Breast Lift in Savannah, GA
If you would like to lift and rejuvenate the breasts, you may want to consider the breast lift procedure at Savannah Plastic Surgery. We offer this and other breast enhancement treatments to the residents of Savannah and the nearby cities of Chatham County, GA.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical technique that is used to lift, rejuvenate, and reshape the breasts. Just like the rest of the body, the breasts can experience changes due to aging and natural processes. Specifically, pregnancy and breastfeeding can have noticeable effects on the breasts. Many patients notice that their breasts begin to sag and lose volume as a result of aging and pregnancy. With a breast lift, these changes can be corrected and youthfulness can be restored to the breasts. A breast lift can also address the nipple, if it has increased in size or drifted downward with the other changes in the breasts. If you would also like to restore volume during your breast lift, you may want to consider combining it with breast augmentation techniques.
How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost?
The cost of a breast lift at Savannah Plastic Surgery can range from $5,000 to $8,500. The exact cost of your treatment will depend on variables that include your treatment goals and the extent of treatment necessary to achieve those results. During your consultation, we will discuss these factors in order to develop a personalized treatment plan and provide you with the exact cost of treatment. We can also determine your eligibility for health insurance coverage at this time. To learn more about our insurance policies or your payment options, please refer to our financing and insurance page.
What is the Breast Lift Treatment Like?
The breast lift procedure is performed in our surgicenter and begins with using the appropriate anesthetic, ensuring that our patients receive a safe and comfortable treatment. The surgical approach for a breast lift typically involves three specific incisions:
- An incision underneath the breasts, along the natural crease
- An incision around the areola of the nipple
- A vertical incision that connects the incision around the areola to the incision underneath the breasts
Patients who have smaller breasts may be eligible for the "doughnut" approach, which involves only an incision around the areola of the nipple. After incisions are made, we will remove excess skin, tissue, and fat to reshape and lift the breasts. Then, we can move the position of the nipple higher so it rests naturally in the center of the breasts. If you are receiving a breast augmentation, the implants will then be inserted. After two to three hours of surgery, the incisions will be closed and the treatment will be complete.
What is the Breast Lift Recovery Like?
After a breast lift, you can expect to experience bruising, soreness, and fatigue for several days. You will be required to wear a surgical bra for several weeks until swelling and bruising diminishes. Beyond this, it may take a few months for the sensation and shape of the breasts to return to normal. You should expect to take about one week off from work and other activities. Additionally, avoid lifting, exercise or any other strenuous activities for at least one month after surgery.
What Breast Lift Results Can I Expect?
The results from the breast lift procedure will be noticeable immediately, but it may take a few weeks or months for all swelling to subside and for the full results to become visible. Once the breast lift procedure is performed, the results are permanent. However, future weight gain, aging, pregnancy, or breast feeding can affect the results of your breast reduction. We often encourage patients to wait until after having children to receive a breast reduction.
Want to learn more about the breast lift procedure or discuss the type of results you can achieve? Contact us today to schedule a consultation and talk with one of our doctors. We proudly serve the residents of Savannah and the surrounding areas of Chatham County, including those in Brunswick, Hinesville, and Bluffton, Georgia.