Just about everyone is familiar with breast augmentation, but have you ever considered breast lift surgery? Regardless of the size of your breasts, if their shape leaves you feeling self-conscious, then a breast lift procedure may be right for you. Breast lift is perfect for women who are unhappy with drooping, sagging breasts and who desire a more youthful appearance. To learn more about breast lift, please contact the cosmetic surgeon at Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery today at (650) 600-7016 to schedule your confidential San Francisco breast lift consultation.
The Breast Lift Procedure
A breast lift is a cosmetic procedure that improves the shape and position of sagging, deflated breasts. Even if you are happy with the size of your breasts, they might not appear the way you would prefer. If your breasts droop or lack firmness, or if your nipples point downward instead of forward, you may be a great candidate for a breast lift.
While breast augmentation is mainly concerned with enlarging the breasts, breast lift focuses more on the shape and position. Yes, enlargement can be part of the procedure, but a breast lift involves lifting the breast upward and reshaping it to reduce sagging and to create a firmer, more youthful appearance.
In a breast lift, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joel Beck will make small incisions in your breasts. The incisions may be in one of the following locations:
- Around the areola
- Horizontally along the breast crease
- Vertically from the breast crease to the areola
The specific location depends on your specific operation, but Dr. Beck will discuss these details during your consultation. You can see the results Dr. Beck has achieved in our before & after gallery.
Once the incisions have been made, Dr. Beck removes and reshapes tissue and skin to improve the breast according to your aesthetic wishes. The remaining skin is pulled taut in order to create a firmer appearance, and the nipple may be repositioned to create a more appealing projection.
Breast Lift Recovery
Recovery from your breast lift surgery is similar to that of other cosmetic surgeries. Our office will provide you with full recuperation instructions during your plastic surgery consultation, but generally speaking, you’ll need to take several days to a week off work so that you can rest at home. Plan to have someone drive you home from our office because the effects of the anesthesia may take some time to subside.
You will most likely experience mild discomfort during the first few days after your procedure, including some swelling and bruising that may last for a couple of weeks. We’ll ask that you wear a support bra as you heal in order to take stress off of your breasts. If external stitches are used, we will remove those after about a week, while internal stitches will simply dissolve. You can expect your scars to fade within 6 months to a year.
A breast lift can restore youthful vitality to your appearance and give you back the self-confidence you once enjoyed. If you’re ready to learn whether you’re a good candidate for breast lift, please contact our San Francisco breast lift surgeon today at (650) 600-7016 to arrange an appointment.