What are the options?
Dr. Castrellon takes an individual approach to each breast lift patient. Some women may benefit most from a moderate lift that tightens the surrounding tissue. Other women may have goals that require a more extensive lift. During your consultation with Dr. Castrellon, you will discuss your goals in detail, and a plan will be made for your procedure.
It is important to remember that more substantial lifts require more incisions. Dr. Castrellon will explain in detail the pros and cons of more conservative options, versus more extensive ones.
Who is a good candidate?
Healthy breast skin can be very important for helping the breast maintain its position. If the breast skin is substantially stretched, more skin will need to be removed to achieve the desired look. Good candidates will also be finished having children, as pregnancy and breastfeeding can stretch the breasts, and cause them to sag.
What is the breast lift procedure like?
On average, breast lift procedures take three to four hours to perform and require general anesthesia. Sometimes the procedure can take longer if breast implants are inserted. Patients will generally return home the same day of surgery.
There are various approaches to breast lifts, during a consultation Dr. Castrellon will recommend the best approach based on your preferences, body shape and other factors. Expect two weeks of bruising, and several weeks of swelling during recovery.