When it comes to your body, how it feels and how it looks are of the utmost importance. A body we're proud to show off and feel good living in gives us the confidence to approach each day with enthusiasm and a carpe diem attitude. That means if you're considering breast lift surgery in Littleton, CO, and the greater Denver area, you need a plastic surgeon that you can wholeheartedly trust to keep your body looking like a masterpiece. And here at Revalla Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics, we never take for granted the immense trust that is placed in us.
Under the expert care of Dr. Hunsicker and Dr. Nguyen, you'll quickly come to understand why they are two of the best plastic surgeons in the business. With their combined expertise and years of experience, they've helped countless patients start life anew in a body that they love—and they can do the same for you with a simple and effective breast lift surgery.
What is a Breast Lift (Mastopexy)?
Breast lift surgery, also called a mastopexy, lifts sagging breasts and removes stretched skin. You may be a candidate for breast lift surgery if your breasts have lost their natural firmness after pregnancy, nursing, substantial weight loss, or aging. It may also be helpful if your areolas (pigmented areas around nipples) are enlarged. The breast lift procedure is sometimes combined with breast augmentation surgery, and can also be performed alone for women who desire more shapely breasts without increased size. A breast lift is also an inherent part of a breast reduction surgery.
How We Perform Breast Lift Surgery in Littleton, CO
It is typically performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you will go home a couple of hours after the procedure. There are several procedures for performing a breast lift in Denver. Dr. Hunsicker and Dr. Nguyen typically use various types of incision patterns depending on the severity of your droop.
This involves an anchor-shaped incision following the natural contour of the breast for severe droop or a lollipop pattern in those with less droop. After lifting and repositioning the breast, Dr. Hunsicker or Dr. Nguyen will insert a surgical mesh called GalaSHAPE®. GalaSHAPE® acts as an internal bra to hold the weight of the breast mound. The mesh will dissolve over the next 24 months creating a scar tissue plane which in turn gives you a forever internal bra! Not only do you get better long term results it also aids with the healing of the incision by keeping the weight off the scar. Once the mesh has been placed Dr. Hunsicker and Dr. Nguyen will close the incisions using a combination of internal sutures (that will dissolve on their own) and Dermabond (a surgical super glue) on the skin surface. This combination helps to minimize scarring.
Does a Breast Lift Require Anesthesia?
Your breast lift surgery is usually performed under IV sedation. Depending on the extent and desired results of your breast lift, the procedure can significantly fluctuate in pain level if a localized anesthetic is used. As such, in order to ensure the maximum level of comfort and calmness for our patients, we opt to simply use IV sedation so that the experience is as quick and painless for you as possible.
How Long Does a Mastopexy Procedure Take?
The procedure can be as short as 2 hours if performed alone or up to 3.5 hours if combined with a breast augmentation procedure. This timing is standard across the board and isn't subject to much change, so it will be quite simple to plan your post-surgery schedule accordingly.
What Will the Recovery Process Look Like After a Breast Lift?
After surgery, you may experience some swelling and bruising that will quickly subside. If you have only the lift (with no augmentation), your discomfort should be relatively minor, but you will have medication should you need it. If you have a lift with augmentation, you will have slightly more discomfort due to muscle spasms.
We use Exparel® to help significantly reduce the amount of prescription pain medication needed after surgery, as well as the need for narcotics. This helps make for a more comfortable recovery time for our patients after their breast lift in Littleton, CO, and the greater Denver area. You should expect to have lifting and physical activity restrictions for 4-6 weeks. It is usually best to plan for a week of downtime prior to returning to work.
What Our Patients Have to Say
"They are always on time. Never a long wait, the staff is helpful and professional. The work I have done is cosmetic and I love the results!" -Susanne C.
Breast Lift FAQs
Mastopexy can treat sagging breasts that have lost shape and volume. It may be right for you if:
- Your nipples and areolas point downward
- Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape
- You have stretched skin and enlarged areolas
- When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease
- Or, one breast is lower than the other
Dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. You will wear an elastic bandage or support bra to minimize swelling and support your breasts during healing. A thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess fluid that collects after surgery. You will be given instructions about aftercare, medications, and follow-up appointments.
The risks of breast lift surgery in Littleton, CO, and the greater Denver area can vary from patient to patient, just as any type of surgery carries with it a risk of complications. Dr. Hunsicker and Dr. Nguyen can review the most common risks of breast lift surgery at your consultation based on your specific clinical factors.
Learn More About Breast Lift Surgery in Littleton, CO
Dr. Lisa M. Hunsicker has been practicing medicine since 1995, and her years of successful plastic surgeries have made her one of the go-to surgeons in all of Colorado. And since 2001, under her expert direction, Revalla Plastic Surgery has been providing patients in the Denver area with excellent, individualized cosmetic surgery results.
Together, we can determine if you are a good candidate for a breast lift in Littleton, CO, and the greater Denver area. Our office is conveniently located only 15 minutes from the University of Denver, 25 minutes away from downtown Denver, and 50 minutes away from Denver International Airport. We look forward to helping you achieve the beautiful body that you deserve.