Minneapolis Breast Lift Surgery – Dr. George Landis, Plastic Surgeon

Age and gravity are powerful forces in changing your appearance over time. As we get older, our skin naturally loses elasticity, causing soft tissue to sag. This can affect multiple areas of the body, and women specifically find their breasts may droop over the years. If you are unsatisfied with your appearance to due changes in breast position, Dr. Landis can help with breast lift treatment in Minneapolis, MN.

Breast lift surgery improves the profile and appearance of sagging breasts, helping patients feel confident in a youthful appearance. To learn more about treatment and if you can benefit from this procedure, call Dr. Landis’ office today!

Do You Need a Breast Lift?

Breast lifts are common cosmetic surgeries, but patients often get confused between what a breast lift can accomplish and how their needs can be met with other treatments such as breast augmentation. It’s important to understand that the goal of a breast lift is to remove excess skin and elevate the position of the breasts, so they sit higher and appear more youthful. Nipple size and positioning are also commonly improved with a lift. A breast implant, on the other hand, adds volume and increases cup size, but will not re-position breast tissue to sit higher on the chest wall or add fullness to the upper part of the breast. Breasts lifts are commonly recommended for patients dealing with effects of aging, those who have lost a significant amount of weight, or mothers who experienced found body changes that drastically affected the size and shape of breasts.

The Benefits of Breast Lifts in Minneapolis with Dr. Landis

Don’t waste your money on pills and topical creams that promise to firm skin; only a qualified plastic surgeon can provide the results you’re looking for: elevated breast position and taut skin. Dr. Landis has built his reputation on compassionate and patient-centered care. Patients trust Dr. Landis to create a customized treatment plan that helps them feel their best. We understand that sagging breast tissueis common after pregnancy and breastfeeding, and we take time to get to know your desires for cosmetic surgery while developing your treatment plan. Many women choose breast lift surgery because they want their breasts to look the way they did when they were younger or before they had children, so they can confidently fill out clothing and feel great no matter what they’re wearing. Our goal is to minimize risk and create highly aesthetic outcomes; the way to achieve this is different for each patient.

During your consultation, our breast lift surgeon helps you understand what you can expect from treatment, including the following benefits:

  • Elevated breast position
  • Firmer skin
  • Restoration of a youthful aesthetic
  • Improved confidence
  • Better nipple position
  • Reduction of overly large nipples
  • Correction of asymmetry

Breast Lift Surgery: Your Options

No two patients are alike, which is why Dr. Landis takes time to ensure your treatment is customized to your needs and unique goals. A lift can be great on its own or can be combined with additional procedures, so you are satisfied with the result. Before treatment, consider your expectations and what you want to achieve. Are you looking for an increase in cup size? Or do you want your breasts to look like they did 10 years ago? Your options for treatment include:

Patients who are satisfied with breast size overall, but simply want to elevate the position of breasts are often best served by a lift by itself. This treatment helps them avoid constricting push-up bras to achieve their desired look and creates an overall youthful body contour. Patients who wish to correct the general effects of aging on the body typically pursue this treatment.

This procedure is popular with patients who have experienced significant weight loss and new mothers who have finished breastfeeding, only to find that fluctuations in weight and after-effects of pregnancy have left them with loose skin and depleted breast volume. The lift and implant placement procedure can be performed in the same appointment; the extra tissue is removed and skin is adjusted to elevate breasts, while your choice of breast implant is added to increase volume. The result is fuller breast that also sits higher on the chest. The placement of an implant restores lost fullness in the upper part of the breast that a lift alone cannot provide. Patients often choose this approach to deliver a comprehensively improved breast size and shape. After treatment, breasts appear full, perky, and naturally firm.

Though many women wish to increase breast size, there are plenty of others whose overly large breasts cause back, neck, and shoulder pain. A reduction is ideally paired with a breast lift if the skin has lost elasticity and/or a reduction would otherwise leave a patient with a less-than-appealing position.

Minneapolis breast lift surgeon Dr. Landis will discuss your concerns with you and explain the details of breast surgery to meet your aesthetic goals. There are several options to consider, including whether additional procedures should be part of your treatment. He will work with you to determine a surgical plan that best suits your needs to create the results you hope for. With precise measurements and planning, Dr. Landis can complete both treatments at once, creating improved nipple position along with the additional benefits of cosmetic breast surgery.

