Breast Lift Conveniently located to serve Kirkland and Bellevue
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is often indicated in women with ptosis (sagging) of the breasts from aging, pregnancy, weight loss, or very large breasts. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Brad Remington of Remington Plastic Surgery in Kirkland, WA offers the breast lift procedure for patients in Kirkland.
What to Expect from Your Breast Lift
The nipple and areola (dark skin around the nipple) are maintained on a healthy mound of breast tissue to preserve the blood supply and sensation and this mound is then elevated to a more proportional and youthful level. The breast is reshaped to a fuller, rounder, and younger form.
The Different Types of Breast Lift Incisions
There are three basic types of breast lift: periareolar, circumvertical, and so-called, inverted “T” or anchor lift. A periareolar lift is the excision of skin in a crescent-type shape above the nipple/areola which is then elevated and closure was done in a “pursestring” type pattern. This leaves a usually well-healed scar around the areola. A circumvertical lift is similar, but with some skin removed vertically from the lower pole of the breast. An inverted T or anchor pattern breast lift is for very sagging breasts in which it is necessary to remove the skin from the area of the fold under the breast, thus resulting in a scar pattern looking like a “T” upside down. More information may be seen at this Breast Lift link. Reduction of the size of the areola is also often requested. The change of a breast lift is marked. Breast lifts are often combined with augmentation and a lift is almost always part of a breast reduction.
Are you a Candidate for a Breast Lift?
A breast lift surgery is a personal procedure that should be only done for yourself. You may be a good candidate for the procedure if you are in good health, have a stable weight, and feel bothered about the shape of your breasts. We can discuss the details of the procedure in more depth during a consultation.
How Much Does A Breast Lift Cost?
A breast lift is fully customized to address the unique aesthetic goals of each patient. The cost of the surgery varies depending on the extent of correction desired and the overall complexity required to achieve the best results. Dr. Remington will examine your breasts to develop your personalized treatment plan and discuss the cost associated with it.