Restore a more youthful shape and position to the breasts.
Overtime, the effects of gravity, pregnancy, and weight fluctuations take their toll on a woman’s breasts. Women that have developed ptosis (drooping of the breast) related to aging, pregnancy, breast feeding, or weight loss can be a candidate for a breast lift. Loss of elasticity causes the breasts to lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. A breast lift is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts–at least, for a time. (No surgery can permanently delay the effects of gravity.) Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. Incisions required for breast lift are similar to those required for a breast reduction. There are two types of breast lifts performed by Dr. Tyrone. A vertical lift is for a patient that does not require as much of a reduction in tissue. This type of lift utilizes a smaller incision. The other type of lift is called a full lift. This type of lift is best suited for individuals who need a larger reduction in skin and breast tissue. This type of procedure is similar to a breast reduction. The major difference between a mastopexy and a reduction are that in a reduction the excess breast tissue is removed while in a lift it is lifted and rearranged to a more youthful position. Dr. Tyrone can determine which type of lift you will need at the time of consultation. Ideal candidates for breast lift or mastopexy surgery are those women who are pleased with the size of their breasts when wearing a bra and those patients with good quality skin with few stretch marks. If your breasts’ are small or have lost volume, breast implants can be inserted in conjunction with a vertical lift. This can increase the breasts’ firmness and their size. Breast lift or mastopexy surgery is an outpatient procedure performed at Dr. Tyrone’s state-of-the-art, fully accredited ambulatory surgery facility located in Gainesville, Florida. Our convenient location allows Dr. Tyrone to easily perform breast lift surgery on patients from not only Gainesville, Florida, but also on patients located in Central and North Florida. Dr. Tyrone understands that the decision to undergo breast lift surgery is an important one, and he knows the importance of educating you before, during, and after the procedure. He firmly believes the most informed patients are also the most comfortable, confident, and satisfied patients.
If Dr. Tyrone feels a hospital is a more appropriate setting for your surgery, he has full privileges at several local hospitals including Shands at the University of Florida. Please contact our Plastic Surgery practice in Gainesville, Florida to schedule a breast augmentation surgery consultation with Dr. John W. Tyrone.