After childbirth and other weight changes, many women experience sagging of their breasts. This can make them feel self-conscious about how their breasts naturally rest. While a bra can help in supporting the breasts and giving them a more attractive appearance under clothing, many women are embarrassed at how they look when they are not wearing clothing. Patients impacted by these self-esteem issues from sagging breasts are encouraged to speak to the providers at Olack Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Show Low, AZ.
What is a breast lift?
The breast lift procedure is a special surgical treatment that is aimed at lifting the breast tissue and giving women a more youthful appearance. During a breast lift, excess skin and tissues may be removed, and the nipped and areola area may also be repositioned for a more natural look. The procedure is done as an outpatient treatment by one of our specialists and can help women feel more comfortable in their own body.
What can a patient expect during recovery from a breast lift?
As with any surgical procedure, patients need to take some time off of work, school, and other social activities to allow their body time to heal and to reduce the risk of infection. With a breast lift procedure, patients can expect approximately two to three hours for the surgery. The breasts are covered with gauze and a surgical support bra. Tubes may be placed directly in the incision sites to ensure draining of excess fluids. Women can expect their breasts to be tender, swollen, and bruised for approximately two weeks following their procedure, with soreness around the incision areas. Patients often report feeling numbness in the nipple area, but this often improves after a few weeks.
Patients are given aftercare instructions following their surgery to care for their body and reduce the risk of infection. This also ensures that the body heals properly and that the results patients desire are achieved.
Call Olack Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery today to learn more about the breast lift procedure
Patients in and around the community of Show Low, AZ are welcome to speak to our team of providers to discuss their options for breast enhancement. The practice is located at 2450 E Show Low Lake Road, Suite 2A and can be reached by calling (928) 537-6767 for an appointment.