Breast Lift after Weight Loss in Oakland
Have you lost weight and now notice that your breasts are droopy or saggy? First, we want to congratulate you on reaching and maintaining a healthier weight! We know, however, that weight loss can leave your breasts droopier than you’d like as they have lost volume and shape. You may also notice that your nipples and areolas point down. Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis are pleased to offer breast lift surgery after weight loss to help you achieve a perkier, more youthful breast shape and contour.
What is a breast lift?
If you have lost weight, your breasts may have lost their volume and shape, causing them to appear saggy. Breast lift surgery is a procedure designed to “lift” the breasts back to a higher, perkier position for a more youthful and attractive appearance.
Based on your personal needs and desires, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis may recommend one of three main breast lift procedures:
- Concentric mastopexy (donutpexy)
- Circum-vertical mastopexy (lollipop lift)
- Standard anchor incision mastopexy
The type of surgery we recommend will depend on the amount of excess skin, degree of sagging, and the position of the nipples and areolas. If implants are being used combination with the breast lift, these factors may affect the placement of the implants. In general, our plastic surgeon will make minor incisions that they will use to lift and reshape the breast tissue. The nipples and areolas are then repositioned to the appropriate level on the breast mound. Sagging or excess skin is removed, and each breast is lifted and tightened for optimal results.
What is the recovery period after a breast lift?
As with other surgical procedures, expect swelling following the breast lift procedure. Most women are able to return to work after about one week. You must wear a support bra for about one month following the surgery. For a speedier recovery, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis encourage all of their patients to engage in walking after surgery.
Other cosmetic surgery procedures Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis perform for weight loss patients
If you have lost weight, it is likely that you have noticed excess, loose skin. Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis are happy to offer a number of cosmetic surgery procedures for patients following weight loss to help you reveal your more toned, attractive appearance. Some of these procedures include tummy tuck, arm lift, body lift, and thigh lift surgeries.
Booking a consultation with Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis
Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis enjoy meeting with each patient before their procedure to review individual desires and needs. Before a breast lift procedure, you will meet with our skilled, board-certified plastic surgeons to ensure that this is the right choice for your goals for your appearance. It is important to note that breast lift surgery should not be performed if you are planning to have more children because pregnancy and breastfeeding can alter your breasts’ appearance, undoing the effects of the breast lift surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis will review any questions and concerns with you, as well as ensure that you have realistic expectations for the procedure.
To learn more about a breast lift after weight loss in Oakland, California, we invite you to contact our office today.