A woman’s breasts may naturally sag over time due to pregnancy, loss of skin elasticity, or even weight loss. A breast lift can help restore a more youthful appearance and can be performed by board-certified South Jersey plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Mohit Sood of The Sood Center in Linwood, New Jersey.
What Is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is surgery designed to “lift” sagging breasts. It differs from an augmentation in that it does not increase the size or shape of the breasts but instead is intended to give them a more youthful appearance.
Benefits of Having a Breast Lift
Some of the benefits of having a breast lift include the following:
- Give the breasts a more youthful appearance
- Can be performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation
- Has natural-looking results
How Is a Breast Lift Performed?
A breast lift is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Sood will make an incision around your areolas so excess skin can be removed. The incisions will then be closed, which in turn will naturally pull the breasts upward. Surgical tape is then placed over the wounds to aid healing.
Preparing for a Breast Lift
A mammogram is recommended prior to a breast lift, as this will help determine changes in your breast tissue after surgery. You may also need to have certain lab work performed ahead of time to ensure no complications arise from anesthesia. Dr. Sood may also ask his South Jersey patients to stop smoking or refrain from taking certain medications.
Recovery from a Breast Lift
Your breasts may feel slightly swollen after surgery. Wearing a good support bra is needed to help speed healing. You may also need to do the following:
- Change bandages from time to time
- Take medication to help with discomfort
- Schedule a follow-up appointment to check your progress
How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost?
The price of your breast lift may be different from someone else’s based upon several factors. For this reason, our policy is to discuss cost only after an initial consultation. To make a breast lift more affordable, we accept major credit cards in addition to CareCredit® financing.
Is a Breast Lift Right for Me?
If you are concerned about sagging breasts, but don’t necessarily want bigger ones, a breast lift could be the ideal choice.
Why Choose Dr. Mohit Sood for a Breast Lift?
Board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Sood is a widely acclaimed surgeon in the field of breast reconstruction and has also been called on to lecture on the topic.
What to Expect During Your Breast Lift Consultation
Dr. Sood will discuss your reasons for wanting a breast lift to ensure you are a good candidate for this surgery. He will also do the following:
- Collect a health history, including information about previous mammograms
- Measure your breasts and evaluate the condition of their skin
- Check for drug interactions or allergies
- Allow you the opportunity to ask questions
- Discuss financing and payment options
Sagging breasts don’t require implants, as they can easily be raised with breast lift surgery. To schedule a consultation, patients in South Jersey can contact Dr. Mohit Sood at (609) 904-5390.