Options in a Breast Lift
Dr. Odinet might employ different techniques during your breast lift to tailor the results to your precise goals. Incision placement for a breast lift might include:
This incision encircles the areola, so scarring is well hidden within the pigmented area of the breast. This technique is primarily used for women that require minimal correction as the access to enhance the breast is relatively limited. Periareolar incisions are needed if the areola is going to be reduced or repositioned as a part of the breast lift process.
This technique includes the periareolar incision and a second line down the lower portion of the breast. The lollipop is the most common choice for breast lifts, as it allows access for Dr. Odinet to perform mild to moderate correction in breast sagging. During this procedure, he can remove excess, loose skin to create a firmer shape to the breast while raising the breast to a higher position. The nipple and areola can also be adjusted if necessary.
This technique adds a horizontal incision in the breast crease to the lollipop formation, creating an anchor shape. While the incisions are more extensive with this process, it may be necessary for patients that require a substantial amount of lift and removal of excess skin.
You will discuss the right technique at your consultation, so you know what to expect from your procedure. Rest assured that no matter how extensive your incisions might be, Dr. Odinet will take great care to keep post-operative scarring hidden in natural skin folds as much as possible. His meticulous suturing techniques at the end of surgery also minimize visible scarring.
Your Breast Lift Experience
Depending on how extensive your surgery will be, Dr. Odinet will perform your breast lift on an outpatient basis at his AAAASF-accredited facility or at Park Place Hospital where you can take advantage of one of their overnight recovery suites. If you have augmentation at the same time as your lift, Dr. Odinet will use a rib lock during your surgery. This technique ensures greater comfort and a reduced need for pain medication after your operation.
Incisions are carefully placed so that Dr. Odinet can remove excess skin and create a more attractive breast contour. If the areola needs to be reduced, that can also be accomplished, as well as raising the nipple and areola to a higher position on the breast to produce a natural, proportionate appearance. Most breast lifts take between one and three hours to complete, depending on the amount of correction needed and whether additional procedures will be done at the same time.
After Your Breast Lift
Women often discover that recovery after breast surgery is quicker and more comfortable than they expect. Most are able to drive within two days after their operation and head back to work and other non-strenuous activities within three to four days. Vigorous exercise should be avoided for four to six weeks although you are encouraged to participate in gentle workouts soon after your procedure to promote a healthy healing process.
A breast lift offers long-lasting rejuvenation results, restoring your confidence in your body and your appearance. We invite you to learn more about this procedure by contacting one of our friendly staff members to schedule a consultation with Dr. Odinet. Call us today at 336-234-8648.