WHAT IS Breast Lift Surgery?
Mastopexy (also known as a breast lift) is a body contouring procedure that reshapes the breasts by trimming away excess skin and tightening the healthy tissue to produce a more youthful and healthier appearance. This cosmetic surgery is offered to women who have lost shape and volume in their breasts and those who have sagging due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. Revolutionary advancements in breast lift surgery have lead to stunning results for many women worldwide. In fact, this surgery is so effective and successful that new stats by the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) reveal around a 70% increase in its demand over the last 20 years. Dr. Joseph Tamburrino, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Doylestown, PA, performs this breast lift surgery at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa. By integrating state-of-the-art techniques, Dr. Tamburrino can choose the appropriate approach to suit your unique situation. The technique used will depend on your level of skin laxity and goals.
What Are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?
Breast lift surgery is a fantastic option for those looking to restore volume and fullness to their chest. A personalized mastopexy procedure performed by Dr. Joseph Tamburrino at his Doylestown, PA office includes the following benefits:
- Reducing drooping and sagging
- Improving breast firmness and fullness
- Tightening skin for a smoother look
- Correcting breast asymmetry
- Resizing the areolas and better nipple positioning
- A more youthful appearance
"Dr. Tamburrino is a master at his craft. He is a doctor that knows his branch of medicine very well. After doing a google search I called the office and spoke with Andrea, she was so understanding and comforting to me that it just made me want to spend the 100 dollars for a consultation. That was the best 100 dollars I have ever spent. From that point Dr. Tamburrino took time not only understanding my issue but understanding how I felt about it. He answered ever question I had and provide the reassurance I needed. What made me make a decision to have the surgery was what he said it is "life changing". I thought how many things in life can you do that actually well change it. He did a excellent job and his staff was very support as well as his wife Anna. Definitely without a doubt use him again getting any procedure that I might need. Thank you Andrea and all the staff and you Dr. Tamburrino."- T.N. / Google / Mar 08, 2023
"Words cannot express how highly my family and I recommend Dr. Tamburrino from Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa! For us, it’s all about the experience, from booking the consultation to post-surgery care. My experience at Dr. Tamburrino’s office has been nothing less than stellar. Honestly speaking, I don’t think the staff would have it any other way. This team operates from a foundation of being a family-oriented office first. The team treats you like a human vs. a client. They get to know you and your family and wow you at every touch point you encounter on this journey. If you are searching for an experienced and brilliant plastic surgeon, look no further, you must have a conversation with Dr. Joe! I went in for a brachioplasty consultation and ended up getting lipo. The results (only two months later) are phenomenal and life-changing. It was the trust that was built during a transparent consultative conversation that gave me the confidence to choose Dr. Tamburrino. He has talked me through the expectations of every step leading into surgery and post-surgery, maintaining my confidence in the process. The after-care has been nothing less than exceptional. The reviews say it all. What else can I say? I am a customer for life! I will, without a doubt, consult with him anytime for any future services. Thank you - Dr. Joe, Andrea, Anna, Alexis, & Susan!"- J.C. / Google / Mar 02, 2023
"I went to see Dr. Tamburrino for my gynecomastia and can't say enough good things about my experience. The staff was incredibly pleasant and made me feel comfortable even though I was very self conscious about my condition. I was awake during my surgery and although I was nervous at first, my nerves quickly went away and had a great time listening to music and conversing with everyone. My recovery was pretty quick and painless and everything healed really well to the point that you wouldn't be able to tell that I had surgery. Dr. Tamburrino made me feel confident in my skin again and can't thank him enough for it. I wish I had done it sooner and would go through the entire experience 100x over again."- T.R. / Google / Apr 26, 2023
"Dr. Tamburrino and his staff immediately make you feel like family. The office is beautiful but you never feel like the pristine surroundings are anything but warm and inviting. I was lucky enough to have met Dr. Tamburrino 10 years ago when I was unlucky enough to need his expertise in breast reconstruction as part of my cancer plan. He always made me feel completely at ease and gave me confidence that I was in good hands. When my daughter decided she wanted to pursue breast reduction surgery, I tracked Dr.Tamburrino down and we made the hour 1/2 drive to his new office in Doylestown. (Yes , he’s that good!) My daughter, who has severe social anxiety, was made to feel so welcome by the office staff and even more so by Dr. Tamburrino himself. We had seen another surgeon prior to this who was on our insurance plan, but neither one of us felt comfortable with the surgeon or the fact that she would not give us any degree of certainty as to what size my daughter could expect to be following the reduction. Dr. Tamburrino (who works without the constraints of insurance rules) made it clear that my daughter was going to be the size SHE wanted to be. He did an amazing job and was so supportive throughout the process . He was available any time of day for questions following the surgery and his lovely wife (who is a nurse in his practice) would call me with support that was more like a dear friend on the other end of the phone reassuring me and guiding me through post operative care. My daughter couldn’t be happier with the results. We are forever grateful for the entire experience provided by Dr. Tamburrino and everyone in the office."- C.A. / Google / Apr 11, 2023
"I am a breast cancer survivor and underwent bilateral mastectomies. Dr. Tamburrino performed my bilateral DIEP Flap reconstructions along with several revisions/follow-up procedures in part related to my deliberate weight loss. He is extremely well-educated and well-trained, with a depth and breadth of surgical experience and expertise and a more comprehensive foundation in general medical knowledge, pharmacology and biochemistry than most surgical specialists. He is, by temperament, thoughtful and cautious and always takes a "patient safety first" approach. He has a genuine respect and warmth for women (traits I relate to the positive influences in his life by his mother and his wife). His surgical skills are superb. He prepares patients for procedures with a thorough, yet plain-spoken, explanation of the details of the operation and recovery along with all potential benefits and risks and takes time for any and all questions. He remains as available to patients through the last office visit of their post-op recovery as he was for the initial consultation. His staff is as dedicated to patient safety and comfort as he is. I always knew that I was in the hands of a good man who is a superb surgeon who has my best interests at heart. I am thrilled with my results. Several medical professionals helped me survive breast cancer. Dr. Tamburrino is the member of my team that made me feel whole again. I am a very grateful to him and his staff."- M.H. / Google / Apr 03, 2023
WHO GETS BREAST LIFT SURGERY?
