Over time, a woman’s breasts may sag due to breast feeding, weight fluctuation, or simple heredity. These factors, alone or combined, can lead to a loss of skin elasticity: Your skin can no longer support the higher, firmer breast profile you would like to have.
A breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, Northern Nevada plastic surgeon Dr. James E. Murphy can raise and firm your breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissues. This gives the breasts an uplifted and youthful appearance. Breast lift plastic surgery can improve your profile and regain your figure. The size of the areola can also be resized at the same time. A breast lift may also be recommended if your breasts have never been as lifted as you’d like.
We do have a Cutera laser, that can minimize the discoloration of the scars quicker, if you choose.
There are different types of breast lifts that your surgeon will discuss with you, to help you choose the best option for you. This will depend on your breast shape, fullness, current size, and desired result. Many women, for example, combine breast implants with a breast lift to increase the size of their breasts.
There are some variations as to the incisions made for breast reduction surgery, but the most commonly used is the anchor-shaped. The surgeon makes an incision around the nipple (areola), another vertically from the under side of the areola to the crease under the breast, and another along the contour of the crease under the breast.
A periareolar or doughnut mastopexy can be done on patients who have minimal sagging. This type of breast lift involves an incision around the areola, and an almost “purse-stringing” the suture to reduce the size of the areola and reshape and lift the breast. Implants may or may not be used, to add volume and lift, either under the breast tissue or behind the pectoralis muscle. Dr. Murphy will determine the best option for you.
Immediately after surgery you will have some swelling, soreness, and bruising. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medications for the discomfort. You will be up and about the next day, but very conservatively. No lifting you arms above your head, or lifting any heavy objects. Stitches are generally removed a week later.
You will experience some swelling and bruising for a few weeks, but reducing over time. Incisions will be red to pink, but fade out to light pink or white over time. You will continue to wear a good support bra, 23 hours a day.
After 4-6 weeks you may resume more vigorous exercise and full range of motion with your arms. Follow-up care will occur within a week after surgery, and approximately every 3 months for the first year.
Dr. Murphy will call you the first night or following day after surgery, to make sure you are doing well. We are on-call for you 24 hours a day, if necessary.
After breast feeding 4 babies, losing weight, and turning the corner of 40 my breasts took a dive to the South Pole.
My consultation with Dr. James Murphy was relaxed and I felt he was veryknowledgable of what I needed to have done. Their was no pressure from him oranyone in his office to set the procedure up. But I knew I would not be happy until I had a lift and breast augmentation done. I must say it is quite an improvement from the day I walked in his office. My breasts are back to looking
youthful & perky and Dr. Murphy took all my considerations in. I didn’t even have to take pain meds. I don’t know why I waited so long to have it done. I would highly recommend Dr. Murphy for breast lift and augmentation to any woman. What are you waiting for?
Wonderful Experience! Very informative, great staff, knowledgeable and fun too! Thank-you.
I went in for a consultation and was very impressed by the staffs’ professionalism…
I have been a patient of NNPSA (now Murphy Plastic Surgery) for over 13 years now. Dr. Murphy has quite frankly saved my life! I first met Dr. Murphy in 1999 when I had a breast augmentation. And in June 2010, he performed a preventative bilateral mastectomy due to a very strong family history and the fact a mass was found on my mammogram. My mother and sister are both breast cancer survivors, having had the same cancer, same breast, same age. And that age was 48. During my annual mammogram when I was 48, they found a mass. After two years of MRIs, ultrasounds, and “watching” it, I decided to take back my fear of breast cancer and take control of my life. Dr. Murphy helped me do just that!! Even after five surgeries/procedures, I have never looked back for even one second and/or regretted my decision. I don’t think I could have done it without the unwavering support of Dr. Murphy and his staff each step of the way.
Dr. Murphy has a great eye for making other beautiful.
Dear Dr. Murphy:
I keep trying to figure out the right works to express to you the blessing we felt with your being the surgeon on duty the night (2/20/09) of Chrystle’s horrific snow boarding accident and the simple thank you, heartfelt, seems to cover it the best.
