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Breast Lift in Seattle

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A More Youthful, Perky Contour

For our patients in and around Seattle breast lift procedures can raise drooping breasts by moving the breast upward and tightening the extra skin to place the nipple gracefully in the center of the breast. This surgery restores the breast to a more youthful, perky contour.

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What Is a Breast Lift?

Breast lift surgery, also called mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to correct breast drooping caused by aging, breastfeeding, or major weight loss.

Having breasts that look empty or deflated may make you look older than you feel, and can take a toll on your confidence. Dr. Hakim Said is a breast reconstruction specialist who helps Seattle women achieve the perkier breasts they desire.

What Is a Breast Lift?

Breast lift surgery, also called mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to correct breast drooping caused by aging, breastfeeding, or major weight loss.

Having breasts that look empty or deflated may make you look older than you feel, and can take a toll on your confidence. Dr. Hakim Said is a breast reconstruction specialist who helps Seattle women achieve the perkier breasts they desire.

Benefits of Having Your Breast Lift in Seattle with Dr. Hakim Said

Dr. Said is a fellowship-trained, board-certified Seattle plastic surgeon with 23 years of experience. He specializes in breast reconstruction and has authored numerous articles on breast surgery. As a top-ranked surgeon, he is a fixture on the "Top Doctor” list by Seattle magazine.

Dr. Said uses precise surgical methods tailored to your needs, combined with an artistic eye for a graceful shape. In addition to his surgical skills, Dr. Said is a caring surgeon that understands the emotional toll that an aging body can have on a woman’s confidence. He will partner with you to find the version of yourself that you dream about.

Together, you can choose the best option to make that a reality. As a trusted Seattle breast lift surgeon, he can help you correct drooping breasts so you look great in clothes and swimwear. With Dr. Said, you may be able to avoid a vertical breast lift scar thanks to his minimally invasive breast lift techniques.

Butterfly iQ+Ultrasound

Many women who get breast lifts also get silicone breast implants at the same time, which means they will need to have occasional check-ups to make sure the implants stay intact. Dr. Said believes it is important to offer his patients access to convenient, personalized care, which is why he offers the Butterfly iQ+Ultrasound to these patients. Using the Butterfly iQ+Ultrasound, Dr. Said can tell in minutes from the comfort of his office whether or not your implants are intact. There’s no need to worry about scheduling a second appointment or waiting around for an ultrasound machine.

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The Breast Lift Procedure

On the day of your breast lift Seattle plastic surgeon Dr. Hakim Said will meet with you to go over any last-minute questions and check your vitals. Markings are drawn on your skin as a guide for the surgery. This helps ensure a good cosmetic result that is in line with your expectations.

In the operating room, Dr. Said places incisions on the breast. Using those incisions, the loose skin of the breast is tightened. Different breast lift techniques may be used depending on your wishes. Ask Dr. Said about using a minimally invasive technique. In many patients, the vertical breast lift scar can be avoided, which can mean fewer scars and a more natural, unoperated look. Breast implants are sometimes an option and may be placed once the excess skin is removed.

Finally, the incisions are closed. Dr. Said takes great care to close the incision in a way to minimize your scarring, and will start you on a scar treatment plan afterward to help your incisions fade. After the surgery, you can plan to return home the same day. You will need to arrange transportation before your surgery as you will be unable to drive yourself home immediately after surgery.

What to Expect During Breast Lift Recovery

Most patients take one to two weeks off of work following breast lift surgery. You may resume driving once you feel confident that you have a full range of motion. Please avoid heavy lifting and wait at least six weeks before resuming strenuous exercise, particularly in the upper body.

Short walks are recommended, starting on the day of surgery. Most discomfort subsides in the first three days. Pain medication is prescribed for a more comfortable recovery, usually multiple medications overlapping for smoother coverage. Antibiotics may also be prescribed to lower the risk of infection.

Swelling after cosmetic surgery is normal. You may be asked to wear compression garments or a special bra to facilitate healing. Bruising may also occur. It takes approximately two weeks for bruising to subside. Bruising and swelling are not obvious to others. You can easily wear clothing that conceals your chest in early recovery.

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Results of Breast Lift Surgery

Results of your breast lift surgery will not be immediately apparent, as there will be some swelling and bruising. However, as you recover, your breasts will adjust to their new position on the body, sitting higher up on the chest with a perkier outward position.

If you elected to have implants along with your breast lift, it may take some time for the implants to settle in their final position. This is known as “dropping and fluffing” and it is normal. Dr. Said will go over what to expect from the results of your surgery, as well as precautions you can take to maximize those results, during your initial consultation.

Schedule a Consultation for Breast Lift Surgery in Seattle Today

With Dr. Hakim Said in Seattle, breast lift surgery begins with a conversation. Dr. Said meets with you to learn about you, and your cosmetic goals.

He answers any questions you might have and goes through various options that fit your goals. From there, Dr. Said creates a surgical plan that focuses on lifting your sagging breasts so they look more youthful. Dr. Said is one of the few Seattle breast lift plastic surgeons to offer breast lifts with no vertical scarring. This reduces recovery time and improves your results. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Said to learn if you qualify for no vertical scar breast lift surgery today.

If you have questions about plastic surgery, please send us a message. We will gladly answer your questions and help guide you down the path to a more polished, more confident you.

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