Over time, women’s breasts tend to droop, stretch, and sag. Serving the Newcastle area from his Warners Bay office, Dr. Newton performs breast lift surgery to counteract the effects of aging, gravity, and childbirth, restoring the breasts to a more youthful position higher up on the chest. The breast lift procedure involves removing skin and tissue from below the nipple, bringing skin from above the nipple down around the bottom of the breast, and then repositioning the nipple on the breast. Dr. Newton may use liposuction to remove unneeded fatty tissue as part of the procedure. During a breast lift, Dr. Newton can also modify the size and shape of the breast. Patients who have lost significant breast volume or firmness may choose to have breast implants placed as part of the same procedure, while those whose breasts are larger than they like may decide to have some fat and skin removed.
After breast lift surgery is complete, patients will be fitted with a bra to support the breasts during healing. Dr. Newton will schedule a follow-up appointment at his Newcastle-area practice one week after surgery for all breast lift patients. With Dr. Newton’s technique, there are no stitches to remove, and the patient will usually be able to return to work in between two and four weeks. Full healing usually takes about six weeks.