Dr. Christian Arroyo’s key goal with a breast lift is to give women a perkier breast appearance to restore their sense of confidence. Dr. Arroyo goes out of his way to create a highly individualized treatment plan to address each patient’s unique needs.
Your breast lift will start with Dr. Arroyo and his anesthesia team administering oral and IV sedation to increase your comfort level during the surgery. He utilizes a unique sedation method called Total Intravenous Anesthesia (TIVA) Sedation.
By using this technique, patients can breathe on their own during surgery and require less intravenous medication. This method is generally considered safer and free from some of the common side effects of general anesthesia, including nausea and vomiting.
After anesthesia, he will create one of three different incisions depending on your breast anatomy and individual goals. The options are an incision around the areola, a lollipop incision around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease, or an anchor-shaped incision. The choice of these would be discussed at the preoperative appointment and would depend on skin laxity and the amount of skin that would need to be removed to give you the best result. He will then remove excess skin and overstretched ligaments and reposition the nipple-areola higher up in the breast.
Once the desired aesthetic result has been achieved, Dr. Arroyo will close the incisions using advanced techniques to make the scar as undetectable as possible and then apply bandaging on the treatment area. This procedure takes about 2.5 to 3.5 hours to complete depending on the extensiveness of the surgery. Because breast lift surgery is generally an outpatient procedure, most patients can go home the same day as the surgery to begin their recovery.