Breast Lift in Philadelphia, PA with Dr. Scott Chapin
For many women, the appearance of the breasts plays a significant role in their self-image and confidence. Unfortunately, aging, weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or genetics can impact the shape and position of the breasts over time. A breast lift can restore breast firmness, shape and position, creating an overall more youthful appearance.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott D. Chapin specializes in breast lift surgery and other cosmetic breast procedures. Dr. Chapin aims to enhance the appearance of your breasts and accomplish your aesthetic goals with natural-looking results, making him your choice as the best breast lift surgeon in Doylestown, PA.
What Is a Breast Lift?
Known medically as mastopexy, a breast lift is a surgical procedure that modifies the appearance of the breasts by reshaping the breast tissue and restoring breast position on the chest wall. A breast lift focuses on the position and shape of the breasts rather than breast size. In fact, sometimes breast lifts can make the breasts appear slightly smaller.
During breast lift surgery, excess skin and breast tissue are removed, the nipple position and areola size will be addressed, and breast tissues are recontoured into a more youthful shape and position on the chest wall.
Breast lifts can often restore youthful, natural-looking breasts by:
Your Breast Lift Consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Chapin will listen carefully to your concerns, goals, and questions. Then he will explain the breast lift risks and benefits in detail, perform a physical examination, and discuss key decision points, including breast lift incisions, breast lift recovery, and other topics.
Breast Lift Incision Options
Dr. Scott D. Chapin is a highly specialized, board-certified plastic surgeon with advanced training in breast and aesthetic surgery. His extensive experience and expertise in the aesthetics industry deliver superior results that help patients achieve their aesthetic goals.
Am I an Ideal Candidate for a Breast Lift?
Generally, good candidates for breast lift surgery are those who are in good physical and mental health. Breast lift candidates are looking to improve breast shape to enhance the appearance of their breasts but not increase breast volume, including:
To determine breast lift candidacy, you should:
Preparing for a Breast Lift
Dr. Chapin customizes each breast lift procedure to achieve optimal results for each patient, so each procedure will be unique. Here are some common steps to expect.
Select only an experienced, board-certified, and well-regarded plastic surgeon. You may want to schedule consultations with a few surgeons to ensure you find the best match for you. During your consultations, request to see before-and-after photos to get an idea of the results your surgeon achieves.
During your consultation, you may be advised to get a baseline mammogram before and after your breast lift, medical evaluations, blood work, or other lab tests to assess your overall health. At this time, you will also be instructed regarding your medications.
If you currently smoke, vape, or use any nicotine products, you should quit. It is strongly recommended that patients stop smoking 4 weeks before their procedure and until recovery is complete.
For two weeks prior to your surgery, refrain from taking blood-thinning medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, or herbal supplements that may cause additional bleeding.
Eat healthy and balanced meals prior to your breast lift, as proper nutrition supports healing. Also be sure to stay properly hydrated.
Prepare for your recovery by purchasing the supplies you’ll need and filling pain medication prescriptions. Consider cooking and freezing meals for easy preparation. Arrange a clean and comfortable space to rest as you heal. Also, plan for a friend or family member to drive you home following your procedure and stay with you for at least the first 24 hours.
Breast Lift Surgery Day Overview
Dr. Chapin performs all breast enhancement procedures in a Bucks County or Montgomery County AAAASF-certified cosmetic surgery facility.
On the day of your breast lift, you’ll arrive approximately an hour before your scheduled surgery to meet with Dr. Chapin and your anesthesia provider. Dr. Chapin and his team will review the surgery details and answer any final questions you have.
According to your procedural plan, Dr. Chapin will begin your breast lift by creating the appropriate incision to remove the excess skin and tissue to reshape the breast. The procedure typically takes two hours.
Breast Lift Recovery and Healing
Breast lift surgery is an outpatient procedure, so you will need someone to drive you to and from the surgical facility and stay with you for at least the first 24 hours. Following breast lift surgery, the incision sites will be dressed, and a surgical bra will be placed to minimize swelling and provide support. You will need to wear a supportive bra that does not contain any underwire for several weeks as you heal.
For 1 to 3 days following your procedure, you may experience pressure or discomfort, and you may find it difficult to lift your arms. Patients generally take a few days off from work following breast lift surgery. For at least 2 weeks, you should avoid strenuous exercises, but Dr. Chapin recommends short, light walks. Dr. Chapin will monitor your progress and let you know when to resume all daily activities, including exercise, usually in 3 to 4 weeks.
How Soon Will I See My Breast Lift Results?
Most breast lift patients will notice enhancements to their overall figure immediately after surgery. However, you may also experience swelling that temporarily obscures your results. It may take three to four months for residual swelling to subside, revealing your full results and true contours.
You can expect to experience long-lasting results, typically 10 to 15 years, from your breast lift by maintaining your healthy diet and exercise regimen.
How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost?
Breast lift costs in Doylestown, PA vary by patient, depending on the extent of your procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Chapin will determine the scope and cost of your Philadelphia breast lift. Dr. Chapin can direct you to our patient coordinator for information regarding financing, if requested.
Choosing Dr. Scott D. Chapin as Your Breast Lift Surgeon
With over 27 years of plastic surgery experience, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott D. Chapin is nationally recognized for his breast surgery experience, exclusive cutting-edge techniques, and unparalleled patient outcomes. By blending medical science, artistry, and humanity in every procedure he performs, Dr. Chapin proves time and again that he is one of the best breast lift surgeons in Pennsylvania and beyond.
At Chapin Aesthetics, our expert staff is in the business of making people feel better about themselves. With a comforting environment that puts patients at ease and excellent results that speak for themselves, Dr. Chapin and his expert staff ensure comfort, safety, efficiency, and superior results in all aspects of your cosmetic surgery journey. Learn more about boosting your confidence with the best Philadelphia breast lift by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Scott Chapin by calling (267) 880-0810 or completing our online form today.