What is a Breast Lift After Bariatric Surgery?

A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, can restore the nipple to a higher position while utilizing your existing tissue to create fuller, natural-looking breasts. Some patients may benefit from using an implant to add volume to the upper pole of the breast. At Florida Plastic Surgery Group, we will conduct an examination and discuss your goals, so we can create a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.

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Let the team at Florida Plastic Surgery Group help you!

As an affiliate of North Florida Surgeons, Florida Plastic Surgery Group is committed to providing exceptional aesthetic and reconstructive results and a family-centric patient experience. Our surgeons are leaders in the field, which means you can expect to receive the highest level of up-to-date and ethical care when you visit our office. Our team is here to help you become the best version of yourself.

What does this procedure involve?

Most surgeons use mastopexy techniques that rely on the skin to shape the breast. The attenuated skin often stretches over time, and the results do not last more than a few years. 

Our plastic surgeons reshape the breast under the skin to create a more natural-looking and perkier shape. While most surgeons discard skin and breast tissue during this procedure, our surgeons use it and carefully preserve the blood supply to these flaps. The breast flaps are then sutured to the top of the breast, creating greater fullness. The skin is then carefully draped over the reshaped breast, resulting in beautiful breasts lasting for many years. 

Often times after weight loss, the breast has lost its natural fibrous support.  In some cases we combine a breast lift with an “internal bra” or dissolvable mesh sling which helps to support the breast during the healing process.  As the mesh dissolves over the course of about months, your natural scar replaces the mesh leaving you with a more full upper pole of your breasts than if no mesh was used.

This procedure is also commonly combined with an upper body lift or arm lift to maximize cosmetic results.

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What can a breast lift do for my figure?

A breast lift can remove the excess skin, elevate the nipple, and create a fuller, perkier breasts for women whose breasts have lost volume and have succumbed to gravity after substantial weight loss.

Preparing for your breast lift

Who is a candidate for a breast lift after massive weight loss (body contouring surgery)? 

Women who have lost fullness and have stretched skin after losing weight are candidates for mastopexy.

How do I prepare for my breast lift after massive weight loss (body contouring surgery)?

Nutritional supplementation and consuming foods rich in protein can ensure you have the building blocks for your incisions to heal. We also ask patients to be nicotine free for several weeks before and after surgery to minimize the potential for complications.

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Recovering after your breast lift 

We ask patients to wear a sports bra to provide gentle compression and to help support the breast as the healing process occurs for the first 3 weeks. Keeping your incisions moist with antibiotic ointment will help your incisions heal faster.

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Financing for breast lift surgery

Our cosmetic surgery team constantly evaluates multiple companies to find the most reliable financing options for our patients. Please view our financing page to learn about the options available to you.

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If you would like to learn more about breast lift procedures after significant weight loss, please contact us for an initial consultation.

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