The experienced breast surgeons at Beverly Hills Body have helped many Los Angeles area breast lift patients achieve the results they desire - an ehanced breast shape and contour. T echnically known as Mastopexy , a breast lift / uplift, unlike a breast reduction , is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging and/or large breasts. Here are a few techniques that are used in breast lift surgery .
The most common way of lifting the breast involves three separate incisions. One incision is made around the nipple, another vertical incision runs from the bottom edge of the nipple to the crease under the breast, and the third incision is horizontal from beneath the breast and follows the natural curve of the breast crease. Our breast surgeon then removes the excess breast skin and then shifts the nipple and areola to a higher position. The skin that had been located above the areola is brought down and together beneath it. Sensation is kept because the nipples and areolas remain attached to underlying mounds of tissue, which also allows the ability to breast-feed. Sometimes the horizontal incision beneath the breast and the vertical incision can be avoided in other techniques.
Recovery from Breast Lift Surgery
You will feel tired and sore for a few days and will have slight swelling and bruising which is only natural. Most of your discomfort will be subsided with prescription medication. Following the operation you will have a light dressing in place which will need to be kept dry for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks your dressing will be removed and the wound inspected and lightly cleaned. The scars will be firm and pink for at least six weeks and may remain the same size for several months and it is important to keep in mind that they may take up to 2 years to fade. You will have follow-up visits in the months after breast lift surgery to check on your progress.
Breast Lift with Breast Implants
Many breast lift patients have maximized their results by also getting breast implants during their breast lift surgery. During a personal consultation you will learn about the types of breast implants available. Visit our before and after photo gallery to view the results of many implant patients.
Beverly Hills Body also offers numerous other procedures to enhance your appearance. Many facelift, rhinoplasty, liposuction and tummy tuck patients have attained very satisfying results when choosing our renouned plastic surgeon. To learn more about breast lift surgery, or to find out more about any of our plastic surgery options, please schedule a personal consultation with our Beverly Hills breast surgeon , Dr. Ellenbogen. Beverly Hills Body helps patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Hollywood and surrouning California communities, and patients from around the world.