being fully active is realistic within a month.
Nipple sensation could be temporarily reduced, but it is not typical. If there is a reduction in nipple sensation it usually returns over the course of several months.