Breast Lift

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If you stand sideways at the mirror thinking you look frumpy and out of shape, you may want to consider a breast lift in Seattle with Dr. Wandra Miles. Every woman's breasts sag over time, due to the effects of gravity and the loss of skin elasticity. For some, breasts drop to the extent that they contribute dramatically to an aged appearance. Dr. Miles understands how important youthful breasts are to a woman's confidence, and the board certified plastic surgeon can help restore your figure.

Find out more about Swedish Plastics and Aesthetics and breast lift surgery with a visit to Dr. Miles' office in the Cabrini Medical Tower on Boren Avenue. Dr. Miles will be glad to meet you and give you an individual examination and recommendation. Request your consultation today.

Dr. Miles will evaluate your breast shape and degree of laxity in determining her approach. Some women need incisions around the areola and downward, creating small "lollipop" scars. Others need incisions that extend under the breast in the crease, in an "anchor" shape. No matter which option Dr. Miles recommends, your scars will fade as they heal. Many women say their incision lines are barely visible in time. After making the incisions, Dr. Miles will remove saggy skin and reposition your breasts higher on your chest wall. Breast implants can increase fullness at the top of the breast. For some women in Seattle, breast reduction may be a better option for creating smaller, lifted breasts.

Breast Lift

For Women Who Want Their Figure Back

Women who seek breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, should be physically and psychologically healthy, with a positive self image that would be enhanced with a perkier, more youthful bust line. Stable weight and good skin quality play a part in the results. Understanding and following Dr. Miles' pre- and post-surgical instructions is also very important. If you feel you are a good candidate and you have reasonable expectations, there's every chance you'll be very pleased with the outcome of surgery.

As you research plastic surgery and make your decisions, be sure to make a good decision about your surgeon. Not only is Dr. Miles a board certified plastic surgeon, she's part of a mastectomy/reconstruction surgery team as well. She particularly enjoys helping women feel good about their breasts again. If your breasts are causing you more and more dissatisfaction as the years pass, she will understand and work to give you back a more youthful look you can feel proud of.

After Mastopexy

Recovery and the New You

After a breast lift, you can expect to feel tired and somewhat uncomfortable for a few days. You will want to take several days out of your schedule to rest and recover, and most women take prescription medication for a few days. You should be able to return to work and light activities in 1 to 2 weeks, gradually adding other activities like lifting and strenuous exercise in 3 to 6 weeks.

At first, your breasts will be positioned high up on the chest wall. Over the course of several days they will settle into their final position. Risks of surgery are relatively few, though there's some unpredictability in scar formation. Some patients experience a slight degree of asymmetry, generally no more than with breasts that have not had surgery.

The vast majority of Dr. Miles' Alaska, Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia and Bellevue breast lift patients are very happy about their results, knowing that although their body will continue to age, they have effectively set the clock back several years. You may see her patients out shopping for form fitting clothes again. If you'd like to be one of them, request an appointment online or give us a call at 206-215-6221.

Dr. Miles Answers Your Questions

Will nipple sensation be affected?
Dr. Miles takes great care during the procedure to ensure nerves around the nipple stay intact, so it's unlikely sensation will be affected. A few patients do experience a change in sensation, especially those who have more extreme breast lift surgery.

How will I know if I need implants with my breast lift?
Dr. Miles has many years of experience with breast surgery, including breast augmentation with implants in Seattle, and can help you to determine the best approach to enhancing your figure. Generally, if you and she feel you need more volume at the top of your breasts, implants may be a good choice.

How long will my results last?
As you know, there's no stopping gravity or aging, unfortunately. Your breasts will continue to change along with the rest of your body as the years pass, but the results of breast lift surgery should be long-lasting. You can expect to feel better about your shape for many years.

Can you perform other procedures along with a breast lift?
I often enhance the results of breast surgery by adding liposuction and tummy tuck procedures for a complete "mommy makeover." Women often ask about combined procedures to restore their body after childbearing.