How do I find the best Breast Lift surgeon in Tampa Bay, Florida?
A physician’s specific board-certification is the most reliable indication of appropriate training in a particular specialty. In Tampa Bay, look for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) as certifiable for the specialty of plastic surgery.
What does a Breast Lift cost in the Tampa Bay area?
A breast lift in the Tampa, Brandon, and Lakeland areas will typically cost between $4,500 to $8,000. This depends on whether breast implants are needed. At Brandon Plastic Surgery, we welcome you to a complimentary initial consultation, during which time you can explore the type of breast lift procedure that best fits your needs and desires.
Will a Breast Lift make my breasts look smaller?
A mastopexy will make your breast appear higher and fuller, but somewhat smaller. This results from rearranging your loose and sagging breast tissues into a tighter, more compact shape. Typically, all of the existing breast tissue is preserved except for the removal of excess skin. Look in the mirror, cup and hold your breast higher and you can visualize the result.
Can I combine a Breast Lift with other procedures?
Breast lift surgery, with or without implants, can be combined with other body contouring techniques. Dr. Shienbaum frequently performs Liposuction, tummy tucks, thigh lifts, and fat transfers with his breast mastopexy procedures.
What is an Augmentation Mastopexy?
An augmentation mastopexy combines a breast lift procedure with breast implants. A mastopexy alone can normally only lift, tighten, and reposition most breasts. However, when the natural breast tissue is insufficient to afford the desired size, fullness, and projection, breast implants may be added to achieve the desired volume and shape.
How much breast lift will I get from implants alone?
Implants alone will give you a fuller appearance, more projection, greater cleavage, and the illusion of a more upright breast. It is ideal for smaller breasts with minimal sag and nipples that sit above the breast fold. However, if your breast skin hangs below your breast fold and your nipples point downward you will probably need some type of breast lift.
Will I need a Breast Lift after implant removal?
Ultimately it depends on your existing implant size, your degree of ptosis, the amount of remaining breast tissue, and your desired shape and size. Removing a longstanding implant typically results in a somewhat flat, empty, sagging breast. This deflated look can be corrected by either a replacement implant or breast lift procedure. These procedures can be performed simultaneously at the time of implant removal, or secondarily, several weeks or months later.
Can I have mammograms after my Breast Lift?
Following a breast lift, one can have both traditional or newer digital mammograms, as well as MRI studies. Allow several weeks for the incisions to heal and strengthen. Always alert the radiologist and technician as to the date of your surgery. Mammograms are usually prescribed for breast cancer screening after the age of 40. The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends that women with breast implants should follow the same program of recommended mammograms as women without breast implants. Specific mammography views allow visualization of both the breast tissue, pectoral muscle, and the adjacent implant.
Will weight gain ruin my Breast Lift result?
Any dramatic change in weight can affect the results of your breast lift surgery. Your breasts have a certain percentage of fat which will respond to either weight gain or loss. The degree of change will depend on your individual genetics and where your body tends to deposit and accumulate excess fat. Remember that heavier, larger breasts tend to sag more quickly.
Will I lose nipple sensation from my Breast Lift?
Because every breast lift utilizes incisions around the nipple, some risk of decreased breast sensation is always present. By performing very limited and precise dissection around the areola area, many surgeons can preserve a large component of your prior nipple sensation. However, it may take months before your nipple area returns to its prior sensation levels.
Will I be able to breastfeed after my Breast Lift?
As a breast lift procedure involves some rearrangement of breast tissue, there remains some risk of affecting future breastfeeding. Most studies have shown little change in the ability to breastfeed following the majority of breast surgery. Remember that breastfeeding ultimately requires synergistic anatomy and behavior between a mother and child.