Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Breast lift surgery is performed to elevate and reshape breasts that have begun to droop and sag. The procedure also restores fullness and volume so that breasts are firmer, rounder, and more youthful looking. Serving breast lift patients in our California practice, Dr. Wesley Schooler has built a reputation for creating beautiful, natural-looking results.
Breast Lift Candidates
Breast Lift Surgery (mastopexy) is a solution for women whose breasts have begun to lose their shape. This occurs over time during the aging process as the skin loses its elasticity, and gravity causes the breasts to sag downwards. Pregnancy, breast-feeding, or significant weight loss can cause the breasts to droop even in younger women. Breast lift surgery has helped many patients who have had children restore shapely breast contours once again. Older patients can enjoy having the breast contours of younger women. Breast lift surgery should be postponed if you are planning on having children or losing a significant amount of weight in the future. Having the surgery performed when you are near your ideal weight will allow a better result that will last longer.
The Breast Lift Procedure
Light general anesthesia is used so that no discomfort is felt during surgery. After making carefully placed incisions, our plastic surgeon will trim away the excess skin and lift the nipple-areola to a higher more youthful position. Occasionally, patients wish to have breast implants inserted during breast lift surgery to increase upper pole fullness. Some dramatic improvements are achieved by combining breast lift and breast augmentation in this manner. The incisions are carefully closed in layers to minimize scarring. The scars usually fade over time, and are rarely visible in swim suits or lingerie. Most patients return to normal activities in ten to fourteen days.
I am grateful for the professionalism and skill you all exhibited. I am much happier with my appearance than prior to surgery.
For more information about breast lift surgery, contact our practice to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Wesley Schooler.