Breast Lift in Beverly Hills
The breasts are a symbol of femininity. When a woman is insecure about the appearance of her breasts, it can often affect her overall self-confidence and self-image. This is especially true if the breasts are sagging or the areolas are enlarged; these things can make a woman feel insecure about her overall figure. Dr. Rey can design your breast lift to raise sagging breasts, reduce the size of the areolas, and correct nipples that face downward.
Benefits of Breast Lift Surgery
Breast Lift Procedure
Breast lift candidates may have one or more of the following:
- Sagging breasts
- Pendulous or elongated breasts
- Nipples that point downward
- Enlarged areolas
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Lost breast volume
Candidates have either grade II, III, or IV breast ptosis:
- Grade II – Breast tissue sits below the inframammary crease
- Grade III – Breast tissue sits below the crease, and the nipples point down
- Grade IV – A significant amount of tissue sits below the breast crease, and the nipples point towards the floor
In cases of minor sagging, where the nipples still point forwards, an incision is made along the upper half of each areola. This technique provides minor corrections.
For minor sagging and asymmetrical nipples, an incision is made around each areola.
Best suited for patients with moderate sagging. An incision is created around the areola and vertically down the lower breast.
Ideal for women with significant ptosis, the incision runs along the areola, lower breast tissue, and horizontally along the breast crease.
- Prior to your surgery, Dr. Rey will evaluate your body type and determine the best technique for you.
- General anesthesia is administered to start.
- Dr. Rey will create an incision along the breast (location will vary depending on your breast size and degree of ptosis).
- Excess breast skin is removed, the remaining tissue is reshaped and lifted into a higher position.
- The nipples and areolas are positioned in a natural, more youthful height.
- Enlarged areolas are reduced by excising skin at the perimeter.
- Remaining skin is tightened, and incisions are closed.
You will experience bruising and swelling following your procedure. A specialty bra should be worn for at least two weeks to support the breasts and minimize swelling. Most patients return to work during the second week of their recovery and resume their regular exercise routine during the fourth week. Most swelling should subside after six weeks.
The amount of scarring that develops is dependent on the techniques used as well as your body’s natural healing process. While some women will develop visible scarring, it is likely to fade over time.
The cost of this procedure may vary from patient to patient depending on various factors such as technique, surgical fees, and anesthesia fees. A detailed quote will be provided during your consultation.
Anesthesia is used to prevent pain during the procedure. Mild discomfort after the procedure can be easily controlled with medication prescribed by your plastic surgeon.
Am I a candidate for breast lift surgery?
If your sagging breasts need correction, breast lift surgery can help. Women considering breast lift surgery should be in good health and have realistic expectations about their results. You should have maintained a stable weight for six months prior to your surgery and shouldn’t plan on any future pregnancies. Changes to your body following your surgery can affect the quality of your results.
Can I restore volume to my breasts while also improving sagging?
Women who have breast sagging and desire to increase the size of their breasts will benefit from combining breast augmentation with breast lift surgery. By undergoing both procedures together, you will only need to undergo surgery and recovery once. Additionally, the enhancements of both procedures will complement each other so that your overall results provide even greater satisfaction. Combining breast augmentation with breast lift surgery can completely enhance your appearance by restoring a more youthful and attractive feminine appearance.
How long will my breast lift results last?
Breast lift surgery is designed to provide long-term enhancement of the breasts. However, it cannot prevent natural changes from occurring. Most patients achieve results that provide them with beautiful breasts for many years.
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