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Center for Plastic Surgery Ann Arbor
5333 McAuley Drive, Suite 5001
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: (734) 712-2323
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, genetics, and weight loss can cause the breasts to sag and flatten. At Center for Plastic Surgery Ann Arbor, our board-certified plastic surgeons offer mastopexy, often called breast lift surgery, in Ann Arbor to return the breasts to a more youthful shape and position. Our entire team strives to make your experience with us as comfortable as possible. Our location in St. Joseph Mercy hospital allows us access to cutting-edge technology to help our patients meet their aesthetic ambitions.
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Good candidates for breast lift surgery are women in good health who want to attain any of the following improvements:
Our board-certified plastic surgeons have more than 50 years of combined experience in all facets of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. As a qualified and compassionate team, they share a goal of providing a safe and rewarding plastic surgery experience while creating exceptional results worthy of your trust.
A simple test to determine if a breast lift is required is to simply stand in front of a mirror and examine your nipples in relation to your natural breast crease. If your nipples are lower than your breast crease, you may need a breast lift.
The first step towards your breast lift surgery is your consultation with one of our surgeons. A consultation allows patients the opportunity to voice their personal goals and expectations, as well as ask any questions they may have.
A breast lift procedure can be performed on an outpatient procedure done under local anesthesia with sedation or under general anesthesia. The location of incisions used will vary, depending on the amount of breast ptosis (drooping) present. The nipple will be repositioned, any excess skin will be removed, and the breast is shaped into a more pleasing contour.
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There are a variety of incisions that can be used during a breast lift depending on the degree of ptosis and desired result. Your plastic surgeon will discuss which approach you’re a candidate for.
Types of breast lifts include:
Additional procedures that may enhance results:
Following your breast lift, you will receive specific post-op instructions from your surgeon for a safe recovery. You will return home in a bra and ace wrap, with light dressings over your incisions. The bra will need to be worn as a “dressing” for a few weeks. Sutures are usually removed in two weeks. Any initial discomfort can be controlled with oral pain medications. Light activities may be resumed in seven to 10 days, and aerobic activities or intimate contact can be resumed in a few weeks. All restrictions are lifted in four weeks once all stitches are out and incisions are healed.
Learn more about the recovery time following a procedure here.
At Center for Plastic Surgery Ann Arbor, we look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. Please request your consultation with our easy-to-use online form or call our office at (734) 712-2323 to schedule your visit.