Columbus Mastopexy (Breast Lift)
Over the years, factors such as gravity, pregnancy, and nursing take their toll on women’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, breasts often lose their shape and firmness. As a result, they begin to sag. A mastopexy, or breast lift in Columbus, is the surgical procedure to reshape and raise sagging breasts. Who better to perform a mastopexy (breast lift) than a board certified female plastic surgeon?
Why have a mastopexy?
- To lift the breasts to a higher position
- To reduce the size of the areoloa, the lighter skin around the nipple
- To remove excess skin from the breasts
- To better fit into a bra
- To have the option of not wearing a bra
The techniques for mastopexy surgery vary depending on a number of factors. There are two main techniques for a mastopexy or breast lift. In the first, an anchor-shaped incision follows the natural curve of the breast. This incision outlines the area from which breast skin is removed and defines the new location for the nipple. Sutures are usually located around the areola, in a vertical line extending down from the nipple, and along the crease of the breast. The second technique is the vertical mastopexy. Its incisions run around the areola and extend in a vertical line down from the nipple. The vertical technique avoids an incision along the natural crease of the breast.
During your consultation and examination, Dr. Sullivan will discuss the variables such as your age, the size and shape of your breasts, and the condition of your skin which may affect the procedure.
At The Sullivan Centre, we always put safety first. Our ambulatory surgical center has been licensed by the State of Ohio and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). We have achieved a near zero percent infection rate. Furthermore, we only use board certified anesthesiologists for all of our operations.
The mastopexy (breast lift) procedure is performed at The Sullivan Centre and will take approximately one and a half hours under anesthesia. The mastopexy (breast lift) is performed on an outpatient basis, therefore you can recover in the comfort of your own home. Most women can return to work in one week and can resume normal exercise in a few weeks.
All individual pre and post-operative needs will be discussed with our nursing team during your comprehensive pre-operative appointment.
- Your breasts will be in their proper position
- Improved self confidence
- Bras will fit better
- Breast Augmentation, a breast enlargement procedure that can be done simultaneously