Breast Lift in Wichita, KS
Many women experience significant changes to their breasts over time—from major weight loss or pregnancy—that result in premature drooping or sagging (breast ptosis).
Breast lift surgery is a powerful tool for restoring femininity, beauty, and youth in what many women consider one of the central aspects of their silhouette. Dr. Conrad uses transformative breast lift techniques to enhance and restore the appearance and projection of the breasts. Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) removes excess skin from the breasts and lifts them to a higher-sitting position to restore a more attractive and perky contour.
Am I a Candidate for a Breast Lift?
Candidates for breast lift surgery most commonly experience sagging breasts and the emotional discomfort that stems from it. The best solution for these issues is a breast lift. Breast lift candidates have experienced breast drooping due to pregnancy, significant weight loss, aging, or genetics.
Other cosmetic concerns to consider treating with a breast lift may include:
- Deflated breasts
- Misshapen breasts
- Nipples that fall below the breast crease
- Enlarged nipples and areolas
- Loose skin
- Asymmetrical breasts
How Is a Breast Lift Performed?
Dr. Conrad performs breast lift surgery on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia. The surgery can take two to three hours, depending on the amount of adjustment needed.
Dr. Conrad will determine the best breast lift technique based on your aesthetic concerns and the degree of sagging you are experiencing. Some of these different techniques include the:
A partial breast lift gives a slight lift to the breasts and is appropriate for patients with minimal breast ptosis. With this type of lift, Dr. Conrad makes an incision above the areola and adjusts the skin and tissue. He also repositions the areola upward, as necessary.
The Benelli Lift is also known as the donut lift due to the incision shape. Dr. Conrad makes an incision around the areola. He then removes any excess skin that surrounds the areola and repositions the nipple higher on the breast. Excess tissue is also removed before Dr. Conrad closes the incision.
The lollipop lift is similar to the Benelli Lift in that an incision is made around the areola. However, an additional incision is made down the front of the breast, which allows Dr. Conrad to make adjustments to the shape of the breast. He also repositions the nipple and areola and removes excess skin and tissue before closing the incision.
Also called an inverted-T, the anchor lift uses the same incision as the lollipop lift but with the addition of an incision along the crease where the breast meets the chest (the inframammary fold). This provides Dr. Conrad with greater access to the underlying breast tissue, which gives him the ability to better lift and shape the tissue. As with the other techniques, he removes excess skin and tissue before repositioning the areola higher on the breast.
If necessary for your cosmetic needs, Dr. Conrad can also combine breast lift surgery with breast augmentation or breast reduction procedures to alter the breast’s size, shape, and volume according to the patient’s cosmetic desires.
What Will My Breast Lift Recovery Be Like?
Your breast lift recovery will typically include wearing compression garments to reduce swelling and bruising in the treated areas. These symptoms should subside in the first two weeks.
Dr. Conrad will usually clear patients for regular activities after roughly two weeks. Activities that demand a low amount of energy and physical activity can be continued sooner, while more strenuous activities should be avoided until Dr. Conrad clears them.
Dr. Conrad always provides detailed post-operative care instructions to reduce the risk of infection and aid in the healing process. Following Dr. Conrad’s instructions carefully is vital to the success of your post-surgical healing.
When Will I See My Breast Lift Results?
A more youthful breast position will be visible immediately following surgery; however, it will take several weeks for all internal swelling and bruising to subside. Most women realize their initial results within two to four weeks, but it will take roughly six months for the final results to develop.
While breast lift surgery does restore a more youthful-looking bust, it does not stop the natural aging process or prevent future aesthetic complications. Additional weight gain, pregnancy, and age will result in breast sagging; however, this sagging will always be less than if you had not undergone a breast lift.
Interested in a Breast Lift in Wichita, KS?
The choice to have a breast lift is a very personal decision that can transform your everyday life for the better.