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Our site offers the following resources that may help answer your questions about a breast lift.

If you are deciding whether to have a breast lift in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, the information-gathering process is very important. When you visit Dr. Robert Cohen for a consultation, he will dedicate a significant amount of time to answering all of a your questions so that you can make a fully informed decision with confidence. Doctors and patients alike respect Dr. Robert Cohen as a leader in breast enhancement procedures, and trust him for answers to their breast lift questions.

Request a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Cohen and learn why you should choose this board-certified plastic surgeon for a breast lift and other breast enhancement procedures.

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Breast Lift Questions Answered by Dr. Cohen

You may feel that you have an endless stream of questions as you approach your breast lift surgery. I will take the time to answer all of your questions and address any concerns at your consultation and preoperative appointments. In addition, you may find these answers to common questions helpful.

How long will my breast lift results last?

It is impossible to say precisely how long a woman's breast lift results will last because there are so many factors that affect the longevity of results. Typically, if your weight remains stable and you don't have children after your breast lift, you can expect to have firm, youthful breasts for many years to come. However, as we age, the skin and other supportive tissues become less elastic. As a result of the natural aging process, eventually your breasts will begin to sag again. However, taking good care of your skin, protecting yourself from the sun, and generally maintaining a healthy lifestyle should prolong your results. Additionally, the removal of excess skin and restructuring of breast tissue may serve to slow the effects of time and gravity on your breasts.

Does the nipple get removed during breast lift surgery?

This is a concern for many women, but I am happy to say that newer breast lift techniques allow me to keep the nipple attached and also keep most ducts, nerves, and blood supply intact. These new techniques mean that breast lift surgery will be less likely to decrease sensitivity and the ability to breastfeed.

Can breast lift surgery improve the shape and position of my nipples?

Yes. Enlarged areolas or nipples that point downward are a common concern of women seeking breast lift surgery. Correcting these issues is a routine part of the procedure. While your nipple remains completely connected to the breast, I can reduce the size of enlarged areolas and adjust the position to complement the new breast shape.

Can't I just get breast implants to "fill out" my sagging breasts?

For most women, improving sagging breasts isn't as simple as re-inflating a balloon. If the skin and suspensory ligaments that support the breasts have become overstretched, adding an implant may worsen rather than improve the situation. The excess skin must be removed and the underlying tissue tailored to form a firmer, more youthfully shaped breast. In cases where a woman desires added volume in addition to lifted breasts, breast augmentation in Scottsdale can be incorporated into the breast lift procedure.

If you would like to discuss your breast lift questions with Dr. Cohen, a board-certified plastic surgeon and cosmetic breast specialist, request a consultation today.

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