Breast Lift CandidatesPosted on March 2, 2018
Mastopexy, which is popularly called breast lift, is a cosmetic surgery procedure aimed at making the breasts appear tighter and more youthful by gently lifting the breast tissue.
During the breast lift procedure, the surgeon will remove excess skin from the breasts and may also tighten the underlying muscles and reposition the nipples to a raised level.
At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will carefully determine the patient’s candidacy for breast lift. Splendid, remarkable, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides breast lift to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and surrounding locations.
Who should choose breast lift surgery?
The surgeon will closely examine a number of physical and other parameters to determine the patient’s candidacy for breast lift plastic surgery. If the patient suffers only from minor skin laxity in the breast area, the surgeon may suggest a non-surgical procedure for maintenance. Some other patients may have significantly drooping breasts to warrant a breast lift surgery.
In some cases, the breasts may have deflated or lost volume. This condition can be corrected with a combination of breast lift and breast augmentation surgery.
If a woman is unhappy with her sagging breast appearance and the nipples are pointing downwards, it may not be possible to reverse the condition with diet or exercise. In such cases, breast lift surgery may be the ideal treatment option. Breasts may droop heavily due to the following reasons:
- Following pregnancy and breastfeeding, the breast elasticity is weakened and normal breast firmness has not been restored.
- The woman has been through a major weight loss, resulting in excess loose skin, which has caused the breasts to sag.
- Breasts are sagging due to aging factor and the normal gravitational and environmental forces.
- Heredity has led to a sagging of breasts at a relatively younger age.
Characteristics of a Good Candidate
Suitable candidates for breast lift will typically have the following attributes:
Breast Skin has Some Elasticity
If the candidate for breast lift has some amount of natural skin elasticity remaining in the breasts, it will help her achieve more effective results. The surgeon’s goal is to produce most beneficial outcomes, which is possible in such cases.
General Good Health
The surgeon will evaluate the candidate’s general health condition and review her medical records. Breast lift surgery is usually performed using general anesthesia, and the patient should be fit enough to undergo the procedure without any risk factors. The patient should not be suffering from any such health condition that could increase the risk of bleeding or delay healing.
A suitable candidate for breast lift should ideally be a non-smoker or willing to quit smoking for a minimum time period specified by the surgeon. Candidates who have a positive mindset, clear aesthetic priorities, and realistic expectations will usually achieve the best satisfaction levels from a breast lift surgery.
Shining and caring cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and other communities and cities in this area of California for breast lift surgery and various other surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. David Kim and Dr. Eugene Kim, contact us (310) 271-6996 at or click here.
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