As women age, the breasts lose shape and firmness. The skin gradually loses its elasticity and no longer holds the breasts in a youthful, upright position. Pregnancy, breast feeding, weight gain and loss also add to the tissue burden of loss of skin elasticity. Women who have sagging breasts (ptosis) may benefit from breast lift (mastopexy).
If there are also problems of excess volume or size of the breasts, a reduction may also be done at the same time. Volume loss may be corrected by breast augmentation at the same time. Asymmetries may also be improved.
A breast lift can improve breast symmetry and give a more youthful appearance.
Excess skin is removed, the nipple areolar (dark skin around the nipple) complex is lifted and the breasts are recontoured to create a more youthful appearance with firmer breasts. Depending on preoperative size, appearance and asymmetries, the nipple areolar complexes may also be reduced.
There are incisions made directly on the breasts which may extend around the nipple areolar complex, into the front of the breast and into the breast fold, depending on the degree of droop, asymmetry and volume considerations.
- 1 What is a Breast Lift?
- 2 Before and After Photos
- 3 Who is a Candidate?
- 4 Breast Lift Results
- 5 Types of Breast Lift
- 6 Consultation with Top Breast Lift Expert
- 7 Preparation for Surgery
- 8 Breast Lift Procedure
- 9 After the Procedure
- 10 Breast Lift Recovery
- 11 Complementary Procedures
- 12 Cost of Breast Lift in La Jolla & Apple Valley
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift, commonly referred to as a boob lift, is a surgical procedure that reduces excess breast skin and tissue. There are incisions made directly on the breasts which may extend around the nipple areolar complex, into the front of the breast and into the breast fold, depending on the degree of droop, asymmetry and volume considerations. The remaining skin is then lifted and contoured to make your chest perkier.
We put your health and safety first and will be sure to take measures that help you have a positive experience.
Mastopexy or breast lift operations are usually performed in an accredited outpatient surgical facility under general anesthesia or conscious sedation with local anesthesia. At Tehrani Plastic Surgery, you are in qualified hands that will put your safety first!
Before and After Photos
Who is a Candidate?
- Women who have sagging breasts.
- Women who want to improve their breast shape.
- Healthy women without underlying breast disease.
- Women who will tolerate breast scars.
- Women who are of their ideal body weight.
- Individuals with good skin elasticity.
- Women how have recently lost a lot of weight.
Breast lifts after breastfeeding will enhance your appearance and improve your chests, eliminating problems that occurred because of pregnancy.
Sagging breasts may be distressing or embarrassing. It is also common for the excess breast skin in the crease to cause irritation or develop rashes. Breast lifts are particularly popular for mothers. If you have recently had children but are missing your body-before-baby, a breast lift may be an excellent solution for you. Before considering this surgery, you will want to decide whether or not you are planning future pregnancies which can undo surgical improvements.
- Mastopexy operations are usually performed in an accredited outpatient surgical facility under general anesthesia or conscious sedation with local anesthesia.
- There are several types of mastopexy procedures depending on the severity of ptosis (breast droop). In most cases incisions are made around the nipple areolar complex and in front of the breasts. Sometimes they may extend into the breast fold.
- The nipple areolar complex is lifted to a more youthful position.
Breast Lift Results
- Higher breasts (lifted).
- Tighter breast envelope (increased skin tightness).
- Improved breast symmetry.
- More pleasing breast shape.
- More youthful appearance
Dr. Tehrani is a highly qualified surgeon who provides excellent care and amazing results. If you are looking to transform your appearance, schedule a consultation today to learn about your personalized breast lift treatment.
Types of Breast Lift
If you are looking for moderate to an overall improvement in your breasts, Dr. Tehrani may suggest a lollipop lift. “Lollipop” refers to the pattern of incisions made along the breast. An incision will be made around the areola down to the breast crease. This incision allows maximum tissue and skin to be removed and for the nipples to be placed at a higher, perkier level.
Other forms of incisions include solely around the areola or a more complex technique that requires an incision along the areola, down the front of the breast and along the breast crease. The amount of work needed will dictate which incisions or combination of incisions is used during your breast uplift treatment.
Many types of breast lifts may or may not include implants. A breast lift without implants may diminish the volume of your breasts but ultimately your chest will appear more full and voluptuous. A breast lift with implants will improve the overall volume and projection of the chest. A breast lift surgery has many factors that will change based on your goals and specific anatomy.
