What You Need to Know About Breast Lift Surgery

There are multiple factors that can influence a change in a woman’s breasts. Over time, the effects of gravity, aging, weight fluctuation, pregnancy, and breastfeeding can take a toll on the body, especially in the breasts which gradually lose their shape and firmness. To address such concerns, breast lift surgery, also known as a mastopexy, is utilized in order to give the breasts a more youthful, firmer, and perkier appearance.

breast-surgery-atlanta-gaThe ideal candidate for a breast lift is an individual that suffers from sagging, pendulous breasts that lack firmness and have irregular nipple placement. I use various techniques when performing a breast lift based on the size and shape of your breasts, the degree of sagging, and other additional causes. A breast lift doesn’t address the size of the breast but instead, re-positions and reshapes the nipple and areola and removes excess stretched skin while tightening the remaining tissue. The lift restores the natural shape and proportion of the breasts to achieve aesthetically-pleasing results. Additionally, I perform a mini breast lift for patients who need a minor correction to the placement of the breasts.

Typically, breast lift surgery is often combined with breast augmentation for individuals who want to increase the volume of their breasts while lifting them to a more youthful placement. When performing a breast augmentation procedure, I insert a breast implant to enhance the shape and size of the breast and excess skin and tissue is removed to provide a lifted appearance.

To maximize results after surgery, I recommend that my patients frequently schedule and attend follow-up appointments in order to receive recommendations for minimizing any complications and proper instructions to care for the areas of incision. Depending on the type of incision, upkeep, or weight fluctuation following your procedure, breast lift results can last a while, but can also be reversed if you experience a dramatic increase in weight which can cause the skin to stretch.

If you’re interested in a breast procedure or any other procedures I perform, contact us today. Be sure to connect with me, Dr. David Whiteman on FacebookTwitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery updates.

Check out our February Featured Procedure and Join Us for Pink in the Rink

2014 Atlanta Pink in the Rink InformationAs seen in the February 2014 issue of Best Self AtlantaDr. David Whiteman is featured discussing top cosmetic plastic surgery procedures including breast augmentation, performed to increase a patient’s breast size, and breast lift, which addresses sagging breasts by tightening tissue to a more youthful position.

At the end of the month, Dr. Whiteman would like to invite patients, families, and friends to the 7th annual Gwinnett Gladiators’ Pink in the Rink starting on Friday, February 28th, 2014. Hosted by The Sport of Giving 501(c)(3), Pink in the Rink honors breast cancer patients and raises money to benefit women’s cancer care and prevention. Dr. Whiteman is double board certified in plastic surgery and has performed breast reconstruction for over 20 years. Additionally, he serves as medical director for The Sport of Giving.

For more information about specials and events from Southern Plastic Surgery or to schedule your consultation, contact our office today. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

 

 

Southern Plastic Surgery Wishes Patients a Happy Holiday!

happy-holidaysDr. David Whiteman and his medical team at Southern Plastic Surgery, P.C. would like to thank patients this holiday season for your continued support. This past year, Dr. Whiteman introduced his new specialty website, Atlanta Breast, to highlight the cosmetic and reconstructive breast procedures that he offers at Southern Plastic Surgery. In addition to extending his breast surgery options, Dr. Whiteman has also continued refining his implantless techniques for ethnic rhinoplasty and surgical techniques to achieve optimal abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) results.

In October, Dr. Whiteman attended the 40th annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS) to present topics on his tummy tuck procedure. He also made an appearance on Bravo® TV’s “I Dream of NeNe” during its premiere season.

All of us at Southern Plastic Surgery would like to thank you again as we look forward to another great year! Happy holidays and we’ll see you in the New Year!