Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Dr. Richard A. Pecunia offers Breast Lifts to patients in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County and surrounding areas.
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What is a Breast Lift?
Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift raises and firms the breast by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. It can also be performed with breast augmentation to increase breast size.
In Mississippi, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard A. Pecunia is experienced in performing breast lifts on women from throughout the Hattiesburg region, including Forrest County and Lamar County. He welcomes patients who are interested in the procedure to come in for a mastopexy consultation.
How are Breast Lifts Performed?
Breast lifts are popular, yet slightly complex procedures. They are performed under general anesthesia and typically take one to three hours.
Incisions can either be peri-areolar (under the nipple) or in an anchor shape, depending on the degree of the lift needed. Excess skin will then be removed, and the nipple and areola will be lifted to a higher position on the breast. Patients typically do not experience any sensation loss after a breast lift with Dr. Pecunia in Hattiesburg, as the nipple and areola remain connected to the underlying breast tissue, nerve and blood supply.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?
If you're suffering with sagging, drooping breasts due to age and gravity, you may be a good candidate for a breast lift with us in Hattiesburg. Both larger-breasted and smaller-breasted women can benefit from the surgery, but those with smaller breasts typically experience longer-lasting results because large breasts work against the results over time. Also, if you're planning to become pregnant, you may want to postpone your mastopexy until after breast feeding, as pregnancy can stretch the breast tissue.
What Kind of Post-Operative Breast Lift Care Can I Expect?
After your Hattiesburg breast lift, you can expect some bruising, soreness and swelling of the breasts. You'll be wearing a surgical bra for a few days, and any pain you experience can be treated with a prescription from Dr. Pecunia.
You may have to wear an athletic bra until the mastopexy swelling subsides, and you'll want to avoid any heavy lifting, as this can cause increased pressure on the breasts. Stitches will be removed within a week or two, and you'll be able to return to work within one week.
What are the Typical Results of Breast Lifts?
Our breast lift patients in Hattiesburg have experienced a renewed self-confidence with their perkier, more youthful-looking breasts. To get an idea of how you, too, can benefit from this procedure, carefully view our Hattiesburg breast lift before and after photos.
What are Hattiesburg Breast Lift Costs?
To learn more about Hattiesburg breast lift costs, please call our offices today to speak with a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Breast lifts are highly individual procedures, so we recommend setting up a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Pecunia to learn about all of your options.
Dr. Pecunia and his team of professionals are happy to answer any concerns you may have about the breast lift procedure, so make sure to bring all of your questions to the initial meeting. We welcome mastopexy patients from Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County and surrounding areas.
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