As you grow older, your breasts are exposed to a variety of factors that can dramatically affect your figure. Pregnancy, weight loss, changes in hormones and the natural process of aging can leave breasts looking deflated, droopy and uneven. A breast lift in Washington DC can raise and restore your breasts for a more youthful, perkier profile.
Dr. Stephen Kay is well-known as one of the best plastic surgeons in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase metro area, and has helped thousands of women from in and around Washington D.C. improve their figure with a breast lift. In addition to breast enhancement, Dr. Kay offers a full range of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for both women and men.
Please contact us online or call our Chevy Chase plastic surgery practice at 301-951-5120 for more information on breast lifts.
The best candidates for breast lift surgery are healthy women who have a positive attitude and realistic expectations for what a breast lift can achieve for them. Although women seeking to restore the appearance of their breasts, correct sagging or adjust the size and placement of their nipples may find that a breast lift offers an ideal solution, a breast lift will not increase your breast size unless breast augmentation is included at the same time.
Please visit our before and after photo gallery to see more real patient results that are possible after a breast lift.
The costs associated with your breast lift will vary depending on the type of surgical approach Dr. Kay takes and whether additional procedures are performed at the same time. The total costs of your procedure will include Dr. Kay’s surgical fee as well as the fees associated with anesthesia and the surgical facility plus any follow-up appointments. Dr. Kay and his staff are happy to explain all the available options for cosmetic surgery financing that can help make your breast lift even more affordable.
During breast lift surgery, which is clinically called a mastopexy, Dr. Kay will lift and reshape your natural breast tissue to create firmer, shapelier breasts and a more youthful silhouette. The technique Dr. Kay uses to perform your breast lift will depend on your individual anatomy and personal goals for your procedure. An incision can be made around the areola, vertically from the areola to the bottom of the breast or along the bottom crease of the breast. Sometimes, Dr. Kay uses a combination of incisions.
During surgery, Dr. Kay will remove excess skin and reshape your natural breast tissue. If necessary, the areolas can be reduced in size, and the areola and nipples can be made more proportional and centered. If you have chosen to combine your breast lift with a breast augmentation, Dr. Kay will also place and position your breast implants.
After surgery, you should see a change in your breasts right away, although swelling may obscure your results at first. Dr. Kay will recommend wearing bandages or compression garments to give your newly shaped breasts support and help minimize swelling. You may also have some surgical drains, which will be removed at your follow-up appointment.
You can expect to feel sore for several days following your breast lift, so Dr. Kay may prescribe medication to help you feel more comfortable. Some women return to work and normal activities within a week, although you should avoid excessive physical activity for at least 2 weeks. Over the following weeks, your swelling will dissipate to reveal firmer, more youthful-looking breasts and an uplifted profile. Your nipples and areolas should look more aesthetic and proportional, and your breasts should sit higher on your chest for naturally enhanced appearance.