About Breast Lift Surgery
A surgical breast lift is a cosmetic treatment that lifts and reshapes the breasts by reducing excess skin and pulling tight the surrounding skin to produce a firmer, younger appearance. This body contouring surgery is offered for women who have lost breast fullness and shape and who have breast sagging due to breast feeding, weight loss, aging, or gravity. Medical breakthroughs in breast lift surgery have made this surgical procedure so effective that new stats released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show around a 70% increase in demand for this procedure since 2000. Dr. David Yonick, a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Midland, MI, offers this cosmetic breast surgery at Yonick Plastic Surgery, integrating the most advanced methods and delicately choosing the proper technique depending on the level of sag present.
Many women visit Yonick Plastic Surgery hoping to get fuller breasts with breast implants; however, after a physical exam it may be confirmed that a mastopexy is needed and will be necessary before augmentation. This is because of the amount of breast sagging that is present. Women whose breasts and nipples point down in most cases need a breast lift to correct the skin irregularity and raise the breasts higher up on the chest wall. If your nipples point downward and your breasts look elongated, a cosmetic lift can improve their appearance. Women considering a breast lift need to be physically healthy and at a stable weight. While implants may be wanted, in a good portion of cases, a breast lift is all that is needed to add the fullness and shape that is desired.
"Karen Yonick and staff provide amazing care! Each member of the team is friendly and inviting. I felt at ease as soon as I arrived. The Yonick team is very professional and I look forward to future appointments as a patient of the Yonick team!"- T / Office Visit / Dec 07, 2018
"Prior to choosing a facility, I researched multiple offices in Midland and Bay City. Yonick Plastic Surgery was the only facility that had a board certified plastic surgeon who owned and operated the business, all while performing many of the procedures himself. Initially I met with Dr. Yonick and his certified nurse practitioner and they both put my mind at ease. I was unsure of where to begin with my journey towards youthful skin, and they were able to provide me with multiple options, but ultimately helped me decide on the best plan based on my budget and expectations. While Dr. Yonick was extremely knowledgeable, Karen Yonick, APRN was the star of the show. Karen was flexible with my schedule, highly intelligent, and very personable. She performed all of the procedures herself and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Karen was very meticulous and took her time with me. I never felt rushed or felt like i was a burden. After my procedures Karen provided me with an inexpensive skin care regimen that takes less than than three minutes to complete. I would only trust my skin with knowledgeable, educated, experts and I found all of that and more at Yonick Plastic Surgery."- S.F. / Google / Nov 11, 2018
"For the middle aged woman that wants to reverse time, doesn’t want to look “fake,” and expects professionalism, finding Yonick Plastic Surgery was like finding a diamond in a sea of rocks. Dr. Yonick and his wife, Karen treated me with professionalism and guidance while always considering cost and long term skin goals. We all want to turn back time without losing the uniqueness of our face. Their lasers and skin care treatment line are helping me achieve that look of mature youth. Often, you will have to travel to a large city to find individuals with their education, credentials, and skills. We are so lucky to have Dr. Yonick and Karen in central Michigan. They are the dynamic duo. My skin looks and feels better than it has in years."- T.J. / Google / Nov 11, 2018
"I like dr Yonik’s office, I like the people, how they treat you, everything is done with a lot of professionalism. They listen, they care. They take you serious and make you feel comfortable."- ML / Office Visit / Nov 15, 2018
"I would definitely recommend Dr. Yonick. He is great. The whole staff is very impressive. Great people to work with. Dr. Yonick genuinely cares about his patients and his performance in surgery. They helped me be me. They are all wonderful."- B / Office Visit / Nov 06, 2018
Breast lift surgery takes about 2 – 4 hours and is performed using general anesthesia. The overall time duration for this surgery depends on the severity of breast sag present. The method used for mastopexy surgery generally falls within two categories — this is based on the the size and location needed for the incision. The anchor technique (inverted-T) and the vertical incisions are the preferred incision types. Once the incision is made, any wrinkly and loose skin is carefully trimmed away along with breast tissue and fat that is not desired. After this process, the skin left behind is pulled tight and the breasts are brought up and lifted so they look younger and healthy. In many cases, the size and shape of the areola is reduced to match the new shape of the breast. It is during this time an implant can be inserted inside the breast if this was agreed upon with Dr. Yonick before surgery. If a breast lift is the only technique being performed and if breast fullness and shape are a concern, breast implants can be done at a later date.
What To Expect
The overall recovery period for mastopexy is more lengthy than breast augmentation surgery. After surgery, you will be fitted with a support bra to minimize swelling. In addition, a tiny draining tube will be placed near the surgical area to assist with excess drainage that can sometimes occur after a surgery of this nature. The post-surgical swelling will decrease within about 3 – 5 days. Dr. Yonick or a member of his team will provide specific, at-home incision care instructions to assist your healing process. Results following a breast lift treatment are the most impactful after several months as your newly shaped breasts take their new position on your chest. The breasts will appear natural, and you will feel younger, prettier, and in sync with your frame.
Plan Your Procedure
Breast lift surgery has altered the lives of multitudes of Midland, MI women. If you are troubled by drooping breasts that get in the way of everyday activities or prevent you from wearing the clothes you want, a breast lift at Yonick Plastic Surgery may be the right surgery for you. During your first private one-on-one consultation, a thorough physical exam will be given by Dr. Yonick and your goals for surgery discussed. We will provide a tailored surgical plan to help transform your breasts. We invite you to contact Yonick Plastic Surgery and learn more about how to schedule your first visit.