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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 best that you know how this surgery is performed. Although Dr. Brian Coan will still discuss with you what will happen before, during and after the procedure on 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

What a breast lift does is it raises sagging breasts as well as reshapes them so they look full and perky. This 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. This can work in conjunction with a breast augmentation procedure, however.

How Is a Breast Lift Performed?

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

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

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

Following the incision, Dr. Coan will then proceed to reshaping your breasts. The breast tissues are 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 is reduced if necessary. To compensate for loss skin elasticity, Dr. Coan will remove excess breast skin as well.

After the necessary changes, Dr. Coan will tighten the remaining skin as he closes the incisions. The Incision scars will remain permanent. However, most scars will fade eventually.

Dr. Coan understands that scars can be unattractive, so he will use the best possible techniques that are right for you to keep scars minimally visible or less obvious.

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

Now that you know what happens in the operating room during your breast lift, consult with Dr. Coan so he can create a personalized breast lift treatment plan for you.

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