IN ST. LOUIS, MO
We are proud to offer breast lifts to patients across the St. Louis region, including St. Charles, Chesterfield, O’Fallon, St. Peters, Creve Coeur, and surrounding areas. Please schedule an evaluation with us today and experience the expertise and compassion that have made Parkcrest Plastic Surgery a top choice for breast lifts throughout the St. Louis area.
What Is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift, or mastopexy, rejuvenates breasts that have lost their shape and firmness because of pregnancy, nursing, or reduced elasticity. Many women choose a breast lift to slow the effects of aging and gravity. By lifting and reshaping their sagging breasts, patients are able to reclaim their youthful silhouettes.
During your initial consultation with Parkcrest Plastic Surgery, we will discuss your health and concerns to make sure a breast lift is right for you. We will also share our breast lift before and after photos so you can get an idea of the results that are possible with the procedure. As with all plastic surgery, realistic expectations and emotional stability are important. Though breasts of any size can be lifted, women with smaller breasts enjoy longer-lasting results.
Breast Lift Before & After Pictures
What Is a Breast Lift Procedure?
Though not a simple operation, mastopexy is normally safe when performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. Breast lifts occasionally take place in a hospital, but more often they are performed in an outpatient facility under general anesthesia. Local anesthesia may be used with a sedative if the incision is small; you will be awake but relaxed and will feel minimal discomfort.
The surgery may take between one to four hours. A common approach involves an incision along the natural lower contour of the breast where excess skin will be removed. The nipple and areola are then repositioned. The skin surrounding the areola is brought together to reshape the breast, with stitches around the areola and the lower breast area. Drain tubes may be used. Because milk ducts are left intact, mastopexy may not affect your ability to breastfeed.
The board-certified doctors at Parkcrest Plastic Surgery will discuss your procedure in detail, welcoming any questions you may have. Detailed pre- and post-op instructions will be provided for you both during your breast lift consultation and after surgery.
“I went to Dr. McGuire for a consultation to have my breast implants removed and the possibility of a lift. From the moment she came in the room I knew she would be my doctor. She listened to all of my wants, concerns and thoughts and answered the large majority of my questions before I even had to ask. Her knowledge and straightforwardness is what sold me on her being my doctor. I truly appreciate doctors that don’t sugarcoat or skim over my questions and Dr. McGuire did neither of those…” - Tiffany L.
What Does Breast Lift Recovery Entail?
After you have had a breast lift, you will be given a support bra to wear for one to two weeks. Your breasts will be sore, swollen, and firm for a few weeks after surgery, and you may feel a burning sensation in your nipples, but these sensations will subside. Most patients return to work within two weeks.
Healing times vary depending on the patient and the procedure, but you can trust that the Parkcrest Plastic Surgery staff will keep an eye on you every step of the way.
At the Parkcrest Plastic Surgery office, Dr. David A. Caplin, and Dr. Patricia McGuire offer plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Eastern Missouri including St. Charles, Chesterfield, O’Fallon, St. Peters, and Creve Coeur. Contact the Parkcrest Plastic Surgery office today to schedule your breast lift consultation!