Consultation with Top Breast Lift Expert
During your meeting with Dr. Tehrani, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns with your chest and how you think a breast lift may achieve your desired appearance. He will then perform an examination of your chest. This will include measurements and photographs of your breasts.
Dr. Tehrani will listen carefully and will ask about your general health, allergies, current medications, and past procedures.
Dr. Tehrani will take all of this information into consideration as he decides if a breast lift is a healthy option that will best achieve your body goal. He may suggest an alternative or additional solution that will provide your best outcome. Dr. Tehrani will then go over the details of the procedure with you. He will explain the potential risks and expected outcomes of a breast lift procedure.
There are several types of mastopexy procedures depending on the severity of ptosis (breast droop). In most cases, incisions are made around the nipple areolar complex and in front of the breasts. Sometimes they may extend into the breast fold. The nipple areolar complex is commonly lifted to a more youthful position.
Preparation for Surgery
The morning of your appointment, you will want to ensure you dress in comfortable clothes and have someone to drop you off for your appointment.
Dr. Tehrani and his surgical team will provide detailed instructions on how to prepare for the surgery and recovery. We encourage you to also do some research and get to a point where you feel confident in your treatment. Some common ways that people prepare for their appointments are by picking up their necessary medications, snacks, and extra pillows. Pillows are commonly used to help you adjust during your recovery. A good night’s rest will be essential. Many patients have found that additional pillows will help elevate the treatment area and help you adjust to a more comfortable sleeping position.
We recommend clothing that can be unbuttoned or unzipped from the front to avoid having to pull clothes over your head. You will likely be monitored for a few days to ensure you are recovering well. When you are allowed to leave you will need someone to pick you up and drive you home. We suggest this person stays with you and helps you out for the first couple of days. Some extra help will make your recovery more relaxing.
Breast Lift Procedure
When you arrive at the surgical facility for your procedure, you will be greeted by the surgical team and your breasts will be prepped and marked for surgery.
General anesthesia and sedation will be applied to ensure the comfort and safety of your treatment. Once they have taken effect and you are resting, Dr. Tehrani will apply the predetermined incisions. Excess skin and tissue will be removed and the remaining tissues will be lifted and sculpted to deliver a beautiful result.
After the Procedure
A soft bra or compression garment is usually worn for at least several days postoperatively. A postoperative care facility or closely monitored overnight home care is standard practice. The patient may be seen the next day to ensure their recovery is going well.
Postoperative discomfort is usually controlled with oral medication.
External sutures are usually removed between 2-3 weeks after surgery. Light activity may be resumed in 7 to 10 days. Sports activities may be resumed in 6 weeks (depending on your cosmetic surgeon). You will be able to return to your regular activities after a week or two. Patients commonly return to work within a three-week time frame.
As soon as your treatment is completed, you will immediately see improvements in your breasts. These results will continually improve as the swelling and bruising decrease. Your final results will set in after a couple of months and will last for years if you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Breast Lift Recovery
- Postoperative discomfort is usually controlled with oral medications and long-acting local anesthesia.
- A soft bra or compression garment is usually worn for at least several days postoperatively.
- A postoperative care facility or closely monitored overnight home care is standard practice.
- The patient may be seen the next day.
- External sutures are usually removed between 2-3 weeks after surgery.
- Light activity may be resumed in 7 to 10 days. Sports activities may be resumed in 6 weeks (depending on your cosmetic surgeon).
A breast lift without implants is common, however, patients also seek to enhance the overall appearance of their chest through a two-part treatment.
Breast augmentations are commonly performed with a breast lift.
Breast augmentation is when the breast volume and shape is improved. When combined with a breast lift, you will transform your chest and obtain the breasts of your youth. There are many ways to perform a breast augmentation.
Saline and silicone implants are the most commonly inserts used today. If you are interested in lifting and enhancing the size your breasts, be sure to ask Dr. Tehrani about your options during your private meeting.
Cost of Breast Lift in La Jolla & Apple Valley
A breast lift is a personalized procedure that will be designed to your anatomy and desired outcome. Our customized approach causes the price of the procedures to vary greatly between patients. If you are interested in a breast lift and would like to know more about the details of a hand-tailored surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tehrani today! You can contact us at (760) 240-2444.