Charlotte NC Breast Lift
After pregnancy or weight loss, the breasts can appear deflated, sagging or without shape. A breast lift procedure restores a natural round breast shape by repositioning the nipple higher on the breast, eliminating overstretched skin, and removing breast tissue falling below the breast crease.
Good candidates for breast lift surgery
If you’re unhappy with the way your breasts look due to sagging or lost volume, a breast lift may be a great solution to help you make the improvements you desire. If any of the following describe you, then you might consider a breast lift:
- Your breasts have a flat shape.
- Your nipples fall below the crease when you are not wearing a bra.
- Your breasts are different sizes causing one to fall downward more than the other.
- You are at a maintained, stable body weight.
- You are a non-smoker or plan to quit smoking well in advance of the scheduled procedure.
What does a breast lift in Charlotte cost?
The price for a breast lift in Charlotte typically ranges from $5,000 to $10,000. There are three critical factors that effect cost:
- How much breast shaping will be needed?
- Will an breast implant be needed?
- Is there significant breast asymmetry?
Your total cost includes professional anesthesia, operating room and recovery costs at our accredited surgical facility, and surgeon’s fees (all professional care).
Breast lift procedure overview
A breast lift, or mastopexy, corrects sagging breasts by removing the excess skin and repositioning the nipple. During the breast lift procedure the breast tissue is lifted and re-contoured to provide a more natural shape. The nipples are repositioned to give them a more youthful appearance consistent with the adjusted shape. Finally, excess breast skin is removed to make up for lost elasticity. Some of the incision scars will be concealed while others may be more visible. However, the lines do fade significantly over time.
A breast lift may not change the size of your breasts, but it can add roundness to the top of your breasts. In a traditional breast lift, the excess skin is removed from the lower part of the breast in order to conceal the scars as much as possible. Once you have discussed your expectations with Dr. Ditesheim, then he will evaluate the options that meet your goals. Based on your breast size, weight, skin elasticity and level of sagging, Dr. Ditesheim will suggest the surgical technique that will provide the highest level of success.
“I don’t feel like I need to hide my breasts anymore. I am more self-confident and proud of my body!”R.M. Charlotte, North Carolina
Combining breast procedures
Many women who are seeking a breast lift also want to be smaller in size. This type of mastopexy is essentially a breast reduction, except that the emphasis is more on skin tightening rather than on size reduction. This combination provides for a more proportionate appearance.
Additionally, some women want to increase the size of their breasts at the time of the breast lift. In this case, breast implants are added instead of removing excess skin to restore breasts to a fuller, more enhanced appearance. Information on breast reduction and breast augmentation is also available on our website or feel free to call us for more information at (704) 754-8351.
About the short scar technique
Dr. Ditesheim specializes in the Breast Lift short scar technique which incorporates two incisions: one around the areola and one vertically from the areola down to the breast crease. During the procedure, a “lollipop incision” is traced around the nipple and partially down the breast.
Breast lift pre-operative overview
Dr. Ditesheim and his experienced staff will provide you with pre-surgical information that includes guidelines about drinking, smoking and avoiding certain vitamins and medications. Additionally, you may be required to have a mammogram exam before the procedure depending upon your age and medical history. Dr. Ditesheim’s veteran staff has a wealth of experience in preparing patients and families for the recovery process.
The breast lift surgery
Breast lift surgery usually lasts 2 to 4 hours, under general anesthesia administered by a physician anesthesiologist to minimize discomfort during the procedure. The procedure is done in the comfort of our private, AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities) accredited surgical suite. Following your procedure, you will be able to go home to continue your recovery.
Recovery after breast lift surgery
Recovery from breast lift surgery is surprisingly quick for most of our patients. You may have some initial discomfort along the incision line, but the pain is usually mild. You’ll be encouraged to move your arms right away, and patients typically return to work within 1-3 days, depending on the extent of surgery. Dr. Ditesheim usually requests a breast lift patient to wait a few weeks before returning to more vigorous activities.
We want to make sure that your surgical experience and recovery is as pleasant as possible. Our experienced staff will provide you with postoperative guidelines and instructions for the most comfortable and successful healing. Our staff is here to ensure that your recovery is a success story waiting to be told.