Scarless Breast Lift
Many women experience sagging or loss of elasticity in their breast either with motherhood or as part of the normal aging process. Over time, the ligaments that suspend the breast can become stretched out or loose. This condition is called ptosis. Traditionally this had to be addressed with more invasive surgical intervention, but now there is another option.
How Can This Procedure Help Me?
The Scarless Breast Lift with radio frequency can dramatically improve simple sagging, or ptosis. Dr. Tellis also uses this technique to help correct asymmetry or unevenness of the breast. Looking at a Scarless Breast Reduction? Consider adding the Scarless Breast Lift to help achieve the best results!
How Does It Work?
Collagen fibers in your breast tissue can now be remodeled and tightened to lift your breast using energy-based treatments. The energy causes very controlled and localized heating of the breasts underneath the skin surface causing the fibers to contract and lift. It works in a way similar to using heat for shrink-wrapping.
How Is It Done?
First, you are given medication to help you relax and your breasts are numbed using a special numbing solution. Once you are numb, a small probe is inserted underneath the surface of your breasts to deliver the energy in a very controlled fashion. At Aegean, we use either radio-frequency energy (Inmode Facetite) or plasma energy (Renuvion) for your procedure. Dr. Tellis will help decide which one is best for you. The procedure is performed in an office-based suite and normally takes 1-2 hours.
What is the Downtime?
Most patients can return to work within 2 days unless your job is strenuous or requires heavier lifting. You should avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activity for 4-6 weeks. You will need to wear a supportive/push up bra for at least 3 months after your procedure. The remodeling and tightening of the collagen fibers in your breasts can take up to 6 months to completion. This is why we say it may take 3-6 months to see your full results.
What Results Can I Expect with SBL?
In general, an SBL procedure can give you about 30-40% improvement. This means that nipple placement can normally be raised by 2-5 cm and ptosis is reduced. Many women notice that with the contraction of their breast tissue, they experience increased fullness in the upper breast and cleavage areas as well. Asymmetry can also be improved if one breast is lower than the other. Multiple treatments can be performed to enhance results if desired.
Who is A Candidate?
If you feel your breasts are sagging or deflated and would like some improvement but do not want more aggressive surgery, then an SBL may be right for you. Cup size and density of your breasts may be factors to consider during your evaluation as well as asymmetry. If your breasts are very large, then an SBL may not be enough and you may need to consider an SBR (Scarless Breast Reduction) procedure as well. This can all be discussed at the time of your consultation.