What is a Breast Lift?
Mastopexy or a breast lift is a body contouring procedure that lifts and reshapes the breasts by removing loose skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to produce a firmer, younger-looking appearance. This body contouring surgery works well for patients who have lost breast firmness, size, and shape or who experience sagginess. Medical breakthroughs in breast lift techniques have made this procedure so successful that new stats released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show a 70% increase in demand since 2000. Dr. Jerry Chidester, or Dr. Chiddy, offers this popular and effective surgery to his Draper, UT community. By utilizing the most advanced methods, Dr. Chiddy can choose the best technique based on your cosmetic goals and condition.
Is A Breast Lift Right For You?
Dr. Chiddy can help you determine if a breast lift is right for you. During your consultation, Dr. Chiddy will evaluate the level of sagging skin. In most cases, breasts that have lost elasticity need skin removed and tightened to raise them higher on the chest wall. If you have nipples that droop downward and your breasts appear stretched, a breast lift can improve their appearance. To undergo this surgery, patients should be physically healthy and at a good weight.
Breast Lift Reviews
"Mommy Makeover Success - Dr. Chidester performed a tummy tuck, breast lift and breast augmentation on me a year and a half ago and the results have been incredible! He makes you feel so comfortable and discusses everything with you thoroughly to make sure you are well educated. He went through the pros and cons of each option, explained recovery in detail, and was available for all questions and concerns. After..."- R. / RealSelf / May 02, 2018
"No More Saggy Breasts!! - After having children, spending money on myself has never been an easy thing for me. It took me 14 years to talk myself into a breast lift. I am happy to say that my experience with Dr. Chidester and all the staff couldn't have been better. From the moment I had my consultation they made me feel like I was their only patient and that what I was doing was as important to them as it was to me. I also love that their surgical center is right at their office. It gives the feel of being at the spa every step of the way. I couldn't be happier with my results. Thank you Dr. Chidester!!"- C. / RealSelf / Jan 02, 2019
"Dr. Chidester and his whole staff are absolutely AMAZING. They answered all my questions and went above and beyond with care. My results are fantastic and exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend!!"- C.M. / Google / Jun 20, 2020
"Amazing Experience. I'm very happy with his work - Just had a tummy tuck and breast lift with augmentation with dr chidester im very happy with his work, he’s being very caring and has always answered all my questions and concerns. I also had a BBL done by him and I’m very happy with my new body and his services I will definitely get his services again for other further procedures."- N. / RealSelf / May 07, 2019
"Couldn’t Be Happier - I purposely wore this bra today to my one month appointment. It is the SAME bra that I wore the morning of my surgery. I had huge gaps on the top of the bra but filled in the bottom. It looked like half a coconut. When I talked to Dr. Chidister I stressed that I didn’t want bigger boobs or side boob. I wanted them to be full on top but the same cup size. This is exactly what he did. He is a miracle worker. I could not be happier!"- D. / RealSelf / Sep 17, 2019
Breast lift surgery can take about 2 – 4 hours to complete, and we use general anesthesia to help you stay comfortable. The amount of time you need depends on the level of excess skin and sagginess. Generally, the technique used for cosmetic breast lift surgery falls under two categories. To select the best method, Dr. Chiddy will determine the location and the type of incision you need. The anchor technique (inverted-T) and the vertical incision are the preferred types. Once the incision is made, any excess skin, fat, or tissue is carefully removed. Dr. Chiddy will then tighten the skin and lift the breasts so they look healthy and younger. For most patients, the areola is reshaped and resized, which makes them appear more proportional. If you decided on an implant during your consultation, we will place it during this part of the surgery. However, if a breast lift is the only procedure being performed, Dr. Chiddy will close the incisions.
What To Expect
Typically, the overall recovery period for any type of breast lift is more lengthy than surgery with implants only. After surgery, patients will need to wear a support bra that minimizes swelling. Additionally, Dr. Chiddy will place a thin tube near the incision site to help with draining, which often occurs after a breast lift. Within several days, your post-surgical swelling will start to decrease. Dr. Chiddy or a member of his team will provide detailed aftercare instructions to encourage proper healing. After several months and as your breasts begin to heal, your beautiful results will start to appear.
Breast lifts have helped many Draper, UT patients feel more confident about themselves. From weight loss to giving birth, we understand the powerful and awesome changes these can have on your life. Unfortunately, it may leave you feeling insecure about your body. Dr. Chiddy and his team strive to help you enhance your natural and beautiful features. During your consultation, Dr. Chiddy will perform a breast assessment and listen to your cosmetic concerns or goals. For all patients, Dr. Chiddy creates a tailored treatment plan. His team can provide information about the cost and if financing is available through Prosper, CareCredit, and Mountain America Credit Union. We invite our Greater Salt Lake City community to contact us and schedule a consultation to learn more.
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