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Breast Lift in Sarasota with Dr. Kristopher Hamwi

Breasts can frequently change throughout a person’s lifetime. Factors such as pregnancy and nursing, weight fluctuations, aging, and even gravity can take a toll on the size, density, and shape of breasts. Even one of these issues can result in sagging breasts, causing women to feel less desirable.

Fortunately, safe and effective breast lift and breast augmentation procedures can revive your breasts, helping you achieve the youthful look you deserve. Dr. Kristopher Hamwi, Florida Plastic Surgery’s board-certified plastic surgeon, is highly trained in cosmetic breast surgeries and committed to helping his patients gain their desired breast shape.

Searching for the best “breast lift near me?” Restore your alluring figure with Tampa and Sarasota’s best Breast Lift. Contact Florida Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation with Dr. Hamwi at 941-800-2000 or complete our online form today.

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What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a plastic surgery procedure that elevates the breasts to a more youthful position. There are different techniques created to significantly improve the breasts’ position and shape by excising skin and repositioning tissues. An augmentation or a reduction may also be part of your procedure.

Why Would I Consider Breast Lift Surgery in Sarasota?

Some issues that can be addressed by a breast lift surgery are:

  • Sagging or uneven breasts
  • Decreased volume
  • Too much volume
  • Stretched or drooping areolas
  • Extra skin

Breast lifts can address excess breast skin and alter the location of the nipple and areola to a higher position. If the areola has become enlarged, its size can be reduced during your breast lift.

What are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?

Issues such as age, pregnancy, or weight fluctuation can affect the appearance of breasts in ways that often can’t be fixed with diet or exercise. A breast lift might be the answer to restoring lost confidence and a more youthful appearance.

There are more options to improve your breasts’ shape and symmetry than ever before, making a breast lift a safe and versatilemethod of enhancing your appearance.

Who is an Ideal Candidate for Breast Lift Surgery?

Ideal candidates for breast lifts include healthy women who are finished childbearing and breastfeeding and are unhappy with their sagging breasts.

Some common reasons for breast lifts are:

  • Restore balance to asymmetrical breasts
  • Breasts lacking substance or firmness
  • Pendulous breasts
  • Downward facing nipples or areolas
  • Large, heavy breasts that can be reduced simultaneously
  • Improved appearance following pregnancy
  • Better proportioned or more voluptuous figure

What Options for Breast Lifts Can I Choose From?

At Florida Plastic Surgery, you can be confident in your breast lift options and in Dr. Hamwi, your board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon. Dr. Hamwi will select the appropriate technique based on the current state of your breasts. The most common breast lift procedural choices include:

  • Vertical lift
  • Inferior pedicle lift
  • Benelli lift
  • Inverted T or “Anchor” lift
  • Lollipop lift

Each of these options will suit certain patients more so than others. Therefore, you will need to be examined by Dr. Hamwibefore deciding which method is right for you.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Hamwi as my Florida Breast Lift Provider?

Board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. Kristopher Hamwi is an expert in the field. With over ten years of training through the finest programs in Washington D.C., Manhattan, and Harvard, Dr. Hamwimastered a full spectrum of procedures. His dedication to his craft and patient results makes him your best choice for a breast lift in the Tampa and Sarasota area.

Every patient who comes to Florida Plastic Surgery will find a wellness ally in Dr. Hamwi. His aim is to help patients gain confidence through aesthetic plastic surgery in the safest, most precise, and most cost-effective manner. As his dedication to his patients is unmatched, Dr. Hamwi will be with you from consultation to post-op.

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Dr. Kristopher Hamwi has trained for over ten years at some of the world’s top institutions to become one of Florida’s best aesthetic plastic surgeons. Utilizing his exceptional skill, rigorous training, and genuine, caring approach, Dr. Hamwi strives for total patient satisfaction. Ready to partner with Sarasota’s leading aesthetic plastic surgeon?

Your Consultation with Dr. Hamwi

During your in-person or virtual consultation, Dr. Hamwi will ensure your concerns and goals are addressed. You will never feel pressured at Florida Plastic Surgery. Instead, you’ll feel comfortable, educated, and empowered to regain your confidence with a team you can trust.

Before determining your breast lift procedural plan, Dr. Hamwi will consider many aspects of your breasts during your consultation, including:

  • Current size and shape
  • Placement of nipples and areolas
  • Desired size and shape
  • Quality of tissue and skin
  • Allergies or medical conditions
  • Previous surgeries or medical treatments
  • Current medications
  • Current mammogram results
  • Family history of breast cancer

Once you and Dr. Hamwi have determined the most fitting solution to your concerns, you can then schedule your procedure date with our friendly staff. We will be accommodating to your schedule and let you know the best available times and dates for surgery, along with pre- and post-operative appointments.

