The breast lift (mastopexy) is a cosmetic breast enhancement surgery performed to elevate and improve the shape of breasts that have become droopy or saggy. This breast surgery is popular with women who have experienced changes to their breasts after having children, losing a large amount of weight, or simply from the inescapable effects of gravity as we age.
Dr. Kolder and Dr. Improta are Southern California board-certified plastic surgeons with years of combined experience performing breast lifts to help restore the youthful perkiness and feminine silhouette.
Your Breast Lift Consultation
During your breast lift consultation with Dr. Kolder or Dr. Improta, you will be able to ask any questions you may have about the surgery. They will go over details of the procedure, such as surgical steps, benefits, and breast lift recovery.
Breast lift before and after photos will also be available for you to get an idea of the kinds of results you can expect.
Some women may also benefit from combining their breast lift surgeries with breast implants. This will help to avoid a flat appearance of the breasts and achieves a more natural shape.
The Breast Lift Procedure
Your breast lift will be performed under general anesthesia at our Ambulatory Surgery Center. An incision will be made in the breast to reshape the underlying tissue and remove any excess skin to help elevate the breasts.
If combining with a breast augmentation, breast implants will also be placed at this time.
Recovering from a Breast Lift
There will be some bruising, swelling and slight discomfort or tightness after your breast lift surgery. These conditions are temporary, and you may feel well enough to return to work within 1 to 2 weeks after surgery.
Our doctors will recommend you wear a surgical bra 24 hours a day for 2 weeks to help aid in the healing process. You should wait 2 to 4 weeks before resuming exercise.
Breast Lift Results
You will notice an immediate difference in the shape and position of your breasts, and your results will only get better as your body heals from surgery.
Your breast lift will help to restore a more youthful appearance of your breasts, significantly reducing any sagging or downward pointing of your breasts or nipples.
Women are often thrilled with their new figures, and feel more confident in everything from a sexy bikini to a simple t-shirt.
Breast Lift Next Steps
For more information about breast lift surgery, please contact us online or call our office at 805-491-9535 to schedule your consultation with one of our Southern California board-certified plastic surgeons.
All cosmetic consultations are complimentary at the Pacifica Center for Plastic Surgery in North Camarillo.
Breast Lift FAQs
How much does a breast lift cost?
The cost of a breast lift depends on a variety of different factors, including your surgeon’s experience, your geographical location and if you are having any additional procedures. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates the average cost of a breast lift to be $4,816, but this cost does not include additional fees such as anesthesia, operating room facilities or other expenses.
How do I find the best plastic surgeon for breast lift near me?
When choosing a plastic surgeon for your breast lift, it is a good idea to ask about previous experience. How many breast lifts have they performed? Can you see before and after photos of other clients so you can see what potential results you can expect? Find a provider that you feel comfortable with and can easily discuss your goals and ideal outcome.
What conditions are improved with a breast lift?
Breast lifts are designed to treat a variety of different breast concerns. Droopy breasts, often due to age, pregnancy or gravity are able to be lifted to a higher, more youthful appearance.
As you age, changes occur in the fatty breast tissue, often resulting in a loss of firmness in the breast. A breast lift can address and reshape this breast tissue, resulting in increased firmness and improved texture, as well as overall appearance.
Will a breast lift change my breast size?
A breast lift is designed to alter the contour and position of your breasts but should not significantly change the size of your breasts. If you are looking to increase or reduce your breast size, you may want to consider breast augmentation or reduction. Often these can be done at the same time as your breast lift.
Are there any possible risks with breast lift surgery?
While a breast lift is a relatively safe procedure, all surgeries pose potential risks. Some of the possible risks associated with a breast lift include:
- Excessive bleeding
- Anesthesia complications
- Changes in sensation
- Temporary pain and discomfort
- Blood clots
- Breast asymmetry
Am I a candidate for a breast lift?
A breast lift is able to address changes in the breasts, such as sagging, loss of shape, nipples that point downward, stretched breast skin, enlarged areolas and breast asymmetry — where one breast sits lower than the other. If you are bothered by any of these concerns, chances are a breast lift is a good option. Ideal candidates should be in good health, at a stable weight and a non-smoker.
Can I still have children after a breast lift?
Breast lifts do not impair the function of the breast, so having children after a breast lift should not cause any complications. However, weight gain and breast tissue changes that happen during pregnancy can reverse the results of a breast lift. Ideally, you want to plan a breast lift after you are done having children.
Can I expect scars after breast lift surgery?
While everyone heals differently, it is common for breast lift incisions to appear red and raised for a few months after your breast lift. These scars typically fade over time.