Breast Lift Beverly Hills

Breast Lifts in Beverly Hills

Breast Lift Surgery (or Mastopexy) is a surgical procedure used to address the sagging of the breasts, or breast ptosis, which can occur early on due to genetics, or later due to weight gain and loss, pregnancy, or simply a result of aging tissues. This procedure restores a firm, lifted, youthful appearance to the breasts, raising the position of the nipples, removing excess skin, and enhancing breast shape. Natural breast lifts in Beverly Hills performed by Dr. Anita Patel and can take years off of the appearance of the breasts, and in turn, your overall figure.

Ready to learn more about a breast lift lift? Book an appointment with Dr. Anita Patel, considered one of the best plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills.

Treatment Overview

First, you will meet with Dr. Anita to share your concerns and discuss the results that you hope to achieve. This will be followed by a review of your medical history and a focused physical exam. Dr. Anita will then go over the risks and activity restrictions, and give you time to ask questions. Prior to the surgery, you will fill out consent forms.

The degree of sagging determines what type of breast lift procedure is needed to restore perkiness. The smallest degree of lift can be achieved with a periareolar incision. A larger degree of lift can be had with a “lollipop” incision, and the fullest lift entails an “anchor” type incision. Which of these approaches you are a good candidate for will be determined during your consultation.

General anesthesia will be administered for Beverly Hills breast lift surgery, and we recommend that you arrange to have someone drive you to and from the surgery appointment.

Incision Types

There are three main incision types for a breast lift: circumareolar (around the border of the areola), lollipop (around the areola and a vertical incision from the areola to the fold), and full anchor (incision around the areola, vertical incision to fold, and incision along the breast fold).

The length of incisions needed really depends on the degree of lift needed. The circumareolar lift only provides at most about a two-centimeter lift. Attempts to use that incision to get a lift beyond that risks ending up with a widened scar and flattening of the breast mound, with an ineffective lift. If there is more than a two-centimeter lift needed, the next option is the lollipop incision, and beyond that is the full anchor (or Wise pattern) incision.

  • Length of Surgery: 2-4 hours depending on the degree of lift
  • Anesthesia: General
  • Post-Op Activity: Walking same day is encouraged. Avoid strenous activity for 6 weeks.
  • Return to Work: 5-7 days

Please Note: These are general estimates that may or may not apply to you individually.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift raises the nipple areola position, lifts the breast mound to a higher position, removes excess skin, and restores perkiness to the breasts. The degree to which these occur will vary based on the type of lift performed.

How is a Breast Lift Done?

A breast lift typically repositions the breast tissue to a lifted position, raises the nipple, and tightens the skin envelope. A periareolar lift uses an incision just around the areola, thus the lifting effect is limited, and usually offers a maximum of ~2cm lift before risking widening of the incisions or distortion of the breast or areola. The lollipop or vertical lift involves an incision around the areola, plus a vertical incision from the areola to the inframammary fold. The full mastopexy involves these incisions, plus one along the inframammary fold itself as well.

Can You Have a Breast Lift Without Implants?

Breast implants are not required as part of a breast lift. Implants are optional, and typically chosen when upper breast fullness is desired, or if the majority of the breast volume is excess skin with very little breast tissue. In such a case, removing the excess skin will result in a much smaller breast, so the implant is used to restore some volume.

How Long Do Breast Lifts Last?

While the removal of excess skin during a breast lift is permanent, how long the breast lift lasts depends on multiple factors such as the quality and elasticity of the skin envelope, the amount of breast tissue present, the weight of implants if present, how well the breasts are supported during healing, weight changes after surgery, pregnancy, and breast-feeding.

Is a Breast Lift Worth It?

Breast lift surgery has a very high rate of satisfaction when the appropriate level lift is performed.

How Painful is a Breast Lift?

Breast lifts involve some soreness or pain during the early postoperative period, which is temporary.

Do Breast Lifts Leave Scars?

All types of breast lift surgery require incisions, and hence scars. How visible the incisions are depends on a multitude of factors, and efforts are made to result in the least visible scar as possible. However, in essence any breast lift surgery involves trading an improved shape for some scars.

How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost?

Breast lift surgery cost will vary to some degree based on the level of lift being performed, as well as any additional procedures done at the same time. To provide you with accurate pricing information, we invite you to book a complimentary Pre-Consult Phone Call with our Patient Care Coordinator by calling 310.205.0212. During that phone call, important information will be discussed and ballpark pricing will be provided.

Do You Have to Get Implants With a Breast Lift?

No, you do not have to get breast implants along with a breast lift. Breast implants can be added at the same procedure if desired, but they are not required for obtaining a beautiful shape and result. The main reasons some prefer to add implants during a lift is to augment the volume, or add more fullness to the slope up top where there is little volume naturally.

Do You Need to Get a Mammogram Before a Breast Lift?

If you are 40 years old or greater, have a family history of breast cancer, or have a lump, you should obtain a baseline mammogram prior to Beverly Hills breast lift surgery. If you already get routine mammograms, it is recommended to wait six months after surgery to get your next mammogram in order to allow time for healing, and then resume your normal screening schedule.

If you are ready to learn more about a Beverly Hills breast lift, book a free consult with Dr. Anita Patel today.

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