Breast Lift (Mastopexy) in Tampa, FL
Dr. Mang is board certified under the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and he is greatly admired by his many patients for his strong commitment to helping people look and feel their best. Breast lift surgeries are performed by Dr. Mang in his state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery center. His specialized plans for every patient helps him acquire the most natural-looking results for all of the women who seek a breast lift procedure.
Many women choose to undergo breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, if they are unhappy with their sagging breasts. This can cause self-consciousness, and affect women’s emotional well-being. Thankfully, breast lift surgery near Tampa, FL, can help restore perkiness to your breast contour. If you are interested in adding breast volume as well as lift, please visit our breast augmentation (LINK) page for more information.
What Happens During A Breast Lift Procedure?
A woman’s breasts can change over time due to a variety of reasons, including pregnancy, breast feeding, fluctuations in weight, aging, gravity, or hereditary factors. For many women, these changes cause them to pursue breast lift surgery.
During breast lift surgery, the breasts are raised by eliminating excess skin. It can also correct the shape of the areola, which can become enlarged over time. The steps taken to achieve your breast lift goals will depend on a variety of factors, including your breast size and shape, the degree of your breast sagging, and the quality of skin elasticity you possess.
What Type Of Incisions Are Involved With A Breast Lift Procedure?
There are four main incision types used in breast lift surgery. These include the anchor lift, the lollipop lift, the benelli lift, and the crescent lift. The anchor lift is used for those with significant drooping of the breasts. An incision is made around the areola, down the breast crease, and along the crease of the breast. The lollipop lift incision is made around the nipple, down the breast to the breast crease, mimicking the shape of a lollipop. The benelli lift incision is best used for those who need a mild lift. An incision is made around the areola. Lastly, the crescent lift incision is made in a crescent shape at the top of the nipple, which is the least invasive breast lift incision option.
After the incisions are made, breast tissue is lifted and reshaped. Any excess breast skin is removed, and the incisions are then closed.
What is the Cost of a Breast Lift?
Dr. Mang is conscious of his patients’ budgets and keeps his prices competitive. Plastic surgery procedures can range depending on the needs and goals of each patient, therefore, it is important to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mang to discuss pricing. At Mang Plastic Surgery, we believe that a cosmetic procedure is an investment in your self-confidence, which will be beneficial for years to come. Sometimes that may be costly, and that is why we offer financing through CareCredit®
Preparing For Surgery
During your initial consultation, Dr. Mang will create a unique plan for your breast lift in St. Petersburg to meet your aesthetic goals. It is important to discuss your expectations with Dr. Mang, so that your goals are clear. During your consultation please be prepared to discuss your medical and surgical history as well as provide a list of medications you are currently taking. Our team will want to know of any existing medical concerns or habits that might impact your surgery, like smoking habits, high blood pressure, severe allergies or blood clotting issues.
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- Stop smoking. It is important to discontinue the use of cigarettes and other nicotine products as they constrict blood vessels and slow the healing and recovery process.
- Avoid alcohol. This is not long term, but alcohol use should be discontinued for at least two weeks before surgery and two weeks after surgery.
- Vitamins and other OTC drugs. Discontinue the use of these for at least two weeks before surgery.
- Pain medication. Dr. Mang may prescribe you pain medication to alleviate any discomfort. It is important to fill these prior to surgery and bring them to the procedure.
- Drink water. Water is a very helpful tool both before and after surgery. It is important to drink plenty of water before surgery and after. Water helps flush out toxins.
- Aspirin and Ibuprofen. Discontinue the use of both of these for at least two weeks before and after surgery. These products thin you blood and can interfere with your body’s ability to heal.
- Getting home. After surgery driving is prohibited. Arrange for transportation home.
What To Expect After Breast Lift Surgery
After breast lift surgery or mastopexy, you will be given instructions on how to recover safely and comfortably. Results should be immediately visible, and swelling and incision lines will fade over time. It may take a few months for your breasts to settle into their final position. In order to maintain your results, it is advised that you resume a healthy lifestyle and weight after surgery.
Contact Dr. Mang today to schedule your breast lift consultation. He serves patients at two convenient locations in the state of Florida, Tampa and Duluth. If you are looking for beautiful and natural-looking breast lift results, call us today.