Breast lift restores a perky, pleasing position to breasts affected by pregnancy, weight fluctuation or advancing age. When sculpting and reshaping the breasts, the plastic surgeon’s technical skill and artistic sensibilities are vitally important. That’s why women throughout Scottsdale, Mesa and the surrounding areas put their trust in Dr. Genaro Valladolid. By marrying principles of both art and science, Dr. Valladolid is admired for creating appealing results that look completely natural.
Through his extensive surgical training and his daily clinical practice, Dr. Valladolid has performed a large number of breast lift procedures and understands how to achieve great results that look totally natural. He is meticulous in his technique and has a finely honed sense of balance and proportion that allows him to consistently deliver stunning results. Dr. Valladolid is also very in tune with his patients’ goals and takes a thoughtful approach to planning every surgery.
Candidates for breast lift are women who are unhappy with their breast position. The breasts may sag or droop due to pregnancy, nursing, weight fluctuations or the effects of aging. Some women are simply prone to sagging breasts because of genetic factors.
Breast lift candidates should be in good health, not smoke and have realistic goals of surgery. For the most lasting results, they should postpone surgery until they are finished having children, as pregnancy and breastfeeding can “undo” the improvements of surgery.
Every breast lift procedure is tailored specifically to the patient’s individual anatomy and aesthetic goals. A breast lift procedure may involve tightening excess skin, elevating the nipples, reducing the size of the areolas or lifting breast tissue that droops and lays flat against the chest. Sometimes breast lift involves all of these components.
Depending on the degree of breast sag, Dr. Valladolid selects the incision pattern. In cases of significant sagging, an “anchor” or Wise pattern lift may be most suitable. The procedure is performed through incisions tracing the areola, running vertically down the front of the breast to the breast crease and horizontally along the crease.
In cases of moderate breast sag, Dr. Valladolid may employ the vertical or lollipop lift. The incision pattern is similar to that of the anchor lift, except it does not include the horizontal incision along the breast crease.
Although breast lift improves the position and the shape of flat, “deflated”-looking breasts, it does not significantly change the size of the breasts. Women that desire more breast volume can opt to have implants placed at the time of breast lift surgery.
Patients recovering from breast lift wear a compression garment to accelerate the healing process and minimize some of the surgical aftereffects like swelling. Other aftereffects include bruising, soreness and slight discomfort. Pain medication can be taken to alleviate discomfort.
Most women are able to resume work and their normal activities within one to two weeks of surgery. Vigorous exercise and heavy lifting must be avoided for at least four to six weeks after surgery. Patients are asked to refrain from wearing a bra with underwire for up to two months while the breasts heal.
For more information regarding breast lift, please contact one of Dr. Valladolid’s offices in Scottsdale or Mesa by calling (480) 770-5015 today.