What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a procedure to reshape and elevate the breasts. As part of the normal aging process, our skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag. This is especially true for the skin and connective tissues of the breast. Unfortunately, this process can be accelerated by pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, large breasts, and genetics. Ptosis, or sagging of the breasts, can appear in women as early as their mid-20s and can cause significant emotional stress. A breast lift may help reduce these changes and return the breast and nipple position to a more youthful appearance.
What are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?
A breast lift has many benefits for any woman regardless of her age. The first benefit is the boost in your self-confidence, which may encourage you to live a healthier lifestyle. This new and improved healthy lifestyle is the second benefit, and the third is a more positive body image and less self-consciousness about your breast size and shape.
Who is a Candidate for a Breast Lift?
You might be a candidate for a breast lift if you are physically healthy and if you have realistic expectations. Candidates might be women who experience:
- Nipples that point down
- Nipples that sit too low
- Unhappiness with symmetry and the shape of their breasts
- Sagging breasts
How is a Breast Lift Performed?
There are multiple ways in which Dr. DePerro can perform a breast lift. These include various incisions and surgical approaches, all of which will be discussed during your consultation. Dr. DePerro will listen to your concerns, and together you both will determine what’s best for you. Also, he will have a detailed conversation with you to assess if an augmentation is needed along with your breast lift. A mastopexy/augmentation, also known as a lift with implant placement, is usually recommended in women who feel that their breasts appear “deflated.” This is often seen in women who have nursed children or lost a considerable amount of weight. In these patients, the breast and nipple need to be elevated to their previous position, but an implant is also required to restore or enhance the volume of the breast.
During your consultation, Dr. DePerro will go over the details of the surgery and the expected postoperative course. You’ll also be given the opportunity to walk through the fully accredited surgical center where your procedure will be performed. Many patients feel this helps reduce the anxiety that comes along with any planned surgery. Call or stop by today to schedule an appointment with Dr. DePerro to see how personalized care produces personalized results.
How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost in Columbus, OH?
The cost of a breast lift will vary based on the patient’s body type and the amount of work that will be needed to achieve the patient’s goals. Dr. DePerro will discuss all your options and their costs at your consultation. His practice accepts all major forms of payment: cash, check, and major credit cards. CareCredit® financing is also available for those who wish to choose this option.
DePerro Plastic Surgery offers personalized care for personalized results. Residents in or near Columbus and other areas in the state who are ready to make a positive change should take the next step in this exciting process. Don’t hesitate to contact us and set up your breast lift consultation with Dr. Michael DePerro today!