Breast Lift Plastic SurgeryPosted on January 11, 2018
A mastopexy, commonly known as a breast lift cosmetic surgery, is a procedure aimed at removing excess skin from sagging breasts and lifting the breasts and nipple and areolar complex to a more youthful level. Breast lift will not only restore a younger looking and firmer bust line, but also improve the self-confidence and feminine looks of a woman.
Breast lift may sometimes be performed in conjunction with breast implants to add more volume to the breasts along with giving them a gentle lift. Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, led by plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim, provides breast lift to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
Types of Breast Lift
If the patient has from mildly drooping breasts, she may benefit from a crescent lift. In this case, the surgeon will excise a crescent-shaped amount of skin from the top of the areola through a circumferential incision along the areolar complex.
This type of breast lift plastic surgery technique involves removal of a doughnut-shaped amount of skin around the areola. The surgeon will use a purse-string type of suture to pull and tighten the sagging breast skin for additional lift. Size of the areolas can also be reduced with this technique.
A patient suffering from significantly sagging breasts may be a candidate for a vertical or “lollipop” lift. The procedure involves removal of loose skin around the areola through a circumferential incision and another incision in a vertical line down to the breast crease.
Women with extensively drooping breasts can dramatically improve their breast appearance with a full lift, which is also known as an anchor lift. The procedure involves removal of loose skin through incisions placed around the areola, down the breast, and along the breast crease.
Breast Lift Combined with Implants
Sometimes the breasts may have deflated to a point where breast lift alone may not suffice to meet the patient’s cosmetic needs. In such case, the surgeon may recommend a combination of breast lift with breast implant surgery to simultaneously lift the breast tissue and enhance the breast volume.
Following anesthesia, the surgeon will place incisions in discreet locations as per the surgical plan. Through the incisions, the surgeon will trim away loose breast skin. The underlying breast tissue will be lifted and re-contoured to raise the position of the breasts. If the areolas are oversized, the surgeon may remove some of the tissue to reshape the areolas.
In many cases, the nipples and areolas may also have to be repositioned to a more youthful position. The surgeon will place multiple sutures that extend into the deeper breast tissue to ensure that the new, elevated shape and position of the breasts is firmly maintained.
Once the surgery is completed, the overlying breast skin will redraped and incisions will be closed with sutures. Terrific and perceptive cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and in The Golden State for breast lift surgery and other cosmetic procedures.
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