Breast Lift – Mastopexy
Conveniently located to serve Jacksonville, FL
Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is a procedure done to raise and reshape a sagging breast. A woman’s breasts change shape due to decreased volume and/or a decrease in skin elasticity. This can be caused by a number of factors such as:
A breast lift can also reduce and reposition a stretched areola, the area of dark skin surrounding the nipple, which is common as the breast skin stretches over time.
Your Breast Lift will be performed by Dr. Sofia Kirk at her office in Jacksonville, FL.
The effects of breast lift surgery are not permanent and better results are achieved with lightly to moderately sagging breasts, or with smaller breasts. Results will not be as long lasting with larger or heavier breasts due to the continued effects of gravity. In this case the patient can choose to undergo a breast lift with breast reduction to give better, longer lasting results. If a woman plans to have more children it is generally advised that a she avoid having a breast lift until afterwards since the results will be minimized by further pregnancy.
If the breasts have lost too much volume for a mastopexy alone to restore their shape then it is common to have a breast lift and augmentation done at the same time. Choosing to have a breast lift with implants can restore shape, height and firmness to the breasts, giving them a more youthful appearance.
Having a breast lift with implants, or without, can dramatically enhance a woman’s appearance and self esteem but you need to be sure that you are undergoing such a procedure to feel good about yourself, not because of how you think you will appear to others.
Recovery time for breast lift procedure is similar to that of breast augmentation.
The best candidates for breast lift surgery are women who are physically healthy, do not smoke and seeking improvement, not perfection, in the way they look. If you are unsure about your reasons for undergoing any kind of cosmetic surgery then you should discuss them with your surgeon and not be afraid to ask any questions you may have. A good surgeon will always make sure you have a realistic expectations about the outcome of your surgery during your consultation before you decide to proceed.
Breast Lift FAQ
What will happen at my consultation?At your consultation appointment with Dr. Sofia Kirk, you will go over the breast lift procedure, ask about your goals for your surgery, and go over the expected cost of your procedure. She will let you know about the different options for breast lift surgery and let you know which one is best suited for you. She can also answer any question you may have about your breast lift procedure.
What are the different types of breast lifts?The techniques used to perform a breast lift procedure will depend on your breast tissue, your goals, and other factors. If you have minimal sagging and less excess skin, you might have a periareolar lift or crescent lift. In this, small incisions are made around the areola that results in minimal scarring. In case you have more excess skin and severe sagging, a vertical (lollipop), or an inverted T (anchor) lift may be recommended.
Is a breast lift the right procedure for me?The breast lift procedure is best suited for someone who is at a healthy weight and no longer plans on having children as pregnancy can affect the results of breast lift surgery. It is recommended that patients undergo breast cancer screening before undergoing the procedure.
How long will the procedure take?On the day of surgery, prepare to spend at least 5 hours at the clinic. The breast lift will take about 3 ½ hours. The remaining time will be spent preparing you for the procedure and then briefly recovering before returning home for your full recovery.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Posh Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your breast lift in Jacksonville. Dr. Kirk is board-certified plastic surgeon who has the surgical skill needed to provide our patients with beautiful and natural-looking results from their breast lift in Jacksonville.