Weight loss, pregnancy and aging are all causes of sagging breasts, also known as ptosis. Dr. Scot A. Martin can bring the breasts back to a more natural position with a breast lift. El Paso women typically qualify for the lollipop incision which is also Dr. Martin’s preferred technique. This procedure is also called a mastopexy.
Please contact us online or call 575-521-7111 to schedule a visit to our cosmetic surgery office in Las Cruces, serving El Paso and all of Southern New Mexico. Dr. Martin and his staff are committed to helping you achieve an enhanced new look through breast lift surgery.
What Type of Incision Is Used?
In most cases Dr. Martin is able to use the ‘lollipop’ incision, which minimizes incisions and provides excellent results. This incision pattern is named lollipop because of its shape – Dr. Martin makes an incision around the areola with a vertical incision from the areola to the breast crease. Through this incision, he is able to remove excess skin and tissue, tightening the breasts and repositioning the nipple higher.
A breast lift (mastopexy) can be an excellent option for women who want to:
- Elevate Their Breasts
- Provide a Youthful Breast Shape
- Improve Comfort and Confidence
What If I Want a Different Incision?
Dr. Martin does utilize other incision methods for breast lifts, but only when the circumstances are right. The peri-areola incision is used only when there is a very mild droop. But, a majority of his breast lift patients can get great results from the limited incision lollipop technique.
How Much Is the Procedure?
On average, a breast lift at our practice is about $6,000. While this is an average cost, please note that fees can vary based on individual needs and will be determined at your consultation. This includes all surgical fees, operating room and anesthesia fees as well as pre-op, post-op and follow-up visits. The only additional out of pocket costs would be prescriptions, which cost approximately $100 (if you don’t have insurance).
What Type of Anesthesia Is Used?
General anesthesia is administered so that you will be asleep throughout the procedure.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
Surgery time is approximately an hour and a half. You will arrive 1 hour prior to surgery, and you will need to be in the recovery room for about 30 minutes to 1 hour after the surgery. Expect to be at the surgery center for a total of approximately 3 ½ hours.
What Type of Sutures Will Be Used?
We use a dissolvable suture. You will also have steri-strips along the incision which can be removed in 7 days.
When Can I Resume Normal Activities?
Plan to take it easy for about 3-4 days before you are ready to go back to work. After the first week, light activity is fine and encouraged. In about 3 weeks you should be ready to resume all of your normal activities, including more strenuous work and exercise.
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Will I Also Need Breast Implants?
On occasion, breast augmentation with implants may be recommended in addition to a breast lift to get the best results. The approximate cost of this combined augmentation and lift procedure is $8,900. You can discuss this option more with Dr. Martin during your consultation if you are a candidate.
When Will Final Results Be Apparent?
After several weeks, all of the swelling should be gone and the incisions should be healing nicely.