Women typically choose to have a breast lift surgery to restore their youthful appearance after the effects of aging and gravity have caused sagging. Pregnancy, breast feeding and significant weight loss can also leave breasts stretched and sagging. A breast lift may help.

Having breasts that appear droopy is an unpleasant feature for numerous patients, so It is no surprise that Scottsdale patients seeking to reverse this breast condition seek out options for breast lift cosmetic surgery. Dr. Malek is a successful provider of the most comprehensive breast lift treatments in Scottsdale.

A breast lift helps patients achieve a cosmetically improved appearance. Dr. Malek of Scottsdale possesses sound experience and creative skill to perform effective breast treatments. He crafts results that offer aesthetically pleasing changes for women, improving their lives for the better.

Breast lifts can help reduce sagging skin and deliver a youthful appearance of the breasts. Patients should not use a breast lift treatment as a permanent anti-aging solution. The primarily goal of a breast lift is to serve cosmetic needs and helps patients reverse extreme changes following significant weight loss and pregnancy.

Dr. Malek and our expert team come together to develop a unique treatment plan that will work for the individual needs of every patient. As our patient, your goals are treated as ours and we will apply the most personal and precise procedures to help you achieve them.

Best Candidates for a Scottsdale Breast Lift

Breast lift surgery is effective in lifting and reshaping saggy breasts for both smaller and larger breasted patients. In some cases, smaller breasts may retain their lift results longer after a breast lift than larger breasts. This may happen because the weight of larger breasts may work against the changes made during the plastic surgery procedure.

If you plan to have children in the future you may want to postpone cosmetic breast surgery until after pregnancy and after you are done breast feeding. Pregnancy may stretch the breasts and may reduce the volume of the breasts. Both of these factors may counter the benefits of breast lift surgery. In fact, breast skin ages over time, which may impact breast sagging and the appearance of a breast lift.

Improving your breast shape can improve self-confidence and change how you are perceived by others. The procedure, however, does not completely change who you are and may not meet unrealistic expectations you may have.

The procedure also does not permanently change the breast shape and firmness. As time goes on, you may expect the effects of aging and gravity to continue. In these cases, a secondary breast revision surgery may be required. The best candidates for this cosmetic surgery are women who are emotionally well-adjusted, have realistic expectations and understand the breast lift procedure thoroughly.

The Breast Lift Procedure

Breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgery procedure which lifts the breasts and removes excess skin and tissue that has resulted from sagging. There are various techniques to obtain a natural-looking result in a mastopexy, including three different incision types. Scottsdale plastic surgeon, Dr. Malek works with you to decide which breast lift technique best suits your aesthetic goals. The breast lift incision may be made around the areola, around the areola and extending down to the breast folds, or as an anchor incision, which encircles the areola and extends down and around the breast fold.

A patient will first undergo anesthesia. Next, Dr. Malek will remove excess breast skin and relocate the nipple and areola to a higher position. It is also common for Dr. Malek to alter the size of the areola, which often stretches over time. Other adjustments may be made to effectively reshape the breast and achieve a natural-looking result.

Dr. Malek often performs breast lift with breast augmentation, to complete the reshaping of the breast.

Recovery from Breast Lift

Following breast lift surgery, patients may experience discomfort that lasts for two to three weeks. Prescription pain medications may be prescribed by Dr. Malek to make patients more comfortable during the first week of breast lift recovery.

During breast lift recovery, patients are required to wear a surgical bra for the first few days following surgery. This bra is then replaced with a support bandage or sports bra which is to be worn at all times for several weeks. The sutures are removed from the breasts after a week or two. Patients are normally able to return to work and light activities after about a week.

During recovery, it may take a month or more before all swelling and bruising disappears and the final breast lift results are apparent. Patients should avoid wearing underwire bras for the first month after surgery, and opt for a supportive bandage or bra at all times.

There may be some numbness in the nipples and skin after breast lift surgery, which should disappear in approximately six weeks. Breast lift surgery patients should not lift anything over their head for three to four weeks following surgery, and should avoid lifting anything heavy for four to six weeks.

Call our office today at (480) 551-2040 to schedule a consultation with board certified Dr. Malek. He can evaluate your candidacy for a breast lift and help you begin to reach your aesthetic goals.


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Scottsdale Breast Lift by Dr. Marc Malek MD