New cosmetic surgery techniques and technology have made it possible to accomplish some pretty impressive procedures these days. A breast lift is a procedure that is used to change the overall shape of the breasts when they are currently a bit saggy or droopy. It’s something that’s used later in life, often after a woman has had children or is experiencing signs of aging.
Something that often holds women back from having a breast lift (or other cosmetic surgery procedures) performed is the risk of having scars from the incisions that are made. Luckily, this procedure has come a long way and women can often get a breast lift without any residual scarring.
Is a Breast Lift Without Scars Possible?
Can I get a Breast Lift without scars? A breast lift (or Mastopexy) is considered invasive and major surgery that can result in scars around the nipples or on the underside or sides of the breasts. How noticeable these scars are can be determined by the healing process, the patient’s skin, and other factors. The type of procedure used for the breast lift will also impact potential scarring. Scarring is essentially any marks that are left over after an injury or surgery. This scarring can be more prevalent early on in the recovery, but it can begin to fade as time goes on, leaving behind very faint markings.
A scarless breast lift is becoming more and more of a reality as surgeons learn new techniques to work on patients. When gravity starts to impact the appearance of the breasts, a suture can be used to bring the breasts back upwards without requiring a lot of cutting and stitching. This results in less scarring than other old-school methods. It’s a promising technique, but there is still a lot to learn and develop to make this a more commonly used option.
Breast Lift Without Scars Options
As discussed earlier on, a breast lift can be done a few different ways, some of which will reduce the risk of scarring. A surgeon will do a thorough examination to determine what the best option is for a breast lift. Some of the potential methods include:
Periareolar Breast Lift
The duration of the periareolar breast lift is about three hours, and its purpose is to lift the position of the areola and nipple on the chest wall, so the breasts appear higher up on the body. Created by Dr. Louis Benelli in 1990, this process requires much fewer incisions than the anchor breast lift procedure. A circle is drawn around the border of your areola. A larger circle will be made around that circle. The top of the second circle is where the raising will take place and the skin will be removed in the area between the circles. A suture will close the gap, tightening the skin in a lifted manner.
Non-Surgical Breast Lift
A non-surgical breast lift can result in firmer and fuller breasts. It’s very non-invasive that produces very natural results in a scar-free and safe manner. It’s also pain-free and can produce immediate results. Cupping provides vacuum suction on the breasts along with pulse light therapy. This increases the blood flow to the breasts to thicken breast tissue. The breasts will become firmer and fuller.
Candidates For a Scarless Breast Lift
The best candidates for a scarless breast lift are those women who have minor to moderate breast sagging. If this is affecting your self-esteem and your appearance, you may be able to achieve an improvement thanks to a periareolar breast lift. When speaking with your doctor, make sure that you have a realistic expectation regarding how you’re going to end up looking. There may still be a little bit of scarring or sagging that remains.
Benefits and Limitations of a Scarless Breast Lift
There are a number of benefits that come along with a scarless breast lift that extends further than just having scar-free breasts. The recovery time for these procedures is much shorter than if you were having major surgery. If you need to get back to your normal life as soon as possible, this is a great option. This is also a method of improving the appearance of the breasts without having to disrupt their natural curves. You’re also lowering your risk of infection/complications and maintaining your ability to breastfeed if you choose to have children after your breast augmentation.
A downside of non-surgical breast lifts is that patients with severe ptosis might not qualify or not get the lifting effect they are looking for.
How Much is a Breast Lift without Scars?
A non-surgical breast lift or a procedure that requires less invasive methods to alter the breasts tends to be more affordable than major surgery. You can obtain a breast lift without scars for about $2,000 to $5,000. There are a number of factors that can determine the cost, but make sure that you’re not simply shopping around for the most inexpensive surgeon possible. You want to be able to achieve fantastic results without putting your safety at risk.
Don’t hesitate to contact Boutinic Aesthetics if you are interested in speaking with a board-certified surgeon that can provide you with the potential for having a scarless breast augmentation performed. Our staff would be happy to walk you through what this procedure entails, what you can expect from the recovery period, and what your potential results may look like.
We’ll also answer any questions that you may have and lastly, we’ll perform an examination to see if you’re a good candidate for a breast lift. You may have a variety of options available based on your body type and the current appearance of your breasts. Let us help you decide which direction to go in.