What is a Breast Lift?
Mastopexy — also known as a breast lift — is a cosmetic surgery that redefines the breasts by trimming away excess skin and surgically tightening the existing tissue, which results in a firmer, younger-looking appearance. This body contouring surgery is performed for women who have lost firmness, size, and/or shape in their breasts due to weight loss, pregnancy, aging, or any other number of factors. Outstanding advancements in breast lift surgery have made this cosmetic procedure so effective and successful that new statistics by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons suggest a near 70% increase in demand since 2000. Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin proudly offer this effective procedure at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City, OK. By incorporating the latest methods, such as breast lift with implants, our surgeons can decide on the appropriate technique based upon the level of sag present while keeping in mind your desired result.
Breast Lift Reviews
"Dr. Nuveen did a tummy tuck, breast lift, and augmentation for me. I was VERY nervous because it is a big surgery and there are always risks. He and his staff made me feel very comfortable, the surgery went very well, and I have been happy with the decision to have it done from the very beginning. I love the staff (all of them!), they feel more like friends than anything-could not have hoped for a better experience. Jessica, who does the aesthetic injectables, is an artist! It takes a huge amount of trust to allow someone to work on the face, since it is what we present to the world everyday; I wouldn't go to anyone but Jessica for that! Her expertise and understanding of what will work best to bring our best is like no other!"- L.S. / Google / Mar 07, 2015
"From my first over the phone consultation with Hannah, to the day of my surgery & follow ups with Dr. Nuveen and the staff, the experience with the Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates has far exceeded my expectations. I am almost one month out of surgery & my only regret is that I hadn't done it sooner. I traveled from Canada for my Breast lift & augmentation, and would recommend Dr.Nuveen and the girls to anyone I can! The facility is extremely welcoming, and I was put at ease from the moment I stepped in the door. All of my questions and concerns were answered, and the genuine concern for myself as a patient during & after my surgery is truly appreciated. After consulting with a few doctors, no one showed the compassion that Dr. Nuveen & his staff have. I can't imagine choosing anyone else! My results are absolutely amazing, I love my new look!! Thank you Dr.Nuveen & staff!"- A. / Google / Apr 07, 2015
"R. Spicer - I was very nervous about my surgical experience but every staff member and Dr. Nuveen made me feel at ease. All my pre and post op questions were answered. I had a breast lift and augmentation and I feel fantastic. Since walking in the door the first time everyone called me by my name. Every staff member is very friendly, professional, courtious and knowledgeable. The staff and Dr. Nuveen himself called me several times to check on me and see how I was doing. I have recomended him to a couple of my friends already. I am in the health care field myself and am Very Impressed with my whole experience. If i decide to have any more cosmetic surgery done this is the only place i will go. Thank you so much everyone ur the greatest."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 12, 2011
"My experience - I loved Dr Nuveen and his staff! Everyone there was truly amazing and Dr Nuveen and his staff answered all my questions and I am super excited about showing off his wonderful work!! And didn't have hardly any pain after breast lift and augmentation! I already have recommended Dr Nuveen to my friends!!"- S.B. / Vitals / Mar 12, 2013
"I had a breast lift in June 2013 and my augment in August 2013, and I am very pleased with the experience with both him, and his staff. Scheduling was easy and timely, surgery started on time, and the recovery has been very easy. My friends were impressed with how quickly I was up and around after my aug. After my lift, the "stick" portion of my scars looked a little pooched, but he took care of that during my aug and they look perfect to me now, and couldn't picture them better. He was easily reached on his cell phone after 8 pm when I had a concern, and wasn't off put by my call. He really treats his patients well, and I would recommend him and go back for any future procedure. I feel so much better about myself following this procedure and am glad I chose Dr. Nuveen. Thanks again!"- A.J. / Vitals / Sep 10, 2013
How Are Breast Lifts Performed?
A breast lift takes approximately two hours or more and is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The duration is dependent on the complexity of the procedure and whether or not implants will be incorporated into the surgery. The surgical technique used during the procedure typically falls under one of two categories, with the technique defined according to the type of incision. The inverted-T (known as an anchor) and the straight line vertical incisions are the most commonly used methods. After making the incision, any excess skin is removed, along with fat and tissue that is not needed. The remaining skin is then tightened, and the breasts are lifted — so they appear healthy. In most situations, the size of the areola is decreased to be symmetric with the new breast. At this time, an implant or a fat transfer can be performed if this was discussed with your surgeon prior to surgery.
What Can I expect After a Breast Lift?
Recovery from a breast lift is more extensive than a surgery involving implants only. After the procedure, you will wear a medical compression bra to reduce swelling. A thin tube may also be inserted near the incision to help with excess fluid that can build up after a surgical procedure. After surgery, the swelling frequently goes away within the first week. A member of our team will provide in-depth at-home treatment care instructions to help with your healing process. Aesthetic results after a breast lift surgery become evident after a few weeks as the breasts settle into a higher placement on your bustline. Your breasts will feel and appear natural, and you will feel boosted self-confidence.
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- Average Cost
- From $7,500
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Breast Lift FAQ
How much does a breast lift cost?
At your initial consultation, Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin will listen to your concerns and assess your aesthetic goals before creating a unique treatment plan. After that, our team can better estimate your costs. When performed properly, a breast lift can significantly improve your body, so it's important to focus on using an experienced surgeon with extensive training. To help make cosmetic surgery easier to afford, Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should get a breast lift, an augmentation with implants, or both, will depend on your aesthetic goals and concerns. In many patients, a breast lift can improve the shape and fullness of the breasts without implants. One of our surgeons will assess your physical condition and listen to your goals during your consultation. We will then help determine whether you should get a lift, implants, or breast augmentation with a lift.
Will my nipples be moved?
Typically, the nipple-areola complex will be shifted up during the breast lift. If your areolas are overly large or stretched, your surgeon may include an areola reduction during your surgery. This can be discussed during your consultation — so we can decide on the best incision pattern and technique to use during your breast lift.
How long will my results last?
With proper care after surgery, your results should last for many years. Your breasts will continue to age normally — so you might begin to see sagging and loose skin over time. Factors like significant weight gain or loss can alter your results — so it's best to maintain a stable weight after your breast lift.
Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?
A lift can improve asymmetry in your breasts if they are different in size, firmness, or degree of sagging. Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin will assess the appearance and physical condition of your breasts during your consultation and discuss how a breast lift can help you.
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