Breast Lift Minneapolis
In an effort to turn back the clock, many women in St. Paul – Minneapolis are seeking consultations with Dr. Hoffman for breast lifts in an effort to get their youthful appearance back. A breast lift is a surgical procedure that can help achieve a younger breast profile by removing any excess skin in the breasts and repositions it to get a higher breast projection.
The loosening and sagging of your breast tissues is a natural effect of aging and Dr. James A. Hoffman can easily reverse this through a breast lift. Other factors like pregnancy, breast feeding, and weight fluctuations may result to the sagging of your breasts. Sadly, no amount of exercise or diet can help remove the excess skin to achieve a more youthful breast contour. Patients in St. Paul, Minneapolis have the ability to visit Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Hoffman, who specializes in breast lifts and will be able to provide the perfect breast contour that you have been wishing for in just one procedure.
Breast Lift with Breast Augmentation
For women with smaller breasts and minimal sag, an augmentation procedure may be all that is necessary. By adding fullness and volume to the breast, the skin is filled out making the breast appear fuller and more youthful. Breast augmentation does not truly lift the breast. The biggest advantage of breast augmentation is that it avoids a visible scar.See Breast Enlargement
Breast Lift with Breast Implants and Mini Tummy Tuck
Mastopexy Combined with Breast Augmentation and Mini Tummy Tuck
150cc High Profile silicone gel breast implant
Under the Muscle
36A/B to 36-C
This Minneapolis – St. Paul, woman is a beautiful 29-year-old mother of three children. Following her last pregnancy, she lost breast volume and is bothered by her sagging breasts. She is also bothered by excess skin in her lower abdomen. She exercises regularly amd takes good care of herself.
Because of her degree of breast ptosis or sag, she is a candidate for silicone gel breast implants. She had a breast lift combined with 150 cc silicone gel breast implant placed beneath the muscle. The operation resulted in a beautiful lift to her breast, and restored her breast volume. She also underwent a mini tummy tuck at the same surgery. She has a beautiful shape to her breasts and her abdomen is nice and flat. She is thrilled with her results (see patient’s testimonials):
Breast Lift with Breast Implants
Mastopexy Combined with Breast Augmentation
275cc smooth high profile silicone gel breast implants
Under the Muscle
36A/B to 36C
This Minneapolis – St. Paul Breast Lift patient is a very attractive 46-year-old woman. She had nearly C-cup breasts prior to breast-feeding. Her breasts lost volume and the nipple position dropped over the past several years. She wanted to return to a C-cup and improve her breast shape.
She had a breast lift combined with breast augmentation with 275 cc silicone gel breast implants placed beneath the muscle. She is thrilled with her new breast shape (see patient’s testimonials).
Periareolar Breast Lift With Implants
For women with intermediate ptosis (sag), where the nipple is still above the inframammary fold (the fold where the breast meets the chest), a nice option is the periareolar breast lift combined with implants. The major advantage of this procedure is that the scar is well hidden at the junction of the areola and breast skin. It avoids the vertical and inframammary fold scars seen in a typical breast lift.
In the past, the main disadvantage of this technique was the tendency for the areola to enlarge with time. Recent modifications in the technique, which I learned from Larry Schlesinger, M.D., Maui, Hawaii, have solved this problem. The use of a Gore-Tex suture avoids the tendency for the areola to enlarge.
Periareolar Breast Lift with Implants
350cc round high profile saline
Under the Muscle
Large B to Small D
This beautiful 32 year old nurse and mother of three is an ideal candidate for the procedure. She has attractive breasts with moderate ptosis (sag). Following periareolar breast lift with 350cc round implants below the muscle she has a beautiful breast shape and barely noticeable scars.
Breast Lift: Reshaping & Lifting Breast Tissue She Has
What is a breast lift procedure like?
The breast lift technique that will be used by Dr. Hoffman for patients in St. Paul, Minneapolis depends on the final results that the patient wishes to achieve.
- For patients who require a minor breast lift, a donut-shaped incision will be made around the areola where a ring of skin will be removed. Resembling a purse string, the remaining skin will be pulled forward and sutured back to the areola.
- For patients who want a higher lift, we recommend the lollipop technique to allow for removal of more skin. Like a minor lift, an incision is made around the areola to remove a ring of skin. A second incision is made running vertically from below the areola where excess skin is also removed. The nipple will be elevated prior to closing the incisions with sutures.
- For patients who require a more dramatic breast lift effect, we recommend the anchor incision. A wedge of skin will be removed underneath the patient’s breast and the breast will be repositioned to a higher position. Although this technique achieves the highest lift, it may leave more noticeable marks because a larger amount of skin was removed.
What can patients expect after a breast lift?
All of Dr. Hoffman’s patients in St. Paul, Minneapolis are given instructions to lay-low and regulate their activities during the first week of their recovery from a breast lift. It is normal for patients to experience pain and discomfort, but they will be provided medications to help manage this. There are some who reported swelling, breast tenderness, and bruising in the treatment area, which should all gradually go away in a few weeks.
After all the post-operative effects are gone, patients can immediately appreciate the effects of the breast lift. Patients in St. Paul, Minneapolis can be guaranteed excellent results through a safe and effective breast lift.
For more information on Breast Lift in Minneapolis – St. Paul, contact Dr. Hoffman today to set up your personal and private consultation.