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Breast Lift in Pittsburgh, PA

Aging, pregnancy, and weight loss can all cause your breasts to sag, making yourself conscious when intimate and even affecting the kinds of clothes you can wear with confidence.

At the Pittsburgh Center, we perform a variety breast lift operations to counteract the effects of gravity and other factors in order to make your breasts fuller, rounder, and more symmetrical.

Benefits Of Breast Lift Surgery

  • NATURAL-LOOKING: A properly performed breast lift will deliver natural-looking results that complement your entire figure.
  • BOOST CONFIDENCE: More symmetrical, perky, and youthful-looking breasts can increase your self-confidence.
  • COSMETIC IMPROVEMENTS: A breast lift or mastopexy can improve the size and shape of your areola so that it complements the entire breast.*

Common Concerns Addressed By A Breast Lift

  • Do my nipples seem stretched or appear to point downward?
  • Does my nipple or areola sit below the breast crease?
  • Are my breasts asymmetrical, disproportionate, or unusually shaped?
  • Am I happy with the size of my breasts while wearing a bra?

Limitations Of A Breast Lift

It is important to have realistic expectations about your procedure before undergoing a breast lift. Our Pittsburgh breast list surgeons will discuss your goals and concerns during a consultation to ensure that you understand your options. There will be a variety of breast surgery options to choice from to reach your cosmetic desires. For example, if you want to add volume to your breasts, a breast lift with implants may be a better choice for you. If you favor the most reliable and long lasting restore, a custom fabricate resorbable mesh maybe indicated.

Candidacy Requirements

  • NATURAL-LOOKING: A properly performed breast lift will deliver natural-looking results that complement your entire figure.
  • BOOST CONFIDENCE: More symmetrical, perky, and youthful-looking breasts can increase your self-confidence.
  • COSMETIC IMPROVEMENTS: A breast lift or mastopexy can improve the size and shape of your areola so that it complements the entire breast.*

The Procedure Can Completely Transform Your Breast Tissue

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Our Operating Room

Our plastic surgeons are proud to be able to perform surgical procedures in the AAAASF certified office operating room. This operating room is fully furnished with the latest tools and technology to allow us to perform advanced surgical procedures under local anesthesia in a comfortable, private setting. For the majority of our patients who require general anesthesia we are serviced by the Waterfront Surgery Center in Homestead and the East Side Surgery Center. And those requiring specialized services and post-operative care or prefer to be treated at a hospital, we perform your surgery at UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital. At the Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery, we strive to match the right breast lift procedure to each client to ensure that they are satisfied with their results.

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A breast lift can counteract the effects of aging, gravity, weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.

Types of Breast Lift Surgery

Every patient's needs are unique. Our surgeons perform several different types of breast lift surgery. He will recommend an approach based on the extent of treatment you require.

Periareolar Lift

The periareolar breast lift (crescent lift) procedures are for patients with minimal sagging. It involves an incision that encircles the areola where the light skin meets the darker skin. Your surgeon will remove a doughnut like strip of lighter colored breast skin around the areola before closing the incision.

Vertical Lift

A vertical breast lift combines one or more circumareolar incisions with another extending vertically from the bottom of the areola to the lower breast crease. This type of lift is also called a "lollipop" lift because of the shape the incisions create. Through this incision, Dr. Hurwitz can remove excess tissue before closing the incisions.

Traditional Breast Lift

A traditional breast lift, also called an anchor lift, combines the incisions used in a vertical breast lift with another following the lower crease of the breast. This type of lift can benefit patients experiencing the most advanced stages of breast ptosis, or sagging.

Recovery

Following a breast lift Pittsburgh patients typically require about a week of downtime before returning to work and other activities. You will need to relax for the first few days and get plenty of rest. You should avoid strenuous activities, especially bending or lifting. For the first two to six weeks after your breast lift, you should limit your exercise to walking until otherwise instructed by your surgeon.

Breast Lift or mastopexy may suffer a partial return of sagging. Depending on your anatomy, your surgeon will recommend preemptive insertion of the latest in absorbable mesh, that leaves a strong sheet of native collagen to internally suspend your breasts.

