Breast Lifts in Beverly Hills
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Incisions facilitate skin removal and prepare for repositioning of the nipple. Skin is lifted and removed and sutures close the incisions. The breasts are higher and firmer after surgery.
Breast lift surgery, known by plastic surgeons as mastopexy, improves the appearance of sagging breasts. Breast ptosis is a condition caused by a variety of factors including aging, pregnancy, gravity, and genetics. The breasts lose volume and firmness, becoming flat at the upper pole and descending on the chest wall. With a breast lift, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Aboolian can elevate the breasts and the nipple-areola to a youthful position.
Choosing a Breast Lift
During a consultation, Dr. Aboolian will help you determine if breast lift surgery is appropriate for you. Plastic surgeons have developed a system of evaluating the breasts to determine their degree of ptosis, i.e. breast droop. The position of the nipple is evaluated in relation to the breast crease, where the breast meets the chest wall.
The basic guideline of this system is as follows:
- Mild ptosis: the nipple is level with the breast crease
- Moderate ptosis: nipple is below the breast crease
- Severe ptosis: nipple points down at lowest point of breast
How Breast Lift Surgery Works
Surgery raises and reshapes sagging breasts by removing the redundant skin and breast tissue. While your actual breast size remains unchanged, repositioning the breasts makes them appear larger and fuller. Breast implants can also be inserted in conjunction with mastopexy when the volume of the tissue has significantly decreased.
Techniques in Breast Lift Surgery
There are several surgical techniques developed for this procedure. The choice of technique is based on the severity of your breast sagging. (see the reference above) For mild ptosis, an incision around the nipple and a removal of tissue may be all that is necessary. For moderate or severe ptosis, surgical incisions are typically performed around the nipple, vertically beneath the nipple, and within the breast crease. With each technique, a varying amount of skin and glandular tissue is removed to reshape the breast. Dissolvable sutures are placed to close the incisions.
To learn more about breast lift surgery in Beverly Hills, California, contact our office to schedule a consultation.
What to Expect After Your Breast Lift
Recovery time varies, but the typical breast lift patient should expect about 1 to 2 weeks of downtime. After surgery, your incisions and sutures will be covered in gauze and tape, which will be removed in about one week. A special recovery bra will be provided to wear for several weeks after the procedure. Some bruising, swelling and discomfort are normal during this time. Dr. Aboolian will prescribe a pain medication to control discomfort during your recovery. To ensure proper healing and the best results, physical activities will also need to be limited until recovery is well underway.
Breast Lift After Weight Loss
Sagging breasts are usually caused by the combined forces of gravity or aging. However, for bariatric patients, drooping breasts are a common result of massive weight loss resulting from surgery. Breast lift surgery works by removing excess skin and tissue following this type of dramatic weight loss to improve the appearance and curve of the breasts.
Dr. Aboolian is a world-class plastic surgeon who often performs breast lifts on post-bariatric patients. After your breast lift, you will notice a dramatic difference: the loose, sagging breasts that appeared after your weight loss surgery will have disappeared, to have been replaced with tighter, perkier breasts. This surgery is often performed along with other post-bariatric surgeries, such as the body lift and tummy tuck.
If you are interested in the cost of breast lift surgery after weight loss, please contact our offices to discuss your options. Our financing options include cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and patient financing plans such as CareCredit.
Interested in a Breast Lift in Beverly Hills?
Dr. Aboolian is an experienced Beverly Hills plastic surgeon with special expertise in breast lift surgery and body contouring. During your consultation, you can discuss the risks, benefits, and cost of this procedure.
Call (310) 905-8702 to speak with the patient coordinator at Andre Aboolian, MD, FACS.