Breast Lift Surgery and You: Is It Time?

Candidates for a breast lift in Raleigh & Cary, NC with Dr. Anu Antony may be women facing any of the following aesthetic issues:

  • Breasts that sag or have lost shape and volume.
  • Nipples and areolas that point downward, especially if they fall below the breast crease.
  • Stretched skin and enlarged areolas.
  • One breast is lower, larger, or smaller than the other.
  • A desire to restore the breasts to a more youthful position without altering the size.

What is the Breast Lift Procedure?

  • Consultation: Dr. Antony discusses your goals, evaluates your anatomy, and determines the best approach based on your body shape and desired outcome.
  • Anesthesia: The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia.
  • Incisions: Depending on the degree of lift needed, incisions might be around the areola, extending downwards from the areola to the breast crease, or horizontally along the breast crease.
  • Lifting and Shaping: Excess skin is removed, breast tissue is lifted and reshaped, and the nipples and areolas are repositioned to a natural, more youthful height.
  • Closing the Incisions: Incisions are closed with sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape.
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Incision Patterns

Every woman is unique, and the incision pattern used will reflect the extent of the procedure needed. While all surgeries leave incision scars, Dr. Antony uses advanced surgical techniques to minimize scarring. Scars left behind are invisible, even when wearing garments with a plunging neckline, swimsuits, bras, or other revealing clothing. The incision patterns include the following:

Periareolar Incision (Donut Lift)

  • Description: This incision is made around the perimeter of the areola only.
  • Best For: Mild sagging and minimal scarring.
  • Benefits: This approach is less invasive, with limited scarring that blends into the edge of the areola.

Vertical Incision (Lollipop Lift)

  • Description: This pattern includes an incision around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease, forming a lollipop shape.
  • Best For: Moderate sagging and more significant reshaping.
  • Benefits: The lollipop lift allows more extensive breast reshaping, more control over the final shape, and better access to remove excess skin.

Inverted T or Anchor Incision

  • Description: This approach combines the periareolar and vertical incisions with an additional horizontal incision along the breast crease.
  • Best For: Severe sagging and the need for substantial reshaping and volume reduction.
  • Benefits: This incision provides maximum lift and allows for extensive reshaping, which is ideal for significant sagging or when combined with breast reduction.
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Recovery from a Breast Lift

Recovery varies by individual but generally includes:

  • Wearing a support bra or compression garment to minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal.
  • Taking prescribed medications to aid healing, reduce pain, and ward off the risk of infection.
  • Initial swelling and discomfort subside within a few weeks.
  • Most patients return to work and regular activity within a week, although exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for about a month.

Breast Lift with Augmentation in Raleigh, NC

For many women, achieving their ideal breast contour might involve lifting and adding volume. A breast lift with augmentation combines the benefits of a mastopexy (breast lift) and breast augmentation in a single procedure to enhance the overall appearance of the breasts. The combination addresses both sagging and size, providing a complete transformation that can significantly improve your figure and self-confidence.

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Ideal Candidates for Breast Augmentation with Lift

Candidates for a breast lift with augmentation include those who:

  • Have breasts that sag or droop, who desire a youthful lift with more fullness.
  • Experience a loss in breast volume after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or significant weight loss.
  • Want to improve the overall shape of their breasts while increasing breast size.
  • Would like a dramatic enhancement beyond what a lift or augmentation alone can achieve.

Opting for a breast lift with augmentation allows for comprehensive enhancements that are often more satisfying than when either procedure is done alone. Dr. Anu Antony’s expertise ensures that the lift and augmentation are performed in a way that respects your natural anatomy while fulfilling your aesthetic desires, resulting in beautifully balanced and rejuvenated breasts.

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Why Choose Dr. Anu Antony for Your Breast Lift?

Dr. Anu Antony combines her artistic background with exceptional surgical precision to deliver natural-looking, beautiful results with breast lift surgery in the Raleigh & Cary, NC area. Her approach is deeply personalized—she views each patient as a unique canvas, ensuring that the results enhance the breasts and complement the entire body’s proportions. Her meticulous attention to detail and commitment to patient care provide a supportive, informative, and reassuring experience throughout the surgical process and recovery.

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