Breast Implants Los Angeles - Breast Lift
Breast lift, or mastopexy, uplifts and improves the shape of the breasts. It may be appropriate for breasts that are sagging, have lost their firmness and skin elasticity, have a flat elongated shape, have a downward pointing nipple, or have stretched skin and an enlarged areola. These changes can result from pregnancy, breast-feeding, aging, weight fluctuations, gravity, and heredity. When an increase in breast volume is also desired, breast implants may be used in addition to the lift.
The surgery is done under general anesthesia and may take several hours. During surgery the underlying breast tissue is reshaped and lifted to improve breast contour and firmness, and excess skin is removed. The nipple and areola are repositioned for a more natural and youthful look, and the areolas may be resized if necessary. Incisions sites are individualized based on the patient’s unique needs and characteristics and are usually placed so they can be hidden under clothing and swimsuits. After the lift has been completed, the surgeon creates a pocket into which the breast implant is inserted; either directly behind the breast tissue or beneath the muscle. Dr. Gross also performs Periareolar Mastopexy-a technique in which only a circular incision around the areola is performed to minimize scarring.
After the procedure, light activities may be resumed in several days. Heavy lifting and vigorous exercise may not be performed for several weeks.
The final results of the surgery will appear over the next few months as the breasts settle. The breasts will be more youthful, uplifted and firm.
Pasadena plastic surgeon John Gross offers breast lifts with augmentation using saline breast implants and silicone breast implants. View breast lift with augmentation before and after photos. Learn more about breast implants, the placement of the implant, incision site and more. For breast lift surgery with augmentation in Pasadena call 626-792-1222 for a consultation or contact us via email.