Breast Lift Surgery in Orlando

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Reverse the effects of time or pregnancy on the appearance of your breasts with breast lift surgery at Hillcrest Plastic Surgery. At Hillcrest, our board-certified team specializes in breast lift procedures. Dr. Fernando Ovalle, a specialist in breast lifts, listens to your concerns and partners with you to instill confidence and help you look and feel your best.

What Is a Breast Lift?

Breast lift surgery enhances the appearance of your breasts by reshaping, raising, and adding fullness to them. If you feel like you've lost breast fullness or skin elasticity, your areola appears widened, or your breasts seem saggy, droopy, or flattened, visit Hillcrest for an expert evaluation.

Evaluation for Breast Lift Surgery at Hillcrest

During your initial evaluation, we will provide all the information you need to make an informed decision. This includes potential risks and other considerations so that you have realistic expectations of your breast lift surgery. The open discussion also helps us understand your unique aesthetic goals.

Your breast lift evaluation will include:

  • An overall health check.
  • Examination of your breast, chest, and torso.
  • Outline of new nipple position.
  • Discussion of types of breast lifts and associated scarring.
  • A decision about your preferred breast shape and volume.

How to Prepare for Breast Lift Surgery

Our team wants you to feel well-prepared before your procedure. We may perform a mammogram and advise you to:

  • Cease the use of any blood thinning agents before your procedure.
  • Stop smoking at least six to eight weeks before surgery.

What to Expect for the Breast Lift Procedure

The surgical experts at Hillcrest Plastic Surgery specialize in several breast lift techniques. The procedure we choose depends on your objectives and what our surgeons feel would most benefit you. Their goal is to leave minimal scarring and ensure a safe and quick recovery.

Each procedure produces a unique breast shape and scarring outcome:

  • Periareolar: This procedure elevates the nipple while reducing excess skin and the areola's size. The scar is hidden between the nipple's dark skin and the lighter breast skin.
  • Anchor lift: This lift is most effective for excessive skin and severe sagging. It is named for the incision pattern, which resembles an anchor.
  • Vertical breast lift: We secure the drooping portion of the breast tissue to the chest wall to produce a more rounded, natural appearance during this procedure. Scarring resembles a lollipop, going around the nipple and down the breast's underside.

What Are the Risks of a Breast Lift?

Open communication helps our patients understand the recovery process, as well as the risks and limitations of breast lift surgery. Possible risks include:

  • Loss of nipple sensation.
  • Difficulty healing, especially for people who smoke.
  • Scarring that takes several months to achieve its final appearance.

Why Choose Hillcrest Plastic Surgery for Your Procedure?

The renowned, board-certified surgeons at Hillcrest Plastic Surgery are here to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Dr. Kenrick Spence and Dr. Fernando Ovalle offer over two decades of experience and patient satisfaction. They will create an individualized plan to help you achieve the body you've always wanted.

Work With the Breast Lift Surgeons at Hillcrest

Ready to rejuvenate the appearance of your breasts? Schedule your consultation at Hillcrest Plastic Surgery to learn more about our breast lift procedures. Request an appointment online or give us a call at 407-999-2585 today.

This is a question your plastic surgeon will help you answer. A common thought among patients is the pencil test, i.e. if a pencil can be held in the crease of your breast then a lift is needed. This is sometimes but not always true. In general, the lower the nipple is from the crease of the breast and the more stretched skin there is, the higher the likelihood of needing a breast lift.

Most breast lifts allow you to safely breast feed following the procedure. The less disruption of the milk ducts, the higher the chances of success. Speak with your plastic surgeon to determine the specific technique to be employed.

Breast lift scars take many months to mature and reach their final appearance, often as long as a year. The following methods are used to reduce scarring:

  • Taping the scars
  • Intense pulse light
  • Silicone sheeting
  • Silicone based gels
  • Topical steroids
  • Bleaching creams

No, the nipple is typically not removed with a breast lift. The nipple is moved to a higher position on the chest and the excess skin is removed to form and shape the breast to a more youthful appearance.

Most breast lifts last several years depending on the technique used, skin tone, and weight gain or loss; these all factor into how long the operation will last.

There is a risk of losing nipple sensation although this is not always the case.

This is not usually the case except with extremely large breast reductions. The nipple is not removed in our practice.

Yes, this is possible, but the skin tone must be good and the patient must be an appropriate candidate.

Usually breast lifts are cosmetic operations designed to restore the youthful appearance of the breast. Breast reductions are performed to reduce breast size for the relief of back, neck, and shoulder pain.

No, all breast lifts are not the same. Different pedicle techniques may produce different shaped breasts (pedicle is the method by which the nipple is kept attached and the breast volume is preserved).

Dr. Spence uses 5 different types of pedicle techniques depending on the shape of breast he wishes to create:

  1. Superior pedicle
  2. Medical pedicle
  3. Inferior pedicle
  4. Central pedicle
  5. Bipedicle (a combination of pedicles)

Stretch marks on the lower portion of the breast and those immediately around the areola will be removed. Those at the top of the breast will remain.

Although Dr. Spence cannot endorse any specific vendor, a description of an ideal bra will be provided to you during your consultation. A soft supportive, well-padded bra with wide straps and no under wire is usually best. There are special circumstances where a push up bra will be recommended.

Dr. Spence revises breast reconstruction patients in his Orlando Breast Revision Practice frequently, he uses the concept of a Bioengineered breast with the use of fat graft and acellular dermal matrix.

By staging your breast revision, removing the implants and allowing the breast tissue to “SNAP” back a smaller implant can sometimes be placed without a lift.

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