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Introduction

Introduction to Breast Lift Surgery

Breast sagging is a common and natural occurrence that affects so many women. While breast volume may not be changed, many women don’t enjoy seeing their once-firm appearance begin to droop and sag. Even though some women will see more aggressive changes than others, after experiencing mild sagging, patients may wish to correct this appearance with Breast Lift surgery.

At Ravive Plastic Surgery in Tampa, our breast lift technique is a leading solution to help achieve firm, natural, and perky breasts. Dr. Deepa Bhat strives to deliver the kind of results that you can be proud of. To learn more about this surgery, please keep reading below.

What is a Breast Lift?

The actual name for a Breast Lift surgery is Mastopexy. Over time, some women will see their breasts sag, change and lose perkiness which is a medical condition also referred to as breast ptosis, which can occur because of weight gain and fluctuation, pregnancy, natural aging, and/or other inherited factors. A breast lift can elevate and tighten the breasts and nipples, creating a more youthful shape and aesthetic breast contour.

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What are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?

Our Tampa patients have discovered the following benefits from their Breast Lifts:

  • Better mobility for a more active lifestyle
  • Improves sagging breasts
  • Increased confidence
  • Long-lasting results
  • More attractive breast shape
  • Natural nipple projection
  • Youthful breast appearance
  • Reduced discomfort
  • Reduced irritation under the breasts

Who are the Best Candidates for a Breast Lift?

The best candidates for a Tampa breast lift surgery are those with the following characteristics:

  • Are in good overall health (physical, mental, and emotional)
  • Have good skin quality and are at a stable weight
  • Have lost volume and shape in their breasts due to aging, weight loss, pregnancy, or weight changes
  • Maintains realistic expectations of what the surgery can and cannot do
  • Possess moderate sagging skin in the breast area
  • Have nipples that are pointing downward or lower than they used to be
  • Want their breasts and nipples to be in a higher position

What’s the First Step?

The first step to getting a breast lift in Tampa is to schedule your consultation by giving us a phone call or filling out a contact form through our website. Our Patient Coordinator will assist you with setting up a time for you to come and meet with Dr. Bhat one-on-one.

During your consultation, you’ll be able to ask questions, learn more about the breast lift procedure, meet your surgeon, and have a comprehensive breast evaluation. You will also be asked questions about your medical history, so you must be open and honest with your surgeon to avoid any unnecessary risks.

If you and Dr. Bhat both feel that a breast lift is the best solution for your aesthetic needs, we’ll book surgery and provide you with pre and postoperative instructions.

How is a Breast Lift performed?

During this cosmetic procedure, excess skin and fat are removed from the breast. The nipple and areola are moved to a more youthful, natural position, and excess skin that was located above the nipple is moved down and reshaped to improve the contour, shape, and firmness of underlying tissue in the breast. Excess skin is then removed and, if necessary, the areola is resized.

Dr. Bhat will decide which incision technique will provide optimal results. This reconfiguration of the breast shape can leave some scarring on the breast. During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss the various options and approaches with you, based on your build and wishes.

If you have lost a considerable amount of volume in your breasts, you may want to consider combining breast implants with your breast lift procedure.

There are three different incision options and these vary based on the amount of incision and lift needed. During your consultation, your surgeon will determine the incision that will provide the best results. The more common lift and incisions include:

  • Anchor lift: Dr. Bhat will place an incision that runs around the areola, go vertically down the lower breast tissue, and horizontally across the lower breast crease. This is typically used when more intensive lifting is required.
  • Donut breast lift: Also called a peri-areolar lift, it involves making a circular incision around the areola. It is also often used to reduce the size of the areola. While this technique is best for women with mild sagging, Dr. Bhat’s aesthetic fellowship training allows her to perform this surgery on women with more extensive sagging as well.
  • Lollipop lift: During a lollipop lift, Dr. Bhat makes the incision vertically along your chest wall. It corrects moderate sagging and is a good option for women needing a slight lift.

Breast Lift Recovery

You’ll be able to go home shortly after your surgery. You will be outfitted with a special support bra to help minimize swelling during your initial recovery. Similar to our breast augmentation post-op, we recommend you take it slow for a few days and arrange time off work to allow for healing. Expect to avoid strenuous activities, including exercise, for up to six weeks post-surgery. Typically, our breast lift patients enjoy their enhanced breast shape and contour for many years afterward. However, your breasts will continue to change due to the natural aging process, pregnancy, or weight fluctuations.

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How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost in Tampa?

The cost of a breast lift in the Tampa Bay area will vary on a number of factors. No two breast lift surgeries are the same, so you’ll need to schedule a consultation with the surgeon. During your appointment, you’ll be able to express your aesthetic goals and ask questions.

Dr. Bhat will provide her expert breast lift options and surgery recommendations and go over pricing in detail.

Why Choose Dr. Bhat?

Dr. Deepa Bhat is a plastic surgeon who received her medical degree from Rush University in Chicago, IL. She is multi-lingual in four different languages (English, Spanish, Tamil, and Kannada) which allows her to communicate with a more diverse group of patients in their native tongue. Dr. Bhat is also fellowship-trained in aesthetic procedures, which means she did an additional year of training exclusively in cosmetic procedures after her seven years of training and completion of a plastic surgery residency. With Dr. Bhat’s exceptional skills, she has transformed the lives of countless individuals, delivering remarkable results that exceed expectations.

Dr. Bhat’s meticulous approach at Ravive Plastic Surgery ensures that each Breast Lift procedure is tailored to the needs and desires of her patients. Her warm and compassionate nature creates a supportive and comfortable environment where patients feel heard and understood every step of the way.

Schedule Your Consultation

Our Tampa Bay breast lift Surgery patients find that the procedure greatly benefits their lives and breast appearance, and provides more self-confidence. If you’d like to book a consultation with Dr. Bhat, please contact us today and get ready for a new breast contour.

Breast Lift FAQs

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Patient Resources

We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out and set up your consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.