What is Breast Lift Surgery?
A Breast Lift is a procedure to raise the breast, reversing the effects of age, pregnancy, etc. Our technique for lifting the breast typically results in a youthful, perky breast and adds fullness to the upper area of the breasts while minimizing scarring. Often a small lollipop-style scar is adequate to achieve natural, full breasts, even when a full lift is needed. A mini-lift is also possible with a small scar only around the areola (nipple); the mini-lift can be combined in a new technique that incorpoates Smartlipo laser technology to the procedure. This creates more lift, firms the skin and allows for even smaller scars.
Breast lifts are typically performed in an outpatient setting with IV sedation or general anesthesia. Recovery is usually no more than a few days, with return to normal activity in a week. Dr. Nease and Dr. Deal offer an artistic approach to cosmetic breast procedures and are skilled in creating a more full, natural, youthful appearing breast.
What is the Cost of Breast Lift Surgery in Chattanooga, North Georgia and North Alabama?
The price of Breast Lift Surgery at Southern Surgical Arts begins around $6,000. Your quote will include the surgeon's fee, anesthesia costs and the facility fee for the operating room and all other supplies and implants when indicated. The total price at Southern Surgical Arts also includes all routine follow-up visits.
Some surgery centers bundle the price of the procedure into one total fee like we do at Southern Surgical Arts and others may only quote you their surgeon's fee so that their prices seem less. We will give you the total surgery price.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift Surgery?
- Age 18 to 65
- Generally in good health
- Desires aesthetic enhancement of the breast
- Desires augmentation, lift or reduction of the breast
The Goal of Breast Lift Surgery
First, we listen to you, to understand your aesthetic goals. Only then, will Dr. Nease and Dr. Deal recommend the surgical options that will help you meet your expectations. Our ultimate goal is your satisfaction and to improve your natural appearance without any obvious signs of surgery. Through meticulous attention to detail, all scars are well hidden, and minimally invasive techniques are performed whenever possible to give you the best result with the least amount of down time.
Types of Breast Lifts Performed at Southern Surgical Arts
We use a variety of techniques tailored to you to minimize scars and maximize result. In our pre-op consultation, we’ll determine the type of breast lift that’s best for you, based on your anatomy, your desired outcome and the size and shape of your breasts. Dr. Nease and Dr. Deal perform three types of breast lifts, a Benelli lift (donut lift), a Lollipop lift, and an Anchor lift.
Benelli Lift (Donut Lift)
A Benelli Lift or Donut Lift is for patients who have mild to moderate sagging. It is a mini type of breast lift where the nipple is shifted up a few centimeters. The incision for a Benelli Lift is made all around the areola, in which a donut shape area of skin is taken away and the tissue is then re-sutured to the edges of the areola. The remaining skin is then tightened as the incision is closed. A “purse string” stitch is placed around the circumference of the skin, around the areola. This is done to prevent spreading of the scar and allows for it to heal nicely. This lift will help those patients who have larger areolas and want to reduce the size. Also, the Benelli Lift is best suited for a breast augmentation when a nipple lift is needed simultaneously.
Our most popular lift is the Lollipop Lift (Vertical Mastopexy). This type of lift is for patients who have a moderate to significant amount of sagging of the breasts, or want a breast augmentation with a lot of lift. The lollipop lift offers the longest lasting results and most preferred by our surgeons. The procedure requires two incisions—one around the areola and one down the lower midline of the breast. These two incisions come together to form a lollipop shape. Where many surgeons will recommend the larger scars of the anchor lift, Dr. Nease and Dr. Deal use highly specialized techniques and can offer the Lollipop Lift to the vast majority of our patients.
An Anchor Lift is the type of breast lift performed to treat a patient with severe breast sagging and by doing so, removes a greater amount of skin. Advances in other techniques, however, have made this procedure far less common. This type of lift is needed when the nipple is well below the breast crease. When using this technique, the surgeon makes a circular incision around the areola, a vertical incision towards the underside of the breast and a curved incision along the breast crease, all forming an anchor shape. An Anchor Lift may also be suitable for women when a major breast reduction or lift is needed.
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