Breast Lift Indianapolis & Carmel IN
Mastopexy Indianapolis Indiana
Breast Lift or Mastopexy Indianapolis & Carmel
If you are interested in breast lift or mastopexy in Indianapolis or Carmel Indiana, Dr. Janet Turkle or Dr. Stanley Harper can help. They have found that over time, the natural aging process can cause a woman’s breasts to sag and lose their shape and firmness. These changes can also result from pregnancy, breast-feeding, weight fluctuations, and heredity. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that reshapes and lifts a woman’s breasts. After the breast lift procedure at our Indianapolis practice, women can expect firmer, shapelier and more youthful looking breasts.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, lifts and reshapes the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. Sometimes the areola (the pigmented skin around the nipple) becomes enlarged over time and may be reduced to keep it in proportion with the rest of the body.
A breast lift may be appropriate for a female breast that:
- Has lost firmness and skin elasticity
- Sags or is pendulous
- Has a flat, elongated shape
- Has stretched skin and an enlarged areola
- Has a nipple that falls below the breast crease
- Has a nipple and areola that point downward
Dr. Janet Turkle Discusses Breast Lift
The Breast Lift Surgery
Traditional Breast Lift
In the most common breast lift procedure at our Indianapolis practice, the surgeon makes an anchor shaped incision along the natural contour of the breast. Working through this incision, the surgeon sculpts the skin and tissue and repositions the nipple to give the breast a new and youthful appearance. Breast lift is usually done on an outpatient basis.
Donut Breast Lift
A “doughnut breast lift” or “donut breast lift” can also be performed, which requires less tissue removal and involves a much quicker recovery time. In this breast lift procedure, the surgeon makes a circular incision around the areola, and a doughnut shaped area of skin is removed. The remaining skin is tightened which lifts the breasts.
After Breast Lift Surgery
Once the incisions have been closed and taped, a surgical bra is applied. After breast lift surgery, postoperative discomfort may be greatly reduced through medication. Swelling gradually subsides. A return to normal light activity is possible as soon as you feel ready, usually within several days.
Before and After Photos of Breast Lift Surgery
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Approximate price for breast lift in Indianapolis:
Approximate Breast Lift Cost: $5,600-6200 This will include surgeon’s fee, facility fee, anesthesia and post-operative visits.*
To find out if you are a good candidate for breast lift at our Indianapolis practice, contact Turkle & Associates today.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) About Breast Lift or Mastopexy
- How much does a breast lift cost?
- Where is the breast lift incision?
Incision patterns vary, depending on degree of excess skin and tissue and amount of lifting required.
- How long would I be off work after a breast lift?
It depends on the person and type of work you do but can be anywhere from a couple of days to a week.
- How long after the breast lift could I exercise or swim?
You can swim in three weeks or when your wounds are completely healed.
You can start walking immediately.
You can begin cardio and lower body exercise in two weeks.
No push/pull exercise for six weeks.
- How many of the breast lift surgeries has Dr. Turkle done?
- Can I still breastfeed after a breast lift?
Yes, although most women chose not to have a lift until their childbearing is complete.
*Fees are approximate only and subject to physical examination and consultation. We do try to keep the fees on our website up to date, however be advised fees are subject to change without notice. Please feel free to inquire about any price changes.