What do gravity, aging, lifestyle preferences, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy all have in common? Each of these things can work alone, or in combination, to cause ptosis (sagging) of the breasts. Fortunately, an operation known as a breast lift can resolve these common problems.
Dr. Desman, a board-certified plastic surgeon, commonly suggests breast lift surgery to address ptosis and produce a refreshed, firmer bust. This popular chest surgery helps women turn back years of age, giving them a rejuvenated appearance. * Many patients also find that a breast lift in Northern Virginia or Alexandria boosts their self-esteem and offers them more freedom when choosing clothing options. Discover how this operation can revitalize your figure and get back the curves that age has claimed.
How Does a Breast Lift Work?
The primary goal of a breast lift is to address sagging, which can be related to pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or simply from age. During the procedure, breast tissue (along with the nipple/areolar complex) is repositioned on the chest wall. After that, the skin is tightened around the newly repositioned breast tissue. These operations are performed by Dr. Desman in our fully accredited, state-of-the-art facility. With advanced equipment and experienced personnel, you can rest assured that your comfort and safety are priorities during surgery.
Breast Lift with Breast Augmentation
Many of the factors that cause sagging – like age, significant weight loss, and pregnancy – can also contribute to a loss of volume, symmetry, and shape. And while a breast lift is an excellent option for treating sagging, it cannot restore volume or improve extreme asymmetry. As a result, many Alexandria and Northern Virginia women opt to have their breast lift paired with a breast augmentation. This combination is typically included in the mommy makeover procedure, but it can also benefit women who have never been pregnant.
If you choose a breast lift with augmentation, you will have the option of different types of implants, depending on your anatomy and cosmetic goals. A breast lift with augmentation can fully restore volume, shape, and symmetry so that your figure is ideally balanced. For a better idea of what kind of transformations are possible with these procedures, take a look at the before and after gallery.
What Incisions Does a Breast Lift Involve?
Dr. Desman offers several options for incisions during your breast lift surgery. For mild levels of ptosis, a periareolar incision is used, which is made around the nipple in the areola. For mild to moderate levels of ptosis, a vertical incision is used, which follows the areola vertically to the base of the breast. For more pronounced levels of ptosis, our team uses an anchor incision. This is similar to the vertical incision, but it includes an extra incision that follows the crease where the chest and breasts come together.
During a consultation, Dr. Desman will help Alexandria and Northern Virginia patients decide which incision type would be safest for a breast lift.
Reach Out to Dr. Desman about a Breast Lift in Northern Virginia
Your consultation is an important first step toward making the decision to get a breast lift. During your meeting, Dr. Desman will address any questions or concerns you may have and assess your frame to determine whether you are a good candidate for a breast lift. Being fully informed about the procedure often makes patients comfortable and more likely to have realistic expectations, which is why our team is happy to educate patients every step of the way. Call us today to get started on your breast lift in Northern Virginia and Alexandria.
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