The breasts are one of the most feminine body attributes. As we age, young, firm breasts begin to look less firm, and can begin to droop and sag. After breastfeeding, many women are dismayed with the damage to their breasts, which can lose volume, elasticity, and end up drooping. Our breast lift in Seattle procedure can leave you with breasts that once again look young, firm, and plump, and are higher on the chest for a more appealing overall figure.


Who is a candidate for a breast lift?

If you have sagging breasts due to past pregnancies, genetics or aging.

If the sagging is too great to be treated with an implant alone.

If your nipple-areolar complexes (pigmented area around nipples) are enlarged or sit below your breast crease.

If certain bras or other clothing cannot be worn due to the current appearance of your breasts.

If a more youthful breast is desired to restore your feelings of self-confidence.


Intended Results

  • An elevated, more youthful breast contour.
  • A tighter skin envelope.
  • Nipple-areolar complexes of the desired size and correct height.
  • More flattering and attractive breasts both in and out of clothing.
  • Increased firmness and the illusion of more volume because of heightened positioning and the removal of excess skin.
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Benefits of Breast Lift Procedures

Occasionally women believe that a breast augmentation is necessary when they lose volume in their breasts. However, in some cases, the desired height and projection can be achieved simply with a breast lift in Bellevue surgery, in which the breast tissue is repositioned and reshaped.

If you opt for a breast lift without augmentation, your breasts will look and feel natural because no implants are involved.

Sensation, internal structures, and function of the breasts are usually preserved during the procedure.

Breast Lift Procedure Description

  • This is an outpatient procedure done under general anesthesia.
  • The nipple-areolar complex is repositioned higher, the excess skin is removed, and the breast is reshaped to a pleasing contour and a more youthful position on the chest.
  • The insertion of an implant may or may not be advisable. Implants are used to increase upper pole fullness. Sometimes it is wise to first do the Seattle breast lift and then insert the implants later.
  • Sutures are placed deep within the breast tissue to support the round shape of the breasts as they take on their final position.
  • Dr. Egrari utilizes advances surgical techniques and precise incisions to make your scars as inconspicuous as possible. You may be left with fine scars that typically fade over time into an almost imperceptible fine line, completely concealed with even the most revealing clothing.
  • The procedure usually takes approximately 1 to 2 hours, followed by recovery in our exquisite recovery suite, after which you can return home to rest.
  • The designs of the incisions vary with the level of sagging and the architecture of the breast vary. Most commonly, Dr. Egrari uses a vertical lift (lollipop lift) which places the incision around the nipple and down to the fold of the breast. Occasionally, a periareolar lift (doughnut lift) is done with minimal incisions around the areola. Patients with excessive skin and significant droopiness will need a standard lift (anchor incision) to achieve the complete restoration.
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Recovery from a Breast Lift:

  • The patient goes home in a surgical bra with light dressings over the incisions.
  • You will likely be able to walk around and perform very light activities immediately upon returning home, but be will be required to limit your activities, and take it easy for the first few days.
  • The bra is worn as dressing for 2-3 weeks, and helps the breasts stay in place during the healing process.
  • Sutures are all dissolvable and the latest techniques are used to minimize scars.
  • Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication.
  • You are advised to sleep on your back for your comfort, to avoid placing stress on the area.
  • Light activities can begin in about 7-10 days.
  • Most patients return to work after 10 days, and resume normal activities, including exercise, in in about 4 weeks.
  • You will see the changes in your breasts after the pressure garment is removed, with the final changes apparent after about 2 months.

How to Maintain the Results of Your Breast Lift:

You can extend the wonderful results of your breast lift. You should maintain a healthy lifestyle and manage your weight to keep your lifted, more youthful breasts looking plump and beautiful.

If you are planning to have any more children, you should do so before undergoing breast lift in Bellevue surgery.

A breast lift, while improving the lift and position of your breasts, cannot stop the aging process. Taking care of yourself with a healthy diet and an exercise program, as well as avoiding excessive sun exposure can do much to keep your skin healthy and firm.


Other Treatments Along with a Breast Lift:

Additional procedures which may enhance results include an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). This combination of procedures is called a Mommy Makeover. The combination of the two procedures is often wanted by women who have gone through multiple pregnancies and are unhappy with the damage done to the body. Many women also pursue breast lift with breast augmentation in Seattle.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons offers additional information on breast lift at https://www.plasticsurgery.org/


Seattle Plastic Surgeon for Advanced Techniques in Breast Lift Surgery:

  • Dr. Egrari is well-respected in Seattle area for his commitment to patient comfort, his artistry in surgical enhancements, and for providing the highest level of patient safety. He is a double board-certified plastic surgeon, recognized for his research and accomplishments in the field of plastic surgery.
  • Dr. Egrari provides his patients with some of the most innovative options that the Seattle breast lift has to offer.
  • Dr. Egrari has been in practice for almost two decades, and loves to help patients improve their quality of life. He has even performed extensive body contouring surgeries such as breast lifts for those who have lost a significant amount of weight. If your breasts have lost volume due to pregnancy, weight loss, aging, or genetics, contact us see how Egrari Plastic Surgery Center can help you achieve youthful, firm breasts.

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