Raising The Breasts Higher For The Philadelphia Area

As we age, skin can lose its elasticity, causing breasts to sag and lose their shape over time. Pregnancy, weight loss, and genetics can also affect the shape of the breasts, making your body appear older than you actually feel, even for those who are dedicated to a healthy and fit lifestyle. A breast lift at the Philadelphia area’s Chapin Aesthetics can address these unwanted changes.

Known medically as a mastopexy, a breast lift is a surgical procedure that aesthetically modifies your breasts by reshaping the breast tissue. Breast lift surgery can make your breasts feel firmer and look younger. Dr. Scott D. Chapin may remove excess skin and breast tissue, reposition the nipple, and re-contour the breast tissues into a more youthful shape. A lift can also be used to reduce the size of the pigmented skin around the nipple, known as the areola. Breast lift procedures are commonly combined with breast augmentation to increase fullness and achieve an optimal breast shape.

To discuss a breast lift in the Philadelphia area, contact Chapin Aesthetics in Doylestown today. Call 267.880.0810 or send a message online.

Chapin Aesthetics, Dr. Scott Chapin, Doylestown, PA

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Breast lifts can:

  • Restore your breast shape and position
  • Rectify uneven or downward-pointing nipples and overly large areolas
  • Reduce your discomfort correlated with sagging breasts
  • Increase your confidence and self-esteem

Meet Dr. Scott Chapin

Dr. Scott D. Chapin blends medical science, artistry, and humanity in every procedure he performs. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he specializes in aesthetic surgery, with a particular focus on breast surgery. His national reputation and commitment to excellence make him a top choice for Doylestown and beyond.

  • Dr. Chapin has been inducted into the RealSelf Hall of Fame

Types Of Breast Lift Incision Techniques

Dr. Chapin may use any of several techniques during the breast lift surgery, depending on the patient’s existing breast tissue, how much skin needs to be excised to accomplish a lift, and the patient’s personal preferences or expectations. In addition to elevating the breasts to create a perkier look, Dr. Chapin aims to make incisions as small and inconspicuous as possible so that the scars are not noticeable and can be easily hidden.

There are four incision techniques that are commonly used in breast lift surgery:

  • The Crescent Lift: This breast lift technique is used when there’s a very minor degree of sagging. An incision is made around the upper half of the outer edge of the areola so that a crescent-shaped piece of skin can be removed.
  • The Peri-Areolar or “Donut” Lift: Also referred to as the “Benelli” lift, this breast lift incision circles the outside of the areola, allowing Dr. Chapin to correct mild to moderate sagging.
  • Vertical or “Lollipop” Lift: With this technique, Dr. Chapin can correct moderate breast sagging. He makes two incisions in a lollipop shape, consisting of a circular incision around the areola connected to a vertical incision that runs downward to the breast crease.
  • Inverted T or “Anchor” Lift: This placement is mainly used for severe sagging or pendulous breasts and causes more pronounced scarring than the other options—though Dr. Chapin still works to minimize them as much as possible. The technique involves three incisions: one made around the perimeter of the areola, one extending down to the breast crease, and one cut horizontally along the breast crease. This allows Dr. Chapin to remove a significant amount of skin and tissue.

Am I A Candidate For A Breast Lift?

Patients who are physically healthy and do not have any conditions that would increase their risk during surgery, who maintain a stable weight, and who are non-smokers are considered to be ideal breast lift candidates. Breast lift surgery is suitable for patients who dislike the way their breasts sag or who have lost volume and shape due to natural aging, pregnancy, weight loss, and other causes.

Patients may be self-conscious about the flatter, more elongated, or pendulous shape of their breasts, their nipples dropping below the breast crease when they aren’t supported, nipples and areolas that point downward, asymmetry, unevenness, stretched skin, or other similar concerns.

Since a lift focuses on the position of the breasts—not their size—breast lift patients are often satisfied with their breast size when they’re wearing a bra. Dr. Chapin can help you confirm whether a breast lift is suitable for you, or whether a different option would get you the results you are seeking.

Breast Lift Preparation

During your consultation, Dr. Chapin will ask you some questions and go over your medical history, perform a physical exam, and discuss your expectations.

Some patients are required to have a baseline mammogram before and after their breast lift. Patients are also typically asked to refrain from smoking before surgery—as the habit increases the chance of complications—and are advised to stop taking certain medications or supplements and to arrange for a friend or loved one to drive them to and from the surgery.

Our Customized Approach To A Breast Lift

To best address the problem of breasts that have lost volume and have begun to sag, Dr. Chapin offers his patients the option of breast lift in conjunction with augmentation. This combined procedure is also known as augmentation mastopexy or breast lift with breast implants.

The breast tissue is lifted and tightened as in a traditional lift, but then an implant is inserted in order to restore volume and fullness to the breasts. Often, this combination procedure can yield more youthful and natural-looking results than breast lift surgery alone. During your consultation with Dr. Chapin, you can review photos of breast lift surgery with and without implants and discuss your overall goals and concerns to help achieve your desired look. You can also discuss breast lift cost and other specifics.

The Day Of Your Breast Lift Procedure

General anesthesia is used for Dr. Chapin’s breast lift patients, who will have the procedure done at a Bucks County or Montgomery County AAAA-certified facility. On the day of the procedure itself, Dr. Chapin and members of his experienced team will go over the surgery details and be sure any further questions you may have are answered before the surgery begins. Generally, breast lift surgery takes about an hour and a half to perform. To maximize your comfort, you will get detailed instructions and comprehensive post-surgical care.

Breast Lift Side Effects And Recovery

You may experience the feeling of pressure or discomfort for one to three days after your procedure. Although you will be mobile, it may be difficult to lift your arms. Generally, patients can return to a sedentary job five to seven days after their surgery. Light workouts can be initiated two weeks after surgery, and high-impact exercise three to four weeks after surgery.

Dr. Chapin will provide complete preoperative and postoperative care instructions. He will monitor and advise when patients can gradually resume their daily activities, including exercise.

Patients should understand that sometimes a breast lift can make the breasts just a little bit smaller. Anyone concerned about this effect can discuss their options with Dr. Chapin prior to the surgery.

Other Procedures Beyond Breast Lift In The Philadelphia Area

While a lift is ideal for addressing sagging tissue, the surgery won’t significantly alter the size of the breasts or add volume to the upper pole area to enhance cleavage. Breast augmentation can be done to increase the size of the breasts, while breast reduction surgeries are used for patients who want smaller breasts.

Aside from lifting and augmentation, Dr. Chapin also offers breast revision and breast reconstruction to meet a range of needs in the Philadelphia area.

Many breast options can be combined with each other or other surgeries and treatments, such as a tummy tuck, to address changes caused by pregnancy. This package of procedures is known as a Mommy Makeover.

Dr. Scott Chapin serves patients from Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery counties. To learn more about a breast lift in the Philadelphia area or to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation in Doylestown, contact Chapin Aesthetics today by calling 267.880.0810 or sending a message online.

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