Women who have sagging breasts due to previous pregnancies, breastfeeding, genetics, or aging can benefit from breast lift surgery. This procedure can also improve the appearance of the nipple-areolar complexes by repositioning or reducing them. Patients who decide to undergo breast lift surgery can enjoy perkier and more youthful breasts that give them an enhanced sense of body confidence. Award-winning and triple board-certified Las Vegas plastic surgeon George Alexander, MD, FACS, FASLM, FAACS, possesses a unique understanding of art and anatomy and applies cutting-edge surgical techniques to deliver world-class breast lift results.
What Breast Lift Surgery Can Improve
Many women will eventually experience sagging of the breasts, a condition known as ptosis. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight fluctuations can compromise the elasticity of the breasts, causing them to become pendulous. Breast lift surgery restores the bust to a more youthful look and feel by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining tissue.
Poorly Positioned Nipple-Areolar Complexes
The positioning of the nipple-areolar complex plays an important role in an attractive aesthetic of the breasts. Women who struggle with breast ptosis may also have downward-facing or enlarged areolas, which can create a displeasing appearance. Depending on a patient’s needs, the nipple-areolar complexes may be enhanced during breast lift surgery.
Breast asymmetry is common among women of all ages. Typically, the size or shape difference between the breasts is virtually unnoticeable. However, significantly asymmetrical breasts can be a source of emotional distress and self-consciousness. Fortunately, breast lift surgery can help patients achieve a more balanced breast aesthetic and restore their confidence.
“I have nothing but incredible things to say about this practice. Each and every staff member made an effort to get to know me and made me feel comfortable during the process. Dr. Alexander knew exactly what I wanted my end results to be and he sure did deliver! I am ecstatic about my results and I brag about how wonderful Dr. Alexander and Co is every chance I get! I cannot even imagine going anywhere else!”
“My experience with Dr. Alexander and his team was nothing short of amazing! Everyone was very knowledgeable, they answered all of my questions, and made sure that I was comfortable the entire process. I was so happy with the results and know that I can definitely trust Dr. Alexander and his team for any future procedures.”
“From the first visit to my continual visits, Dr Alexander and his staff have been nothing but professional, caring, personable and just good people. Will recommend everyone to come see Dr Alexander!!”
Patients will go home in light dressings after a brief observation period following their procedure. Work and light activities can be resumed after one or two weeks, and aerobic exercise can be continued after six weeks. Dr. Alexander will provide complete aftercare directions that include physical limitations and other instructions that are individualized during the consultation appointment to provide the best results.
While most surgeries result in scars, Dr. Alexander places all incisions meticulously and utilizes modern breast lift techniques to minimize the visibility of scarring. Scars also tend to fade and flatten over time until they are nearly imperceivable.
With over 20 years of breast surgery experience and multiple board certifications, Dr. Alexander has the unique and extensive knowledge and skill to deliver award-winning personalized breast lift results to each patient. By combining both art and science, he produces world-class results that complement his patients’ individual frames and aesthetic desires.
The cost of breast lift surgery depends on many factors, including the surgical technique used, time spent during surgery, and anesthesia fees. Dr. Alexander insists on using only the highest quality surgery centers and anesthesiologists for your safety and well-being. He also insists on only using the best surgical supplies down to each suture. An exact price will be calculated for you during the initial consultation.
Dr. Alexander implements a dual local anesthetic technique to provide patients the most comfortable experience possible. He additionally will prescribe medication should post-op pain occur during the initial stages of recovery. The first 48 hours are typically the most uncomfortable, but the pain should subside steadily afterward.
Frequently Asked Questions
To find out of you are a candidate for a cosmetic procedure, it is recommended to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Women who can relate to the following concerns may consider breast lift surgery:
- Sagging, pendulous breasts
- Enlarged nipple-areolar complexes
- Downward-facing nipples
Smoking can impair the healing process after a major surgical procedure, so it is imperative that patients quit using tobacco products for at least six weeks before and after their breast lift surgery, but even longer is better.
Dr. Alexander performs breast lift procedures with general anesthesia. If deemed safe, he uses dual anesthetic to optimize post-op discomfort.
Patients who undergo breast lift surgery can enjoy their results for many years. However, the natural aging process and other factors can still affect the appearance of the breasts. Wearing a supportive bra and leading a healthy lifestyle may help preserve your results for longer.