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Breast Lift

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Changes in breast shape are a normal part of aging. Weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and changes in skin composition can have a noticeable impact on the breasts. Over time, they can become flatter and more elongated in shape. These changes can affect a woman’s self-image and limit her choices in clothing. 

Breast lift surgery, formally known as mastopexy, is used to correct the breast deflation that can follow pregnancy, menopause, or weight loss. Mastopexy can also be used to make the breasts more symmetrical, reduce nipple protrusion, and reduce the size of the areolas. 

  • What is a Breast Lift?

    Breast lift is a surgical procedure that improves the shape and projection of the breasts without making them larger. Patients who desire an increase in breast volume should opt for breast augmentation surgery instead. If you’re looking to enhance the size of your breasts and lift them to a more youthful position, a breast lift can be done along with breast augmentation/breast implants.

    By removing excess breast skin and breast tissue and adjusting the curvature of the breasts, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Wilson can correct even very advanced breast ptosis (sagging).

    Mastopexy makes the breasts look fuller, rounder, and more pert without the use of implants. Furthermore, a breast lift can be customized to meet the individual needs of each patient. Dr. Wilson performs several types of breast lift surgery, each designed to treat a different grade of breast ptosis. This way, patients can select the option that can meet their cosmetic needs.

  • Who is a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift? 

    Breast lift surgery is ideal for women who want to restore the firmness of their breasts without increasing their breast size. Mastopexy patients should be prepared for a slight reduction in breast size owing to the removal of loose breast skin. However, despite this reduction in cup size, it’s not uncommon for the breasts to look fuller following a breast lift. By making the breasts rounder and placing them higher on the chest, breast lift surgery can create a fuller, balanced, and more youthful breast contour.

      • You may be a good candidate for breast lift surgery if:
      • You’ve noticed that the upper halves of your breasts appear flat rather than round.

      • Have nipples that sit low on the chest or point downward.

      • You’re looking to make your breasts more round.

      • You have asymmetrical breasts.

      • You’re in generally good health.

      • You’re a nonsmoker.

      • You have realistic expectations.

      • You are at a stable weight.

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BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON

Dr. Anthony Wilson

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When you are seeking a qualified and talented plastic surgeon, look no further than board-certified Dr. Anthony Wilson with AW Plastic Surgery. Dr. Wilson has a passion for both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and the body. He takes deep satisfaction in giving his patients the tools they need to feel confident, whole, and beautiful, no matter where they are in their aesthetic journey.

Dr. Wilson is recognized as an expert in cosmetic facial enhancement through both surgical and non-surgical measures. He is a national trainer for Revance and attends industry training to stay on top of the latest techniques. He conducts a multi-layered approach to aging and aesthetics, combining skincare and surgery to achieve a customized, natural result. Part of AW Plastic Surgery’s positive patient results stem from a stellar supporting group of aesthetic professionals. Dr. Wilson is backed by a strong team of injectors, nurses, and aestheticians at AW Plastic Surgery who ensure a high level of service.

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Dr. Wilson and the entire AW Plastic surgery team are absolutely amazing. No matter what you are there for they provide you with the best service. The attention to detail and honest options give come from the experience the entire team has. They get to know you as a person not a patient and show genuine interest in your care and treatment. I went to this team for breast cancer reconstruction and they deserve more than 5 stars! The best of the best! Keep it up

– Corina K.

  • The Breast Lift Procedure 

    Dr. Wilson offers three different techniques for the breast lift procedure at AW Plastic Surgery. They include:

    The Crescent Lift

    The crescent lift is used to treat low-grade ptosis; this technique is generally ideal for patients with smaller breasts. When performing a crescent lift, Dr. Wilson makes one incision around the upper half of each areola. This allows him to raise the nipple slightly and remove a small portion of excess skin from the upper half of the breast. Any scar tissue produced by this technique will be hidden by the natural ring of lighter tissue that surrounds the areola.

    The Lollipop Lift

    The lollipop lift is the most common type of mastopexy. It’s capable of treating moderate to high-grade ptosis or sagging and involves one circular incision around each areola and one vertical incision down the underside of each breast.

    The Anchor Lift

    The anchor lift permits the removal of a significant amount of loose skin. It’s, therefore, most suitable for larger breasts with a high-grade ptosis. During an anchor lift, Dr. Wilson adds a third incision to the standard lollipop incision pattern: He makes a circular incision around each areola, a vertical incision down each breast, and a horizontal incision within the breast crease.

    No matter the type of breast lift technique you receive, the cosmetic procedure will begin with the administration of general anesthesia.

  • Recovery

    The initial stages of recovery last about one week for patients who have had a crescent lift. Patients who have had a lollipop or anchor lift may need to rest for 10 to 14 days before they can return to work. All breast lift patients should avoid certain activities, like vigorous exercise and heavy lifting, for about four weeks after their surgery.

    Dr. Wilson will provide you with detailed recovery instructions. He will also supply you with pain medication and supportive garments, like a surgical bra, before your procedure so you’re fully prepared for the healing process.

    You may see some initial breast lift results immediately, but your full results will appear about a month or two after your surgery.

Schedule A Consultation 

Are you struggling with sagging breasts? Are they making you feel self-conscious about your body? Feel at home in your body with a breast lift at AW Plastic Surgery. Schedule a consultation today! Dr. Wilson will listen to your concerns, examine your breasts, and then create a customized treatment plan for you. Call our Portsmouth, NH office, or use our online contact form. 

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