Minneapolis–Saint Paul Breast Lift
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As a woman ages, skin loses its elasticity, which can cause the breasts to lose their natural shape and firmness. This procedure is designed to elevate the breasts and give them a more youthful appearance. A breast lift may also be performed in conjunction with breast enlargement surgery (augmentation).
Reasons for Considering a Breast Lift
Elevate the breasts
Eliminate the sagging effects of aging and gravity
Firm the breasts
Restore the fullness of your breasts from before pregnancy and breast feeding
Re-align your nipples and areaolas if they point differently
- Restore the suppleness of your breasts after weight loss
The Average Cost of a Breast Lift is $7000
Contact Twin Cities Breast Lift Surgeon, Dr. Mahjouri
Dr. Mahjouri serves the greater area of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, and the surrounding communities with cosmetic breast procedures designed to improve breast size and shape. The breast lift surgery has helped boost and restore patient confidence.
Contact our practice to schedule a complimentary consultation with our breast lift surgeon.
Breast Lift Surgery in Minneapolis–Saint Paul
Breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a procedure that raises and reshapes sagging breasts. The breast lift surgical procedure usually takes 1.5 to 3 hours. Techniques vary, but the most common procedure involves an anchor-like incision made along the underside of the breast.
The incision goes around the area where skin will be removed, thus defining how the nipple will be relocated. When the excess skin has been removed, the nipple and areola are moved into a higher position. The skin surrounding the areola is brought down and together to reshape the breast.
Some patients, especially those with relatively small breasts and minimal sagging, may be candidates for modified procedures requiring less extensive incisions. One such procedure is the "doughnut (or concentric) mastopexy" in which circular incisions are made around the areola and a doughnut-shaped area of skin is removed. Recent innovations in breast lift techniques include minimal incision techniques and nipple sensation reducing procedures.
If the patient is having an implant inserted along with a breast lift, the implant will be placed in a pocket directly under the breast tissue or under the muscle of the chest wall. Breast implants can either be saline or silicone.
Recovering From Breast Lift Surgery
The breast uplift (mastopexy) is an out patient procedure and is performed under general anesthesia at the West Health Surgery Center in Plymouth, Minnesota. We offer complimentary cosmetic consultations in our clinics in Fridley and Plymouth. Dr. Mahjouri or one of his staff will contact you in the days following your surgery to address any questions or concerns you may have.
Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time. Bandages are applied right after surgery to aid the healing process and minimize movement of the breasts. Once the bandages are removed, the patient will need to wear a specialized surgical bra for several weeks.
Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery, which can be relieved by oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the post-operative directions given by the surgeon. Dr. Mahjouri will infuse long-acting pain medication into the surgical site to minimize pain immediately after the operation.
Schedule Your Breast Lift Consultation
Contact our office to receive a free breast lift consultation. Mahjouri Cosmetic Surgery & Skincare Clinic provides breast augmentations to patients from Fridley, Minneapolis, Anoka, and the surrounding communities.
For more information, or to schedule a consultation, call our office today!
Why Choose Our Minneapolis–Saint Paul Breast Lift Doctor?
Dr. Mahjouri’s dedication to education and experience led to his Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Mahjouri Cosmetic Surgery & Skincare Clinic offers advanced plastic surgery options as well as a host of cosmetic skin care treatments to the greater area of Minneapolis.