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Breast Lift at Duggal Plastic Surgery

A breast lift, also known as reduction mastopexy, lifts and reshapes a woman’s breasts after they have sagged from age, pregnancy, or weight loss. The goal is to create a firmer, more shapely and more youthtful breast. Depending on the size of your breasts and your goals, Dr. Duggal may recommend a breast augmentation be combined with the breast lift.

Any woman who feels her breasts have sagged or deflated after pregnancy, breast feeding, weight loss, or simply aging is a good candidate for a breast lift. Depending on the size of your breasts, a breast reduction may be a better procedure, or breast augmentation may be recommended.

A mastopexy is done under general anesthesia in the operating room and can be an outpatient procedure.

In the majority of cases, incisions are placed around the nipple and in a vertical line from the bottom of the nipple to the crease underneath the breast (called a “vertical mastopexy”). In some cases an additional incision may be required in the crease underneath the breast (called a “Wise pattern masopexy”).

A mastopexy augmentation is the combination of a breast lift and breast augmentation done at the same time.

In the majority of cases, you may resume light activities after surgery and full activities in 2-3 weeks. Your breasts will initially be sore and swollen but this will improve over the first few weeks. It may take up to 3-6 months to see the final results. The incisions will heal over the first few weeks and the scars will continue to improve over the first year.

Complications after mastopexy are low. The most common minor complication is a small area of delayed wound healing that may require a bandaid or small dressing for a few weeks. Depending on the degree of differences between your breasts which exist preoperatively, there may be slight differences in the breasts after surgery. For healthy women the risk of a blood clot or a complication from anesthesia is very low. 

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With our Vectra 3D Breast Sculptor, patients are able to get an immediate and accurate view of what they may look like after breast surgery. The results we can get after surgery are more beautiful and natural than ever.

-Claire Duggal, MD

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