Best Impression Cosmetic Surgery
Vivian M. Hsu, MD
Plastic Surgeon & Cosmetic Surgeon located in Blue Bell, PA
A common result of pregnancy, nursing, or aging is that breasts can feel heavier and appear to be lower than they were before. Skilled plastic surgeon Vivian Hsu, MD, at Best Impression Cosmetic Surgery specializes in breast lifts and other breast procedures that restore a more youthful breast position. To set up a consultation for a breast lift, call the Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, office or book an appointment online today.
Breast Lift Q & A
What is a breast lift?
A breast lift, otherwise known as a mastopexy, is a surgery that raises the position of your breasts higher on your chest. During the surgery at Best Impression Cosmetic Surgery’s private outpatient surgical center, Dr. Hsu removes the excess skin, fat, and lax breast tissue that are causing your breasts to hang low.
In addition to elevating the position of your breasts, Dr. Hsu can make additional changes to your breasts to restore a more youthful appearance, including changing the size or shape of your areolas.
Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia. There are many types of breast lifts. Depending on the degree of lift that is needed, breast lift surgeries can involve a circular incision around the areola, as well as incisions vertically on the breast, or horizontally under the breast at the level of the crease. These incisions are designed strategically to minimize visible scarring once healing is complete. You will see the initial results of your breast lift surgery right away.
Who should consider getting a breast lift?
Over the years, the skin on your breasts loses its elasticity, and various processes cause your breasts to descend. Your breasts may become less firm and lose their natural, symmetrical shape, and the areolas may become larger.
You may wish to consider a breast lift for cosmetic purposes after the effects of pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight changes, and aging. You may also be considering a breast lift if you want your breasts to be perkier, if their lack of fullness or shape bothers you, if your nipples are pointing downward, or if your breasts are asymmetrical.
Can I get a breast lift alongside other surgeries?
Yes, you can have a breast lift performed at the same time as other breast surgeries and procedures at Best Impression Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Hsu works with you to create a personalized treatment plan to create your ideal breasts if a breast lift alone cannot deliver your desired results.
Depending on your personal goals and expectations, Dr. Hsu may also recommend:
During a breast augmentation, Dr. Hsu places silicone or saline implants to add volume to your breast size. You have many options in regards to the shape and size of your implants, and the added volume of implants can enhance the appearance of your breasts with a breast lift.
Large or heavy breasts are not always preferable as they can contribute to a disproportionate shape to the rest of your body. A breast reduction decreases the size of your breasts and can help maintain the results of your breast lift.
If your breasts are no longer perky and firm due to changes from pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or age, call Best Impression Cosmetic Surgery, or book a consultation online for breast lift surgery today.