How Does a Breast Lift Work?

Black woman smiling with glasses on.

For many women, a breast lift is a cosmetic procedure that can restore breasts to where they were before age, gravity, pregnancy or breastfeeding took over. In fact, a breast lift procedure is continuously on the rise because it is safe and effective.

Keep reading to learn more about this popular plastic surgery procedure.

Breast lift 101

If you are considering a breast lift in metro Detroit, the first step is scheduling a consultation with Dr. Andrew Lofman. During this appointment, he will listen to your concerns and aesthetic goals and also offer expertise on whether a breast lift is right for you. He will show you images of his work so you can make an informed decision and answer any questions you may have.

Once your procedure is scheduled, you will need to properly prepare. This includes not smoking and getting off of certain medications if approved (discussed in depth during your consultation). You should also plan ahead for recovery from the treatment, as heavy lifting will need to be avoided for up to six weeks. Further, you may need to arrange for help with tending to children and pets and take some time off of work.

Prior to the outpatient procedure, you will be given anesthesia for sedation. Then, Dr. Lofman will remove the excess skin from the breasts and lift them up to the location where they should be and so that nipples point forward before closing the area. You may have drains inserted for up to two days.

Most patients experience soreness and swelling for several weeks. The beauty of a breast lift is results are near immediate and long-lasting.

Breast lift in Michigan

Men and women in Michigan and surrounding areas have had trust in Dr. Lofman for 15 years because they know he provides the height of service, compassion and results.

As a leading plastic surgeon in metro Detroit specializing in breast lifts, breast augmentation, breast reduction, liposuction, mommy makeovers and more, Dr. Lofman’s skill and education are unmatched. Board-Certified in both reconstructive and plastic surgery, his office uses only the most advanced FDA-approved tools and techniques with your safety as top priority.

Additionally, Dr. Lofman and his medical staff are pleased to offer a state-of-the-art medical spa in southeast Michigan. Our suite of services includes noninvasive and minimally invasive procedures that can get you looking and feeling your best from head to toe.

From Emsculpt to Botox to dermal filler and laser skin resurfacing, we pride ourselves on providing a customized solution that is right for your unique needs. Please contact us for more information.