In time, aging takes its toll on the female body, and this process is especially visible in the breast area. Sagging and drooping breasts caused by aging, breastfeeding, and genetic factors can create a frumpy and even overweight appearance in otherwise attractive women. The breast lift procedure is designed to give such women perkier and shapelier breasts, either with their natural tissue only or with the addition of breast implants.
Breast Lift Procedeure
The breast lift procedure is performed by Albuquerque surgeon Miguel Gallegos. Incisions are carefully made underneath the breasts and around the areolas. A straight incision is also made in a vertical line down the underside of each breast. Working through these incisions, Dr. Gallegos removes the excess skin that allows the breasts to sag. If implants are desired, they are inserted at this time. Once these steps are complete, Dr. Gallegos closes the incisions.
Post Breast Lift
During the next two to three weeks, patients experience some swelling and bruising in the chest area. Patients should avoid sleeping on their stomachs during this time and are required to wear support bandages or sports bras to help the breasts heal properly. Most patients love their finished results and find that their clothing fits them much better.
Interested In Breast Lift
If you are interested in a breast procedure, such as a breast lift, please contact our Albuquerque and Santa Fe-area practice, Hermosa Plastic Surgery, for a consultation. Dr. Miguel Gallegos would be happy to answer any questions you may have about treatment and identify factors that may affect the final results of your breast surgery.