BREAST LIFT in Newport Beach
WHO IS A CANDIDATE
- If you have sagging breasts due to past pregnancies, genetics, weight loss, or aging.
- If the sagging is expected to be present after an implant.
- If your nipple-areolar complexes (pigmented areas around nipples) are enlarged or not similar.
A mastopexy or breast-lift operation is designed to improve the shape and position of the breasts without reducing their size. It is used for breasts that sag but are not overly large. Sagging of the breasts may occur with normal development for some women, or as a part of aging. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight loss are other conditions which increase breast sagging. Some patients will achieve a better breast shape if an implant is used at the time of mastopexy. Common results include an elevated, more youthful breast contour and nipple-areolar complexes at the correct height and desired location
The breast lift procedure is done at an outpatient surgery facility under sedation or general anesthesia.
There are a variety of techniques for these operations. Most commonly there is an incision around the areola and another between the areola and breast crease. This technique is referred to as the “lollipop” technique and avoids a long scar in the crease under the breast (older anchor technique). On occasion, especially with mastopexy, these incisions may be modified and more limited. If breast sagging is minimal, the procedure may only require the incision around the areola. It is unusual to use the “anchor” or “inverted T.” This is an older method that creates as much as twice the scar and can flatten the breast, creating less forward projection and suboptimal shape.
The nipple-areolar complex is repositioned higher, the excess skin is removed, and the breast is reshaped to a pleasing contour that is more normally positioned.
In some cases, the insertion of an implant, may be advisable, or your own fat can be transferred to enlarge and shape the breast. This is the “California Breast Lift” or Natural Breast Enlargement.
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