Despite efforts to exercise and lead a healthy lifestyle, the ravages of gravity and aging on the female breast are inevitable. Sagging, drooping or deflated breasts, sometimes the result of pregnancy or breastfeeding, can significantly affect a woman’s appearance and self-esteem. Fortunately, these problems are reversible, thanks to a procedure known as Mastopexy, or the Breast Lift.
With thousands of successful surgical breast procedures under his belt, Dr. Capizzi NC’s breast lift specialist, and as such is able to restore volume and youthfulness to breasts of all conditions. A breast lift consists of raising and reshaping the bust, and this procedure is often wisely complemented by a breast augmentation, or a complete mommy makeover. A mastopexy, with or without implants, can dramatically alter your profile, reviving breast firmness and perkiness while boosting confidence and even making clothes fit better.
Taking the first step:
During your initial consultation, Dr. Capizzi will take your breast measurements, evaluate the placement of your areola, review your goals for surgery, and consider a variety of other factors such as medical history, age and pregnancies in order to make the best recommendations for your procedure. This is an important stage in the process, as now is the time to voice your concerns and fears, as well as your expectations, to the doctor.
Dr. Capizzi is known for quickly transforming a patient’s anxiety into sheer excitement at the possibility of looking and feeling 20 years younger. In addition, the caring, knowledgeable staff at Dr. Capizzi’s office will ensure that your breast lift procedure from start to finish meets your highest standards and leaves you feeling overjoyed with your results.
Before & After
Take a gander at Dr. Capizzi’s before and after photos, giving you a visual representation of his stunning results.
What happens during a breast lift?
There are several types of breast lifts that Dr. Capizzi can perform, the most common one being a “Benelli Lift” (also called a “Donut Lift”). Some other names for this type of surgery you may have heard are periareolar lift, minimal circumareolar lift, mini-lift or tacking. The Benelli Lift leaves the fewest scars, and is often the best choice for a patient who is undergoing breast augmentation at the same time, or one for whom breast sagging is less pronounced. This is a mastopexy in which an incision is made around the outside of the areola, after which excess tissue is excised. This technique can move the nipple areola complex 1-2cm up or down.
In cases where the breasts are severely sagging with the areola falling below the crease, Dr. Capizzi may advise a traditional, full mastopexy. In this type of breast lift, the nipple can be elevated up to 8 cm or more, depending on the desired final result. An incision in the shape of an upside-down “T” is created, extending from the outer boundary of the areola, then downwards and across the breast crease, aligning with the body’s natural curvature. As with the Benelli Lift, excess tissue is then removed and the nipple is raised to a more appealing location. Dr. Capizzi’s unmatched skill and experience with this procedure ensures that nipple sensation remains intact and that future breast-feeding remains an option for those who have not given birth.
Short Scar Lift:
The limited or “short scar” breast lift is an incision that appears as a lollipop. The mini lift, circumareaolar incision, and the vertical incision make this lift popular with breast implants.
Combining a breast lift with breast augmentation or a mommy makeover:
Mastopexy in conjunction with implant surgery or body contouring is an excellent way to maximize your appearance while minimizing recovery time and scarring. Moms have been flocking to Dr. Capizzi for over a decade in order to take advantage of his peerless artistry and expertise in all areas of breast improvement. Often the postoperative silhouette is more youthful, pleasing and appealing than even before pregnancy. Dr. Capizzi is the area’s most sought-after Gummy Bear expert, and these trend-setting, tear-shaped implants are most patients’ preferred choice. While Dr. Capizzi advises this combination is ideal for women whose breast development has stopped, patients who have not yet given birth will be pleased to learn that their milk ducts and nipples remain intact after the procedures. Dr. Capizzi is available for in-depth consultation regarding multiple procedures.
Having been through the Capizzi experience, these patients can help you understand the smoothness of the journey.
Recovery from the procedure:
Dr. Capizzi will design a full, customized recovery plan for each patient that addresses their breast lift needs, wishes and outcomes. While recovery time does vary with the individual, most patients find their healing is swift and manageable. The doctor recommends minimal strain, bed rest and reduced activity for several days. Small drain tubes may be placed to clear fluids for the first week, and gauze dressing will cover your sutures, which dissolve in around one month. You may experience some tenderness or even lack of sensitivity in the areola/nipple area. This is normal and temporary. As with all procedures, Dr. Capizzi and his highly trained staff are on hand 24/7 to respond to your concerns and questions as you traverse the path to a complete recovery and the new, improved you.