Can you guess what procedure is up 70% since 2000? Click here to find out! Jeffrey Schreiber, MD on 11 Apr 2014
Data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that breast lifts are up 70% since 2000. In fact, they are outpacing breast augmentations by 2-1 with over 90,000 breast lift procedures performed in 2013. Breast implant procedures are still the most common cosmetic procedure in women, but breast lifts are quickly catching up. A Baltimore breast lift is a great way to improve the shape and contour of the breasts. They are basically done three different ways:
1. Periareolar – incisions go around the areola only
2. Vertical or lollipop – incisions go around the areola and straight down from the bottom part of the breast
3. Wise or anchor pattern – same as vertical, but with a small horizontal incision in the fold underneath the breast
The amount of sagginess or “ptosis” of the breast determines which type of lift you need. Sometimes, a breast implant can be added to the breast lift to add volume to the breast if desired. The recovery for the breast lift is very easy at about 3-5 days. I allow my patients to shower the next day and resume exercise at 1-2 weeks depending upon the type of lift done and if implants are required. Book your online Breast lift and cosmetic surgery consultations today by simply fill out the online appointment request below or call (410) 902-9800.