Breast Lift

If you are like many women, your breasts are an important part of your body image and your feelings of femininity and sensuality. If your breasts have begun to sag after pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or simply with age, breast lift surgery at the Tampa Bay practice of Dr. Jeremy Benedetti can give you back the firmer, rounder breasts you used to have.

To find out more about breast lift at our St. Petersburg practice, request a consultation with Dr. Benedetti, a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast procedures. Or you can call Benedetti Cosmetic Surgery at 727-289-7119 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.

Your Breast Lift Procedure

Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, lifts and reshapes sagging breasts, creating a more pleasing appearance as well as restoring a firmer feel to the breasts. Dr. Benedetti accomplishes this by removing excess, stretched skin, reshaping the remaining tissue, and repositioning the breast and nipple to a higher location on the chest. In some cases, he can make other improvements through breast lift surgery, including:

  • Reducing the size of enlarged nipples
  • Eliminating stretch marks
  • Correcting breast asymmetry

For most breast lift patients, Dr. Benedetti can achieve beautiful results using the vertical or "lollipop" incision. This involves an incision along the border of the areola (the darker skin around the nipple), and another that descends in a vertical line along the underside of the breast. In some cases, an additional incision in the breast fold is necessary. This is called an inverted T or "anchor" incision, and it is used in cases where significant sagging and excess skin are present.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Lift

Can't I just improve the shape of my breasts with breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation alone adds volume to the breasts through the use of breast implants. Placing an implant in a breast that is elongated and sagging will add volume, but may actually contribute to further sagging. Dr. Benedetti often combines breast augmentation with a breast lift to improve not only the shape and position of the breasts, but to increase the size as well.

How long will my breast lift results last?

Factors such as heredity, lifestyle, and individual anatomy will affect the longevity of your results. However, if you maintain your pre-surgery weight, do not become pregnant after your procedure and maintain a healthy lifestyle, you can expect to enjoy your breast lift results for many years.

What can I expect from my breast lift recovery?

Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Benedetti is the first step in assuring that your surgery and your recovery go smoothly. Following his detailed instructions for aftercare will allow you to heal quickly and enjoy beautiful results for years to come. Dr. Benedetti recommends that his breast lift patients allow 5 to 7 days of rest following surgery, during which time swelling and bruising will subside. You may need to take pain medication in the first few days after surgery, but most patients find that over the counter products provide the relief they need. You will be fitted with a surgical support bra that will aid in comfort and in healing. Strenuous activity and exercise should be limited for approximately 3 to 4 weeks following your surgery.

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