How long has it been since you stepped out of the shower and saw beautifully contoured, perky breasts in the mirror? Many of our Chicago breast lift patients have seen their breasts slowly migrate south while losing volume and shape. Over time, many women find that their breasts atrophy (lose volume) and begin to sag and droop (medically termed ptosis) with age. Weight fluctuations and pregnancy can accelerate these unwanted breast changes, leaving you longing for the fuller, firmer breasts you once had. For our Chicago patients, breast lift surgery (also called mastopexy) at David Shifrin MD can improve the shape and appearance of your breasts, making them look and feel younger and perkier. We strive to deliver the best breast lifts Chicago has to offer!
A breast lift is a surgical operation that treats "breast ptosis," which is defined as an excess of loose, inelastic skin that results in a sagging or drooping look.
Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, involves raising and tightening the breasts into a more youthful posture. The surgery removes extra tissue that causes the breasts to drop lower down the chest and then tightens the remaining skin. The breasts are raised higher on the chest to boost projection and meticulously sculpted to generate a new form.
Women choose to undergo breast lift surgery for a variety of reasons. The changes that come with weight loss, childbearing, and simply age often result in:
In addition, the breast skin can develop stretch marks, the areola can widen in diameter, and the nipple position can lower on the breast. Breast lift with or without breast augmentation in Chicago can help correct all of these changes, thereby returning the breasts to a more youthful shape, position, and appearance.
Excess skin is removed during surgery, and breast tissues are sculpted and elevated to a higher, more attractive position on the chest wall. After achieving the desired form and location, the skin is pulled firm and reattached below the breasts.
Dr. Shifrin's breast lift method includes minimizing tissue stress to reduce recuperation and downtime. He takes great care not to touch the ribs during surgery and employs rigorous dissection procedures that reduce tissue tugging. Furthermore, Dr. Shifrin strives to limit bleeding throughout the surgery, which helps to significantly lessen any discomfort and/or bruising following the procedure.Request Consultation
You may like the size of your breasts but not the form. A breast lift will not enhance your breast size or add fullness to the top of your breast. You may be a suitable candidate for breast lift surgery if your nipples tip downward or fall beneath the crease of your breast. You should also have realistic expectations regarding the procedure. A good breast lift candidate should also not smoke, since this interferes with the body's capacity to recover quickly and can lead to risks and difficulties. If one of the breasts is lower than the other or you have flattened, elongated, or pendulous breasts, then consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Shifrin.View Before & After Gallery
Most of our Chicago breast lift patients resume regular work and social activities five to seven days following a mastopexy. At the same time, Dr. Shifrin urges patients not to engage in any intense activities for at least three weeks.
Furthermore, hard lifting and certain workouts, such as yoga, should be avoided for six weeks to allow the wounds to heal completely. Minor discomfort and/or edema are common at first (particularly if implants were put during the breast lift treatment); however, these symptoms are frequently adequately treated with medication and should lessen with time. Shifrin Plastic Surgery offers complete treatment to our patients to help them recover quickly and smoothly. You will be given specific post-operative instructions for your breasts. We will assist you in scheduling follow-up appointments following your treatment for Dr. Shifrin to monitor your recovery and address any questions or concerns you may have along the road.
The look of your breasts will change immediately, but the form will continue to change and gradually settle over the next few months. Scars will initially seem huge, red, and lumpy.
Your bra size may be somewhat smaller than before the breast lift operation. This is just due to your breasts growing firmer and rounder over time. While keeping a healthy weight helps maintain your results, your skin will naturally become less elastic as you age, and sagging may develop. Everyone's findings will differ because everyone is unique. Begin this process by scheduling a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shifrin. He will discuss your goals with you and be very honest about the best path for you and your body.
If you would like to learn more about the Mastopexy procedure, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Shifrin today. Alternatively, you can call our office at (312) 502-6200 to schedule your appointment.
Most people say that the pain they feel after a breast lift is mild to moderate. Pain is usually worst in the first two to three days after the procedure, and it gets better after that. Your surgeon can give you painkillers to make you feel better if you are in pain.
Usually, a breast lift makes the bra size go down by one cup. Most of the time, though, this is not because of volume loss. When sagging breast tissue and extra skin are cut away or moved, the cup size naturally decreases.
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