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Breast Lift in Charlotte, NC

Reversing the Impact of Gravity, Nursing & Aging

Through time, the effects of gravity and the reduction of the skin's natural elasticity can have a negative impact on the look of a woman's breasts. These factors, combined with pregnancies and nursing, can cause the breasts to lose their youthful shape and firmness. At Premier Plastic Surgery Center in Charlotte breast lift is used as a procedure that raises and reshapes sagging breasts.

Plastic surgeon Dr. Ferrari, can also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple). Breast implants combined with a breast lift can increase both firmness and size. View our breast lift before and after gallery and contact us with any questions about breast implants cost.

What is a Breast Lift?

Aging, weight loss, and pregnancy can stretch the delicate breast skin and underlying tissues, causing the breasts to sag onto the abdomen. In addition, as the breasts lose firmness and elasticity, the upper pole of the breast diminishes while the lower pole gains fullness.

As a result, breast projection decreases, and, in many cases, the nipple-areola components point downward. Women who have drooping breasts often resign themselves to wearing underwire or push-up bras to elevate the breasts to a more youthful position on the chest wall. However, they may experience a loss of confidence during intimacy and find their clothing options are limited, even with the most supportive bras. A breast lift (mastopexy) is a surgical procedure that tightens lax breast tissue to restore a more lifted, perky look to sagging breasts. Depending on the patient's clinical presentation and preferences, it may also entail nipple reduction, areola reduction, or implants.

Rejuvenate Your Breasts with a Breast Lift

Women often seek to rejuvenate their breasts with a breast lift to remove excess skin, tighten and raise the breasts and reduce the diameter of the areolas. However, it is important to understand that mastopexy will not significantly change the size of your breasts or add upper breast fullness. In this case, Charlotte breast lift surgeon Dr. Ferrari will recommend breast augmentation along with breast lift.

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Who is a candidate for a Breast Lift?

The ideal candidate is a healthy nonsmoker who has reached a stable weight and desires breasts with more lift. Features such as breast sagging, an elongated or flattened appearance, ptotic nipples, displaced areolas and stretched skin are all correctible with breast lift surgery.

It is also important to understand what a breast lift can't do. The procedure is not designed to reduce or increase bust size, although it is possible to add implants or perform a breast reduction. Patients who have very minimal laxity as well as those who have good elasticity but simply want larger breasts, may consider breast augmentation as an alternative to breast lift surgery. Dr. Ferrari can perform a lift regardless of breast size.

Dr. Ferrari Discussing More On Breast Lifts

Do you have further questions about breast lifts? Check out our breast lift FAQ page to learn more! Dr. Ferrari and his team at Premier Plastic Surgery Center strive to provide the best breast lift Charlotte has to offer.

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What happens during a Breast Lift?

Dr. Ferrari will mark the breasts before surgery to plan the incisions as agreed upon during your consultation. Then, once you are prepared for surgery and properly anesthetized, he will dissect and remove the excessive soft tissues. As he closes the incisions, the breasts and nipple-areola complex elevate to a more youthful position.

Breast Lift Recovery

You will need a ride home as you may feel groggy for up to 24 hours after surgery. Most patients return to work one week after breast lift surgery. After that, strenuous exertion, heavy lifting, and nicotine use are off-limits for approximately six weeks. Much of the swelling, tightness, and bruising will subside during the first few weeks post-operatively. Dr. Ferrari may advise you to sleep on your back or side to avoid disturbing the tissues as they heal. You will receive recovery guidance from Dr. Ferrari before your procedure that outlines your best path to a speedy, healthy recovery.

Types of Breast Lifts

Lollipop Lift

Also known as a vertical breast lift, this style includes incisions around the areola and a vertical incision on the central lower pole of each breast. The resulting scar resembles a lollipop. Most women who have moderate laxity are good candidates for this method of breast lifting.

Anchor Lift

The anchor breast lift is usually reserved for severe breast sagging patients as it removes the most tissue. The drawback is that the scar is significant compared to other breast lift techniques. The incision pattern is similar to a lollipop lift with an additional horizontal incision along the inframammary crease.

Donut Lift

Formally known as the periareolar or Benelli lift, this method has an incision 360 degrees around the areolas to allow removal of a modest amount of lax tissue to raise the breasts to a perkier position. This technique is best suited to patients who have minimal sagging.

Crescent Lift

Patients who require a small lift and those who have asymmetry between the areolas may be considered for a crescent lift. This method produces a minimal scar on the upper portion of the areola, and allows tightening of the redundant breast tissues. The lift you choose depends on your body and your preferences. Dr. Ferrari will go over these common techniques with you and help you determine your options.

What is the cost?

A breast lift is a customized procedure, so there is not a fixed price. Instead, the surgical technique and surgeon's experience are the main factors that influence pricing. Experienced surgeons usually charge more than novice surgeons.

Breast lifts require years of advanced training to yield great cosmetic outcomes. While saving money on cosmetic surgery can be tempting, there may be a higher risk of revision when an inexperienced surgeon performs the initial surgery. Dr. Ferrari is a board-certified plastic surgeon with two decades of experience in breast, face, and bodywork. He has performed thousands of breast lifts in his career and is well versed in all types of breast lifting. While he could charge more for his breast lift work, he strives to keep his fee fair and reasonable so that a breast lift is within reach for women of diverse economic backgrounds. Low-interest financing is available for those who qualify.

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Contact Our Charlotte Breast Lift Surgeon, Dr. Ferrari

We hope this information has been helpful. To learn more about breast lift cost and procedures, get in touch with our Charlotte breast lift surgeon at Premier Plastic Surgery Center. For your convenience, you can reserve your preferred consultation using our online request an appointment form. Though most of our breast lift patients come to us from Monroe, Waxhaw, Matthews, Charlotte and Weddington, Dr. Ferrari has also had many patients that have traveled from many parts of the United States and South America to have him perform their surgeries.

If you would like to schedule a breast lift consultation, contact our office at (704)-844-8344

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