Breast Lift Surgery
As we age, there are several factors and conditions that may cause the breasts to sag or feel deflated. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is intended to give you an elevated, more youthful breast contour and nipple position. Additionally, the pigmented areas around the nipples (the areola) can be reduced in size if you so desire.
Are You a Candidate for a Breast Lift?
If your breasts are sagging because of past pregnancies, breastfeeding, genetics, or aging; or if your breast sagging is too great to be treated with an implant alone then you may be a candidate for a breast lift in Denver. You may also be a candidate for a breast lift if the pigmented areas around your nipples (called the nipple areolar complexes) are significantly enlarged, often as a result of breast feeding or simple genetics.
How Is the Breast Lift Procedure Performed?
A breast lift is done on an outpatient basis in our surgical center under general anesthesia. Dr. Slenkovich tailors his approach to each patient. As such, his incisions may differ depending on the amount of skin that needs to be removed to reshape the breast. If some cases, Dr. Slenkovich is able to preform an incision around the nipple are replace the nipple higher on the breast elevating it’s position. At the same time an internal lift may be done to resupport the tissues and skin on the underside of the breast.
The most common breast lift procedure is a full breast lift where the scars are typically limited to a “lollipop” pattern (around the nipple areolar complexes and vertically down to the crease below the breast.) In some cases, a breast implant may be used to replace fullness and lost volume to achieve your desired shape. The breast lift patient goes home with light dressings.
What Is Recovery After a Breast Lift Like?
Initial discomfort from a breast lift is easily controlled with oral pain killer medication. Light activities may be started in 7-10 days after surgery. Aerobic activities can often be resumed in about four weeks.
Does Insurance Cover a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is typically performed for cosmetic reasons. As such, it usually is not covered by insurance.
Is Financing Available
We are affiliated with companies that offer financing for cosmetic surgery procedures, including the breast lift, and we will be pleased to help you obtain financing for your breast lift procedure.
Experience and Credentials
Dr. Slenkovich’s credentials include being a Board Certified plastic surgeon, and he has also written, edited or co-authored a number of medical articles on breast enhancement surgeries and breast lifts. Most importantly, Dr. Slenkovich is a skilled and caring Denver plastic surgeon who is honest with patients and committed to patient education and truthfulness. This is where the principles of the surgeon you choose to work with come into play and why you want to carefully choose a plastic surgeon who will be realistic about what you really need for a natural look, and what you should expect for the outcome of the procedure.
To Learn More
In addition to helping breast lift Denver patients realize their dreams of perky, youthful bustlines, Dr. Slenkovich offers several other breast enhancement procedures. If you are considering a breast lift or other breast enhancement procedure, contact our office just south of Denver, Colorado today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Slenkovich.