Breast Lift Surgery in Portland

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Breast Lift Surgery Model in PortlandDr. DeMars is a talented plastic surgeon specializing in a range of breast procedures, including breast lift. He has treated many women throughout the greater Portland area, as well as female patients from Vancouver, WA. He performs all procedures at his state-of-the-art plastic surgery facility, which is designed to provide maximum comfort, safety and privacy. In the paragraphs below, Dr. DeMars explains his treatment approach and describes women who might be candidates for breast lift surgery.

A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes, including loss of skin elasticity, can result from pregnancy, breast-feeding, weight fluctuations, aging and gravity. Heredity may also be a factor, which is why even a woman in her teens may experience loose, sagging breast tissue. Breasts that have lost their firm, uplifted contours can negatively affect a woman’s self-image and confidence.

Breast Lift: Is it for you?

If you desire to restore the firmness and shape of your breasts, then a breast lift in Portland may be right for you. In general, breast lift raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Sometimes the areola (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipple) has become enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well. A breast lift rejuvenates the female figure with a breast profile that is more youthful, uplifted and firm.

Breast Lift is Individualized

Breast lift is a highly individualized procedure, which can be completed using a variety of incision techniques. Dr. DeMars determines which surgical approach is best for each one of his Portland and Vancouver breast lift patients by analyzing the following factors:

  • Breast size and shape
  • The size and position of the areola
  • The degree of breast sagging
  • Skin quality and skin elasticity

Some of the patients who seek breast lift in Portland are women who desire to uplift and improve the shape of breasts that:

  • Sags or are pendulous
  • Have lost firmness and skin elasticity
  • Have a flatter, elongated shape
  • When unsupported, nipples fall below the breast crease
  • Have nipples and areolas that point downward
  • Have stretched skin and an enlarged areolas

During pre-surgical consultations, Dr. DeMars emphasizes that breast lift is most appropriate for women who wish to improve the shape and position of their breasts. When an increase in breast volume is also desired, women should undergo breast lift in conjunction with breast augmentation. On the other hand, women who have disproportionately large breasts and desire both a lift and reduction in volume should undergo a combination of breast lift and breast reduction.

Breast Lift Recovery Chart

Consult Day During the consultation the patient meets with Dr. DeMars and goals are reviewed, an exam is done, and surgical plans are made.   The patient will have prescriptions for pain medications, antibiotics and muscle relaxants mailed to them.
Surgery Full breast lift surgery takes approximately 90-120 minutes.  The patient receives an intravenous antibiotic prior to beginning procedure.
Recovery Room Approximately 1.5 hours. The patientmust be sent home with a responsible adult who should plan on spending the night.
After Surgery Patients are sent home sent home in a surgical bra.  With breast lift surgery, typically no drains are required.
Postoperative Visit #1 Usually 7 days after surgery.  All dressings placed by Dr. DeMars are removed and changed.  You are permitted to fully shower after this visit.
Postoperative Visit #2 Typically 6 weeks after surgery.  Incisions are checked.  Silicone scar therapy is begun.  Able to return to gym.   May wear bra of choice during day and no bra at night.
Further Visits Further visits are at patient discretion and there is never a fee.

 

Breast Lift With Implants Recovery Chart

Consult Day During the consultation the patient meets with Dr. DeMars and goals are reviewed, an exam is done, and surgical plans are made.   The patient will have prescriptions for pain medications, antibiotics and muscle relaxants mailed to them.
Surgery A mastopexy-augmentation takes between 90 – 120 minutes. Patient receives an intravenous antibiotic prior to beginning procedure.
Recovery Room Approximately 1.5 hours. Patient must be sent home with a responsible adult who should plan on spending the night.
After Surgery Patients are sent home sent home in a surgical bra. With breast lift surgery, typically no drains are required.
Postoperative Visit #1 Usually 7 days after surgery. All dressings placed by Dr. DeMars are removed and changed. You are permitted to fully shower after this visit.
Postoperative Visit #2 Typically 6 weeks after surgery. Incisions are checked. Silicone scar therapy is begun. Able to return to gym. May wear bra of choice during day and no bra at night.
Further Visits Further visits are at patient discretion and there is never a fee.


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Those interested in learning more about Dr. DeMars’ office or breast lift in Portland are encouraged to contact our office at 503-253-3458.
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Breast Lift FAQs

How long do the results of breast lift last?

The results of breast lift are long lasting. However, breast lift doesn’t stop the clock; your body will continue to age normally, and you may see changes in your breasts due to the effects of gravity, aging, pregnancies and breastfeeding. Maintaining your weight and following a healthy lifestyle can prolong the results of your breast lift.

What type of results can I expect from cosmetic breast lift?

Breast lift restores your breasts to a higher position on the chest. After breast lift, your breasts will look perkier, like they did when you were younger or before you had children. Breast lift also corrects downward-pointing nipples and oversized, stretched areolas.

Can I return to work within a week of having breast lift?

Possibly, but it is not guaranteed. Everyone’s body recovers from surgery differently, and some breast lift patients need to take two weeks off work. During your breast lift consultation, Dr. DeMars will give you a more specific timeline for resuming work.

How much does breast lift surgery cost?

Breast lift surgery costs vary, based on factors such as whether the operation includes the placement of breast implants. Dr. DeMars will provide customized pricing at the time of consultation.

Will my breast lift leave huge scars?

Breast lift scarring fades significantly, although it may never disappear completely. Expect at least light scarring along your incision lines. Dr. DeMars does his best to minimize future scarring.

How long should I wait after breastfeeding before I undergo a breast lift?

Dr. DeMars will not perform breast lift on women that are currently breastfeeding. He advises you to wait three to six months after you’ve completely finished breastfeeding before undergoing breast surgery. This allows your breast shape, size and position to stabilize.

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