Breast Lift

In Atlanta

Introduction

Breast Lift

There are three main factors that influence the size and shape of the breasts: weight change, age, and pregnancy. Many women who have had children will undoubtedly realize that their breasts may change a considerable amount. The breast tissue and skin are designed to stretch during pregnancy and breastfeeding; unfortunately, it does not always want to return to that young and perky state. This can be very disheartening to a young mother who may feel she has lost the attractiveness of her breasts. That is where a breast lift comes into play.

If you are considering a Breast Lift, visit Arslanian Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Brian Arslanian is a Double Board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and is ready to work with you. Find out how Dr. Arslanian can help elevate your appearance with a Breast Lift today.

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Lift Sagging Breasts

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift, also referred to as mastopexy, addresses sagging breasts by tightening the muscles and tissues into an elevated position. This cosmetic procedure aims to restore the breasts’ perky position and shape. Dr. Arslanian’s expertise in cosmetic surgery ensures a tailored approach to achieve your specific aesthetic objectives. You can anticipate a comprehensive solution that delivers natural, youthful-looking results, including repositioning the breasts higher on the chest and reshaping the areolas.

Please keep in mind that while this breast surgery will improve the appearance of your breasts, it will not make them larger. If you are looking to enhance your cup size, please discuss adding breast augmentation surgery to your breast lift with Dr. Arslanian during your consultation.

What are the benefits of a Breast Lift?

An Atlanta Breast Lift can offer a range of benefits for our patients, of which Dr. Arslanian has seen tremendous success. These benefits include: 

  • Firmer and younger-looking breast shape
  • Rejuvenated look
  • Improvement of physical health
  • Improved nipple projection
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Greater satisfaction with the way clothes fit on your body

Before deciding to undergo a breast lift, it is crucial to discuss your individual goals with Dr. Arslanian. He will evaluate your case and share the potential benefits you can anticipate.

Who are the best candidates for the Breast Lift procedure?

Women in good health who may have experienced breast sagging due to factors such as aging, weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding are considered ideal candidates for a breast lift. Patients must be at or close to their ideal weight, as significant weight changes can affect the results. Additionally, having realistic expectations about the procedure’s outcomes is essential. To determine whether you are a good candidate for a Breast Lift in Atlanta, call us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Arslanian.

First Steps

What’s the first step?

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To begin your journey toward a Breast Lift, the initial step is to book a consultation with Dr. Arslanian. During this appointment, you’ll chat with Dr. Arslanian about what you hope to achieve, review your medical background, and assess your current breast situation. This way, Dr. Arslanian can determine the most suitable surgical plan tailored to your needs. Plus, you’ll get to ask any questions about the procedure and what to expect during recovery.

Before your surgery, Dr. Arslanian may instruct you to fast for a while or avoid certain medications such as blood thinners.

What to expect on the day of Breast Lift surgery

When you come in for your surgery day, you’ll be brought to the procedure room, where we’ll prepare you for the operation. Dr. Arslanian will chat with you about the procedure, going over what will happen based on what you two discussed during your consultation. Usually, any markings needed before surgery will be done that morning. Just relax, and we’ll guide you through everything step by step.

To begin, we’ll administer anesthesia to ensure you’re comfortably numb, eliminating any pain or discomfort. Once you’re asleep, Dr. Arslanian will start by making the necessary incision tailored to the specific procedural plan he prepared.

There are three techniques Dr. Arslanian can use: 

Periareolar or “Doughnut” Mastopexy

 In this technique, the incisions are kept around the areola. It does not allow much ability to reshape the breast itself, but the incisions hide very well in the natural areolar border.

 

Vertical or “Lollipop” Mastopexy

This technique removes excess breast skin and reshapes the breast mound into a much perkier and more attractive shape. The incisions are placed around the areola, and then another incision is extended from the base down towards the breast fold, giving the shape of a lollipop. This is the most common mastopexy technique.

Wise Pattern or “Anchor” Mastopexy

This is the most potent technique for reshaping the breast as it allows for the removal of redundant tissue in both the vertical and horizontal directions. It also provides for the most significant movement of the nipple. The scars are similar to the vertical technique, which adds a scar to the breast fold. This gives the appearance of an anchor.  

Once the incision has been made, Dr. Arslanian will create a “pedicle” that serves as the blood supply to the nipple-areolar complex. He will then remove any excess skin and breast tissue. The final step is to reshape the breast using internal sutures and close the skin over the top to achieve the final result.

After your breasts are reshaped and excess skin is removed, the remaining skin is tightened as the incisions are closed. Some incision lines resulting from breast lifts are concealed in the natural breast contours; however, others are visible on the breast surface. Incision lines are permanent, but in most cases, they will fade and significantly improve over time.

The entire Breast lift procedure typically takes from 2 to 3 hours. You will be able to return home the same day as your surgery, but we advise you to arrange a ride to and from our clinic as the impact of surgery requires your body to rest.

Breast Lift recovery

After your surgery, you’ll head home the same day and take it easy. Throughout the first week, you’ll start doing gentle exercises to prevent your arms and shoulders from getting too stiff. Within that week, you’ll come back for a follow-up appointment. At this visit, we’ll remove your dressings and any stitches on your skin. We’ll also guide you on wearing your garment and gradually increasing your activity level. Dr. Arslanian and his team are here to support you every step of the way.

You must schedule time off work to rest and heal adequately.

Getting back to work usually takes about 3-7 days, depending on whether they have a desk job or a more physically demanding one. By the time two weeks roll around, most patients are back to their routine. Then, you can gradually ramp up your activity levels, start hitting the gym, and even lift heavier weights. You might experience some discomfort after the surgery, but don’t worry – we’ll give you pain meds to help manage it, and it should ease up within a few days to a week.

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Tips for Recovery

Before being discharged, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of how to have a successful recovery, with directions such as:

  • Request the appropriate time off of work
  • Avoid sleeping on your stomach or side
  • Wear your supportive bra or garment 24/7 for 4–6 weeks to help with comfort and healing
  • Keep incision sites clean
  • Start walking as soon as possible to reduce swelling and blood clots, but avoid heavy lifting.
  • Eat healthy foods
  • Don’t smoke or drink alcohol for a few weeks after surge

Breast Lift Cost

How much does a Breast Lift cost in Atlanta, GA?

The cost of a Breast Lift in Atlanta varies depending on the following factors: 

  • Your breast size
  • The type of incision required
  • Duration of the surgery
  • Quantity of tissue and skin being repositioned

Dr. Arslanian will assess your individual needs and concerns to create a custom surgical plan that will benefit you. Then, our patient coordinator will contact you to let you know the price you can expect to pay.

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Why choose Arslanian Plastic Surgery?

When you come to Arslanian Plastic Surgery for a Breast Lift, you will be in good hands with Dr. Arslanian and his team. Dr. Arslanian obtained his medical degree from the University at Buffalo and then completed a rigorous training program in General Surgery at one of the prestigious Harvard Hospitals: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. During his residency, he discovered his passion for cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. He then completed another three years of specialized training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University, an epicenter for plastic surgery in the United States. 

As a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Arslanian has launched and grown his practice into a busy mix of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to help patients from all over the Metro Atlanta area. He is a member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), the Aesthetic Society, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Arslanian’s goal for every patient is to create a beautiful, natural look using the safest techniques he has learned.

Contact

Schedule a consultation

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Arslanian, call (678) 894-9200 or contact us through our website. We also offer virtual consultations for all patients. Contact us today to find out how Dr. Arslanian can help you restore your confidence in your body.

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