About Breast Lift Surgery
A surgical breast lift is a cosmetic treatment that recontours the breasts by reducing excess skin and pulling tight the remaining tissue to produce a firmer, younger appearance. This life-changing surgery is offered for women who have lost breast fullness and shape and who have breast sagging due to aging, significant weight loss, or nursing. Medical breakthroughs in breast lift surgery have made this procedure so effective that new stats released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show around a 70% increase in demand since 2000. Dr. Julio Sosa, a board-certified plastic surgeon in West Bloomfield, MI, offers this cosmetic breast surgery at Bloomfield Plastic Surgery. By utilizing the most advanced methods, Dr. Sosa can decide on the proper technique, depending on the level of sag present in addition to the desired aesthetic goal.
You may visit Bloomfield Plastic Surgery hoping to get breast implants; however, after a physical exam, you may realize that a breast lift is a better option. This will be based on the severity of breast sagging that is present. Breasts and nipples that point down usually need a breast lift to correct skin irregularities or raise the breasts higher up on the chest wall. If your nipples point downward and your breasts look elongated, a breast lift can improve their appearance. If you are considering a breast lift, you should be physically healthy and at a stable weight.
"Cannot say enough about the care and expertise Dr. Sosa has demonstrated on initial and repeat visits."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Sep 21, 2019
"Breast implant removal and lift - I highly recommend Dr. Sosa. I came from out of state on the referral from my sister. He explained the procedure I wanted in detail. The results were fantastic. Great doctor."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 21, 2020
"I just finished surgery #2 with Dr Sosa for my breast reconstruction after breast cancer. I am very happy with my results. He was transparent with me with what to expect results wise, surgical recovery, and limitations. He spent a lot of time with my at my first appointment before surgery and answered all my questions. In the year following that he has been my doctor he has answered every question I've had. His bed side manner, work, and personality are all 5 stars in my book. Out of all the doctors on my medical team Dr Sosa is my favorite."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Dec 01, 2019
"Absolutely amazing experience. Had a double mastectomy 15 years prior with latissimus dorsi flap on diseased breast due to previous radiation treatment. Outcome was two asymmetrical breasts and uneven nipples. Dr. Sosa was professional, kind and realistic about the potential outcome of the fix. I am absolutely so pleased with the results. He did everything he said he would do and met every expectation I had. I feel so much better about myself. Also, his entire staff was welcoming, accommodating and took the time with me. I never felt rushed or processed through. I will refer Dr. Sosa to everyone I know."- L.T. / Facebook / Nov 26, 2019
"I've referred many people to Dr. Sosa-- even my wife. He listens, he is compassionate. Explains things well and does an excellent job-- without that part, I could not recommend him."- J.W. / Facebook / Sep 11, 2019
Breast lift surgery takes about 2 – 4 hours and is performed using general anesthesia. The timeframe of this surgery depends on the condition of your breasts. The method used for mastopexy surgery generally falls within two categories — these are based on the location and type of the incision. The anchor technique (inverted-T) and the vertical incisions are the preferred types. Once the incision is made, any loose skin is carefully trimmed away along with breast tissue and fat that is not desired. The skin left behind is then pulled tight, and the breasts are brought up and lifted so they look younger and healthier. In many cases, the size and shape of the areola are reduced to match the new shape of the breast. It is during this time an implant can be inserted inside the breast if this was agreed upon with Dr. Sosa before surgery. If a breast lift is the only technique being performed and if breast fullness and shape are a concern, breast implants can be done at a later date.
What To Expect
The overall recovery period for a mastopexy is more lengthy than breast augmentation surgery. After surgery, you will be fitted with a support bra to assist with swelling. A tiny tube will also be placed near the surgical area to assist with excess drainage that can sometimes occur after surgery. The post-surgical swelling will decrease within several days. Dr. Sosa or a member of his team will provide specific, at-home incision care instructions to assist your healing process. Results following a breast lift treatment begin to take shape after several months as your newly shaped breasts take their new position on your chest. The breasts will appear natural, and you will feel healthy and beautiful.
Plan Your Procedure
Breast lift surgery has altered the lives of so many women in the West Bloomfield area. If you have drooping breasts that get in the way of everyday activities or prevent you from wearing the clothes you want, a breast lift at Bloomfield Plastic Surgery may be the right surgery for you. During your first consultation, a thorough physical exam will be given by Dr. Sosa, and your goals for surgery will be discussed. We will establish a tailored surgical plan to help transform your breasts. We invite you to contact Bloomfield Plastic Surgery and learn more about how to schedule your first visit.