Dr. Quita Lopez, Aesthetic Laser Center in Milwaukie
As we age, some of us will notice that our breasts change in appearance, and may not be as round and perky as they used to be. This may occur secondary to gaining and losing weight, pregnancy, breast-feeding, or just the changes that come with aging.
To restore the breasts to their more youthful look and feel, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Quita Lopez performs breast lift or mastopexy surgery for patients in Milwaukie and Portland. To find out if breast lift may be right for you, contact Dr. Lopez or call 503-353-0888 to schedule your consultation.
At our Milwaukie plastic surgery center, we use the Regnault classification of ptosis (sagging), ranging from pseudoptosis, which is the most minor degree of sagging, to Grade 3 ptosis. Grade 3 ptosis is the greatest degree of sagging, in which case the nipple is located at the lowest contour of the breast with more than 3 cm below the breast fold. Breasts displaying this degree of ptosis typically point toward the ground and are long and pendulous.
Mastopexy surgery or breast lift in Milwaukie will correct this. If a woman likes the size of her breasts and doesn’t desire a reduction or breast augmentation in Milwaukie, then a mastopexy alone can be performed. The type of mastopexy depends on the surgeon’s choice and experience, along with the degree of ptosis. Regardless of the type of lift performed, Dr. Lopez strives to create a natural looking, aesthetically pleasing breast with minimal scarring and complications.
You will need to have a friend or loved one drive you home from your Milwaukie plastic surgery procedure, and care for you through the first night. You will be encouraged to walk around after surgery to increase circulation and help minimize the risk of blood clots. Any lifting, reaching, pulling or other more strenuous activities should be avoided to prevent separation at the incision site.
Most patients experience some degree of discomfort, as well as some swelling and bruising following breast lift surgery. These are typically managed with either over the counter or prescription pain relievers, and should not persist for more than a few days. Most of Dr. Lopez’ breast lift patients are able to return to light activities and less physically demanding occupations in approximately 10 days. Changes in appearance and sensation will continue to develop over the course of several months.
I been with my Dr. Quita Lopez about a year now with all my necessary touch ups I need I consider it not only is she great at what she does she really cares for her patient’s and takes the time for each one and the staff is also so supportive and understanding and I’m very pleased I chose Dr. Quita Lopez and happy with my results now it’s up to me to keep up with it exercise. Thank You Dr. Lopez and Staff.
Patients who undergo breast lift in Milwaukie are typically very satisfied with their results. If you are ready to consider breast lift surgery, call our office at 503-353-0888 or go here to schedule your consultation.