The Lancaster General Health Experience
What to expect before, during and after a breast lift
When you have your first consultation about your breast lift, your cosmetic surgeon will discuss your goals, the procedure you will undergo, and instructions on how to prepare for your surgery, including any foods, drinks and medications to avoid. Your surgeon may also order a mammogram, especially if you have a family history of breast cancer.
During the outpatient surgery, your surgeon will remove excess skin and reposition your breast tissue and nipple higher on your chest, to create a more natural and youthful appearance. The incision location varies, but the most common areas are:
- Around the areola
- Around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease
- Around the areola, vertically down to and horizontally across or near the breast crease
You will wear bandages or a support bra after surgery to keep swelling to a minimum and support your breasts during the healing process. Full recovery takes several weeks. Then you will be able to return to daily routines, with your surgeon’s guidance.
Breast lift cost
Depending on your treatment goals and other services you undergo, breast lift cost varies. Your surgeon will discuss the cost during your consultation.
Breast lift treatment risks
Breast lift surgery is normally very safe, although all surgery has a risk of complications. We will check in with you throughout your healing process and are always available to answer any of your concerns.
Risks specific to breast lift surgery include:
- Temporary numbness
You will receive detailed pre- and post-surgery instructions to greatly reduce any potential complications, and our team is always available to discuss any questions or concerns you have.
Is breast lift surgery right for you? Contact us by filling out our online form or calling us at 717-291-5863.