Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Surgery
If you are frustrated by breasts that hang too low on your chest wall or have a flattened appearance, trust the leading plastic surgeons at VIDA Wellness and Beauty (CosMed) to help. At our comprehensive cosmetic, medical and wellness center, we offer women visiting Tijuana from San Diego, Calif., or from other parts of Mexico and those living in Tijuana breast lift surgery to raise the breasts to a higher position on the chest wall, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
Breast Lift Benefits
Over time, certain factors such as pregnancy and breastfeeding, major weight loss or simply the continuous effect of gravity can take a toll on the breasts. These factors can cause the breast skin to lose its elasticity, so the breasts start to sag. Also, nursing can negatively affect the look of the breasts and nipples, robbing the breasts of their original volume and causing the nipples to migrate southward and point toward the ground.
To correct these aesthetic concerns, the experienced board-certified plastic surgeons at VIDA perform cosmetic breast lift surgery.
Incision Patterns for Breast Lift
During consultation, your plastic surgeon evaluates your anatomy (including the degree of your breast ptosis, or sagging, and the amount of skin and tissue that needs to be removed) and listens to your aesthetic concerns. Based on this information, the surgeon recommends one or more of the following incision patterns for your breast lift that will best help you achieve your surgical goals:
- A periareolar incision, involving a circular incision around the outer edge of your areola (the darker-pigmented skin encircling the nipple)
- A vertical incision, involving an incision that runs down the front of your breast, from the bottom edge of the areola to the area above the natural breast crease
- An inframammary incision, involving a horizontal incision underneath the breast fold
What the Breast Lift Procedure Entails
Breast lift surgery is generally an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon starts the procedure by making the chosen incision pattern. He then eliminates the excess skin from the breasts before repairing the underlying tissue structures. Remolding the breast mound, the surgeon moves the breast higher up on the chest wall.
If you are concerned that your areolas are too large, the surgeon can excise some of the areola skin from around its outer perimeter. He can also relocate the nipple, so it is in a higher, more central location on the breast. When moving the nipple, the surgeon keeps it attached to the supporting tissue to help preserve nipple sensation. The overall result is lifted, more youthful-looking breasts with forward-pointing nipples.
Breast Lift Recovery
You may notice that your breasts are swollen, tender, sore or numb immediately after breast lift surgery. However, these symptoms are normal and will gradually improve with time. You can take the prescribed pain medication as directed to help alleviate any discomfort. You should keep the surgical bra that has been placed over your breasts in place until otherwise directed by your surgeon. This will help minimize swelling and bruising and provide added support while your tissues heal.
You should plan to take about one week off of work or your usual schedule, during which you should get as much rest as possible and avoidvigorous activities, including heavy lifting and exercise. However, as soon as you feel able, you should take short walks around you house or our comfortable recovery boutique to minimize the risk of developing blood clots in the lower extremities.
During your follow-up visits, your VIDA / CosMed cosmetic surgeon monitors your progress and lets you know when it is safe to return to your usual schedule, including your fitness regimen.
Breast Lift Procedure Costs in Tijuana
The average price of a breast lift or breast reduction at VIDA is $4,100. This is around 40% less than US prices, and the care you receive is the same or even better quality thanks to our surgeons’ extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Once you have your virtual consultation and get your personalized quote, you can book your surgery by making a deposit and pay the remainder on the day of your surgery.
Lift Your Breasts and Your Spirits
Lifting your breasts will also lift your spirits! To schedule a personal consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons to learn more about cosmetic breast lift surgery, please contact VIDA Wellness and Beauty / CosMed by calling 1-619-610-1667 (toll free) now.