Breast Lift Procedure Steps

At present, the famous breast lift ranks among the top five cosmetic surgery procedures in the country. The procedure is designed to restore tighter, perkier, and youthful looking breasts and enhance breast contours. The breast lift surgery in each case will slightly differ, but for the most part, the steps involved in the procedure will remain unchanged.

At the time of pre-op consultation, the surgeon will discuss with the patient about all aspects of breast lift and explain the procedure steps.

This can help to improve the patient’s confidence once she knows what the procedure actually entails. Caring, excellent, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jacob Bloom provides breast lift to patients in Chicago, IL and surrounding communities in this area of the Midwest.

Administering Anesthesia

As a first step in the breast lift surgery procedure, the patient will be placed under anesthesia. The surgery is typically performed using general anesthesia, but local anesthesia with IV sedation may be used in some cases. In either case, the patient will remain asleep throughout the surgery. An anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist will remain present during the plastic surgery procedure to monitor the patient’s response.

Incision Placement

Following anesthesia, the next step involves creating the incisions. The surgeon will create the incisions according to the pre-determined custom surgical plan. They will try to ensure that the incisions are located in discreet areas to keep the subsequent scarring minimally visible. Natural breast folds can effectively hide the scars in case of breast lift surgery.

Lifting the Breast Tissue

The surgeon will use the incisions to excise the loose breast skin and reshape the underlying breast tissue to create a tighter breast appearance. Areola size may also be reduced to make them more proportionate to the new breast look. In case of heavily sagging breasts, the areolas and the nipples will be moved to a more youthful level to look natural with the lifted breasts.

Once the reshaping and lifting of the breast tissue is completed, the surgeon will re-drape the skin, bringing some of the tissue which was above the areolas down to the lower portion of the breasts.

Closing the Incisions

The surgeon will use traditional or absorbable sutures to close the incisions after the completion of the surgery. Multiple sutures will be placed, which will extend into the deeper breast tissue, to retain the new shape of the breasts and keep the skin structure in place. Traditional sutures will be removed in about seven to 10 days, while absorbable sutures will dissolve on their own within a similar time period.

Surgical Bra and Bandages

Following the procedure, the surgeon will cover the incision sites with bandages. The patient will have to wear a special surgical bra or a compression garment for a few weeks. This will help to maintain the new shape of breasts and expedite healing.

These garments will prevent the incisions from opening up and will reduce discomfort. Perceptive and judicious cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jacob Bloom receives patients from Chicago, IL and other towns and suburbs in this region of the nation for breast lift surgery and various other aesthetic procedures.