Mastopexy Breast Lift Surgery in Michigan
A breast lift or mastopexy is the surgical correction of breast drooping or ptosis. Over time, with pregnancy, weight loss or even during normal development, the breast can “go south” compelling women to seek correction. Daniela Rodriguez, MD, PLC will take all measures necessary to ensure that your results are the best that he can offer.
Breast hypertrophy (overly enlarged breasts) plagues millions of women with symptoms of neck, back, and shoulder pain, rashes to the skin, indentations and the shoulders, poor posture and problems with physical endurance, and, of course, emotional embarrassment. And despite attempts at weight reduction, physical exercise, or other forms of treatment such as physical therapy or even chiropractic medicine there is simply no alleviation of the symptoms. Indeed, surgery offers the only hope to the countless women who have suffered from this condition. Watch the breast lift procedure video.
Incisions Used In Breast Lift / Mastopexy
There are various approaches to correcting the ptotic breast but the essence is repositioning of the breast to a more appropriate level on the chest. Michigan board certified plastic surgeon Daniela Rodriguez, MD, PLC uses a short scar (lollipop) method (please read the article on the SPAIR technique), which reduces scarring significantly as compared to the older, more traditional approaches. This also addresses the common concern of the large and irregular areola (dark skin around the nipple). In time, many patients have scars that blend and fade beautifully.
Type Of Anesthesia Used
Mastopexy is usually performed with general anesthesia. The procedure is performed as an outpatient so you can go home the same day – the entire visit usually requires about four hours from the initial registration to your discharge.
Breast Lift Recovery
Most patients in my practice feel that mastopexy was less traumatic than they expected and many patients stop taking their narcotic pain medication a day or two after surgery. The procedure is out-patient, which means you can go home the same day. The incisions are closed with dissolvable stitches and sealed with glue on the outside so there are no sutures to remove and patients can shower the very next day. Patients wear a support garment for about 4-6 weeks, after which, there are no restrictions at all.
Follow up is very important and patients are encouraged to return to the office within the week, at six weeks, six months and a year. This allows Michigan board certified plastic surgeon Daniela Rodriguez, MD, PLC to not only address any concerns that a patient may have but also make sure that both short and long term progress has been up to his high standards.
If you are considering a breast lift in Michigan – contact board certified plastic surgeon Daniela Rodriguez, MD, PLC