If you are satisfied with the size of your breasts but wish to restore a more youthful contour you may be a candidate for a breast lift. If you have lost a considerable amount of volume in your breasts you may also want to consider having breast implants inserted at this time. Though some women decide to have their breasts lifted before having children, your plans to breast feed in the future should be discussed with the doctor.
Two incisions are used on breast lift procedures: one around the areola, the second vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease under the breast. With larger breasts a third incision may be necessary along the natural curve of the breast crease. Breast tissue and fat are removed, the nipple and areola are moved to a higher position and the tissue is pulled together to give a new shape to the breast. Liposuction may also be used to contour the fat under the arm. Because the nipples and areolas remain attached to the breast tissue, sensation in this area is preserved. A support bra is worn for a few weeks after surgery. It is often possible to return to work within a couple of weeks although some mild discomfort may be felt up to eight weeks after surgery.