Breast Lift in Portland
Get Perkier Breasts with a Mastopexy in Oregon
Many women notice changes in the shape and position of their breasts over time, after childbirth, or after weight loss. Dr. Kathleen Waldorf and her team can erase the effects of gravity and restore a more youthful shape and position to your breasts with a breast lift at the Portland, Oregon, Waldorf Center. Also known as a mastopexy, a breast lift will not increase breast size, but it can be combined with augmentation to both lift the breasts and insert implants.
Dr. Waldorf is an expert breast surgeon with more than 20 years of experience, and the Waldorf Center has a staff that is attuned to the unique concerns and needs of our female patients.
Contact the Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation for breast lift in Portland, Oregon. Patients in the Vancouver and Salem areas and beyond can call 503-646-0101 or 1-800-310-7901 today. You can also schedule a visit online.
Your Breast Lift Consultation
A well-informed patient is best able to make decisions about her breast lift procedure and the surgeon she chooses for the surgery. Information provided by our team includes results typical of a lift, proper preparation, and recovery. Dr. Waldorf will meet with you to determine your personal aesthetic goals and address any concerns you may have, in addition to performing an examination and having a conversation about what she can realistically do based on your body type and desired results. She will also advise you as to what the breast lift will involve in terms specific to your case.
Dr. Waldorf will use the Vectra Imaging System for visualization to give you an idea of what you can expect to look like after surgery. This system takes a three-dimensional scan of your body and allows her to demonstrate what the results of a lift could look like on you.
Since choosing a surgeon is such an incredibly personal decision, we urge every patient to ask as many questions as it takes for them to feel comfortable. Dr. Waldorf and the rest of the team want to ensure that you are satisfied with your choice of the Waldorf Center for a breast lift in Portland.
Your Breast Lift Surgery
A Waldorf Center doctor will perform your breast lift surgery by making incisions around the areolas (the darker skin around the nipples) and, in some cases, vertically on the lower portion of the breast. The next step is to remove excess skin, reposition the nipples, and reshape the breast tissue. Your surgeon can also resize and reshape the areolas, if necessary.
The surgery is highly customized for you based on your anatomy and how you wish to look. The breast lift incisions do result in scars, but they will fade, soften, and flatten within a year. Dr. Waldorf also does everything she can to retain as much nipple sensation as possible.
The surgery usually takes one to two hours and is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. After recovering from the anesthetic, you can return home to be cared for by family or friends.
Recovering from a Breast Lift in Portland
Most women return to work within one to two weeks after a breast lift. Normal activity can be resumed in four weeks.
Expect some soreness, swelling, and bruising for two to three weeks. You may take pain medication to manage discomfort.
Contact the Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation for breast lift in Portland, Oregon, today. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Portland-area residents, as well as patients in Vancouver, Salem, and all of Oregon, can call 503-646-0101 or 1-800-310-7901.