If your breasts have lost their firmness and shape, a breast lift can be a good option to restore your curves. Plastic surgeon Stephen P. Hardy, M.D. uses several different breast lift techniques to give patients in the Missoula, MT, area a perkier, more youthful-looking bust. Various approaches to breast lift surgery are based on the degree of sagging present and whether the patient wishes to combine the procedure with breast augmentation or reduction surgery. Using his extensive experience and skill, Dr. Hardy will select the best technique to maximize benefits and ensure the most satisfying results based on your unique goals. To schedule a personal consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, contact us today.
Every breast lift (mastopexy) requires one or more incisions to allow the surgeon to lift and reposition the breast. In general, the goal is to provide the desired result with the least amount of scarring. Although some scarring is unavoidable, the lines will fade over time and there are certain topical products that can further reduce their appearance.
Dr. Hardy believes in the importance of patients being educated about their surgical options. The four main incision patterns used during breast lift, in order of least to greatest amount of lift, include:
The main advantage of having multiple techniques available is that they allow for a high degree of personalization. An additional benefit is that all of them involve making an incision partway or all the way around the areola, which allows Dr. Hardy to reduce the size of the areola if it has stretched out of proportion. By further individualizing your breast lift with reduction or augmentation, or with body contouring for a mommy makeover, Dr. Hardy can help you look and feel your best.
Dr. Hardy is a highly credentialed plastic surgeon with an uncompromising commitment to patient care and satisfaction. If you are interested in learning more about your breast lift options, please contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hardy today.