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Mastopexy in Chicago Area- Get Your Breasts Elevated for an Improved Breast Contour

Bothered by your sagging breasts? Breast lift also known as mastopexy can help your condition. If your breasts are droopy due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, gravity, aging, weight loss or hereditary factors, then you can consider having a breasts lift. This is a cosmetic surgical procedure that raises the breasts to the chest level by removing excess skin and tightening breasts tissue for a more improved contour that looks youthful. Mastopexy can be performed in combination with other breast surgeries such as breast augmentation. An experienced board-certified plastic surgeon should perform the procedure for you to help you achieve your aesthetic goals and be safe during and after surgery. Dr. Bloch from Body by Bloch is an internationally recognized board certified plastic surgeon.

Getting ready for the surgery

The first step is to consult with a plastic surgeon. When you do, tell the surgeon what your goals are. If you’re also getting breast implants, bring photos showing the size and shape of the breasts you’d like.

The surgeon will consider your health and describe your options. The surgeon should also explain the procedure in detail and go over the risks and what the recovery will be like.

Complications after breast lifts are relatively rare. The main three are bleeding, infection, and scarring. Your surgeon will give you instructions for preparing that will help lower your risk of complications. Those instructions will include such things as not smoking, making sure you are off medications that may make bleeding more likely, and taking antibiotics if necessary.

You should also start planning for the recovery period. For instance, you will have to avoid heavy lifting for at least 4 to 6 weeks after your breast lift. If you have young children, you may need to line up help.

How is the procedure for mastopexy?

Mastopexy is performed under general anesthesia in a hospital or in an accredited surgical centre. After receiving anesthesia, your plastic surgeon will make an incision around your areola and vertically down to your natural breast crease. Through this key-hole pattern incision, excess skin is removed and underlying tissues reshaped and lifted to form a new breast contour with deep sutures. Dr. Bloch uses incision patterns that will suit your anatomy to make them as inconspicuous as possible when you recover. The nipple and areola may be repositioned to a more natural looking level. Enlarged areola is reduced by excising skin at the perimeter. Next, incisions are closed with sutures, stitches or surgical tapes. Drains may be placed beneath your skin to drain excess fluids. Breasts are then dressed with bandages and you will be advised to wear a compression bra to help in the formation of the new contour.

Do I qualify for a breast lift?

Dr. Bloch will consider you for a breast lift if you:

Breast lift/Mastopexy is a highly individualized procedure and you should not do it to please anyone or achieve an ideal image. You will only be allowed to sign the consent forms for surgery if you fully understand the potential risks of the procedure.

Breast lift risks and safety information

The decision to have plastic surgery is extremely personal, and you’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications of breast lift surgery are acceptable.

You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any breast lift risks and potential complications.

Breast lift risks include:

These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It is important that you address all of your questions directly with your plastic surgeon.

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