Women will often come in wanting a solution to achieve more breast volume and an improvement of drooping or sagging breasts. Many times, these women have had children, and are suffering changes in their breasts that have occurred due to pregnancy and breastfeeding. The breasts can also change dramatically and “deflate” following massive weight loss. A breast lift is designed to eliminate sagging and drooping of the breasts to restore a natural-looking, youthful silhouette of the female body.
The goal of a breast lift is to elevate a woman’s nipple and areola to the natural, youthful position just at the level of the breast fold. We are able to determine the amount of lift and length of the scar by carefully analyzing the amount of drooping or sagging present in your own specific case. For example, less drooping means a shorter scar and vice versa. However, in either situation, Drs. Lee, Shifren and Ho are all board-certified and experienced in minimizing the visibility of any post-surgical scarring. Your incisions will be hidden as much as possible within the natural creases of your breasts and along the edges of the areola.
A typical breast lift incision is made around the nipple and down toward the crease below the breast. Scarring will gradually fade and flatten over time until it is hardly noticeable and easily concealed beneath your bikini top or bra.
Many times, women who are struggling with sagging breasts are also struggling with a flat, or deflated look. In these situations, a breast lift alone may return the breasts to a younger, elevated position, but they may still appear flat or unshapely. This loss of volume and subsequent drooping of the breasts is known as post-partum involution. If this sounds like your situation, you may be a good candidate for augmentation mastopexy, or breast implants with a breast lift.
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for augmentation mastopexy is to schedule a consultation with us. During your breast enhancement consultation, we will explain the procedure in detail and all of your questions are answered. You will learn what reasonable expectations are based on your particular anatomy and desires.
Call Wave Plastic Surgery today to schedule a free breast lift consultation with a Los Angeles area board-certified plastic surgeon.