Dover, Canton, and Akron, Ohio, Women Can Address Sagging Breasts with Mastopexy
Pregnancy, nursing, aging, and genetics can all contribute to sagging breasts, causing them to hang lower on the chest and even point downward. Women who want to address this cosmetic problem can choose a breast lift at Ohio’s Fine Arts Skin & Laser, where Dr. David Hartman offers a minimal-incision technique to patients from Dover, Akron, New Philadelphia, Canton, and beyond.
By creating only small, carefully placed incisions, Dr. Hartman minimizes any signs of surgery, so breast lift patients can feel confident not only in their results, but also that their perkier breasts will appear natural.
A breast lift at our Ohio practice can raise your breasts higher on the chest. Contact Fine Arts Skin & Laser online or call 330-440-0499 to request a complimentary consultation with the double-board-certified Dr. David Hartman.
What Does a Breast Lift Do?
Breasts sag due to excess, stretched-out skin that allows gravity to pull them down, so a breast lift works to raise them higher on the chest by lifting and reshaping the tissue, removing redundant skin, and suturing the breasts into their newly elevated place.
There are several techniques available for accomplishing a lift, with specifics determined by a patient’s unique factors, including degree of sagging, skin elasticity, breast size and shape, and more.
A breast lift may also include repositioning the nipples so that they point outward and slightly upward instead of down, as well as reducing the size of overly large areolas.
Women who want to make a change to their breasts should know that a breast lift changes the breasts’ position, but not their size. A patient who wants more volume can consider a breast augmentation, which Dr. Hartman accomplishes with living fat transfer. The living fat is harvested from stubborn fat of the tummy area, outer thighs, or love handles areas by liposuction/body sculpting techniques.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for a Breast Lift?
Any woman who has sagging breasts may be a breast lift candidate. This is especially true for women who have given birth and nursed a baby, as hormone fluctuations and volume changes in the breasts themselves can cause them to stretch.
These women may also find that a lift restores the silhouette on the upper half of their torso, but that their midsection could still use re-contouring. A tummy tuck can address sagging there, providing a flatter belly for an overall rejuvenated look.
Recovering After a Breast Lift
As with any surgery, a lift will cause some swelling and bruising that will recede in the days following the procedure. Women should plan to resume light activity the next day and can generally return to work/normal routines within 2 or 3 days. Strenuous tasks can gradually be added back into the routine by about the 3rd week as healing continues.
Breast Lift Cost
Dr. Hartman will discuss specifics during a consultation to determine the full scope of the procedure and other details unique to each patient. If a lift is combined with other body procedures, the cost of each individual surgery can be lowered.