Breast Lift

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Reshape your breasts and boost your self-confidence with a Breast Lift.

Dr. Zuriarrain can create a more natural-looking breast shape to deal with the effects of aging and the impact of gravity. Over the years, your breasts can lose tone and shift in position, especially after childbirth and breastfeeding.

If you are looking to change the shape and appearance of your breasts, a breast lift can change your self-image. When it comes to a Breast Lift in Miami, Zuri Plastic Surgery is the place to go to have your breasts elevated to a more youthful disposition.

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What is a Breast Lift?

Also known as mastopexy, a Breast Lift removes excess skin around the breast and restores volume for more youthful-looking contours. As women age, they naturally lose firmness and elasticity in their breasts, especially after giving birth and nursing or having significant weight loss.

These situations leave women with a sense of insecurity about the look of their breasts, leading them to seek the help of top Miami Breast Lift surgeons to regain the former shape of their breasts and the positioning of their nipples. After lifting the breasts, implants can be used to give them a larger, fuller appearance. Like a breast augmentation, it can lift the excess tissue and skin to have your implants rest at a higher position on your chest and help against the problem of gravity.

Breast Lift FAQS

Am I a good candidate for a breast lift?

Anyone in good physical health, with a stable weight, is a good candidate for a breast lift procedure. It is important to quit smoking and drinking alcohol excessively ahead of the surgery. You should have realistic expectations of what a Breast Lift can accomplish. It is not the answer for weight gain.

Can I have children after a breast lift?

Yes, but you should consider waiting until you are done having children. A Breast Lift can make breastfeeding more difficult, due to the recovery. Some of the benefits of a breast lift can be lost with the weight gain and changes to your breast tissue which can accompany pregnancy.

But can I breastfeed after a breast lift?

Yes. Your ability to breastfeed is not likely to be impacted by a breast lift procedure. In general, only 50% of women can breastfeed with or without a history of breast surgery (including a breast augmentation or lift).

When can I resume my exercise routine?

It depends on exactly which procedures you are getting done and how active your lifestyle is. Remember, you are recovering from surgery; trust your body and how you are feeling. Make sure to get plenty of rest.

Will there be a scar from my breast lift?

Yes, your scars may be permanent but they do fade over time, usually after a couple of years. You can hide the scars with your bras and bathing suits. Dr. Z will recommend great scar products that can help fade your scars.

What are the results of breast lift?

Your results from a Breast Lift will be long-lasting depending on you maintaining a healthy lifestyle and an ideal weight. There are different factors such as aging, gravity and healthy habits that will influence how long your results will last. There are also personal factors like the innate quality of your skin that are very important to your final result.

What are the risks with a breast lift?

Due to the personal nature of a breast lift, you need to understand all of the potential complications and risks. When considering a Breast Lift Miami patients should be aware of risks that could include:

  • Internal accumulation of fluids (seroma)
  • Fat necrosis
  • Asymmetry of the breasts, shape or contour irregularities
  • Changes in breast or nipple sensations
  • Infection or bleeding

Breast Lift Incisions

In a Breast Lift, there are four incisions a surgeon can use. Here is a rundown of each.

  • Inverted T (wise pattern mastopexy) incisions are a classic breast lift technique and a good option for women who are suffering from sagging or severe ptosis (drooping). 
  • Lollipop (vertical mastopexy) incisions run around the edge of the areola and then vertically on the breast to reduce the effect of sagging. Keyhole shaped incisions are made on the breast to remove excess skin while preserving the nipple in the process.
  • Crescent lift takes its name from the skin which sits above the areola. This will be excised during the procedure and is commonly used to raise the position of the nipple by a small degree.
  • Donut (periareolar mastopexy) incisions are performed around the perimeter of the areola. This donut-shaped piece of skin is then removed. This technique is used for women with minimal breast sagging. 

During your consultation, Dr. Zuriarrain will explain each incision’s function and its pros and cons. Breast Lift surgery is a highly individualized process.

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Top 10 reasons for a Breast Lift

There can be a wide variety of reasons why you want to have a Breast Lift in Miami, including:

  1. Being embarrassed by the shape of your breasts
  2. Difficulty exercising or participating in sports
  3. Experiencing back or neck issues
  4. Experiencing skin irritation
  5. Lost a lot of weight
  6. Straps cut into shoulders causing pain
  7. Want a more youthful appearance
  8. Your breasts have changed shape
  9. Your breasts have moved out of position
  10. Your nipples are now pointing downwards

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Choosing a certified and experienced surgeon is the first step to a smooth breast lift. At Zuri Plastic Surgery, we work hard to ensure that all of your questions are answered and to make your wishes come true. We use our experience and skill to get you the look you desire.

Breast lift Procedure

Once the incisions are made, Dr. Z will reshape your breasts by raising your breast tissue which will give you more firmness and a new breast contour profile.

Your nipples and areola will be positioned in a more natural and youthful position. If your areola is large, they can undergo reduction at the same time. Since there can often be a reduction in skin elasticity through aging, excess breast skin will be removed in compensation. Your nipples can also be reduced in size if you are unhappy with their projection.

Finally, Dr. Z will close the incisions and if possible hide them within the natural contours of your breasts. Some incisions may be visible but can fade over time.

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Breast Lift Consultation

Dr. Zuriarrain will meet with you and go through all the details for a Breast Lift procedure. You will come to learn what is right for you and your unique and personal circumstances.

Dr. Z will listen to your concerns, answer your questions and understand the goals that you wish to achieve. Make sure to mention any family history of breast cancer or if you’ve undergone any mammograms or biopsies. These types of surgical procedures can be affected by medications, herbal supplements, tobacco or recreational drugs and alcohol consumption. Dr. Zuriarrain will discuss with you why you need to abstain from all these items leading to your procedure.

Dr. Z will take pictures for reference and before and after shots and perform a thorough examination to check your skin elasticity and quality. He will take measurements and discuss what options are open to you.

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Recovery After Breast Lift

You may feel some soreness after your breast lift surgery because of the breast weight pulling on the closed incisions. It will be recommended to wear special softened bras to alleviate the discomfort and deliver support. Many of our Miami Breast Lift patients can return to work after a week depending on the type of work that they do, and as long as they stick to light activities.

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