Breast Lift Procedure Overview

Over time your breasts can begin to sag, lose volume, and look less youthful than they once did. This can be due to factors such as pregnancy, weight loss, and aging. While it is entirely normal for the appearance of your breasts to change over time, you may feel less than confident in your appearance.

If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your breast volume, remove excess skin, and regain your youthful breasts, a breast lift might be right for you.

What happens during the breast lift procedure

In this procedure, incisions are made to sagging breasts in order to lift the breast and improve the overall contour. After the incisions are made, the underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped, the nipple and areola are repositioned, and any excess breast skin is removed.

There are four ways the procedure can be performed. Depending on the extent of the breast lift you need, your doctor will choose one of the following options:

  • Anchor: 3 basic incisions, one around the areola, one vertical to the breast crease, and one horizontal along the breast crease
  • Lollipop: 2 basic incisions, one around the areola and one vertical to the breast crease
  • Periareolar: 1 incision around the areola
  • Crescent: 1 along the top half of the areola

How we approach the breast lift procedure

Our board-certified plastic surgeons are dedicated to achieving your goals through technically advanced procedures. We’ll get to know you, discuss whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure, and explain what you can expect following the procedure. We’ll do everything we can to achieve your goals and if additional procedures are required to achieve them, such as breast augmentation for additional volume, we’ll walk you through that process. Our team will be there to support you throughout your recovery and answer any questions you have.

To schedule an appointment with one of our plastic surgeons and find out if the breast lift is right for you.

 

 

 

 

Breast Augmentation: Before & After, Procedure, and Recovery

Are you considering increasing the size of your breasts through breast implants or fat grafting? Breast augmentation is a very common plastic surgery procedure chosen by thousands of women each year. The procedure can help improve the symmetry of the breasts, increase size, increase volume, and help a woman achieve the breasts she’s been dreaming of.

About the breast augmentation procedure

Before undergoing your procedure we’ll determine whether an implant or fat-grafting is right for you. The different options are:

  • Fat Grafting:Β This can be done to achieve a fuller look with a careful injection of fat. In this procedure, fat is injected through very small cannulas leaving minimal evidence of the procedure.
  • Saline Breast Implants:Β For saline implants, the shell is filled with saline to your desired volume, increasing the shape and size of your breasts with a firmer feel.
  • Silicone Breast Implants: For silicone implants, the implant shell is filled to your desired volume. This type of implant offers a more natural feel.
  • Ideal Breast Implants:Β Ideal Implants are saline implants that provide a natural feel and youthful look without using silicone gel. Ideal Implants use a series of implant shells nested together and two separate chambers that hold the saline.

During your consultation, we’ll discuss your cosmetic surgery goals and each option as they relate to your goals. For some patients, we even add an additional procedure to achieve their goals. For example, a breast lift or even a tummy tuck can be added so that your recovery time is combined and you can achieve all your goals at one time.

Our experience with breast augmentations

Our board-certified plastic surgeons perform technically advanced surgical procedures to achieve the best possible results for our patients. We aim for your complete satisfaction with your results and will answer any questions you have along the way. Our team will also be there to support you through your breast augmentation recovery, which typically lasts 1-2 weeks.

To schedule a consultation with one of our doctors and discuss your breast augmentation options call 301-215-5955 or fill out our consultation form online.

 

 

 

 

5 Things to Know About Breast Reduction Surgery

The breast reduction procedure, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to achieve a more proportional breast. The procedure can help alleviate discomfort caused by overly large breasts and help women achieve breasts they feel comfortable with.

The 5 things you should know about breast reduction

  1. The procedure may be covered by insurance– Many women qualify for insurance coverage for their breast reduction if it is for medical reasons, such as stress on the back and neck.
  2. Breast reduction surgery can reduce back and neck pain– Overly large breasts can cause intense pain in the back, neck, and other areas of your body over time. This can end up limiting the patient’s physical activity and cause emotional stress over time. By reducing the size of your breasts and making them match the proportions of your body, the procedure can reduce pain and improve your happiness with your breasts.
  3. Your surgery is meant to cater to your needs– Our doctors will discuss your specific goals with you, whether it’s a large reduction in breast size, a small reduction, or you’re looking to have a reduction and lift. Our main concern is your
  4. Depending on your goals, a breast lift might be right for you– The procedure that is best for you is dependent on several factors. If you like the size of your breasts but want them to appear perkier, a breast lift will probably be best. If the size of your breasts is too large, then you may want to undergo breast reduction. In some cases, patients will undergo both procedures. We’ll discuss if this is right for you during your consultation.
  5. Recovery is typically 1-2 weeks– Recovery time varies from patient to patient but the typical recovery time is 1-2 weeks. Our team is here to support you throughout your recovery during the days and weeks after surgery.

