Breast Lifts Questions

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Can a breast lift increase breast size?

A breast lift is intended to lift sagging breasts into a more youthful and perky position. Alone, it cannot increase the size of your breasts. Board-certified Knoxville, Tennessee plastic surgeon Dr. Dean Kleto can combine your breast lift procedure with breast augmentation if you are interested in both increasing the size and position of your breasts.

Is there visible scarring with a breast lift?

A breast lift may require one to three incisions. Unlike breast augmentation incisions that are placed only in your inframammary fold, some breast lift incisions may be placed vertically from your areola to your breast crease. These incisions will be visible during your recovery period, but scars should naturally fade within one year. There is no guarantee against visible scarring with a breast lift, but incisions placed along your inframammary crease will be naturally hidden by the color and contours of your breasts.

How long is the recovery period from a breast lift?

Your recovery period will depend on factors such as the type of incision required and your body’s natural ability to heal. However, in most cases you should be able to return to work within a few days, and resume more strenuous activities such as aerobic exercise within a few weeks. Each body is different. Dr. Kleto will work with you during your recovery period to help you determine when it is appropriate to resume all of your normal activities.

What are the risks of breast lift surgery?

Like all surgical procedures, breast lifts come with risks such as excessive bleeding and infection. Complications with breast lifts are extremely rare when you choose an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Kleto. Every precaution is taken to ensure your safety during your procedure, and detailed instructions on how to care for your body postoperatively will be provided prior to your procedure. Following all of Dr. Kleto’s advice will significantly reduce your risk of any complications.

Who is an ideal candidate for breast lift surgery?

If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of sagging breasts, you are an ideal candidate for breast lift surgery. You should be in generally good health, and have good skin elasticity to undergo this procedure. Dr. Kleto will thoroughly examine your body prior to recommending a breast lift to help you determine if you are a good candidate.

During your initial consultation with Dr. Kleto, he will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have about breast lifts.

To learn more about breasts lifts, please contact Dr. Dean Kleto to schedule an initial consultation today. Dr. Kleto provides services to women in and around Knoxville and Sevierville, Tennessee, and throughout Knox County.

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