Radiofrequency Assisted Breast Lift
Radiofrequency assisted breast lift is a nonsurgical method to raise sagging or drooping breasts several centimeters. Heat energy stimulates collagen production, which helps to naturally firm and tighten the breast tissue. Radiofrequency assisted breast lift patients require minimal healing time and can typically return to their daily activities the next day.
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About the Procedure
For women who desire minimal lift and increased breast firmness, a radiofrequency assisted breast lift may be the ideal solution. Unlike a traditional surgical breast lift which can leave patients with more obvious scarring, an RF breast lift has discreet incisions and is accompanied by virtually no recovery time. Although results aren't as enduring, patients can still enjoy several years of improved breast appearance. Radiofrequency assisted breast lift, sometimes referred to as a "no scar" breast lift, uses radiofrequency energy to firm the breasts and remove small amounts of unwanted fat in one procedure. During treatment, several small incisions are made around the edge of the areola and a probe is then inserted under the skin. Once under the skin, the probe is fanned to access different areas of the breast. The skin is monitored for both internal and external temperature until it reaches the optimal heat level. Radio frequency energy is guided through the cannula which carefully tightens breast tissue and encourages the production of subsurface collagen to enhance firmness. Radiofrequency energy can also liquefy excess fat cells to further improve breast shape.
The goal of a radiofrequency assisted breast lift is to improve breast sagging without scarring.
What to Expect
Radiofrequency assisted breast lift is a nonsurgical method to raise sagging or drooping breasts several centimeters. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after an RF assisted breast lift.
- Stop all tanning including lotions, booths, and sunbathing 2 weeks prior
- Stop using Retin-A or hydroquinone 1 week prior
- Avoid caffeine the day of treatment
- Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily to keep skin hydrated
- Local anesthesia with or without sedation
- Several small incisions around areola
- Probe inserted and fanned within breast tissue
- Probe is heated with RF energy and is monitored until it reaches desired temperature
- RF energy tightens breast tissue and encourages collagen production
- Steri-strips to close
Patients can expect mild swelling and bruising for a few days post-procedure and can typically return to work and daily activities within 2-7 days.
The ideal candidate for a radiofrequency assisted breast lift is looking for a 1cm-5cm improvement in breast sagging.
Not Recommended For
Radiofrequency assisted breast lift is not recommended for patients whose breasts fall below the rib cage or inframammary line who may benefit more from a traditional breast lift and breast reduction procedure.
Side effects from a radiofrequency assisted breast lift are typically minimal and short-lived, limited to mild and temporary swelling, redness, and tingling, depending on the extent of the treatment.