Renee Burke, MD
18 E. Dundee Road Building #3, Suite 200
Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: (847) 382-4400
Fax: (847) 382-4403
Monday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
As every woman knows—and many have experienced first-hand—the firm and perky breasts of your youth will not last forever. Life has its way of bringing its share of changes to your body, and can leave you feeling self-conscious or uncomfortable with your physical appearance. Dr. Burke knows what it means for a woman to feel confident about her looks, and she wants all women to love their bodies at any age. A breast lift (Mastopexy) can help to restore a youthful look and feel of your breasts.
ARE YOU A GOOD BREAST LIFT CANDIDATE?
There are several lifestyle factors and events that can cause your breasts to change in appearance. Nearly every woman will experience some degree of drooping or sagging. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, changes in weight, age, and genetics can all play a role in how your breasts look over time. As your skin loses its youthful elasticity, your breasts will often begin pointing downward and losing their firm shape.
If you feel your breasts have lost their youthful, natural perkiness and may be drooping or appear flattened, Dr. Burke may recommend a breast lift (Mastopexy). A breast lift surgically reshapes and elevates the breasts, restoring a younger-looking, rounded, and firm shape.
YOUR BREAST LIFT CONSULTATION
During your breast lift consultation with Dr. Burke, she will listen to your goals and concerns to help develop a completely individualized procedure plan for you. She may recommend supplementing your breast lift with an augmentation if you are also experiencing a loss of volume. This will help to avoid a flattened appearance once the breasts have been lifted.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM BREAST LIFT SURGERY
Dr. Burke will perform your breast lift under general anesthesia. Incisions are inconspicuously placed under the breast or around the nipple and areola. In some instances, a vertical incision from the nipple to the breast crease may be necessary.
Once the incision is made, Dr. Burke will carefully manipulate the underlying muscle and tissue to create a more youthful foundation of the breast. Excess fat may be removed, as well, using a liposuction procedure. She will then remove any excess skin to elevate your breasts and give them a naturally younger appearance. Your incisions are closed and Dr. Burke will place any necessary dressings or surgical drains.
Meet Dr. Renee Burke
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Burke creates exceptional results by combining the skill of an accomplished plastic surgeon with empathy and compassion.
BREAST LIFT RECOVERY AND RESULTS
You should be able to return home under the care of a loved one shortly after your breast lift surgery has been completed. Dr. Burke will make sure to answer any questions you may have before you leave, but she is always reachable by phone or email in the event you need to contact her once you’re at home.
Make sure you have some help around the house during this time, as you will need to allow some time for your body to heal. Most women feel well enough to walk around after a day or two, but you should wait 2-3 weeks before resuming full activity. It is important to keep your skin protected from the sun to ensure proper healing and maintain your results.
As bruising and swelling continue to fade, your breasts will look younger and younger with each passing day. Many women are amazed at their results, feeling as though they once again had the body from their past. Results are usually long term; however, changes in weight, pregnancy, and natural aging may alter the shape of your breasts after a breast lift.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you would like more information about breast lift surgery with Dr. Burke, please give our office a call at (847) 382-4400 to schedule your consultation.