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Breast Lift

Lift and Contour For A Beautiful Result…

Mastopexy (Breast Lift)

The goal of a breast lift (mastopexy) is to lift the breast tissue and nipple back to a more youthful position creating a perky breast shape.

The diameter of the pigmented areola, which often becomes enlarged with pregnancy, can be reduced. Some women also desire to reduce the size of their breasts, which can easily be performed at the same time.

Based on your examination and your desires, Dr. Lynam will recommend several options from which you can choose. It is very important to understand that the effect of gravity will continue working on your new breasts, thus wearing a good support bra to prevent re-stretching of the skin is necessary. There is the possibility of needing additional surgery to improve your appearance should your skin become loose over time.

Candidates for Breast Lift (Mastopexy)Procedure

The best candidates for a breast lift are healthy non-smokers who have a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind.

At the time of your consultation, your goals, the procedure and the routine post-operative healing process will be explained in detail and all of your questions will be answered. Your medical history will be reviewed to ensure you are a healthy candidate for the mastopexy procedure.

The Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Procedure

Dr. Lynam offers a number of options. There are three general types of breast lifts:

1. A circular lift [often called a doughnut breast lift]—This is a limited lift and not a good option for most patients.

2. A lollipop lift, which has a “circle and a stick” incision—This lift is a great way to lift the breast and avoid the lower breast fold scar.

3. A standard breast lift (mastopexy), which looks somewhat like an anchor and is essentially a lollipop lift with an additional incision made just above the natural breast folds across the bottom part of your breasts.

The total length of the incision depends upon the extent of the breast lift required. Dr. Lynam follows the Brazilian philosophy of breast surgery, which concentrates on creating the best-shaped breasts. Ultimately the best shape is what Dr. Lynam tries to achieve for all of his patients.

The breast lift procedure is done on an outpatient basis, takes 2-3 hours to perform, and is done under general anesthesia. There is usually one drain tube inserted per side; these are used to remove any small amount of fluid collection for the first few days following surgery.


After Mastopexy Surgery

Drain tubes are removed in the office three to four days following surgery. Your breasts may be swollen, bruised, and sore for several weeks. Scars created to perform the mastopexy are permanent but fade with time. You may return to work in one week.

The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for the breast lift (mastopexy) procedure is to schedule a consultation. You will learn the reasonable expectations for the goals you wish to achieve.

“After many consults and lots of research, I chose Dr. Lynam because he is simply the best
surgeon for breast lift in my area.”
Breast Lift Patient

Breast lift Case Studies

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