Breast Lift in Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona
Also known as Breast lift surgery or Mastopexy
There are several reasons why a woman may not be happy with the appearance of her breasts. They could be uneven or sagging, may have decreased volume or nipples that are drooping, or Areolas that are stretched. A breast lift in Phoenix enables women to achieve a youthful appearance and shape once again. If any changes are required to the volume of the breast, Dr. Gawley may recommend breast reduction or a breast augmentation procedure as well. Each year, the number of women benefiting from a Scottsdale breast lift surgery continues to increase. Many women have finally regained their youthful look as well as self-confidence with no major issues related to the surgery. At Gawley Plastic Surgery, we have been helping patients all over Phoenix and the surrounding areas of Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert meet their breast lift goals. Scottsdale patients trust our surgeons because of their vast knowledge and personable approach when performing breast lift surgery in Arizona.
Related Scottsdale Breast Lift Procedures
Most women who have opted for a breast lift in Phoenix have also considered an upper body lift, liposuction, breast reduction or a mommy makeover.
Is a Breast Lift Right For Me?
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your breasts? Does breast sagging leave you feeling low in spirit? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then a breast lift surgery in Scottsdale may be just what you need. Our surgeons may also recommend a breast reduction or breast augmentation to enhance the results from your breast. Women with good health and reasonable expectations are good usually good candidates for this surgery.
How Is A Breast Lift in Phoenix Performed?
During a Phoenix breast lift surgery, you will be under sedation or general anesthesia in an accredited facility. The kind of incision and scar depends upon the technique used for removal of the skin and reshaping of the breast. The technique will be chosen depending on a number of factors, such as the shape and size of your breasts, the size and position of the areola, the amount of sagging, quality or elasticity of your skin, and the amount of extra skin you have.
During a breast lift surgery in Scottsdale procedure, the surgeon removes all the excessive skin and positions the areola and nipple higher. If you also had a stretched areola, it can be resized at this time. The extra skin above the areolar region is brought down under the breast while reshaping it.
Once the excessive skin is removed and the incisions closed, the surgeon sews the breast back together and places sutures deep within the tissue so that the new position is supported during recovery. Even though some light scars may be visible on the top, most are hidden under your breasts. For some Phoenix or Scottsdale patients, it is possible to avoid the vertical areolar incision as well as the horizontal one under the breasts. If you are a good candidate for the modified procedure, your surgeon will inform you during a private consultation at their Scottsdale office.
Breast Lift Incision Options
Here are the different techniques and incision patterns that your surgeon will be choosing from when performing a breast lift in Phoenix:
Anchor incision – this incision is made around the areolar perimeter. A vertical incision goes down to the crease of the breast from the areola and then horizontally along the crease. This incision causes the most noticeable scars of all the incision options. Most patients with severe sagging of the breasts undergo this option. A less invasive method cannot be used to achieve optimal results. This is the traditional technique and is mostly used together with breast reduction surgery in Scottsdale.
Keyhole incision – also known as the ‘lollipop’ lift. This incision also runs vertical around the perimeter of the areola and down to the crease of the breast. Women with moderate amount of sagging and those who do not wish to get implants can benefit from this incision.
Peri-areolar incision – or the ‘donut’ lift is an incision only around the areola. This is perfect for women with mild to moderate amount of sagging. Our skillful surgeons can make use of this incision together with breast implants for those suffering from more severe sagging.
Crescent lift – not very commonly used, this is an incision just along the upper half region of the areola. Skin in the shape of a crescent is removed along the line and the skin surrounding it is then reattached. Women with only minor sagging can benefit from this together with a breast augmentation. Most of the results accomplished with this incision technique are not comparable with the other methods.
Scarless lift – for some women whose main concern is volume and not breast sagging, there are certain procedures that are believed to be scarless. These improve the appearance and look of the breasts as desired.
Which Incision is Right for You?
The accompanying incisions and scars depend on the techniques your plastic surgeon recommends. Some of the incisions can be hidden along the natural creases and lines of the breasts. Some may also be visible on the surface of the breasts.
There are 3 kinds of incisions commonly used for breast lifts in Phoenix:
- Around your areola
- Vertical running down from the areola to the crease of the breast
- Horizontal running along the crease of the breast
Even though the lines from incisions are permanent, they do fade with healing and time. Dr. Gawley will do their best to make these incisions along the natural lines of your breasts to minimize the visibility of scarring. Their goal is always to get you the desired results with the shortest recovery and scar possible. Additionally, tissue handling and techniques for suturing further help with minimizing scarring.
Scheduling Your Scottsdale Breast Lift Consultation
If you are considering a breast lift in Mesa, contact our Scottsdale office today for a consultation with one of our board certified surgeons. Dr. Gawley has many years of experience when performing breast lift surgery and serves the entire Phoenix area and beyond. Our office is only 23 Miles North of Mesa and 29 miles North of Gilbert and Chandler, AZ. Dr. Gawley would love to meet with you to discuss your breast lift options and decide if a breast lift is right for you!