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How Is a Breast Lift Performed?

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Do you miss your perky breasts from before you had kids? Do you miss having the cleavage that small-chested women would die for? Don’t worry. A breast lift will have your breasts perky and full in no time.

Before you undergo this surgical procedure; however, it is best that you know how the surgery is performed. Although Dr. Brian Coan will still discuss what will happen before, during, and after the procedure during your consultation, it is still beneficial to understand how the process works before you fully commit to this life-transforming procedure.

Breast Lift at a Glance

A breast lift raises sagging breasts and reshapes them so they look full and perky. The procedure also repositions the nipples so they don’t look droopy.

Basically, this is a cosmetic procedure that rejuvenates the breasts, but it doesn’t increase the size. That said, a breast lift can work in conjunction with a breast augmentation procedure.

How Is a Breast Lift Performed?

This procedure isn’t all that complicated, but it does require expert surgical skills for successful results. A breast lift can be performed using a variety of techniques and incisions. It all depends on the size and shape of your breasts, the position and size of your areolas and nipples, the degree of your breasts’ sagginess, your skin’s elasticity, the amount of extra skin, and its quality.

Once Dr. Coan is ready to proceed, he will place you under either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, depending on your case.

Once the anesthesia has kicked in, he will make an incision. The incision may be done around the areola, around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease, or around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease, and then across the crease.

Following the incision, Dr. Coan will then proceed to reshape your breasts. The breast tissue will be lifted to improve contour and firmness. The nipples and areolas are repositioned or raised to give them a youthful appearance. The size of the areolas may be reduced, if necessary. To compensate for a loss in skin elasticity, Dr. Coan will also remove excess breast skin.

After the necessary changes, Dr. Coan will tighten the remaining skin as he closes the incisions. The incision scars will remain; however, most scars will fade eventually.

Dr. Coan understands that scars can be unattractive, so he will use the best possible techniques to keep them minimally visible and less obvious.

After your post-operative recovery period, you will see immediate results.

Schedule A Consultation

Now that you know what happens in the operating room during your breast lift, it’s time to schedule a consult with Dr. Coan at CARE Plastic Surgery. He will create a personalized breast lift treatment plan for you.

To schedule a consultation, call our Cary, NC office at 919-335-9298 or use our online scheduling form.

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