Our experience with breast reduction surgery

At Bruno | Brown we aim to help our patients achieve their goals to improve their physical and emotional happiness. During your consultation, we’ll discuss if you’re a good candidate for breast reduction, what to expect in the days after surgery, and answer any questions you have along the way. We perform technically advanced procedures to achieve the best possible results and are ready to help you find the procedure that’s right for you.

To schedule your plastic surgery consultation for a breast reduction with Bruno | Brown call 301-215-5955 or reach out online.

 

 

 

 

Breast Lift Before & After: What You Can Expect

Are you one of the many women whose breasts have begun to sag over time due to aging, weight loss, and pregnancy? Over time, breasts lose their elasticity and can begin to sag leaving them looking deflated and you feeling less than confident in your own skin. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your breasts and ready to make a permanent change, a breast lift might be the right option for you.

Breast Lift in DCThe breast lift procedure explained

The breast lift procedure is meant to enhance your breasts’ shape by giving them a more youthful and perky appearance. In this procedure, incisions are made to the breasts in order to lift the breast and improve the overall contour. After the incisions have been made, the underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped, the nipple and areola are repositioned, and any excess breast skin is removed. There are a few ways the procedure can be performed:

  • Anchor: 3 basic incisions, one around the areola, one vertical to the breast crease, and one horizontal along the breast crease
  • Lollipop: 2 basic incisions, one around the areola and one vertical to the breast crease
  • Periareolar: 1 incision around the areola
  • Crescent: 1 along the top half of the areola

This procedure is meant to lift the breasts, but many patients are curious about adding breast volume or even reducing volume. During your consultation with our experienced plastic surgeons, we’ll go through your goals with you to help determine if you’re a good candidate for a lift as well as any additional procedure such as breast augmentation.

The typical breast lift surgery takes roughly 2-3 hours to perform and the recovery, which varies from patient to patient, averages 1-2 weeks.

Our experience with the breast lift procedure

Our doctors are highly trained and perform technically advanced procedures to achieve the best possible results for our patients. We take a holistic approach to plastic surgery and aim to give you the results you desire. We’ll talk through the different procedure options with you and answer any questions you have so you feel confident moving forward.

To schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons and learn more about if a breast lift is right for you call 301-215-5955.

 

 

 

 

Restore Youthful Looking Breasts With a Breast Lift

If your breasts are looking a little deflated and saggy due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging, a breast lift may be right for you. In 2020 alone, nearly 90,000 patients opted for a breast lift procedure. The procedure is a great way to restore youthful, perky breasts and can be tailored to your specific needs.

How the breast lift procedure can be tailored to your needs

Breast Lift in DCThe procedure has four basic incision types that are meant to fit your needs:

  • Anchor: 3 basic incisions, one around the areola, one vertical to the breast crease, and one horizontal along the breast crease
  • Lollipop: 2 basic incisions, one around the areola and one vertical to the breast crease
  • Periareolar: 1 incision around the areola
  • Crescent: 1 along the top half of the areola

You can discuss what incision may be needed to achieve your goals during your consultation with Bruno | Brown. We can also discuss any other procedures that may help you achieve your ultimate goals. For example, many women want to not only lift their breasts but also increase the size. We typically recommend that our patients combine procedures, such as a lift and augmentation, so that they can also combine their recovery time and achieve their goals even faster.

Your breast lift consultation with Bruno | Brown

During your consultation, we’ll discuss how the procedure can benefit you and help you achieve your breast goals. We can go through any questions you have about the procedure and discuss any other areas of your body you would like to target.

