Breast lift surgery

Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after breast lift surgeons in Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington and Jupiter. His attention to detail and methodical technique create beautiful and natural results. A breast lift allows woman to enjoy perkier and more youthful breasts. A droopy breast results from a combination of factors; most common causes include weakened or stretched skin, replacement of gland tissue for fatty tissue, and fluctuations in breast size that reduce the volume of the breast. Breast lift surgery corrects droopy breasts by tightening the skin of the breast, repositioning of the gland tissue, and in some cases increasing breast volume by placement of an implant. Dr. Rueda uses a combination of all these techniques to give his patients a younger and fuller breast.

What can breast lift correct

Droopy breast

The skin and tissue of the breast weaken and as gravity continues to pull the breast droops. A breast lift corrects the droopy appearance by tightening the skin and repositioning the gland.

Droopy nipple

In some woman, the breast appears to be in a normal position but the nipples may appear droopy. Breast lift surgery can reposition the nipple into a more desirable location.

Loss of breast size

Although breast lift itself does not increase breast volume, it may be combined with gland repositioning or implants to create a fuller breast.

Droopy nipple

In some woman, the breast appears to be in a normal position but the nipples may appear droopy. Breast lift surgery can reposition the nipple into a more desirable location.

Loss of breast size

Although breast lift itself does not increase breast volume, it may be combined with gland repositioning or implants to create a fuller breast.

What can breast lift correct

Droopy breast

The skin and tissue of the breast weaken and as gravity continues to pull the breast droops. A breast lift corrects the droopy appearance by tightening the skin and repositioning the gland.

Droopy nipple

In some woman, the breast appears to be in a normal position but the nipples may appear droopy. Breast lift surgery can reposition the nipple into a more desirable location.

Loss of breast size

Although breast lift itself does not increase breast volume, it may be combined with gland repositioning or implants to create a fuller breast.

Droopy nipple

In some woman, the breast appears to be in a normal position but the nipples may appear droopy. Breast lift surgery can reposition the nipple into a more desirable location.

Loss of breast size

Although breast lift itself does not increase breast volume, it may be combined with gland repositioning or implants to create a fuller breast.

Breast lift procedure

All types of breast lift surgery correct a droopy appearance by tightening the skin, increasing breast size with implants, repositioning the breast gland, or a combination of all the above. The more droopy the breast looks, the more likely it has excess skin and therefore needs larger incisions to correct its appearance. On the other hand, breasts that are not very droopy can be corrected by placement of an implant and a small hidden incision.

Dr. Rueda performs four types of breast lift techniques: Nipple lift, implant lift, lollipop lift, full breast lift. A lollipop lift is also known as a vertical mastopexy. A full breast lift is also known as a wise-pattern mastopexy. Their differences are highlighted below:

Incisions

(All of the incisions are well concealed by a regular bra) Made and hidden around the lower border of the areola.

Ideal Candidates

Woman with droopy nipples but ideal breast gland position.

Incisions

(All of the incisions are well concealed by a regular bra) Made and hidden at the lower crease of the breast, known as the inframammary fold.

Ideal Candidates

Woman with mild droopy appearance of the entire breast.

Incisions

(All of the incisions are well concealed by a regular bra) Made and hidden around the border of the areola, with a vertical extension on the breast mount.

Ideal Candidates

Woman with droopy breast and moderate amount of excess skin; implant can be added to give larger volume.

Incisions

(All of the incisions are well concealed by a regular bra) Same as a lollipop lift, but there is an additional hidden horizontal incision at the lower breast crease.

Ideal Candidates

Woman with droopy breast and large amount of excess skin; implant can be added to give larger volume.

RECOVERY AND DOWNTIME

Lift without implant:

This is an ambulatory procedure, where you get to go home the same day. There is surprisingly lower amount of pain than expected. There is tightness, swelling and bruising for first few days after surgery. Usually a bandage is placed and removed in 48 hours. Exercises for breast softening may be recommended for 2 weeks.

