Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Boca Raton & Palm beach county Breast Lift Surgery with Dr. Farber

Have your breasts lost volume or begun to sag? Many women experience drooping or sagging breasts at some point in their lives, and this condition can happen to patients with breasts of varying size – not just those with larger breasts. Fortunately, breast lift surgery (mastopexy) can be performed to correct the underlying reasons for the sagging and return breasts to a youthful shape and position. If you have sagging or drooping breasts, contact Dr. Farber today for your mastopexy consultation in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County. We welcome patients to experience the difference we can make in their lives through compassionate and superior service.  

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a technique used to remove excess skin and fat while reshaping breast tissue so that breasts are lifted and tightened to regain their youthful perkiness. Depending on your unique needs and aesthetic goals, Dr. Farber may use several different techniques for performing the breast lift. These surgical methods involve different types of incisions as well as how much (if any) tissue should be removed to achieve an elevated breast position and tightened skin envelope. Dr. Farber will also determine if the nipple should remain where it is on the breast or if it needs to be placed at a higher level to be consistent with the new breast shape and height.

Common Reasons for Breast Lifts

While breast augmentation is still one of the most popular plastic surgeries being performed, many women who seek out breast surgery do not want an increase in volume—they simply want to regain the youthful breasts they once had. Here are some of the most common reasons why women experience breast is sagging and how a lift can reverse aesthetic issues.  

Pregnancy and childbirth can affect a woman’s breasts in numerous ways. Some experience an increase in volume that remains after their child is born. Others see a loss in volume after birth and breastfeeding, which can lead to deflation, sagging, or drooping tissue. If you are interested in a breast lift after changes to weight and breast volume, Dr. Farber can recommend the most appropriate surgical strategy to meet your goals. Though many women can successfully breastfeed after having a mastopexy, future pregnancies and breastfeeding should be taken into consideration and discussed during your consultation, before scheduling the procedure.

Sometimes even ten to twenty pounds of weight loss can create excess skin and laxity in places where you may not expect it. Individuals lose weight differently depending on their genetics, and the way fat is distributed in different parts of the body. Some women may lose weight in their breasts before they lose it anywhere else, while others do not see any impact on breast volume or appearance unless they lose a significant amount of weight. If you’ve lost weight and are considering a breast lift, Dr. Farber will consult with you on your weight loss history and if you plan to lose any more weight or if you are at or near your goal weight. Patients who have maintained a stable weight and have achieved their health goals are a generally good candidate for a breast lift to remove excess skin or tissue, which has created sagging.  

The effects of time and gravity affect more than your facial skin. As you age, you may notice that changes in skin elasticity causes breasts to sag and appear more elongated than they were before. While breast droopiness is not a medical concern, it can be a significant issue for self-esteem and feelings of body confidence. There is no ideal age for a woman to consider a breast lift under these circumstances, Dr. Farber usually finds that women can benefit most from this procedure and most often seek a mastopexy.

Breast implant removal is a highly personal choice; some women prefer to go back to their natural look while others were unsatisfied with the results of their initial procedure. Because the skin and tissues surrounding the breasts must expand to accommodate implants, there are often issues with sagging or drooping after that extra volume is removed. Dr. Farber often suggests performing a breast lift at the same time as a breast implant removal surgery to address this issue as conveniently as possible.

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Breast Lift Procedure and Recovery

The breast lift procedure involves removing excess skin, restructuring the tissue, and restoring the position and symmetry of the breasts. It may also include the repositioning of the nipple. Depending on the amount of lift required, incisions can be made around the nipple, at the breast crease, or a combination of both. The surgical method used to create perky and uplifted breasts depends on the degree of sagging you are experiencing and whether an implant will be placed at the same time. It’s important to note that a mastopexy is not intended to reduce breast size, but the removal of loose and drooping tissue can create that effect. Placement of an implant can help to recover that lost volume and create more upper breast fullness.

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Meet Dr. Farber

Dr. Scott Farber is a fourth-generation physician, and practices as an aesthetic surgeon in Boca Raton, Florida. Having trained and honed his skills at some of the nations’ most prestigious institutions, he is a sought-after surgeon. He aesthetic eye and medical expertise allow him develops personalized treatment plans together with his patients.

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Recovery from Your Mastopexy

Dr. Farber suggests his patients have a friend or loved one accompany them to the surgery center, as they will not be able to drive themselves home. He will send patients home with a support garment that should be worn throughout recovery and a prescription for pain medication.

Women recovering from a breast lift can expect to experience swelling and bruising. During this time, they are advised to rest as much as possible. Though many women return to work the week after their surgeries, it’s recommended that they avoid lifting anything heavy or participating in any strenuous exercise for at least the first three to four weeks. As their recovery progresses, they can take on more physical tasks, but should always rest if they feel any discomfort or pain in their breasts.

Breast Lift FAQs

There are a variety of reasons that women may need a breast lift. Weight gain or weight loss, pregnancy and age can cause the breast skin to lose elasticity causing  the nipple areolar complex to descend and the breast to become droopy. Additionally, as we age, the breast tissue gets replaced with fat leading to a deflated appearance of the breast.

Women that have appropriate breast volume but have droopiness to their breasts can sometimes achieve the aesthetic results they desire with a breast lift alone. However, women that desire additional volume or larger breasts or who want more upper pole fullness and roundness usually require placement of a breast implant in addition to a breast lift. When combining a breast lift with placement of an implant, the breast tissue and skin is tailored perfectly to compliment the implant and provide a beautiful aesthetic result.

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Most patients return to work 1 week following a breast lift procedure and can resume exercise and all activities at 6 weeks.

Typically patients will maintain sensation to their nipples as well as the ability to breastfeed  following a breast lift.

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There are numerous associated benefits with taking your physical appearance into your hands. Confidence and comfort within yourself are essential to a healthy, enjoyable lifestyle. Change is beneficial, but not necessarily an easy decision to make.

If you are ready to explore changing some aspects of yourself with a trusted plastic surgeon, reach out to us at Farber Plastic Surgery. We can have an informal phone or email discussion, or you can schedule an appointment to meet the team and discuss what comes next for you.

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you become the best version of yourself  you can be!


Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon for Your Breast Lift

When considering a breast lift, it’s important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in breast surgery. For world-class breast lift procedures in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County, schedule a consultation with Dr. Farber. Dr. Farber has performed hundreds of breast surgeries and is an expert in creating youthful breasts that help patients feel confident. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Farber, he will go through your medical history and ensure that you can undergo surgery without any complications. He will also determine the level of skin laxity you are experiencing to recommend a treatment plan that will match your expectations and provide you with the aesthetic results you desire.  

At the time of your initial appointment, it’s important to tell Dr. Farber about any medications you are taking and whether you are a smoker. Before surgery, you will be asked to stop smoking and taking certain medications. You should also share any concerns you might have about the surgery with Dr. Farber and ask questions about preparing for, undergoing, and recovering from the procedure.

Whether you are experiencing sagging breasts due to age, weight loss, pregnancy, or the removal of implants, you do not have to live with this condition. By having a breast lift surgery by Dr. Farber, you can regain the youthful breasts you once loved. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Farber today to learn more!

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