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THE PROCEDURE

Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. An anesthesiologist will administer general anesthesia, which is recommended for this procedure. Smaller lifts can be done with IV sedation or local anesthesia.

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HOW WE DO IT: TUTORIAL

The procedure typically takes 2-3 hours depending on the individual and certain surgical variables.

There are five basic steps to a Breast Lift.

Step 1 – Marking

While you are sitting up, Dr. Alexander makes careful measurements and markings on the breast. This is arguably the most important part of the procedure, and requires skill, patience, experience, and a good eye for symmetry and detail.

Step 2 – The incisions

There are three common incision patterns, depending on how low the breast sits and how much skin needs to be removed:

A. Around the areola. This is called a ‘periareolar’ or ‘donut’ mastopexy.

B. Around the areola and vertically down from the areola to the breast crease, often referred to as a ‘vertical’ mastopexy, because it requires a vertical line. Patients often worry about this incision, but it actually heals extremely well.

C. Around the areola, vertically down from the breast crease and horizontally along the breast crease. This is often called an ‘anchor incision’ or ‘inverted T.’

Step 3 – Reshaping your breasts

If necessary, enlarged areolas are reduced by excising skin at the perimeter. The underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped to improve breast contour and firmness. Sutures are layered deep within the breast tissue to create and support the newly shaped breasts. Often, the breast tissue is tacked to the muscle at a higher position, to support the breast and help the lift last. The nipple and areola are repositioned to a natural, more youthful height, and excess breast skin is removed to compensate for a loss of elasticity.

Step 4 – Closing the incisions

After your breasts are reshaped and excess skin is removed, the remaining skin is tightened as the incisions are closed with sutures. No drains are needed. Some incision lines resulting from breast lift are concealed in the natural breast contours; however, others are visible on the breast surface. Incision lines are permanent, but in most cases will fade and significantly improve over time.

The results of your breast lift surgery are immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade.

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