Breast Lift (Mastopexy) in Los Angeles, CA
A breast lift (mastopexy) performed at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute by board-certified plastic surgeon Jaime S. Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S., could be the solution for all Beverly Hills and Los Angeles women who want to lift sagging breasts for a more revitalized appearance.
What is a Breast Lift (Mastopexy)?
The improvement of your appearance is a gift you give to yourself, and a breast lift from Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute will help you look amazing. By changing your physical image, you also change your personality and behavior and sometimes even your basic talents and abilities. Do you want to return to your pre-baby body with a breast lift as part of a mommy makeover? A breast lift is a surgical procedure that can lift the breasts providing you with your perky pre-baby body. Dr. Schwartz is the breast expert, sought after by women from across the country and around the globe in pursuit of the perfect breasts.
Benefits of Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Ptosis, or sagging, of the breasts, is an extremely common occurrence. Dr. Schwartz can help you achieve your desired look that will restore your breasts to their youthful state, improving your self-esteem. During your consultation you can discuss your concerns and what you would like to achieve from a breast lift procedure, so contact us now to set up your consultation with Dr. Schwartz.
Is a Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Right For Me?
Stretching from pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight changes, or perhaps due to just natural decreases in collagen and elastin due to aging, can affect whether or not a breast lift is right for you. Depending on your goals and the degree of ptosis (sagging) you have, Dr. Schwartz will recommend a plan of treatment that makes sense for your needs, beginning with a structural evaluation of your natural body form and how your breasts should ideally conform to that shape.
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Elements of a Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Depending on your surgical plan, Dr. Schwartz may follow the periareolar technique, which provides the least scarring of any of the common breast lift methods. This technique uses an incision around the areola and can be done either completely around the areola (called the “donut lift”) or just around the top half (known as the “crescent lift”). The vertical technique is the most common method and uses a full periareolar incision, as well as one vertical incision that runs from the areola down to the crease below the breast.
What Is a Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Procedure?
Each person’s breasts are different and require different incisions in different locations to get great results. Breasts with more ptosis (sagging) will usually require more incisions to properly lift and shape the breast while breasts with less ptosis may need fewer incisions. When combining two distinct procedures – one that makes the breast larger and one that makes the breast smaller – it can be very difficult to safely get great results in one surgery, which is why turning to an expert who you can trust is the smart choice for discerning patients.
How Long Is The Recovery After a Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Procedure?
During your consultation, Dr. Schwartz will discuss the breast lift, or mastopexy, approach and what you can expect in terms of recovery. You want to do it right the first time, so choose Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute, the best way for you to obtain the best possible mastopexy or breast lift result. The atmosphere and environment at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute is not only professional but also soothing and comfortable, helping to put you at ease. The staff at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute is amazing and interacts with patients like they are friends, so you will feel like you’re an extended part of our family. Our state-of-the-art operating rooms come with all of the equipment you would find in a normal hospital setting.
Will My Breast Lift Make My Breasts Smaller?
A breast lift on its own normally reduces the breasts by about half a cup size. This is due entirely to skin removal since no actual tissue will be lost. Of course, if you would like to reduce them more, a reduction is always an option, and for those who do not want to lose any size at all, the lift could be coupled with an augmentation to offset any volume loss.
How Can I Tell If I Need A Lift Along With My Augmentation?
An augmentation will add volume to deflated-looking breasts, but it will not correct serious sagging. A professional opinion is the most reliable, but nipple position can give you a quick idea of the situation. If the nipple is pointed straight ahead, augmentation should be sufficient, but if it is pointed down, a lift is probably necessary.
Are There Any Nonsurgical Alternatives To A Breast Lift?
Unfortunately, no. Since the breast is made of breast tissue and fat, exercise will not improve its shape at all, and lasers and creams are ineffective. A breast lift is the only reliable way to correct sagging.
Will My Scars Be Very Obvious?
Unless your sagging is very minimal, there will be some scarring after your breast lift. Fortunately, most patients are pleasantly surprised by how light and flat the scars heal, particularly when care is taken to avoid unprotected sun exposure. If you would like them to be even less apparent, you can take additional measures such as breast massage and corticosteroids during the healing period to help reduce their appearance.
Is A Breast Lift Permanent?
While gravity may continue to take its gradual toll, a breast lift will keep your breasts significantly higher than they would be without it, particularly with Dr. Schwartz’s modern surgical techniques that help to support the shape from within the breast. You can help minimize the effects of aging on breasts even further by maintaining a steady weight and avoiding habits, such as smoking, that reduce skin elasticity.
I Am In The Middle Of Losing Weight, And My Breasts Are Beginning To Sag. Can I Get My Breast Lift Now, Or Do I Need To Wait?
It can be frustrating to live with sagging breasts, but you should hold off until you are at a stable weight. If you get your breast lift now, you may develop even more sagging, and excess skin and have to redo the procedure once you are finished losing weight.
Will I Be Able To Breastfeed After My Lift?
Most patients can successfully breastfeed after a breast lift. However, since most breast lifts, to some extent, involve rearranging the breast tissue, it is possible that lactation will be reduced despite all efforts to leave milk ducts intact.
Can I Get A Breast Lift If I Am Only 18?
Certainly. Although the classic breast lift patient develops sagging later in life due to aging or childbearing, many women have ptosis of the breasts early in life due to breast size or to genetics. There is no reason not to correct sagging breasts simply because you are young.
Will A Breast Lift Ruin My Nipple Sensitivity?
Dr. Schwartz is very careful to keep dissection to a minimum as to avoid severing nerves in the area. However, some dissection is necessary, so some patients do have numbness in the area after surgery. In most cases, this resolves within a few weeks or months as the nerves adapt, but for a few people, it will remain for longer.
If I Have Just Finished Breastfeeding, Do I Need To Wait To Have A Breast Lift?
Waiting a few months is a good idea to prevent the breasts from changing after surgery. It will take a little while for the hormones to calm down and allow your breasts to settle into a permanent post-breastfeeding size and shape. Normally 3-6 months is enough of a wait.
How Much Does a Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Procedure Cost?
During your consultation, Dr. Schwartz will discuss your options and together you will come up with a plan of treatment that is appropriate for you. Your cost for your procedure will vary based on your personal needs, aspirations and safety considerations. Dr. Schwartz accepts all forms of payment and offers excellent financing options to make more procedures available to more patients.
What Should I Do Next?
You want to look like yourself, only better, so contact us now to set up your breast lift (mastopexy) consultation with Dr. Schwartz, a RealSelf Top 100 “Top Plastic Surgeon” and Southern California 2016 Super Doctors “Rising Stars”, a plastic surgeon that loves his job and is grateful to be able to improve the lives of his patients. We are dedicated to educating our patients so that they feel empowered to participate in their own care, and Dr. Schwartz will make you feel safe and confident about your decision to go forward with your procedure.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Jaime S. Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S., at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute, offers safe and effective breast lift (mastopexy) procedures to the residents of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and surrounding cities in California. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.