What are the benefits of the surgery?
- Nipples are elevated and placed in a more youthful position
- Breast symmetry is improved
- Drooping breasts are lifted and tightened
- Self-confidence is boosted
A breast lift helps to elevate a sagging, bottom-heavy breast which in turn gives a more youthful appearance. Nipple position is also improved to help create a perkier breast dynamic. A breast lift in Charlotte NC is the most powerful procedure for reshaping, and those that know Dr. Pratt have heard him say on many occasions that “shape is everything.”
The breasts can be negatively affected by pregnancy, gravity, weight fluctuation, aging, and poor genetics. A breast lift improves the overall breast aesthetic by either removing or repositioning the most sagging portions of the breast mound. Incisions can be a source of anxiety for the patient; however, Dr. Pratt will certainly put you at ease with his ability to pick up on your concerns as he explains everything in great detail, and in a way that everyone can understand.
Periareolar – This type of breast lift is also called a donut lift and it involves a circular incision around the nipple with the scar well hidden in the darker pigments of the areola. This type of lift is reserved for those who only require minimal nipple elevation and have little to no breast sag. Only a small percentage of patients qualify for this particular lift.
Lollipop lift – This type of breast lift involves an incision that encircles the areola and then runs vertically down the breast, creating the shape of everyone's favorite childhood candy. A lollipop lift can be instrumental in helping those with medium breast ptosis and drooping nipples to achieve a more lifted, youthful look.
Anchor lift – This classic lift, also known as an “Inverted T” lift, is reserved for patients with larger breasts and more significant breast droop. The anchor lift is similar to the lollipop lift with the addition of an incision placed along the breast crease. Anchor lifts are often performed in breast reduction surgery. The anchor lift is an excellent choice for those with more severe breast ptosis as it gives the surgeon full access to the breasts. Anchor lifts are often performed when a breast reduction is called for.
I had a breast lift and reduction here roughly 5 years ago. The nursing staff and Dr. Pratt were really friendly and professional. My scars are healing more and more, getting lighter in color and smoother in texture. It takes time! He did a great job at giving me the right size for my body and repositioning to help keep them looking lifted as I age. I am so incredibly happy with this decision, I can finally wear the tops I love!
Patients desiring improved shape due to sagging, deflated, poorly shaped, or bottom-heavy breasts are excellent candidates for a breast lift in Charlotte NC. Since a breast lift primarily restores youth to the bottom two thirds of the breast, patients with empty appearing upper breasts will benefit with adding additional volume to these regions. Breast implants, or in some cases placing one’s own fat in the upper breast complements the lift by bringing harmony to both the upper and lower poles of the breast mound.
A breast lift is frequently a component of the mommy makeover, in which a combination of breast and abdominal surgery is performed to restore youth to the post-partum mother. As with most surgeries, patients should be in good psychological and physical health, and at a healthy, stable weight. Candidates should be realistic with their expectations and those who smoke need to refrain from smoking for at least 3 weeks before and after their procedure.
For the first one to three days after surgery you will experience some minor swelling, bruising and tenderness. This is perfectly normal and will fade with time. Dr. Pratt and his staff will ensure that you have the proper medications for a smooth recovery as well as a detailed aftercare plan. Most patients can expect to return to normal activity within seven to ten days. High intensity or vigorous physical activity will cause undesired swelling and bruising, and therefore must be avoided for up to six weeks.
Dr. Pratt is a caring, approachable physician who listens carefully to his patients’ wishes, creating a surgical plan tailored to their unique needs and wishes. He believes that every procedure must reflect the patient’s best interests while adhering to the highest standards of safety in the industry. His artistic eye for aesthetic balance and harmony creates stunning breast lift outcomes that enhance natural beauty.
After graduating from the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Pratt continued his training with a demanding residency in general surgery at Carolina’s Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. He then honed his skills with a fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Although his private practice is exclusively dedicated to cosmetic surgery, Dr. Pratt maintains plastic surgery hospital privileges with Atrium Health Care. He regularly takes emergency room call as well as facial trauma call at Charlotte’s Level One Trauma Center in uptown Charlotte, NC. Dr. Pratt has also had the privilege of serving as a medical mission worker in West Africa as well as Haiti.
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Broc L. Pratt, MD
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Broc L. Pratt, MD