Chicago Breast Lift At Midwest Plastic Surgery
Dissatisfaction with the appearance of your breasts can occur for many reasons. Child birth, weight loss, or just your body’s struggle with gravity as you age are certainly factors. So, too, is simple genetics which may be the reason for saggy or low-hanging breasts that you “inherited.” In any of these cases and many more, the benefits of a breast lift can make a difference in your outlook and confidence.
The medical term for a breast lift is mastopexy. Mastopexy is designed to compensate for how the years cause loss of young breast shape, suppleness and firmness. A breast lift raises the breasts and removes excess skin, as well as firms the underlying tissues. Another common reason for those who get a breast lift is the reduction of large areolas.
What A Breast Lift Will Correct
Do any of following sound like you? Then a breast lift may a good fit:
- Breasts sag or have a loss shape or volume
- Breasts droop, have an elongated shape or are flat
- Nipples are pointing downward or drop below the breast’s creasing
- Your breasts’ skin is stretched, the areolas are overly large
- One breast sags lower than its partner
What A Breast Lift Won’t Do
A breast lift procedure won’t enlarge your breasts or, on the other end of the spectrum, make them appear smaller and rounder. When considering a different size or shape for your breasts, breast augmentation or breast reduction are the appropriate procedures. Both a breast augmentation and a breast reduction can be performed along with a breast lift, or can be done alone.
How A Breast Lift Procedure Is Done
A breast lift procedure needs to be done with anesthesia. During your initial consultation with Dr. Kouris, he’ll go over the types of anesthesia and which will be best you.
The incisions involved in a breast lift will include three kinds:
- Following the curve of the areola
- Following the curve of the areola and continuing downward to the crease of breast
- An incision that resembles a classic anchor shape, following the curve of the areola, downward to the crease of the breast, then following the curve of the breast’s crease.
When placing the incisions, Dr. Kouris will follow the natural contouring of your breasts as much as possible in order to optimally reduce the incisions’ appearance post surgery. Incision type is determined by the breast’s size and shape, as well as the size and position of the areola and nipple. Other factors in determining the incision type are the extent of breast sag, the elasticity of the breast’s skin, and how much excess skin is present. Dr. Kouris will discuss the incision process with you, so you will feel fully informed about which method is the most suitable.
What To Expect During Recovery
After surgery, you will wear bandages and possibly a special support bra. These will help reduce swelling, as well as offer support to your new breast contours.
The results of your breast lift procedure will be immediate, and as swelling and bruising fade, your new appearance will be even more obvious. Over the subsequent months, incisions will steadily grow fainter until they reach their final, subtle appearance.
What To Expect During Your Consultation with Dr. Kouris
When you consult with Dr. Kouris, the two of you will discuss your expectations, along with determining your breast lift options. You will also be told how the procedure will be done and what you should expect post-surgery, including the possibility of any side effects.
Dr. Kouris’ staff is happy to help you with any questions you may have before scheduling your breast lift consultation with the doctor. Please call 708-354-4667 or use our Contact Page. We look forward to hearing from you.