You may visit Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa hoping to get implants only to discover that a breast lift may actually better suit your body and goals. When breasts have experienced a certain degree of skin laxity, it's important to excise the unwanted skin and lift the remaining healthy tissue because sagging skin is not treated with implants or fat transfer. Breasts that have lost elasticity typically need a lift to correct skin irregularities and bring the breasts higher up on the chest wall. When you have nipples that droop downward and your breasts sag significantly below the crease line, a surgical lift can improve their appearance. To be considered for breast lift surgery, you must be in good overall health.
HOW IS A BREAST LIFT DONE?
A breast lift takes usually 2 – 4 hours to complete and is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The timeframe of this procedure depends on the size of your breasts and the degree of sagging. The approach used for mastopexy surgery generally falls into two categories with the inverted-T (known as an anchor) and the vertical incisions being the most commonly utilized.
Once an incision is made, excess skin is removed, along with breast tissue and fat that is not desired. The remaining skin is then tightened, and the breasts are lifted so they appear healthy and younger. In many cases, the size of the areola is decreased to match the new placement and shape of the breast. At this time, an implant can be inserted if an augmentation is a part of your breast lift treatment plan. If the lift is the only procedure being performed but breast fullness and shape become a concern later on, breast implants can be considered as a future treatment.
What can I Expect after a breast lift?
Recovery for any type of breast lift is more lengthy than surgery with implants only. After the procedure, you will be fitted with a medical compression bra to reduce swelling. A small tube will also be placed near the location of the incision to assist with excess drainage that can often occur after mastopexy. The post-surgical swelling usually goes away within the first week. Dr. Tamburrino or a member of his team will provide detailed, at-home incision care instructions to help with your healing process. Results after a breast lift treatment begin to take shape after a few weeks as your newly shaped breasts take their higher placement on your chest wall. The breasts will feel and appear natural, and you will feel younger, prettier, and more comfortable in your body.
BREAST LIFT FAQ
Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should get a breast lift, implants, or both will depend on your specific goals and your level of skin laxity. In many patients, a breast lift will enhance the shape and fullness of the breasts with no need for implants. Dr. Tamburrino will assess your physical condition and listen to your goals in your consultation, then make a decision whether you should get a lift, implants, or a breast augmentation plus a lift.
Will my nipples be moved?
Typically, the nipple-areola complex will be shifted upward during the breast lift. If your areolas are overly large or stretched, Dr. Tamburrino can incorporate an areola reduction during your surgery. This can be discussed during your consultation so he can choose the ideal incision pattern and technique to use during your breast lift.
How long will my results last?
With good care following surgery, your results should last for many years. Your breasts will continue to age normally so you may start to see loose and sagging skin over time. Factors like significant weight gain or loss can change your results; therefore, it is best to stay at a steady weight following your breast lift. Pregnancy or breastfeeding following a breast lift may also alter your results, which is why Dr. Tamburrino recommends patients wait until they are done having children to get a breast lift.
Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?
A lift can improve asymmetry in your breasts if they're different in size, firmness, or level of sagging. Dr. Tamburrino will assess the appearance and condition of your breasts during your consultation and talk about how a lift can help. During your lift surgery, he will shape the tissue so your breasts are equal in size and position for symmetry.
Breast lift surgery has changed the lives of many Doylestown, PA patients. If you're faced with hanging, sagging breasts that interfere with your daily activities or prevent you from wearing the clothing styles you desire, a breast lift at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa may be ideal for you. During your initial consultation, a thorough examination will be performed by Dr. Tamburrino, and together, you and he will discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations. We will then design a tailored treatment plan to transform your breasts and create the youthful look you want. Our team encourages patients to get in touch with Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa and speak to a patient coordinator to schedule your consultation.
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