Your breasts will unavoidably experience changes over the course of your life. Factors like gravity, pregnancy and aging process may ultimately cause your breasts to lose firmness and sag.
If you are undergoing this process and would like to reclaim a more youthful, perky breast look, then a breast lift may be the right choice to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Dr. Gibson has been helping women in the Miami area achieve, natural and beautiful looking breasts for more than 30 years.
Am I a good Candidate for a Breast Lift?
You should only opt-in for surgery when it's appropriate to achieve your aesthetic goals. While a breast lift can achieve remarkable improvements in addressing breast sagging, it’s important to keep in mind that it's a significant procedure.
While breast augmentation is intended to give you larger breasts and improve breast shape, it can also address moderate sagging. Nevertheless, if you are concerned about severe sagging issues, breast augmentation is not the right procedure for you. A breast lift, in contrast, is specifically designed to improve moderate-to-severe breast sagging.
The ideal candidate for a breast lift:
Is mostly satisfied with the size of her breasts, but not their shape. A breast lift procedure can be combined with breast augmentation to achieve enhanced results, but when performed on its own the procedure will preserve the size of your breasts.
Is interested in correcting moderate to severe sagging in the breasts. This condition is commonly caused by pregnancy, weight loss, pregnancy, or aging.
Enjoys normal physical health, and has no active infections. Breast lift surgery is a significant procedure, but risks are reduced if you are in good general health.
Have reasonable and realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure.
Is not a smoker or is willing to quit smoking before the surgery and during the recovery period. Smoking can compromise adequate blood flow to the surgery area adversely impacting healing. It's important that you abstain from smoking or using nicotine replacements until you are completely recovered.
Customizing your Breast Lift
The breast lift surgery is usually performed at The Bayside Surgical Center on an outpatient basis.
There are four possible incision choices for your breast lift. Dr. Gibson will recommend the ideal option to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Around the areola (rarely used)
Lollipop lift: Around the areola with a vertical incision down to the crease
Anchor Pattern: Around the areola with a vertical incision extending down to the breast crease and a horizontal incision along the breast crease
Short-scar mastopexy: Around the areola with a vertical incision extending down with only a partial short horizontal incision
Dr. Gibson will then lift and reshape the breast tissue to enhance the breast contour and firmness; then the nipple and areola will be repositioned to provide your breasts a perkier and youthful appearance.
Recovery and Follow-Up Care
Following your surgery you can return home for the rest of the day, it is normal to feel drowsy; therefore it is a good idea to have someone near to assist you. Dr. Gibson's team will provide you with a detailed guide of post-operative instructions; It's important that you follow them carefully to ensure a smooth healing process.
At the conclusion of the procedure, you will be placed in an "elastic jacket" that works and look like an old-fashioned brassier which you need to wear 24 hours a day for the first 7 days. After that, you can wear a soft, yet supportive bra. Do not wear a bra with underwire for at least three to four weeks.
The complete recovery period usually takes one to two weeks, but in some cases, it may take up to 4 weeks before you can go back to regular daily activity. Regularly, you should be able to return to work 7 days after surgery.
Experienced Breast Lift Surgeon
Dr. Gibson has been helping women achieve their ideal breast shape for more than 30 years. During this time, Dr. Gibon has acquired a reputation for delivering high-quality results and outstanding patient satisfaction.
Dr. Gibson has performed thousands of breast lift procedures and has the skills and experience required to produce the best possible result for your surgery.