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Mehdi Balakhani, D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S. is Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Christiana Care Systems and Director of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Francis Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware. He has been selected by nurses and his peers as a top doctor in Delaware since 1992. Dr. Balakhani is Board Certified in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 1983. He has contributed more than 20 cosmetic surgery instructional exhibits to the Medical Society of Delaware over the past 20 years. He has provided more than 200 educational seminars for public education in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.


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How Breast Lift Surgery Can Restore Youthful Contours

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Have you noticed changes in your breast shape over time? Whether due to aging, pregnancy, or weight fluctuations, breasts can lose their youthful shape and firmness. A breast lift, or mastopexy, can rejuvenate your figure with a more aesthetically pleasing breast profile.

Benefits of Breast Lift Surgery

A breast lift repositions and reshapes the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue, enhancing your silhouette. This procedure allows clothes to fit better and makes bras more comfortable by providing better support. Patients often choose to get this surgery to make their breast profile more youthful and uplifted instead of bearing with sagging breasts.

Beyond cosmetic improvements, a breast lift can relieve physical discomfort, like skin irritation under the breast crease, and improve posture by balancing the weight of the breasts. These breast lift benefits combine to not only elevate your appearance but also improve your overall well-being.

Procedure Details

During a breast lift, incisions are made following a pattern that depends on your specific conditions and the desired outcome. Common techniques include the ‘anchor’ and the ‘lollipop’ methods, chosen based on how much lift is needed. The excess skin is removed, the breast tissue lifted, and the nipple and areola repositioned to a more natural height. This surgery typically takes one to three hours under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, and an experienced surgeon like Dr. Mehdi Balakhani uses his expertise to perform it while looking after your safety and comfort.

Recovery and Results

Recovery from a breast lift, like with other breast procedures, varies by individual, but patients typically resume non-strenuous activities within a week. Here are some key tips for a smooth recovery and what to expect after the surgery.

Recovery tips

  • Follow surgeon’s instructions – Adhere closely to the surgeon’s guidance to ensure optimal healing.
  • Wear a support bra – A specially designed support bra helps reduce swelling and supports the new breast shape.
  • Manage pain – Take prescribed medications or over-the-counter pain relief as recommended to manage discomfort.
  • Avoid strenuous activities – Refrain from heavy lifting and vigorous exercise for at least four to six weeks.
  • Care for incisions – Keep incision sites clean and dry, and attend follow-up visits to monitor healing.

Post-surgery expectations

  • Swelling and bruising – Typically, swelling and bruising are noticeable but will begin to decrease within a few weeks. Most swelling subsides after several weeks, but some can linger for a few months.
  • Sensation – Temporary changes in breast sensation are common but usually resolve as the healing progresses.

Most patients see immediate improvements, but the final results develop over several months as swelling decreases and incision lines fade. Following these recovery tips can help maintain the integrity of the results and keep you satisfied with your new breast contours.

Risks and Considerations

Like any surgery, a breast lift involves risks, such as infection, scarring, or changes in nipple sensation. During your consultation with a reliable plastic surgeon in Delaware like Dr. Balakhani, these risks are discussed to help you understand the procedure’s benefits and potential complications. He prioritizes patient education and safety to make you feel informed and confident in your decision to proceed.

Schedule Your Consultation

Are you ready to take the next step in achieving more youthful breast contours? Learn as much as you can about the procedure and get the expert help you need from Mehdi Balakhani MD. Contact the Delaware plastic surgeon. Contact us to secure an appointment.

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