A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgery to raise and firm saggy breasts. With the passage of time, women discover that their breasts start to lose their youthful perkiness and fullness. Even some young women may have naturally droopy breasts due to their genetic makeup. Other factors that might lead to the early development of saggy breasts include breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, and the effects of gravity. Dr. Sofonio offers breast surgery to residents of Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, CA.
During your consultation, Dr. Sofonio will conduct a comprehensive physical and medical examination to determine if you are a good fit for a breast lift procedure. Dr. Sofonio will also ask you questions relating to your preferences and expectations from the surgery. Based on the outcome of his examination, he will decide on the best way to proceed with your breast lift surgery. During the procedure, you will be placed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Breast lift surgery may be achieved using several techniques. The exact technique Dr. Sofonio chooses depends on the degree of sagging, breast shape and size, position and size of areolas, and skin elasticity. Generally, he will make an incision to allow him to reshape and lift underlying tissue to improve the shape of the breasts. He will also trim off any excess skin to improve skin elasticity.
Sometimes, Dr. Sofonio will place small drain tubes to prevent the accumulation of fluids. He will also place gauze and other types of dressings on your breasts, as well as ask you to wear a surgical bra for support.
The full impact of a breast lift will not be seen until the swelling has gone down, the incision marks have faded, and the sensation has returned to the areolas and nipples. Eventually, the breast will assume their new, enhanced shape.
Dr. Mark V. Sofonio