Breast Lift (Mastopexy) in Charlotte, NC
Sagging breasts are a common issue that is caused by aging, pregnancy and natural breast anatomy. Plastic surgeon Dr. Broc Pratt offers breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, for women in Charlotte, Huntersville and surrounding areas in North Carolina.
What is a Breast Lift?
Your breasts may sag for many reasons, such as excess skin that you may have your whole life or changes to skin elasticity. A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure that removes the excess skin to lift the breasts and give them a more perky appearance.
What are the Benefits of Mastopexy?
- Reorients the nipples
- Gives the breasts a fuller look
- Does not require implants
- Corrects sagging caused by aging and pregnancy
How is a Breast Lift Performed?
The incision for a breast lift is most commonly placed in the natural crease under the breast and from the midpoint of this incision to the bottom of the areola. The incision may continue around the areole. After making the incision, Dr. Pratt pulls the skin taut and removes the excess skin.
How Do I Prepare for Mastopexy?
You may be curious as to how a breast lift will change the look of your breasts. You can get an idea by raising your arms over your head. This mirrors how the surgery may lift the breasts. Dr. Pratt can give you more details during the consultation.
What is Recovery Like After a Breast Lift?
Recovery from mastopexy may take several months, and you will need to follow aftercare instructions to allow the tissues to heal properly.
How Much Does Mastopexy Cost in Charlotte, NC?
Mastopexy is an elective procedure that is not covered by insurance, so you are responsible for the entire cost. We provide pricing information and details about financing through CareCredit® at the time of your consultation.
Is a Breast Lift Right for Me?
You can perform a simple test at home to determine if you may be a good candidate for a breast lift. Stand straight without slouching and place a pen or pencil under your breast in the crease. If the pen or pencil remains in place after you let go, you may have some sagging in your breasts.
Do I Need a Mastopexy Consultation?
Describing your ideal breast shape and size with Dr. Pratt during a consultation is the best way to find out if mastopexy is the right option for you. You learn more about the procedure and what can realistically be accomplished with mastopexy and other types of plastic surgery.
At Carolina Age Management Institute, Broc Pratt, MD, offers breast lift surgery for women in Charlotte, Huntersville and surrounding areas of North Carolina. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.