Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy) in Dothan, AL

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About Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift surgery is a body contouring procedure that redefines the breasts by removing loose skin and tightening the existing tissue to create a more youthful and perkier look. This brast reshaping surgery is reserved for women who have lost breast shape and volume and who are experiencing breast sag due to weight loss, pregnancy, or aging. Huge advancements in mastopexy techniques have made this cosmetic surgery so successful that new statistics from the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) reveal an approximate 70% increase in demand since 2000. Seasoned plastic surgeon Dr. Justin Martin performs this surgery at Martin Plastic Surgery in Dothan, AL. By incorporating the most state-of-the-art methods, Dr. Martin can choose the correct technique according to the degree of driiponess present as well as the desired outcome.

Ideal Candidates

Some women come to Martin Plastic Surgery believing they are candidates for breast augmentation, but after a private assessment, you may discover that a breast lift could be better suited. Patients whose breasts point downward generally need a lift to reduce skin looseness and to elevate the breasts to a higher position. If you have nipples that droop downward and your breasts appear stretched, a lift can dramatically help their appearance. Patients contemplating a breast lift should be in good health and at a healthy weight. Even though breast implants may be desired, in many cases a lift is all that it takes to achieve a patients goals.

Surgical Technique

A breast lift takes approximately two hours or more and is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The duration of this procedure is dependent on the complexity of breast ptsosis. The surgical technique used for a breast lift typically falls under two categories — the technique is defined by the type of the incision. The inverted-T (known as an anchor) and the straight line vertical incisions are the most commonly used methods. After making the incision, any excess skin is removed along with fat and tissue that is not needed. The remaining skin is then tightened and the breasts are lifted so they appear healthy. In most situations, the size of the areola is decreased to be symmetric with the new breast. At this time, an implant or a fat transfer can be placed within the breast if this was discussed with Dr. Martin prior to surgery.

What To Expect

After the procedure, you will wear a surgical compression bra to help with swelling. After surgery, the swelling will diminish within a few weeks. Dr. Martin or a member of his team will provide detailed, home treatment care instructions to help your healing process. Your breasts will look and feel natural, and you will feel beautiful and more youthful.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a breast lift cost?
During your initial appointment, Dr. Martin will explore your desires and aesthetic goals before creating your personal treatment plan. Following that, he can better estimate your price. When done well, a breast lift will significantly enhance your appearance, so it is important to concentrate on having a skilled surgeon with years of training, like Dr. Martin, rather than trying to find the best prices. To help make cosmetic surgery affordable, Martin Plastic Surgery offers several financing options.

Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should have a breast lift, an augmentation with implants, or both depends on your unique concerns and goals. Oftentimes, a breast lift will enhance the form and fullness of your breasts with no need for implants. Dr. Martin will evaluate you and also listen to your goals at your consultation, then make a decision about whether you would benefit from implants, a lift, or an augmentation plus a lift.

Will my nipples be moved?
In most cases, the nipple-areola complex will be moved up as part of the breast lift. If your areolas are excessively large or stretched, then Dr. Martin can incorporate an areola reduction in your surgery. 

How long will my results last?
With good care following surgery, your results can last for years. Your breasts will still age normally, which means you may start to see loose and sagging skin with time. Factors such as significant weight loss or gain can change your results, therefore it is best to stay at a steady weight following your breast lift. Pregnancy or breastfeeding following a breast lift may also alter your results, which is why Dr. Martin suggests patients wait until they are done having kids to get a breast lift.

Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?
A lift may improve asymmetry in your breasts if they're different in size, firmness, or level of sagging. Dr. Martin will evaluate the physical condition and appearance of your breasts in your consultation and talk about how a breast lift will be able to help you. In your surgery, he will adjust the tissue so your breasts are equal in position and size for better symmetry.

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Recovery Time  
4-6 weeks
Average Procedure Time  
2:00 - 3:00
Post-op Follow-up  
two weeks
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Healthier-Looking Breasts

Mastopexy has changed the lives of countless Dothan, AL patients. If you suffer from sagging breasts that interfere with your daily activities or prohibit you from buying certain clothing, a mastopexy at Martin Plastic Surgery may be the answer to your problems. When you have your initial meeting, a thorough examination will be performed by Dr. Martin and your aesthetic concerns will be discussed. We will create a tailored treatment plan to assist in transforming your breasts. Please contact Martin Plastic Surgery to begin your cosmetic surgery journey.

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