Lift with implant:

This is an ambulatory procedure, where you get to go home the same day. There is discomfort and pressure in the chest area as the muscle adapts to the implant below it. There is tightness, swelling and bruising for first few days after surgery. Usually a bandage is placed and removed in 48 hours. Exercises for breast softening may be recommended for 2 weeks.

Most patients generally return to work in 1-2 weeks. Exercise is not allowed until 4 weeks after the surgery.

The cost of a breast lift varies from patient to patient depending on the type of technique needed, anesthesia time, and surgical time. At Precision, we make sure we provide you with an accurate personalized price that will cover all costs needed for you to obtain a fantastic result.

Why choose precision plastic surgery for your breast lift

Dr. Rueda, a Cleveland Clinic trained surgeon who has 7 years and 2,000 procedures of experience in Plastic Surgery will be your safe and best choice for breast lift surgery. Successful results in this procedure require a surgeon that is experienced, artistic, and detailed oriented. Dr. Rueda has published articles on cosmetic surgery in expert peer reviewed journals, and his work has been presented in several national plastic surgery conferences. Dr. Rueda’s passion for patient education and custom centered approach will guarantee you feel comfortable every step of the way. Dr. Rueda also believes in treating his patients as if he was treating his own family; you can trust you will enter a trusting long-term relationship and have the best breast lift Palm Beach can offer. We Serve the following areas: West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Wellington, Delray Beach and Boyton Beach.

Reduce your Pain

Reduce your Pain

Dr. Rueda uses a special technique of injectable long acting medication that reduces the postoperative discomfort patients may feel after surgery. In some patients Dr. Rueda has noticed up to 40% reduced discomfort after surgery.

Minimize your Incisions

Minimize your Incisions

Patients who need breast lift frequently have excess skin that needs to be removed to tighten the breast. Dr. Rueda specializes on techniques that minimize the amount of incisions that need to be placed in the breast. However, its worth noting every patient is not an ideal candidate for these techniques and the decision needs to be tailored to every patient.

Durable Results

Durable Results

Although tightening the breast skin is an important step in breast lift surgery, relying on this tightening only can lead to recurrence of droop breasts very early. Dr. Rueda specializes on techniques that contour and mold the large breast prior to skin tightening. In this methods the result does not rely on skin that can easily stretch but rather on the internal breast tissue, therefore, leading to longer lasting results.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Patients with droopy breast or nipples are ideal candidates for the procedure. The specific type of breast lift needed depends on many factors including skin excess and breast size desired. Dr. Rueda will guide you through the decision making process to obtain an excellent result.

Breast lift surgery involves a tradeoff between obtaining an ideal shape in exchange of incisions. The incisions around the areola and the lower breast fold are very well hidden and concealed. The vertical incision that is required in a lollipop or full breast lift procedure is usually more visible. The majority of the patients are very happy with their results if their main concern is obtaining a fuller perkier breast, and they understand the tradeoff that needs to be made.

Most patients seeking breast lift surgery are ages 25-45 years of age. This is a reflection of woman who find the need to achieve a fuller and perkier breast after childbirth. However, woman of all ages can obtain improvement in their breast appearance with breast lift.

Breast lift surgery is typically performed with general anesthesia for patient’s comfort. This requires that the patient has a friend or family member that can drive them to and from our office where the surgery is performed.

Your breast lift surgery will be performed in Precision Plastic Surgery Palm Beach by Dr. Steven Rueda in our office operating room. In very selected cases, the surgery may be performed at a local hospital or ambulatory surgery center in Palm Beach.

Yes! In fact many patients choose to have liposuction along with breast lift surgery. It can be combined safely and with great results.

Breast lift surgery can last permanently, however, it does not stop the aging of the breast. In those patient’s whose tissue continues to stretch with age, drooping may return but will be less than they would have experienced without a prior lift. This is known as “bottoming out”, and in those few patients that this occurs a secondary breast lift is a good alternative.