She is even more beautiful now as the accidents (remember she totaled the car on the Monday) have forced her to reevaluate some (make that all) choices she was making and she has matured into a very different individual than she was prior to the accidents. However the fact that your incredible skill as a Plastic Surgeon returned her as she was prior is still unbelievable to us and for that we are grateful beyond words.
My review is really for the sweet girl Heather that works here. This place offers more services than just plastic
surgery. They have massage and salon services at their co-business Renew MD, face cleaners and dietary products. ANYWAY, Heather is wonderful and friendly and I thought she needed her own review under this business
My face-lift has made such a difference in the way I see myself. Dr. Murphy & his staff are extremely caring and compassionate people. I felt very comfortable in their care. I had a major heart scare 6 months after and his staff called my home to check on me. That says a whole lot in my book! I would never consider going to anyone else! Dr. Murphy & staff—YOU’RE THE BEST!!!!!
I felt confident with Tracy and reassured. She took all the time necessary to answer my questions. I feel good about the whole process and very appreciative for the great pricing. Thank-you so much.
Their was no pressure from him oranyone in his office to set the procedure up.
I went in for a consultation and was very impressed by the staffs’ professionalism. Everyone really made me feel at ease and confident. Dr. Murphy was very informative and willing to guide the patient to making a decision that is best for them.
The entire staff at Murphy Plastic Surgery is awesome! Professional, caring, informative and perfectionists. Tracy is amazing with injections. Love them all. Would use them for any cosmetic procedures.
Thank-you for your amazing work. I came to you on such high recommendations and I will continue to highly recommend you. Without much time or consulting, you gave me a beautiful set of breasts and an increase in my self esteem. Thank-you for your time and talent.
Dr. Murphy performed two surgeries on me, and I look and feel fabulous! His consultation, bedside manner, and post-op’s were always professional and very upbeat. Dr. Murphy has a great eye for making other beautiful. I definitely recommend him!
Dr. Murphy is awesome as well as Tracie Murphy and the entire office staff! They treat everyone special and give individualized attention for all your needs and questions. Great detail is given for whatever procedure you are having. They truly are perfectionists at this office and are located right next to the surgery center. Look no further for the best plastic surgery Doctor and staff in the Reno area.
Some of the surgeons I saw said it couldn’t be done. The surgeons who did my radical mastectomy left my chest in a terrible state. Then I made an appointment with Dr. James Murphy and immediately I like him. He has a great bedside manner, cheerful, encouraging and supportive. He told me “yes” that I was candidate for breast reconstruction. He showed me pictures of his results and immediately I knew I could trust him. The whole experience was amazing and I am very happy and delighted with the results. My new breast looks excellent, natural, full, size, the shape I wanted and there is hardly any scaring. Dr. Murphy is an excellent surgeon who can be trusted with his amazing abilities. I would encourage any patient to submit to his care and feel comfortable know he is going to do a wonderful job with his talents. I speak from my personal experience and it was a good one. Dr. Murphy is an excellent surgeon, I highly recommend, and has improved the quality of my life.
I want to thank Dr. Murphy and his staff for making my surgery go so smoothly. First of all, I am extremely pleased with the overall results. I was looking to shed some years without changing my look and we succeeded very well. The staff throughout the orientation, during the procedure, and after, took a personal interest in how I was doing. They positively reinforced me every step of the way. I am thoroughly pleased with the entire experience. Any further enhancements will definitely be done by Dr. Murphy and his outstanding staff.
Sincerely, Karen 2/2011
Dear Doctor Murphy,
I want to thank you very much for your concern and care for me throughout my recent operations. As you know, I was a little reticent to have this operation at my age, but my husband wanted me to get it taken care of. I am grateful that my friend recommended you. Your reputation is par excellent with the Renown medical group and they made every effort to make me feel comfortable and at ease with my surgeries. Thank Meghan for all her help – she always seems to be there and had an answer to any questions I had.