Breast Lift Plastic Surgery Procedure Steps

Breast Lift Plastic Surgery Procedure Steps

Posted on January 12, 2018


Breast Lift 

Breast Lift Plastic Surgery Procedure StepsBreast lift is a safe, judicious, and poignant cosmetic surgery procedure to restore firmer and younger looking breasts. During the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will explain the steps involved in the procedure, and address the patient’s concerns.

Once the patient knows what the procedure will entail, she will feel more reassured and will be able to make a more confident decision. Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, led by plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim, provides breast lift to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities and neighborhoods in this region of The Golden State.


Breast lift is a major procedure, which is often performed using general anesthesia. In some cases, the surgeon may decide to proceed with local anesthesia and IV sedation. General anesthesia will be performed by an anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist, who will remain present during the plastic surgery procedure to monitor the patient’s response to anesthesia.

Placing the Incisions

The next step after anesthesia will be to create incisions in discreet locations. The surgeon will take the patient’s incision preferences into consideration. They will place the incisions in natural breast creases as far as possible to minimize the subsequent scarring. The size and location of the incision will depend on the surgical technique use to perform breast lift.

Lifting the Breasts

Through the incisions, the surgeon will lift and reshape the underlying breast tissue to restore tighter and perkier look of the breasts. If the areolas are enlarged, the surgeon will trim the excess tissue from the circumference. If the nipples are pointing downwards, the surgeon may have to move them to a new position to create a natural, youthful look of the breasts.

Once the breasts are lifted and reshaped, the surgeon will carefully re-drape the overlying skin, and pull down some of the tissue to the lower part of the breasts. Terrific and perspicacious cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and other towns and suburbs in this region of the southwest for a breast lift.

Wound Closure

The surgeon will close the incisions with removable or dissolvable sutures once the surgery is completed. To maintain the new breast shape and tighter skin, the surgeon will place sutures at multiple depths in the tissue. The patient should take care in the first few days to avoid putting strain on the incision sites, and allow them to heal properly.

Compression Garment and Bandages

The incision areas will be wrapped in bandages after the breast lift procedure. In two or three days, the bandages will be replaced with a compression garment or a surgical bra. This will enable the breasts to firm up the new shape and will promote healing. The surgical bra helps prevent the incisions from opening up.

In most cases, temporary drain tubes will be placed under the skin in the incision sites to collect excess fluid. These tubes are usually removed along with sutures around the end of the first week. Patients should follow the surgeon’s instructions for post-surgical recovery period to ensure safe and predictable results. They should visit the surgeon for follow-up appointments as per the schedule to monitor the progress of recovery.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. David Kim and Dr. Eugene Kim, contact us (310) 271-6996 at or click here.

Serving Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Orange County, Southern California and surrounding areas.

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