Some women may be bothered by the appearance of sagging breasts due to loose skin, but may not need to increase the size of breasts. In such cases, the surgeon may recommend breast lift cosmetic surgery as a standalone procedure. The procedure will help to raise the position of heavily sagging breasts and restore youthful breast contours.
Breast lift is one of the sought-after procedures in the US today. Women seek this surgery to achieve firmer and perkier breasts. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides breast lift and various other procedures of the breast, body and face. Dr. Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.
Breast lift plastic surgery may be recommended to women who are bothered by excessively drooping breasts along with downward pointing nipples. If the woman is comfortable with the breast size, and is only concerned about the loss of skin elasticity, it may be possible to address her aesthetic goals with breast lift alone.
Women above the age of 18, having good general health and having no immediate plans to get pregnant may be suitable candidates to receive breast lift surgery. The candidate should have a stable body weight and should not be planning to undergo a major weight loss program following breast lift.
In many cases, the cosmetic surgeon will recommend the standard breast lift technique to perform the procedure. The incision will be created in the anchor shape, beginning from around the areola, and going vertically down to the base of the breast. Another incision may be made horizontally along the breast crease to keep the scarring discreet.
This technique has consistently produced very desirable outcomes in terms of reducing droopiness in the lower half of the breasts. Perkier and more youthful shaped breasts can be regained with this technique. Dr. Seify provides breast lift to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby locations.
The surgeon will begin the procedure by placing discreet incisions in pre-planned locations. Excess breast tissue and skin will be removed through the incision, and the underlying tissue will be reshaped to restore a more youthful and natural look of the breast.
If the patient requires improvement in areola appearance, excess tissue from the areola circumferential area will be removed to reshape the area. The areola and the nipple will be repositioned to a higher level on the chest. Once the surgery is over, the remaining skin will be re-draped tightly and smoothly over the breast. The surgeon will close the incisions with sutures.
The patient may feel mild pain in the treated area in the first few days. Swelling and bruising will begin subsiding from the second week. The patient will be required to wear a surgical bra for several weeks until the new shape of the breasts is fully established. The total downtime involved may be about seven to 10 days. Vigorous exercises and lifting of heavy weights should be avoided for at least a month.