What Can I Expect During a Breast Lift Procedure?

Each breast lift surgery will have specifications that align with your unique needs. That being said, there are some general steps that you can expect:

Anesthesia

You will meet with Dr. Hamwi and your anesthesia provider approximately an hour before surgery. Once you are safely anesthetized, Dr. Hamwi will begin your breast lift procedure as determined during your consultation. 

Surgery

After creating the incisions, Dr. Hamwi will reshape breast tissue, remove the excess skin, and relocate the nipple and areola to a more pleasing position. If you have determined that breast implants will help you achieve your aesthetic goals, they will be safely inserted and positioned at this time.

Closing Incisions

The remaining skin will be tightened by closing the incisions. Sutures are layered deep within the breast tissue to support your breast. Your wounds will be dressed, and you will be clothed in support garments.

How Soon Will I See My Breast Lift Results?

You will likely notice some results immediately following your operation. However, you may experience swelling that conceals your true results for several weeks. As your body heals and settles into its new shape over the next few months, more results and improvements will follow.

At Florida Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hamwi prefers rapid recovery breast lift. Improved surgical and post-operative procedures mean the traditional pain associated with a breast lift is reduced, getting you back to your routine faster.

Dr. Hamwi will also educate you on ways to maintain your results. With a healthy lifestyle, the confidence-boosting results of your breast lift should last for decades.

Ready to Experience More Youthful-Looking Breasts in Sarasota?

Revitalize your figure by choosing Dr. Kristopher Hamwi, the best breast lift surgeon in Sarasota, FL at Florida Plastic Surgery. Dr. Hamwi and his team are wholly committed to providing the best results, customer service, and experience in the area.

Dr. Hamwi invites you to contact Florida Plastic Surgery at 941-800-2000 or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation today.

Sarasota, FL Breast Lift Procedure FAQs

A breast lift is considered necessary when the position of the nipple moves below the level of the fold in the breast (the infra-mammary fold). Some people are born this way while for others it develops over time. The type of breast lift that is done is based on how low the nipple position is.

Implants can be done with a breast lift if the patient is looking to increase the size of their breasts or create more upper breast fullness. The implant can be placed at the same time as the breast lift or as a separate procedure. Typically the implants need to be smaller if you are going to do both procedures at the same time to reduce the chance of complications.

A breast lift will give the breasts a more youthful shape and appearance by repositioning the tissue and the nipple.

Implants can both increase the size of the breasts and the amount of volume in the top of the breasts. When you are evaluated you will discuss your goals with the surgeon and they will explain your various options.

While no surgery can stop the hands of time a breast lift can turn them back. Breast lifts are considered to be very long lasting but that largely depends on how big and heavy the breasts are after the surgery.

During your breast lift procedure, you will be anesthetized and will feel no pain. You will also be given pain medication to take in the days following your operation. Be sure to address your pain concerns with Dr. Hamwi during your consultation, and he will do everything he can to help you through the process with minimal discomfort.

It is possible to have sensory changes after a breast lift but this usually returns over a period of weeks to months.

Breast lift procedures are highly customizable, as each individual’s needs and aesthetic goals differ. Dr. Hamwi will provide an estimate for the cost of your breast lift in Sarasota, FL, during your consultation.

A breast lift is not covered by insurance.

There are financing options available that can be discussed.

It is possible that a breast lift will interfere with breastfeeding in the future but in the majority of cases breastfeeding is still possible.

There are normal surgical risks associated with breast lift procedures, including scarring, bleeding, infection, fluid accumulation, etc. Breast lifts may also lose their effectiveness overtime due to aging or gravity. However, Dr. Hamwi is highly trained and well prepared to prevent risks and address them if they do occur.

Scars are inevitable with any surgical procedure. However, any incisions made during a breast lift will be extremely thin, with the focus being on minimizing scarring. As the wound heals, the scar will fade to pink and eventually turn white, as well as flatten out so that it is no longer raised. The exact location of each scar will depend on your specific procedure. This will be explained in more detail when you meet with Dr. Hamwi in consultation.

Scaring is a natural consequence of a breast lift procedure. The incisions that are used are based on how much of a lift is needed. Dr. Hamwi uses a variety of techniques to minimize the visibility of the scars and in most cases the scars are very faint, thin lines.