The Breast Lift with Dr. Lamb
For those considering the breast lift procedure, Dr. Lamb
will begin the process with a comprehensive screening and personal consultation. During this appointment, he will explain the mastopexy procedure and show a variety of before/after photographs of his recent breast lift patients. At this time, considering a wide range of factors, including personal and family history of breast disease, as well as pregnancies, breast-feeding, and previous history of breast surgeries, Dr. Lamb will determine if the breast lift is right for the individual situation.
The ideal breast lift patient will be in generally good health, understand the mastopexy procedure, and hold realistic expectations for her results. Those women who are considering having more children may be encouraged to wait on the breast lift, as pregnancy can cause the breasts to increase in size, jeopardizing the newly achieved results. It is important to remember that a breast lift alone will not increase the size or the volume of the breasts. Conversely, breast implants
cannot lift the chest or decrease stretched tissue. To achieve optimal results, Dr. Lamb may recommend a combination of the two procedures.
Breast Lift Statistics
The breast lift technique has been performed for decades, providing thousands of women with long-lasting results. As plastic surgery procedures become safer and provide even better results, more and more women are noting the benefits of this rejuvenating procedure. To better understand the technique, included are several important breast lift statistics, from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- More than 148,00 breast lift procedures were performed in 2015.
- Breast lift patients report the highest satisfaction rating of all cosmetic surgery recipients.
- Since 2000, breast lifts have increased by 70%, twice the rate of implant procedures.
- Breast lifts are most common in women over the age of 35.
The Breast Lift Procedure
Dr. Lamb’s mastopexy takes from two to three hours to perform under general anesthesia. To begin, Dr. Lamb will mark the patient’s breasts while awake and in an upright position. Once asleep, before the initial incisions are made, the marks are checked again using test sutures. After Dr. Lamb creates his pre-determined incisions, he will remove the lax, excess skin. Internal supporting and shaping sutures are placed to raise the breast tissue. Once the desired results are achieved, Dr. Lamb will close the incisions with a buried, dissolvable suture. A surgical bra is then placed on the patient before she awakes from surgery, with a local anesthetic in place for a nearly painless recovery.In some cases, achieving optimal results will require a breast lift, as well as the addition of breast implants to add volume. If so, Dr. Lamb will generally perform the two procedures in stages, with the breast implants placed first. About two months later, the mastopexy will be performed, ensuring the desired lift and contour are achieved with superior accuracy in nipple placement.
Breast Lift Before and After Gallery
Choosing a breast lift can be a life-changing decision. To visualize your potential results, take some time to peruse Dr. Lamb’s before and after gallery
to see examples of his work. Look for patients with the same body type as you, those suffering with similar issues, and women with results that you desire.
Breast Lift Recovery
Women can expect their breast lift recovery to take about two weeks. Most women are feeling good enough to return to work in a week or less. Heavy lifting and strenuous exercise, however, will need to be postponed for four to six weeks.Discomfort and bruising are minimal after the breast lift procedure. Some swelling and shape distortion is common for the first week. Temporary numbness can also occur. Dr. Lamb will prescribe the appropriate pain medications, ensuring a comfortable recovery. A surgical garment or support bra will need to be worn for several weeks, following a breast lift, to encourage the healing process and reduce the chance of swelling.The breast lift procedure is considered a safe technique and rarely results in any complications. Scarring does occur after a mastopexy, however. The scar will follow the incision lines, around the areola, down the breast, and across the breast crease. Although the scar will fade slightly over time, it will remain visible. However, for most women, the benefits of a breast lift far outweigh the appearance of scars.
An Experienced Breast Lift Team
The staff at Dr. Lamb’s office strives to create a warm and welcoming environment for every patient. Our team, including experienced nurses, anesthesiologists, aestheticians, and patient coordinators, are here to walk you through your breast lift procedure, from start to finish. Since 1988, Dr. Lamb has been providing unmatched surgical results, cultivating his own personal breast lift style, to provide the safest and most natural looking results available.To get more information on Dr. Lamb’s breast lift
, any other surgical procedure, call our Kansas City office at (816) 795-5262 to arrange your personal consultation.
Breast Lift FAQ What is a breast lift procedure?
The breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure, designed to remove dropping, stretched tissue and skin, raising the breast to a higher, more natural position on the chest. During the procedure, Dr. Lamb can reshape and reposition the nipple/areolar complex to create a more aesthetically appealing breast.Who is a good candidate for a breast lift?
Almost any woman who is frustrated with sagging, drooping breasts, or with a stretched, misshapen nipple/areola, may benefit from the breast lift. Ideal candidates will be in overall good health and hold a clear understanding of Dr. Lamb’s breast lift technique.What are the risks involved in the breast lift procedure?
Dr. Lamb has been performing the breast lift for nearly 30 years, providing safe and effective results. While complications are rare, they can include bleeding, infection, unexpected scarring, asymmetry, and loss of nipple sensation. During your consultation with Dr. Lamb, the risks and limitations of the breast lift procedure will be reviewed in full.How long does Dr. Lamb’s breast lift procedure take?
Depending on the individual patient and the extent of correction required, Dr. Lamb’s breast lift procedure can take from two to three hours.