Breast Procedure

Breast Lift

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Over time, it is normal and natural for the breasts to lose volume or fullness and shift in shape. In addition to the natural aging process, factors including weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding can accelerate sagging and volume loss. When these occur, a breast lift, or mastopexy, can be a good option for many patients. Breast lift surgeries restore a youthful position in the breasts without adding additional volume, making them a good option for patients who are concerned about sagging but uninterested in increasing the overall size of their breasts. In the Detroit area, patients can turn to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rouchdi Rifai at Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery for quality breast lifts with exceptional results.

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a surgical procedure that adjusts the position of the breast tissues without using implants to add fullness. This allows for a more youthful look without increasing the overall size of the breasts. While breast implants are not used, repositioning the natural tissue can help improve the appearance of fuller or firmer breasts. The procedure can yield several benefits, including:

  • Lifting sagging or drooping breasts
  • Removing excess skin
  • Improving overall shape and firmness
  • Reducing areola size

Meet Dr. Rifai

Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

A talented, board-certified cosmetic surgeon with more than forty years of experience, Dr. Rifai uses only the finest equipment in our clean, state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Rifai knows that taking time to listen and learn about your expectations is essential to giving you the results you want. He will answer your questions and explain the treatment options in detail. Dr. Rifai is devoted to improving the way you look, the way you perceive yourself, and the way others see you.

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How is a Breast Lift Performed?

Breast lifts are performed under general anesthesia. There are three common incision patterns used to complete a breast lift; Dr. Rifai will explain the best option for you during a consultation. Depending on your goal results, incisions may be made around the areola (periareolar), around the areola and down to the breast crease (commonly called a “lollipop lift”), or around the areola, down to the breast crease, and horizontally across the breast crease (commonly called an “anchor lift”). Through these incisions, the breast tissue will be reshaped and any excess tissue, including skin or fat, is removed. The nipple and areola are then repositioned for a natural and youthful look and may be reduced to maintain natural and aesthetically pleasing proportions. Finally, all incisions are closed using sutures.

What Our Patients Say

“I absolutely adore Dr.Rifai. He’s kind and soft spoken. He takes his time with you to explain everything and answer any questions or concerns. He’s honest and patient. I know several people that have seen him, and his work is impeccable.”

- RS

“I absolutely adore Dr.Rifai. He’s kind and soft spoken. He takes his time with you to explain everything and answer any questions or concerns. He’s honest and patient. I know several people that have seen him, and his work is impeccable.”

- LL

“Katelyn has done such an amazing job. She is so easy to talk to while being thorough and informative, always keeping me in the loop with what she is doing. I always felt comfortable and felt like she really cared about what was best for me. I cannot wait for my next appointment with her and would recommend her to anyone looking to be in the best of hands.”

- DM

Who is a Good Candidate For a Breast Lift?

Candidates for breast lifts should be in good overall health. This includes being at a healthy and stable weight and refraining from smoking. A breast lift can be beneficial for patients who notice sagging or drooping breasts due to a range of factors, including:

  • Genetics
  • Weight loss or fluctuation
  • Aging
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Prior to your breast lift, you will complete a consultation with Dr. Rifai. During this consultation, he will review your health history to ensure you are a safe candidate for the procedure. He will also carefully consider your aesthetic goals to determine whether a breast lift is your best option. In some cases, patients may be better suited to a breast augmentation or a combination breast augmentation and lift to reach their goal results.

Recovery After a Breast Lift

Immediately after breast lift surgery, you will have bandages and compression garments or a supportive surgical bra in place. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, so you will be free to return home with a caretaker, family member, or friend to drive you home and attend to your needs early in the recovery process. Swelling, redness, bruising, and some discomfort or soreness are all normal side effects after a breast lift. Dr. Rifai will provide instructions regarding pain medications and other healing considerations. Most patients require about a week of downtime after their breast lift before they are ready to return to non-strenuous routines. Dr. Rifai will monitor your healing through post-operative appointments.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Rifai

To learn more about your breast lift options in the Detroit area, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rouchdi Rifai. Call Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery at (248) 723-9370 or contact us online to set up your first appointment.

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