About this Treatment
A breast lift in Toledo, Ohio also known as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that elevates and reshapes the breast to support and restore a youthful breast shape and contour.
Unequal or asymmetrical breast shape can also be improved as well as restoring upper breast volume by implant augmentation (‘augmentation mastopexy’ (link)) or by re-positioning the lower portions of the breast gland to the deflated upper breast (‘auto-augmentation’).
What It Is
A breast lift by Dr. Frank Barone in Toledo, Ohio, or mastopexy, can rejuvenate your figure with a breast shape and contour that is more youthful and uplifted. Deflation of the upper breast tissue, volume loss, and sagging with loss of support of the breast is common with aging, after menopause and pregnancy, or following significant weight loss. The areola or darker tissue around the nipple may also enlarge over time and can be restored to a youthful and more appropriate size with mastopexy. Women who have experienced significant deflation or volume loss in the upper breast may benefit from placing a breast implant to restore volume in addition to the breast lift in Toledo (augmentation mastopexy).
What It Treats
Sagging and loss of support of the breast tissues
Deflation of the breast with loss of projection
Uneven or asymmetrical breasts with laxity
Loss of upper breast fullness (when combined with implant placement or augmentation mammoplasty)
- 2 - 2.5 hours
- 1.5 - 2 weeks
- General or IV
- Youthful Contours Restores a youthful, ‘perky’ breast shape and contour.
- Reduced Excess Tissue Reduces loose and sagging breast tissues and lateral loose skin in the axilla.
- Rounder Breasts Restores a more youthful, upper fullness to the breasts.
- Symmetrical Breasts Reduces asymmetry or unevenness and lifts the breasts.
- Reduced Areolas Can reduce wide or enlarged areola.
How Breast Lift Works
As with all aesthetic surgical procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery, breast augmentation workup involves a complete family and medical history, examination, discussion of goals, and review of all options. The preoperative evaluation also includes photo documentation, in some cases 3D computer analysis, and an extensive discussion and review of incision locations, and related concerns. If simultaneous implant augmentation or fat grafting is planned, implant choices and size options as well as fat donor sites are discussed. Itemized costs and recovery time planning are reviewed as well.
Breast lift surgery in Toledo is always done in an accredited outpatient surgery center under either a light general or intravenous anesthetic administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist and experienced licensed nursing staff.
You will be meeting with Dr. Barone in the pre-op area for marking and incision design and planning. Incision placement and length will depend on the degree of correction needed and the amount of tissue and skin laxity. If fat grafting is planned donor sites for contouring will also be marked. The goal is to design a limited and well-hidden incisional scar that allows the necessary lifting and reshaping of the breast. Most often this is accomplished by a ‘vertical mastopexy’ that leaves a smaller incision around the areola and then extends vertically to the fold under the breast, avoiding the additional and longer horizontal scars of traditional techniques.
After making the planned incision, the nipple, and areola are preserved on the underlying breast tissue so they can be repositioned. With minimal dissection, tissues are released and then secured with sutures as the breast is reshaped. If an implant is planned to provide volume for the deflated upper breast it is placed in a precise pocket under the breast tissue. Dr. Barone believes in the minimal dissection of the breast gland with the vertical approach. Long-acting pain blocks (Exparel) or a nerve stimulator to decrease post-operative discomfort are used. Incisions are closed with dissolvable internal sutures and dressings and bra applied. No drains are typically necessary.
You will return to the office in a few days after surgery for your first dressing change. You will see the visible improvements immediately and they will continue to improve as swelling and bruising subside. We will give you specific instructions and recommendations on activities and care of the operative site at each visit. Your final breast lift shape should restore a youthful contour that is attractive and results in a very natural and balanced appearance of the breasts without an ‘operated’ look.
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Before & After
What Our Patients Are Saying
Dr. Barone and his staff are competent, friendly, and compassionate. The entire experience was better than I could have imagined. The results even better! I am a little over 2 months post-op for Mastopexy with implant replacement and capsulotomy. I had virtually no pain and they look fantastic!! I can’t say enough. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Barone and the staff at evolv. [Single best thing is…] There isn’t one thing because all of it was great. However, at a pre-op visit I conveyed my concern about post op nausea and vomiting. Dr. Barone addressed it right away with appropriate medications. I had none. I felt great!
Outstanding office, Dr. Barone an his staff are truly amazing you can tell that they are passionate for the care they provide in all the services they offer 5 star.
From start to finish, I couldn’t be happier. The staff and Dr. Barone are incredibly caring, their willingness to make you feel comfortable, knowledgeable about procedure and so much more! I will never go anywhere else!
Very professional staff, they made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Barone was very very thorough and explained everything to me so I could understand my procedure. The results are amazing! [Single best thing is…] regaining my confidence back about how my breasts look.
Dr. Barone is extremely thorough in answering questions and explaining procedures. There was no time limit on my consultation. He and his staff spent literally hours with me and I never felt rushed. The entire staff is very down to earth, speak in a language you can understand, and they make you feel like part of the family.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your Safety Matters.
If you are considering a breast lift in Toledo, it is important to remember that the training and experience of your plastic surgeon and staff are the most important criteria in achieving safe and natural-appearing results with breast lift surgery.
Patient safety and natural appearing-results are the major priority for every procedure at EVOLV Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics.
Dr. Barone is an experienced and fully credentialed board-certified plastic surgeon who has completed accredited post-graduate fellowships in aesthetic and breast surgery and has over 30 years of experience in aesthetic and plastic surgery. Dr. Barone is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) which admits only board-certified plastic surgeons who have achieved recognition and expertise in aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone has conducted clinical research, published numerous articles, and served as a lecturer and instructor for other plastic surgeons and companies.
All major cosmetic surgical procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery are performed only in a fully accredited surgical center with experienced and licensed nursing staff and anesthesiologists. Candidates considering breast lift surgery in Toledo at EVOLV are thoroughly examined and fully prepared and receive medical clearance before the procedures. Both pre-and post-operative education and guidance are emphasized to improve safety and outcomes and to reduce potential complications.