Breast Lift | Aventura

Service: Breast Surgery Procedures, Medical Term:

  • Mastopexy
    • Explanation:

      Gravity changes everything with time, so does having children or extreme weight loss. These are usually the reasons for needing a breast lift. Depending on the severity of the sagging, Dr.DiGeronimo will advise you which type of lift is best for you to get the youthful breast you want and explain to you where the scars are located to get this done. Together with Dr. DiGeronimo during the consultation patients will decide on the location of the incision and breast lift technique, the degree of reshaping and skin to be removed, and whether implants are needed with the breast lift.

      Ideal Candidates For Breast Lift

      • Are physically and psychologically healthy
      • Have realistic expectations of the procedure
      • Are bothered by sagging (ptosis) of the breasts
      • Have breasts that have lost shape and volume
      • Have breasts that are elongated or pendulous
      • Have nipples that fall below the breast crease
      • Have stretched skin and enlarged areolas

      Locations of Incisions and Lift Techniques

      • Partial Mastopexy
        • women with minimal sagging in the breasts may benefit from this technique. This procedure includes a crescent-shaped incision above the areola. By doing this type of incision it allows more flexibility when positiin the areolas to create a more youthful look and reshape the breast.
      • Bennelli Lift
        • this technique does an incision circumferentially around the areola. A donut-shaped like incision around the areola is eliminated and then if necessary, excess skin above the nipple can be removed in order to lift the nipple for proper positioning. Following that a lifting effect is produced as the sutures are closed.
      • Bennelli-Lollipop Lift
        • this method is similar to the previous technique but involves incisions from the areola vertically down to the breast crease as well as around. After reshaping and lifting the tissue to increase the breast firmness and shape, the nipples and areola are then lifted to a more youthful height and the incisions are closed. 
      • Mastopexy Lift
        • the formal mastopexy lift uses an anchor-shaped incision and is ideal for women with downward nipples and large amounts of drooping and extra skin in the breast area. Vertically down to the breast crease and horizontally along the breast crease are where the incisions are made. Underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped and held in place with sutures, and unnecessary tissue and skin is removed. The nipple and areola are then relocated higher to create a more natural and younger look.
      • Donut Lift
        • Designed to help elevate the nipple to a more aesthetic level and can help reduce some of the extra tissue at the bottom of the breast. This lift can be performed in conjunction with a saline or silicone gel implant as well. It does have its limitations as to how much elevation can be attained.


      Possible Complications

      When enduring any type of surgery it is important to understand there are possiblities of complications. With this type of surgery the complications, if faced with any, usually tend to include bleeding and infections; which may cause scars to expand. The procedure may also leave some patients skin discoloration, permanent pigmentation changes, nerve damage, and breast asymmetry. To diminish the risk of complications it is crutial that patients follow all instructions given to them pre or post surgery. 


      For every patient the recovery experience differs. Dressing and bandages will be applied post surgery and an elastic band or support bra is recommended to where to support the healing breasts and decrease swelling.Futhermore, a thin tube may be placed under the skin to drain any fluid that builds up after surgery. You will be given specific instructions on how to tend to your breast in order to healing process go smoothly and reduce the risk of any infections. After about one to two weeks patients may be able to resume workouts but, only non-impact lower body exercises. Patients can usually resume their normal excercises in about four to six weeks. 


      The results of breast lift surgery are noticeble instantaneously after surgery. Incision lines will show at first but tended to porperly they will fade with time. Patients have a tendency to develop more self-confidence due to their new more youthful and uplifting breasts. The results of this procedure will be long-lasting but the breast will continue to age naturally over time and they may also be affted slightly by weight fluctuations. Although overall patients do tend to be very satisfied with the end results of this procedure.

      If you are interested, please don't be hesitant to call and ask our office any further questions that you may have.

    Breast Lift | Aventura