Breast Lift in Baltimore, MD
The breast lift procedure can restore the breast to a more youthful appearance, whether you’ve noticed changes from weight loss, pregnancy or the natural aging process. At Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, we offer this and other breast enhancement treatments to the residents of Columbia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas of Maryland.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgery that is used to correct sagging or drooping breasts. The breasts are vulnerable to many changes, namely from pregnancy and the natural aging process. Over time, it’s common to experience a drooping in the breasts as the skin stretches due to gravity and changes in weight. In some cases, the breasts may lose their youthful shape, and even the nipples can be affected. Fortunately, a breast lift can address all of these concerns and restore the breasts to a youthful, perky appearance.
How is a Breast Lift Performed?
The breast lift procedure is an outpatient procedure performed with the aid of general anesthesia. During the procedure, incisions will be made in the breasts. These incisions may be placed around the circumference of the areola, along the crease beneath the breasts, or occasionally in both of these locations. Once incisions are made, excess skin will be trimmed and tightened to lift the breasts. Afterwards, the nipple size and positioning can also be corrected for a more desirable outcome. This entire process may take up to three hours.
What Can I Expect After a Breast Lift?
After a breast lift, you will be able to return home on the same day. However, you can expect some moderate pain, bruising and swelling. We will prescribe pain medication for the days following your surgery, but it’s important to take the opportunity to rest as much as possible and take time away from work and other obligations. You can expect to return to normal activities within a week, and to exercise and other strenuous activities in about a month.
Is a Breast Lift Right for Me?
If you have developed sagging or drooping breasts, the breast lift procedure may be an appropriate solution for restoring firmness to the breasts and youthfulness to the overall figure. The best candidates for treatment are in good health and maintain realistic expectations for the procedure. To determine if this treatment is right for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation and discuss your goals with Dr. Banks.
How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost?
The cost of a breast lift will vary depending on the patient, including specific factors like the extent of treatment necessary to deliver the desired results. During your personal consultation with Dr. Banks, you will be able to discuss all of your options and goals to develop a personalized breast lift treatment plan. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your breast lift treatment.
If you’re considering a breast lift, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation at Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery. We welcome patients from Baltimore, Columbia, Washington, D.C. and the neighboring regions of Maryland.
Meet Dr. Nia Banks
Dr. Nia Banks is a board-certified plastic surgeon who treats patients in Washington, DC and Columbia, MD and the surrounding communities. Dr. Banks received her surgical training from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where she completed the Integrated Residency Program in plastic and reconstructive surgery.Click to read more