If the extent of sagging is significant and nipple repositioning is projected to be extensive, your lift and augmentation or reduction may be completed in stages to ensure ideal results.  Your safety and satisfaction are top priorities for our specialist and team; we take the right approach based on your needs and the extent of current cosmetic concerns.

Ask Dr. Landis what your breast lift treatment will include by contacting his office today at (952) 562-5940 for a cosmetic consultation!

Breast Lifts and Pregnancy – Should You Wait for Treatment?

Because this cosmetic surgery is popular with patients who have had children, it’s important to consider how pregnancy and breastfeeding will affect your surgery. To achieve and maintain best results, patients should be done breastfeeding and lactating. If you are interested in a breast lift but are planning on becoming pregnant, it’s best to wait until you are finished expanding your family to pursue treatment. Pregnancy and nursing will change the appearance of the breast, which is why cosmetic surgery should be part of your aesthetic journey after motherhood. In this way, you can protect the results from your surgical treatment and enjoy feeling confident well into the future.

Post-pregnancy breast lifts are often included in a mommy makeover procedure. Please browse our website for more information on your customized body-after-baby treatment plan.

Post-Weight Loss Breast Surgery

Patients who benefit most from this procedure are also at or near their ideal weight and have maintained a stable weight. If you are still losing weight or have not yet achieved your goal weight loss, it’s best to maintain your dedication to a healthy BMI before pursuing breast lift surgery. Continued weight loss will affect skin and breast position, which is why it should be considered after you have seen desired results from diet and healthy physical activity.

Your lift procedure will help you feel more comfortable in your skin by removing bothersome excess tissue and providing you with improved skin tone.

What Happens During a Breast Lift Procedure?

During a breast lift, Dr. Landis’ goal is limited scar techniques for the most natural-looking results possible.After making an incision around the areola and breast crease, he removes excess skin, making sure the areola is properly repositioned before completing the procedure.

The placement of the incision is determined by the amount of skin elasticity. Some patients with only minor sagging will have a circular incision made around the areola. Other patients will have an incision around the areola and down the breast, often referred to as the lollipop surgical method. The incisions allow the skin to be effectively tightened during the breast lift, providinga lifted appearance and creating firmness.

If the amount of sagging is mild to moderate, and patients want to moderately increase or decrease breast size, Dr. Landis can determine ahead of time if these can be performed concurrently with your lift. The ideal strategy for placement of implants or reduction of breast volume varies widely and is dependent on your unique anatomy and goals. Visit our pages on these procedures or call Dr. Landis to determine what your breast lift surgery will look like on the day of treatment.

Seeing Results from your Minneapolis Breast Lift

After a breast lift, the breast will sit in a higher position on the chest. You will see the results of the breast lift right away, which will only get better as the swelling recedes over several weeks. You will likely be asked to wear a post-treatment garment after surgical padding is removed to help heal properly, and you may need to take up to a week off from daily routine.

Following surgery, you will need to rest and recover appropriately at-home and may require assistance from a loved one for running errands the first few days after surgery. As each day passes, you will feel more comfortable. After the fifth day, many patients feel comfortable going back work. After the third week, you will feel like yourself again.

Dr. Landis will provide complete instructions on your recovery, including necessary medications and limitations in physical movement to protect the incision site and promote best results. Recuperation after a breast lift alone is often more comfortable than implant surgery, for example, as underlying muscle structure is not affected. As healing progresses, the breast will settle into its natural and improved shape.

To see what patients with similar concerns were able to achieve with a breast lift with Dr. Landis, we encourage you to view the before and after gallery.

Schedule your Breast Lift Consultation Today – Contact Dr. Landis!

If you are interested in a breast lift, or a lift with augmentation, contact Minneapolis plastic surgeon Dr. Landis at (952) 562-5940 to schedule a free consultation. We are dedicated in our commitment to the best possible patient service. Dr. Landis has received recognition as a Top Plastic Surgeon for Women and understands what it takes to create happy patients and natural, beautiful results. Don’t wait to achieve the renewed appearance you’ve been wanting. Call or visit Dr. Landis to learn more about what our breast surgeon and team can do to meet your needs.

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