Breast Lift In Miami. FL
Time, gravity, and aging cause several changes to women’s breasts. Fluctuations in weight, pregnancy, and breastfeeding can also significantly impact breast position and firmness.
Mastopexy (breast lift surgery) can reposition, reshape, and enhance the firmness of breasts that have been negatively affected by aging or motherhood for firmer, perky, and younger-looking breasts.
Dr. Daniel Careaga and Dr. Paul Durand are board-certified plastic surgeons providing breast lifts at their Coral Gables office near Miami, Florida. Each is committed to restoring youthfulness for women whose breasts sag, appear deflated, or have nipples that are beginning to point downward.
Why Choose Careaga Plastic Surgery?
Careaga Plastic Surgery is equipped with state-of-the-art technology in a pristine environment and relaxing atmosphere. Our dedicated and professional team members are knowledgeable, experienced, and happy to help our patients navigate their cosmetic surgery options.
Dr. Careaga and Dr. Durand are highly skilled plastic surgeons with years of medical and specialty training who continue to stay up-to-date on emerging science that improves cosmetic surgery techniques.
At Careaga Plastic Surgery, our surgeons use advanced technology and strict safety protocols to ensure our patients receive the best possible care while enjoying the excellent results they’ve come to expect.
Breast Lift Surgery Is Designed To:
Restore Breast Shape and Position After Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause breasts to sag and lose their full round shape. A breast lift recontours loose or flattened breast tissue and repositions it higher on the chest while tightening the breast skin to restore firmness and enhance shape.
Reshape Breasts That Have Lost Firmness Due to Weight Loss
Pregnancy and breastfeeding isn’t the only way to quickly see changes in breast shape and volume loss. Women who lose a considerable amount of weight usually have loose skin in several body areas, including the breasts.
Reposition Aging Breasts
Even women who’ve never been pregnant eventually find their breasts have lost firmness, are sagging, and have become elongated. A breast lift can raise the breasts, reshape tissue, and tighten loose breast skin for a more youthful breast appearance.
Raise Drooping Nipples
Sometimes it seems like your areolas and nipples are trying to relocate to the bottom of your breasts. Breast sagging is often accompanied by descending nipples that seem to be moving all on their own. A breast lift also addresses low nipples and returns them to their proper position while reshaping droopy breasts.
How Much Does Breast Lift Surgery Cost in Miami?
The cost of your breast lift will depend on your location, the skill and experience of your surgeon, the amount of breast tissue you have, the extent of sagging, preoperative testing, anesthesia fees, postoperative dressings and compression garments, and medications.
Our patient care coordinators will provide you with a quote for your procedure at the end of your breast lift consultation with Dr. Careaga or Dr. Durand.
What Does Breast Lift Surgery Involve?
Your breast lift will be performed as an outpatient surgery under general anesthesia. Your plastic surgeon in Miami typically uses an anchor lift incision, otherwise known as an inverted-T, and is the gold standard of breast lift incisions.
First, an incision is made around the areola, and then a vertical incision extends from the areola to the bottom of the breast. Finally, a horizontal incision is made along the breast crease. In some cases, fewer, smaller incisions can be used where only minor correction is needed.
Dr. Careaga or Dr. Durand manipulates the breast tissue into a more natural and appealing shape, trims excess breast skin, and repositions the areola/nipple complex for firm, lifted, and perky breasts.
Combining Your Breast Lift With Other Procedures
Breast lift surgery offers firm, younger-looking breasts all on its own. However, if you also want to increase your breast size, you can combine a breast lift with breast augmentation for more dramatic results.
Alternatively, a breast lift is almost always included with a breast reduction. This combination is used to create well-shaped smaller breasts with nipples that are correctly positioned.
Women also combine a breast lift with a tummy tuck or liposuction body contouring for a Mommy Makeover when they have completed their families and want to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies.
After Your Breast Lift
What Can I Expect During My Breast Lift Recovery?
After your breast lift surgery, you will be placed into a compression bra which must be worn for two to three weeks. You can expect to experience bruising, swelling, and loss of sensitivity for the first two weeks of recovery. Discomfort can be alleviated with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication.
Most breast lift patients can resume normal activities and sedentary jobs about a week after this surgery. Avoid lifting, reaching, and all strenuous activities, including rigorous exercise, for up to six weeks after surgery or until our surgeon clears you.
What Results Can I Expect After My Breast Lift?
You will wear your compression bra for the first few weeks to help with swelling and support your recontoured breasts. Once the bruising and swelling subside, you’ll get a good idea of your early results, but your final results will take two to three months. After the implants settle, you can expect larger, well-shaped, and perkier breasts that last upwards of 10 years.
Your scars may be visible at first, but be patient. Breast surgery scars are known to fade over time and blend in nicely with your surrounding skin.
Breast Lift Financing
Careaga Plastic Surgery does everything it can to ensure its services are affordable for every patient. Providing financing options is one of the ways we help with this part of the process. These programs can be used individually or combined to fit your personal needs.
We offer several financing options to help you make your dream procedure a reality. You can learn more about the requirements for these options by visiting our financing page.
Breast Lift FAQ
The results of a breast lift are long-lasting but not permanent and will not halt the aging process. Future pregnancies and gravity will eventually affect the appearance of your breast lift. That being said, your breasts will always remain better than if you didn’t have the surgery.
Candidates for breast lift surgery should be in good physical health, have experienced some level of breast sagging, and have realistic expectations of their results.
Most patients put off having breast lift surgery until after they are finished having children. There is a chance that pregnancy after a breast lift will alter the appearance of your breasts.
You may experience additional sagging and alterations in size and shape. In most cases, women who’ve had a previous breast lift can still breastfeed as long as the nipples are not detached during the surgery.
If this is a concern, please inform Dr. Careaga during your consultation.
Before your operation, you’ll need to complete your preoperative lab. Afterward, you will meet with Dr. Careaga or Dr. Durand for a pre-surgical appointment to review all pre and postoperative instructions.
You should avoid all blood thinners (such as aspirin, vitamin E, and ginkgo biloba) for two weeks and avoid smoking for at least one month.
While risks and complications are rare with breast lift surgery, they can include:
- Anesthesia risks
- Changes in nipple sensation
- Poor scarring
- Breast asymmetry
Miami Breast Lift Surgery Specialists
Are you seeking a breast lift in Miami, Florida, with a respected and board-certified plastic surgeon? Call (305) 615-4987 to reach Dr. Daniel Careaga or Dr. Paul Durand at our Coral Gables, Florida, office today. Our team is eager to be part of your journey to a new you.