A breast lift is a surgical procedure to restore the breasts to a higher, more youthful position on the chest wall, which is achieved by reshaping and repairing existing breast tissue to create a round, plump breast profile, and may include surgically repositioning or reshaping the nipple structure.
Which surgical approach will be best for you?
During your consultation with Dr. Kim, she can explain the incision types used for breast lift surgery in greater detail, as well as give you an idea of the best approach to create the firm, higher, youthful breasts you envision. If you need to resolve asymmetry of your breasts, she may recommend a customized breast augmentation or breast reduction in combination with the lift to create more beautiful balance for your breasts.
What is the recovery after a breast lift?
After your surgery, you will wake up in the recovery area with your newly-shaped breasts covered with a surgical support bra. You may have surgical drains to remove excess blood and fluid, which are usually removed in a day or two. You can expect your breasts to be swollen and bruised, and to experience some discomfort. You will have prescription painkillers to help you stay comfortable during the early stages of healing.
The first step is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Kim so she can determine whether you are a good candidate for breast lift surgery. She can also help you better understand the results you can expect after your procedure.