After bariatric surgery, the breasts are often affected by a significant amount of sagging due to excess skin and fat left over from weight loss. A breast lift from our Reno and Carson City-area plastic surgeon reshapes sagging breasts to a more naturally rounded shape and repositions the breast, nipple, and areola to a more youthful position and projection.
Breast Lift Procedure
There are many different ways to perform a breast lift. Some women simply require an incision around the nipple/areola while others require a vertical breast lift that results in a “lollipop” type incision. Still others require a full anchor scar incision. Dr. McCormack will assess your individual situation and help determine the breast lift that best suits your needs. Dr. McCormack does not believe in a “cookie cutter” approach whereby each patient gets the exact same procedure. She is very aware that each body is different and each patient’s aesthetic goal will vary.
Breast Lift Recovery
Regardless of the incision required, breast lift surgery is performed in such a way that scarring is hidden by a bathing suit or bra. Patients usually return to work after a week or two, with healing gradually taking place over about three months.
Breast Lift with Augmentation
In addition to a traditional breast lift, Dr. McCormack can combine the procedure with breast augmentation for patients who have thin, drooping breasts, with nipples at or below the fold. Breast implants can help shape the breasts and provide fullness in the upper portion, even if they are not specifically used to make the breasts larger.