When you decide you may be ready to undergo a breast lift, finding the right plastic surgeon for your DC breast lift procedure is critical. Our doctors have decades of experience making each and every patient feel beautiful and confident with the latest, technically advanced practices.

To schedule a consultation with Bruno | Brown for a breast lift call 301-215-5955 or click here.

 

 

 

 

Procedure Options For Your Mommy Makeover

For many moms, your children are your first priority. Being a mom is a full-time job and for many women, it’s difficult to find time for self-care. Proper diet and exercise can help, but for some, it’s not quite enough to get where you want to be. If you’re a busy mom looking to get back to your pre-baby body, a mommy makeover can help.

Mommy MakeoverCommon Procedures Performed During a Mommy MakeoverΒ 

  • Tummy tuck– This procedure is great for patients who have excess skin and fat in their midsection that they would like to remove. The tummy tuck procedure you receive can be catered to the extent of excess skin and fat there are. Whether you need a full tummy tuck, a mini, or something in between, we’ll find the right procedure for you.
  • Liposuction– Liposuction can be performed for those who may not need a full tummy tuck or have other areas where they would like to remove excess fat.
  • Breast augmentation– Many women opt for breast augmentation for their mommy makeover as pregnancy and breastfeeding can tend to deflate the volume of your breasts.
  • Breast liftAnother great procedure to improve the look of your breasts is a breast lift. If your breasts are feeling a bit saggy a lift and/or augmentation may be right for you.
  • Brazilian butt lift– The Brazilian butt lift allows you to take fat from one area of your body and put it into your butt to increase its size and give it a rounder, perkier look. Pregnancy can not only affect your breasts but can even leave your butt looking a bit deflated. Whether you’re trying to get back the bum you once had or give yourself the bum you’ve always wanted a Brazilian butt lift can help.

How We Determine What Procedures Are Right for Your Mommy Makeover

During your consultation, we can talk through the areas you would like to target and your ultimate goals for your body. The procedure is meant to be tailored to your specific needs and we can help you determine what procedures will benefit you most.

To schedule your consultation and learn more about your mommy makeover procedure options call 301-215-5955 or click here.

 

 

 

 

Is My Breast Reduction Covered By Insurance?

Breast ReductionIf you’re one of the thousands of women who suffer from overdeveloped and painful breasts, a breast reduction may be able to help. Whether you’ve done your research into the procedure or you’re just getting started in your research process, the doctors at Bruno Brown are here to help.

What to know about the breast reduction procedure

  • The procedure may be covered by insurance– One thing that holds many patients back from undergoing plastic surgery is a concern with pricing, but many patients’ breast reductions are covered by insurance. For patients who have suffered back issues, painful marks left behind from bra straps, or other negative effects on their health, the procedure may be covered by insurance.
  • The procedure is meant to be tailored to you– Not every patient has the same goals and we keep that in mind when discussing procedures. Whether you’re looking for a slight reduction, major reduction, or reduction and lift we can help you achieve your specific goals.
  • There are several benefits– The breast reduction benefits include the improved appearance of your breasts, the ability to be more physically active, reduction in neck and back pain in many cases, and boosted self-confidence in many patients.

What we will discuss during your consultation for a breast reduction

During your consultation, we will evaluate your breasts and talk through why you want to undergo the procedure. We’ll take your concerns into account and discuss options with you. Our doctors will also answer any questions you have about the procedure, recovery time, and the results you can expect. We perform technically advanced procedures to achieve the best possible result for our patients and aim for your complete satisfaction.

To schedule a consultation and learn more about if the breast reduction procedure is right for you call 301-215-5955 or click here.

 

 

 

 

Is a Breast Lift Right For Your?

Breast Lift in DCA variety of factors can cause your breasts to sag. Over time your breasts will naturally begin to sag lower than they once were, but things like pregnancy and weight loss can also play a huge role in the appearance of your breasts. The breast lift procedure allows you to boost your breasts back up where they once were and can give you more confidence in your own skin.

How the breast lift procedure works

Every patient has different needs which we take into account when we discuss your options. In this procedure, incisions are made to sagging or droopy breasts in order to lift the breast and improve the contour. After the incisions are made, the underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped, the nipple and areola are repositioned, and any excess breast skin is removed.

