What is a Breast Lift?
Mastopexy (known as a breast lift) is a body contouring procedure that lifts and tightens the breasts by removing loose skin and tightening the existing tissue to produce a firmer, younger appearance. This body reshaping surgery is offered for women who have lost breast shape and volume and who are experiencing breast drooping due to aging, significant weight loss, or nursing. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andre P. Marshall uses the most advanced methods to perform breast lift surgery at Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA. He can decide on the proper technique based upon the level of sag present, keeping in mind the desired result.
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"I'm 45 y/o with two kids who consistently works out throughout the years but the stubborn belly fat and loose skin just won't go away. I'm 3 months post op, and very thrilled and happy with the results. Kinda' wondered why I didn't do this sooner. Hats off to Dr.Marshall for doing an amazing job. He listened to what or how I wanna look like and he made that sure it was done safely(pre and post op as well). Please follow his pre and post op instructions. The man knows what he's doing and what he's talking about. Thank you again Dr. Marshall. I would definitely refer him to my family and friends."- G.D. / Google / Aug 14, 2021
Breast Lift Surgical Technique
Breast lift surgery is performed within about 2 – 4 hours under general anesthesia. The anchor technique (inverted T) and vertical incisions are the most commonly used surgical techniques. First, the incision is made, and any excess skin is excised along with fat tissue from the breasts. The skin is then pulled tight and the breasts are elevated so they appear healthy and younger. In many cases, the size and shape of the areola are reconstructed and reduced to be symmetric with the new placement and shape of the breast. After the procedure, you will be fitted with a medical compression bra to minimize swelling. A member of our team will provide home-based care instructions to assist your healing process. Aesthetic results after a surgical breast lift are most noticeable after a few weeks as your newly shaped breasts take their new placement on your chest.
Breast Lift FAQ
How much does a breast lift cost?
During your initial appointment, Dr. Marshall will listen to your wants and aesthetic goals before developing your unique treatment plan. After that, he can better estimate your costs. When performed well, a breast lift will significantly enhance your appearance, so it's important to concentrate on having a skilled surgeon with extensive training, like Dr. Marshall, rather than costs. To help make cosmetic surgery easier to afford, Andre Marshall Plastic Surgery can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should have a breast lift, implants, or both will depend on your special concerns and goals. Oftentimes, a breast lift will enhance the shape and fullness of the breasts without implants. Dr. Marshall will assess your physical condition and listen to your goals at your consultation, then make a decision whether you would benefit from implants, a lift, or a breast augmentation with a lift.
Will my nipples be moved?
Typically, the nipple-areola complex will be moved up in the breast lift. If your areolas are overly large or stretched, Dr. Marshall can incorporate an areola reduction in your surgery. This may be discussed during your appointment so he can decide on the ideal incision pattern and technique to use in your breast lift.
How long will my results last?
With good care after surgery, your results should last for several years. Your breasts will still age normally, so you might start to see sagging and loose skin in time. Factors like significant weight loss or gain can alter your results; therefore, it's best to maintain a stable weight after your breast lift. Pregnancy or breastfeeding after a breast lift may also alter your results, which is why Dr. Marshall recommends patients wait until they are finished having kids to get a breast lift.
Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?
A lift can improve asymmetry in your breasts if they are different in size, firmness, or level of sagging. Dr. Marshall will assess the physical condition and appearance of your breasts during your consultation and discuss how a breast lift can help you. During your lift, he will adjust the tissue — so your breasts are equal in position and size for symmetry.
If you suffer from drooping breasts that interfere with everyday activities or stop you from buying certain clothing, a breast lift in Beverly Hills, CA may be an ideal option for you. During your initial consultation, Dr. Marshall will perform a thorough exam and create a personalized treatment plan based on your unique goals. Please contact Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery to schedule your first visit.
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