Laughlin Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgeons located in Annapolis, MD
A breast lift is a great way to achieve a lifted, more compact breast shape without the use of implants or the need to remove breast tissue. Daniel Laughlin, MD, at Laughlin Plastic Surgery in Annapolis, Maryland, has perfected breast lift techniques that create beautiful and lasting results. If you’d like to explore breast lifts in more detail, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.
Breast Lift Q & A
What is a breast lift?
A breast lift is a surgical procedure that improves the shape and firmness of your breasts without adding implants or removing your natural breast tissue. It’s a great option for women who have seen their breasts change over the years and want to achieve a more youthful and perky bustline.
Dr. Laughlin has perfected several breast lift techniques that can:
- Lift and reshape sagging breasts
- Improve the appearance of enlarged or stretched areolas
- Eliminate changes due to loss of skin elasticity
- Create a more voluminous look and feel
A breast lift won’t increase the size of your breasts, but because sagging or drooping breasts can appear deflated, restructuring the breast can give the appearance of more volume.
What is the procedure for getting a breast lift?
A breast lift can be performed using general anesthesia or intravenous (IV) sedation. Once you’re resting comfortably, Dr. Laughlin makes the incisions needed to access the underlying breast tissue. He then lifts and reshapes your breast tissue to create optimal contouring and firmness.
Once he’s satisfied with the shape and position of your breasts, Dr. Laughlin repositions your nipples and areolas, trimming the size if needed. He closes your incisions and bandages your chest. You’ll head to the recovery area where your condition is monitored as the effects of the anesthesia wear off.
How can I prepare for a breast lift procedure?
If you’re a smoker, find a smoking cessation program that works for you, and aim to quit the habit a few months prior to surgery. Smoking is not only terrible for your overall health, it’s a detriment to your natural healing abilities.
You can also prepare for surgery by making improvements in your daily diet. Great nutrition fuels your body to thrive, and that includes healing.
Be sure you fully understand all post-operative instructions and are prepared to follow that guidance to the letter. You may need to ask for help performing heavy lifting tasks and other activities that can place undue strain on your chest in the weeks after your breast lift.
To learn more about the breast lift procedure and how it can help you move closer to your aesthetic goals, schedule an appointment with Dr. Laughlin online or by phone today.