The four types of breast lift procedure are:

  • Anchor: 3 basic incisions, one around the areola, one vertical to the breast crease, and one horizontal along the breast crease
  • Lollipop: 2 basic incisions, one around the areola and one vertical to the breast crease
  • Periareolar: 1 incision around the areola
  • Crescent: 1 along the top half of the areola

Most patients experience a recovery time of 1-2 weeks so you can be back to your normal activities in no time.

How to prepare for a breast lift consultation

It’s important to have realistic expectations for your procedure. During your consultation, we’ll discuss what your specific goals are, how we can achieve them, and go through any questions you have about the procedure and/or recovery. Our team aims to help you achieve the results you want and we’ll let you know if an additional procedure, such as breast implants can help you achieve your ultimate goals for the procedure.

We perform technically advanced procedures to achieve the best results and will support you throughout the entire process and recovery.

To schedule your consultation with Bruno | Brown and learn more about the breast lift procedure call 301-215-5955 or click here.

 

 

 

 

Breast Reduction Vs. Breast Lift – What’s The Difference?

Many wBreast Reductionomen come to us wanting to improve the appearance of their breasts but aren’t quite sure what procedure is right for them. If you aren’t sure whether you need a breast reduction, breast lift, or even both we can help.

Which breast procedure is right for you?

  • Looking for a boost– If you’re looking to make your breasts a bit perkier, you’re likely a candidate for a lift. The breast lift is meant to help breasts that have become saggy over time by lifting them up and giving them a more youthful look.
  • Looking for less volume– If you suffer from overly large breasts that end up causing you pain and/or make it difficult to find clothes or participate in physical activity a breast reduction may be best. The breast reduction is meant to reduce the volume of your breast and give you a more proportional chest.
  • Looking for a bit of both– Some women want less volume and a boost in which case we may combine procedures to achieve your desired result.
  • Not sure– If you’re not sure exactly what you need but you want to do something to improve your breasts we can assess your breasts along with your goals to find the right procedure or combination of procedures for you.

What we’ll discuss during your breast reduction and/or breast lift consultation

During your breast consultation, we will walk through your goals and the current state of your breasts to come up with the right procedure plan for you. We’ll help you find out if you’re a good candidate for a lift and/or reduction and talk through the specifics of each procedure. We perform technically advanced procedures to achieve the best possible result and aim to give you the breasts you’ve been dreaming of.

To schedule a consultation to learn more about if a breast reduction or breast lift might be right for you call 301-215-5955 or click here.

 

 

 

 

Your Breast Lift Questions Answered

Breast Lift in DCDo you suffer from less than perky breasts and want to make an improvement? You’re not alone. In fact, over 100,000 breast lift procedures were performed in 2019 to help women achieve the perky chest they desired. Several factors play into the need for a breast lift including age, pregnancy, and weight loss. Unfortunately for many patients, no amount of exercise, diet, or bra tricks seem to help and they’re left feeling unhappy with their breasts. If you are curious about giving your breasts a boost, we may be able to help.

Common breast lift questions

Q: Can I combine a breast lift with another procedure such as breast augmentation?

A: We often have patients come in who want to give their breasts a boost but also wish to add more fullness. It’s not uncommon at all for us to perform more than one procedure and combine a breast lift with a breast augmentation. We actually recommend this to patients who are considering both procedures as they can recover from both at once instead of having two separate recovery periods.

Q: What benefits can I expect from this procedure?

A: Women tend to lose breast volume over time due to aging, pregnancy, and weight loss. This procedure can help remove excess skin and make your breasts appear perkier and firmer giving you a more youthful appearance.

Q: What is the recovery period like?

A: Recovery periods can vary depending on the extent of your breast lift but most patients report that they’re back to normal after 1-2 weeks of recovery.

How to prepare for a breast lift consultation

During your appointment you should be prepared to discuss your goals for your procedure and tell us about your lifestyle. This will help us determine if a breast lift is right for you and if you may benefit from other procedures. We’ll go through your questions as well as what to expect when you’re going through recovery. Our doctors aim to provide the best possible result for our patients and always keep your safety top of mind.

To schedule a consultation with one of our DC plastic surgeons for a breast lift call 301-215-5955 or click here.