Caring for Scars

As with most operations, a breast lift will leave scarring. However, there are steps you can take to minimize their appearance. Wearing your compression garment or bra as instructed and gently massaging the area can help. Other methods for reducing scarring include avoiding smoking, reducing alcohol and caffeine consumption, eating a healthy diet, and staying hydrated. Our aestheticians in the Med spa will often you the proper topical scar cream to massage twice a day. For those with a history of excessive scarring or show early signs, they start more aggressive therapies including EmbraceĀ® coverage, bipolar radiofrequency needling and CO2 fractional laser. It is also very important to minimize sun exposure by covering scars with clothing and using a strong sunblock. For most with proper care, your scars will fade as you heal. *

Breast Lift with Implants

Many patients choose to undergo a combination of breast augmentation and a breast lift. This involves placing a silicone or saline breast implant during breast lift surgery to add volume and projection in addition to a lift. If you choose to combine these two procedures, your surgeon will help you choose the right kind of implant, the appropriate size, and the placement method (above or below the pectoral muscle) based on the results you wish to achieve. Depending on your anatomy, you may be a candidate for preemptive insertion of an long lasting absorbable P4HB mesh, that leaves a strong sheet of native collagen to internally suspend your implants.

When you meet with your doctor for your consultation, he will thoroughly evaluate your breast size and skin elasticity to determine if you are a good candidate. He will also discuss your goals and expectations to determine if a combined treatment is the surest way to achieve the results you desire.

If you wish to undergo a breast lift combined with breast augmentation, with the aid of the most advanced 3-D imaging and simulation, your surgeon will also explain your implant options. He offers both silicone and saline implants in a variety of different sizes, shapes, and textures.

If you wish to correct sagging breasts, but also envision a bust line that is larger and shapelier, your surgeon can evaluate your candidacy for a breast lift combined with augmentation.

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Combining a breast lift with implants not only restores youthful perkiness, but also enhances size and shape. Some images are of models, not actual patients.

Is It Right for You?

Age, childbirth, breastfeeding, and fluctuations in weight can all take a toll on the breasts. Over time, the breasts may sag and droop. You may want to consider a breast lift with implants if you want to:

  • Increase the size of your breasts
  • Address sagging or drooping breasts
  • Achieve improved symmetry between the breasts

When you meet with your surgeon for your consultation, he will thoroughly evaluate your breast size and skin elasticity to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. He will also discuss your goals and expectations to determine if a combined treatment is the surest way to achieve the results you desire.

If you wish to undergo a breast lift combined with breast augmentation, your surgeon will also explain your implant options. He offers both silicone and saline implants in a variety of different sizes, shapes, and textures.

If you wish to correct sagging breasts, but also envision a bust line that is larger and shapelier, your surgeon can evaluate your candidacy for a breast lift combined with augmentation.

What to Expect during the Procedure

For your safety, we perform breast procedures in nearby Ambulatory surgery centers under general anesthesia. When the operation can be performed under local anesthesia, oral medications under our Enhanced Recovery after Surgery protocol will help relax you as your tissues are thoroughly numbed.

Next, your Pittsburgh breast lift surgeon will incise your breast. The size and shape of the incision will depend on the extent of the lift needed to achieve the desired results. Once he has removed excess tissue and suture repositioned the breast, he will insert the breast implants before closing the incisions with sutures. Depending on your goals, the implant will be placed either above or below the pectoral muscle with or without the use of an absorbable mesh.

Recovery

In general, a breast lift combined with augmentation requires one to two weeks of downtime, depending on the extent of surgery, where the implant was placed, the rate at which your body heals, and other factors. During this time, it is important to get up and walk periodically in order to avoid blood clots, but you should avoid any strenuous activity. Your surgeon will provide explicit instructions to follow during your recovery, and he will schedule follow-up visits to monitor your progress. All incisions will be placed in a manner that fosters discreet, easily concealed scars that will fade over time.

Enhance Your Figure and Your Confidence

If sagging breasts are causing you to feel self-conscious, Dr. Davila's expertise and artistic approach to breast lift surgery can help you look and feel your best.* Contact the Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery online or call us at (412) 802-6100 today to schedule a consultation.

Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology and amenities to ensure your comfort and privacy during your visit. We are located in the heart of Pittsburgh and serve patients from all over the world. When you are ready to take the next step, contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Davila or Dr. Hurwitz. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals of looking and feeling your best.

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