Dr. Hootan Daneshmand
Breast Lift Bakersfield & Orange Co, CA
Breast Lift Surgery
A mastopexy, also called a breast lift, is performed to elevate the nipple and reshape a sagging breast to give a more youthful appearance. Occasionally, a breast augmentation using breast implants can be combined with a breast lift in order to achieve an optimum shape and contour. Whether you have always wanted perkier breasts, or you’re looking to correct the effects of time and breastfeeding, a breast lift can help you achieve the shape you desire. To find out how much is a breast lift or to schedule a consultation, please call 949-359-8397. You can also fill out our online intake form.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, basically lifts sagging breasts so that they have a more youthful breast contour. Plastic surgeons generally do this by removing breast skin and surrounding tissue and then moving the nipple upwards.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?
The best way to know the answer to this question is to meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Daneshmand. He will perform a physical exam and discuss your aesthetic goals with you. Then, he’ll give you his professional opinion on which cosmetic surgery is best for you. But if you’ve lost breast skin elasticity and firmness from weight fluctuations (major weight gain and loss), pregnancy, breastfeeding, and aging, you’re likely a good candidate for breast lift surgery.
How a Breast Mastopexy Procedure Works
Experienced plastic surgeons use different surgical methods for breast lift procedures depending on the patient’s breast size, shape, and concerns. After giving you anesthesia, Dr. Daneshmand will likely follow the steps listed below.
- Create marks on each breast and around each areola.
- Create incisions around each areola. These incisions generally extend from the areola down to the breast crease.
- Remove excess skin, lift the breasts up, and reshape the breasts.
- Reduce the size of each areola, if necessary, and move them up higher on the breast.
- Close the incision sites with surgical tape, stitches, or skin adhesives.
This surgical procedure generally takes two to three hours.
Breast Lift Surgery Risks and Complications
All cosmetic procedures come with their own set of risks and complications, especially if you have underlying medical conditions. Be sure to discuss the following risks and complications with your plastic surgeon.
- Excess bleeding
- Fluid accumulation in the breasts
- Permanent, noticeable scars
- Incisions that heal poorly
- Temporary loss of sensation in the breast or nipple
- Blood clots
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Breast revision surgery if you dislike your results
- Losing some or all of the areola, although this is very rare
Infection is possibly the biggest risk following a cosmetic procedure. If you develop a high fever over 101 degrees, chest pain, difficulty breathing, incision site drainage, and breast swelling or redness, go to the doctor immediately.