Breast Lift - Mastopexy
Women’s breasts over time change with loss of the youthful shape, loss of firmness and a change to a lower position on the chest. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from pregnancy, weight fluctuation, age, gravity and heredity. The breast lift, or Mastopexy, performed at ALABAMA PLASTIC SURGERY, does not change the breast volume. The more youthful shape and position is achieved by removing the excess breast skin, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing look. The breast lift is an integral part in the Mommy Makeover and can be combined with other cosmetic procedures.
Breast Lift: Mastopexy by ALABAMA PLASTIC SURGERY
formerly Moor Plastic Surgery
Mountain Brook, Alabama
Dr. Gene Moor
You will be invited in our living room in our Mountain Brook office (2850 Cahaba Road, Suite 120, 35223) where you and Dr. Moor have a comfortable, in depth discussion. Parking is conveniently right in front.
Dr. Moor discusses the goals of your breast lift and guides you towards realistic expectations. He will discuss a variety of surgical techniques and help you choose one that fits you best. The goal is to create an aesthetically pleasing breast with the nipple areolar complex in the center of your breast. There are varying degrees of the sagging breast (ptosis). The degree of sagging influences which surgical technique Dr. Moor decides to use. For breasts with very minimal sagging a breast augmentation may be all that is needed if your nipple is in the center of your breast. Augmentation may be all that is necessary, and this avoids additional breast incisions.
For more advanced sagging or ‘ptosis’, the techniques can range from a peri-areolar (around the nipple) excision, to a peri-areolar incision plus a vertical excision to the natural breast crease (“lollipop”). For the more severe cases, an additional incision in the normal breast crease is needed.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Mastopexy is a procedure used to raise and reshape sagging breasts. It is a cosmetic procedure. Dr. Gene Moor performs this procedure often in conjunction with a Breast Augmentation with the goal of a fuller, longer-lasting shape.
Breasts of any size can be lifted, though the best candidates for this surgery are healthy non-smokers who are not planning to have additional children. Pregnancy and other factors may increase sagging even after surgery because of the stretching of the skin. Your Mastopexy will be outpatient at Grandview Medical Center or Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama and usually will be under general anesthesia.Before surgery Dr. Moor will give you specific pre and post operative instructions. The surgery last a couple of hours and your stitches will dissolve. You will be advised to wear a surgical bra (that Dr. Moor’s nurses fit you with in the operating room and which is free at Grandview Medical Center and Brookwood Medical Center,) around the clock for about three to four weeks. For a day or two after surgery, your breast will be bruised and swollen and you will feel some discomfort that can be managed with pain medication. After a few months, the swelling and numbness should subside. You can resume light activity at one to two weeks after surgery; however, any overhead lifting should be avoided for three to four weeks.
Over time your breast will continue to change due to aging and gravity.
A Mastopexy, breast lift procedure combined with the wearing of a good, well-supporting bra, maintaining your weight, and keeping a healthy life style will provide you with the best chance of a long lasting, youthful looking breast.
The Breast Lift is commonly performed with other plastic surgery procedures and is then sometimes referred to as Mommy Makeover.
The quote for your cosmetic procedure is for the surgeon’s fee, the outpatient surgery facility and anesthesia. Alabama Plastic Surgery participates in financing plans.
“Dr. Moor and Staff, Just a short note to personally thank you for the warm hospitality & gracious service while under your care.I found your office surroundings very welcoming and your office staff extremely cordial. And you, Dr. Moor a great surgeon & perfect gentleman. It will be my pleasure to recommend you for any of my friends' cosmetic desires. I am feeling great and recovering on schedule. Hopefully I’ll see you Monday depending on your schedule. I want to discuss the ”upper eyelid” procedure with you. Regards…….”
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