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Breast Lift and Reconstruction
Surgery in Utah

Breast lifts and breast reconstruction are procedures used to restore the breast to a more normal appearance. Although both procedures serve the same end purpose, they are used for different reasons.
Breasts often lose their shape and begin to sag due to age, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and as a normal sign of aging. A breast lift lifts sagging breasts and gives them a more natural and youthful appearance.
Breast reconstruction restores one or both breasts to a more normal shape following medical procedures such as mastectomy or lumpectomy. Reconstruction is sometimes used to correct congenital deformities.
Breast lift and reconstruction surgeries can restore your appearance and boost your confidence.

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Utah’s Premier Breast Lift and Breast Reconstruction

During a breast lift or mastopexy, the surgeon will make a number of incisions on your breasts. The pattern and number of incisions will depend on how much lift they need. The surgeon will fold the breast tissue to move the nipple higher on your chest and bring the sides underneath the breast together in a vertical incision. He will remove excess skin and tailor your breasts so they have a more attractive contour. The height of the nipple and areola and/or reduction of areola size will help improve the youthfulness of the breast. Our resident cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Kelly, will use precise suturing techniques and dissolvable stitches to minimize scars.

There are two basic types of breast reconstruction: implant-based and flap. For implant-based surgery, the surgeon uses implants to form a new breast mound in place of tissue removed from surgery. In flap reconstruction, the surgeon uses the patient’s tissue from another area of their body to create a new breast.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Kelly will discuss your personal circumstances with you and determine which type of reconstruction is best for you. Some of the factors that will help make the right decision include the type of mastectomy you have undergone, types and duration of cancer treatments, and your body type.

Revivology offers a unique surgical technique to restore a natural, beautiful result. While a breast lift will help to lift your breasts higher on your chest and make them firmer, augmentation is necessary if you wish to increase breast size as well.

Your procedure will take between one and four hours, depending on the extent of work that is needed to achieve the desired look.

We take a customized approach to providing each patient with the procedure that will get the results they desire. Breast lifts and reconstruction offer solutions that improve life quality after disease or just from the normal signs of aging.

Dr. Kelly is a highly experienced cosmetic surgeon who has performed thousands of procedures including more than 1500 facelifts. His educational accomplishments include Bachelor’s degrees from Brigham Young University and the University of Michigan. He completed General Surgery training at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan before completing a fellowship at the Institute for Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery with world-renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Ian T. Jackson. Dr. Kelly also has numerous journal publications and presentations to his credit. He continues to take an active role in local charity procedures.

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Breast Lifts & Reconstruction – FAQs

What is a breast lift procedure?

If you aren’t happy with the appearance of your breasts, a breast lift will give you a firmer breast that is higher on your chest. The surgeon will alter the procedure according to the degree that your breasts have started to sag.

What is a breast reconstruction procedure?

During breast reconstruction, the surgeon replaces breast tissue removed during breast cancer surgery and reshapes it to restore a near-normal appearance. Reconstruction surgery can also be used to correct some congenital conditions.

What are the risks of breast lift or reconstruction surgery?

Breast lift and reconstruction surgeries share a number of risks. Although rare, you should consider the potential for problems with anesthesia, infection, bleeding, poor healing, and loss of sensation. If you have flap surgery, you have a risk of losing part or all of the flap. There is also a risk of blood clot and irregularities in the shape of your breasts.

How long is my recovery?

The length of recovery will depend on the procedure you have. Dr. Kelly will provide you with guidelines for returning to work and other daily activities.

When can I start exercising again?

Generally, you will need to refrain from strenuous exercise for two weeks after surgery. Dr. Kelly will provide you with guidelines to help prevent you from doing any damage before you have time to heal. He may also provide exercises that will help keep your muscles from stiffening during the healing process.

Will I be under anesthesia for my procedure?

We offer a number of options to help keep you comfortable and pain-free during your procedure. Dr. Kelly will talk with you during the initial consultation to determine the best approach for your needs.

Am I a good candidate for a breast lift or breast reconstruction procedure?

Any woman who is unhappy with the appearance of her breasts and who is in good health is a candidate for a breast lift. You should also have a stable weight and no plans for future pregnancies that could cause your breasts to sag again.

Women who have undergone a lumpectomy or who have congenital abnormalities may be a good candidate for reconstruction. It is important to have realistic expectations from the surgery and be in good health otherwise. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for breast reconstruction is to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your situation with Dr. Kelly.