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If you’re considering breast lift surgery, that question means several things to you. You want a “lift,” physically and emotionally. You want to improve the shape of your breasts and how you feel about your body. When you’re looking at your breasts, it’s normal to want them to look better in and out of clothing.

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Is a breast lift the right option for me?

A breast lift is the most effective procedure to lift and reshape breasts that are sagging due to past pregnancy, genetics, weight gain/loss, or aging. Breast lift surgery may also be helpful to reduce a large or stretched nipple-areolar complex.

The Breast Lift Procedure

The breast lift procedure is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. Incision patterns vary but usually include one incision around the nipple-areolar complex and one in the crease under the breast. The nipple-areolar complex is repositioned higher, excess skin is removed, and the breast is reshaped in a pleasing contour and position. The insertion of breast implants may or may not be advisable.

Dr. Smoot Talks About Breast Lift Surgery

 

Using Tissue Matrix to Enhance Breast Lift with Augmentation

For many patients, the same issues that make them perfect candidates for a breast lift with implants—sagging skin & a “deflated” look—also mean that the skin may be too thin or stretched to provide the implant with adequate support. But we’ve got solutions!

Our board certified plastic surgeons can use GalaFLEX Soft Tissue Support or Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix to add support to your natural breast tissue, helping to ensure beautiful, natural results.

Since 1988, more than 32,000 patients have had safe, successful procedures at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre.

Will I need breast implants too?

If you’re like most women, you hope that your breast sagging can be solved with breast implants, but whether that’s possible or not depends upon the degree of sagging (ptosis).

You may be able to get the result you want with a breast augmentation with implants. Combining breast augmentation with a breast lift can fill in your extra skin, increase the fullness of your upper breasts and generally make your breasts higher and larger. If nipple height is involved, then some type of breast lift is usually necessary.

Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation with Dr. Lori Saltz Video

 

What will my recovery be like?

Many patients are pleasantly surprised that breast lift recovery isn’t as uncomfortable or lengthy as they might have assumed. That being said, you’ll definitely want to take it easy for the first days, after which point you can begin easing back into your normal, everyday activities.

Most likely, you’ll be able to return to work within 1-2 weeks, as long as your job doesn’t require lifting or strenuous activity. You will need some help taking care of smaller children during your initial recovery period, as you will need to refrain from lifting and straining for about 4 weeks in most cases. Your surgeon will let you know when it’s okay to resume physical activities.

What do breast lift scars look like?

Breast lift scars will be below the nipple or under the breast crease so they are well-hidden by a bikini top. Also, scars will fade to fine lines during the months after surgery. You can help to minimize the appearance of your scars with self-massage (your surgeon or nurse will show you the correct technique) and with topical scar minimizing products.

Breast Lift Scars Video

 

Scheduling a Complimentary Breast Lift Consultation

Feeling confident in your breast appearance is important and personal. At your personal consultation, we will discuss your desired results and your options to achieve them. If you are interested, we can include a breast sizing session, where you can try on breast implants! Call us at 858-452-1981 or contact us below to get started!