Aging and the effects of pregnancy can cause the breasts to sag, droop, and take on a deflated appearance. A breast lift addresses these changes by reshaping the breasts and raising them to a more elevated position.  For women satisfied with their current size, the procedure involves lifting the breasts higher on the chest and creating a rounder, more youthful shape. Wichita patients who want a fuller figure can combine a breast lift with breast augmentation for additional volume.

Why Wichita Patients Choose Dr. Voge for Breast Lift

Dr. Vanessa Voge brings extensive experience to her patients’ care. Her surgical skill comes from specialized residency training, years in practice, and work in the full range of breast surgeries, including breast lift, augmentation, reduction, and reconstruction.

Just as important as a doctor’s expertise is her patients’ experience. Wichita women rely on Dr. Voge in part because of the personal attention she and her staff give and their perspective as an all-female team of professionals. The primary focus of every caregiver at Plastic Surgical Specialists is to help patients realize their goals and become their best selves.

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Your Experience with Breast Lift

Consultation at Plastic Surgical Specialists

When you arrive for your initial consultation with Dr. Voge, our staff will greet you and welcome you to the practice. Your Clinical Specialist will guide you through the process and will always be available to answer any questions you may have. Once your nurse takes a medical history, you will meet with Dr. Voge:

  • Together, you will discuss what you like and what you want to change about your breasts.
  • Dr. Voge will take measurements to guide her surgical process.
  • She will explain various techniques and evaluate whether a breast lift alone can accomplish your aesthetic goals.

If you and Dr. Voge determine that a breast lift combined with breast augmentation will best achieve your desired outcome, you will have the opportunity to try on sizers. These breast implant samples fit into a specialized bra, allowing Wichita patients to test different sizes and see how they look on their frame before making a decision.

A breast lift creates higher, rounder, more youthful-looking breasts through removal of excess tissue and by repositioning the breasts on the chest. Dr. Voge will place incisions as inconspicuously as possible, and patients can expect scars to fade over time.

You can schedule your surgery on the same day as your consultation or take time to consider your options. Dr. Voge wants you to feel completely comfortable, so if you have questions or concerns or would like to try on additional sizers, you are welcome to return to our office before setting a date for the procedure.

On the Day of Your Breast Lift

Dr. Voge will perform your breast lift at a Wichita-area surgical center. She will meet with you briefly before your procedure and, if you are having a breast augmentation as well, confirm your choice of implant size. After you are asleep and comfortable under general anesthesia, she will:

  • Reposition your breasts higher on the chest wall.
  • Create a rounder, firmer breast shape by removing excess skin and tissue.
  • Place the breast implants, if you have opted for augmentation.
  • Take steps to ensure that your breasts are symmetrical, well positioned, and suited to your frame.

When you awaken from surgery, you will be wearing a specially designed bra that promotes healing. You will also receive pain medication to control discomfort and instructions on post-surgical care. Breast lift patients are usually able to go home within a few hours.

Dr. Voge will see you back at Plastic Surgical Specialists for a preliminary follow-up visit in about a week. She will make sure your breasts are healing properly and provide you with a special gel to minimize scarring.

Your Recovery from Breast Lift

You can expect some soreness and swelling for the first 3-4 days following breast lift surgery, and your breasts will feel firmer than usual. Pain medication should help control discomfort, and you should feel much better within a week.

To encourage healing and achieve optimal results:

  • Do not push, pull, lift, or strain, and avoid all forms of exercise for four weeks. After that time, you can ease back into your regular daily activities.
  • Wear only wire-free bras for several months if you have received breast implants. Underwires may interfere with the healing process.
  • Continue to use the gel provided to help reduce scarring.

Your final visit will be 5-7 weeks after your breast lift surgery. By this time, you should be back to your normal routine. Your breasts should also have softened and settled into their position on your chest, allowing you to enjoy a more lifted, youthful silhouette. The final result with respect to the shape and feel of your breasts occurs around 3-6 months after your surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Lift surgery

  • How long is the recovery time?

    You will be able to return home the same day of your breast lift surgery. Recovery time will vary. Typically patients return to work within a week and begin light exercise in about 6-8 weeks. The final results of your breast lift will take some time to appear as your breast shape and position settle over the next few months.

  • Where will the incision site be made?

    Dr. Voge will discuss your incision options during your consultation. Typically there are three options that will depend on your desired outcome and scar placement concerns. They are an incision around the areola only, an areolar plus vertical incision to the inferior breast crease (commonly known as lollipop incision) or an incision around the areola, a vertical incision below the areola and a lower breast crease incision (commonly known as anchor incision).

  • How much does a breast lift cost?

    A breast lift alone will cost approximately $4,500. A breast lift combined with augmentation will cost between $6,700-$8,700 depending on the type of implants you choose. At your consultation, you will receive an exact price quote.

Wichita-area women can schedule an appointment to discuss breast lift with Dr. Voge by calling Plastic Surgical Specialists at (316) 263-0234 or completing our online form.