About Breast Lift
As a board certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Kim understands the concerns women have about their breasts and how important they are to emotional well-being and self confidence. In addition to breast enlargement procedures, Dr. Kim performs breast lift, mastopexy, a surgical procedure that lifts and reshapes sagging breasts.
Breast Lift Overview
Any woman at any age can again enjoy the full breasts she had before she:
- Gave birth once or many times
- Nursed her child(ren)
- Lost significant weight
Additionally, Dr. Kim can also reduce the size of the nipple areola complex by relocating it for aesthetic enhancement. If your breasts are small or have lost volume, as is common after pregnancy, Dr. Kim can insert breast implants or perform a fat transfer augmentation in conjunction with the breast lift. This combination can make your breasts look years younger.
About the Breast Lift Procedure
Breast lift surgery is performed under anesthesia in an operatory setting. An incision on the breast will be made. The size and location of the incision will be determined by the size and shape of your breast as well as your desired results. Dr. Kim is careful to make the smallest incision needed and place it in an area that can be concealed beneath undergarments and bathing suits. Dr. Kim will lift the breast tissue, reposition and reshape it to improve the shape and firmness of the breast. Dr. Kim may also reposition the nipple if necessary or reduce the size of the areola. Excess skin is trimmed and the incision will be closed.
Breast Lift Recovery
You can expect an initial recovery period of 2 – 4 days following breast lift surgery. Common side effects include swelling, bruising, soreness and itching around the incision site. Initial side effects will subside within 2 – 3 weeks and the breasts will adjust to their new shape and size in about six months to a year. Most patients return to work in about a week. Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity for 6 weeks following breast implant surgery. You will have a scar at the incision site, which will fade over time.
Breast Lift FAQs
What is the cost of a breast lift?
The cost of breast implants will depend on your specific circumstances and desired results. You will have a dedicated medical counselor to discuss the various options and help you select the best treatment. We will also discuss breast lift costs, payment options and financing.
What results can I expect from breast lift surgery?
The contour and firmness of the breasts will be noticeably and immediately lifted and firmer. Most patients resume normal activity within 10 days to two weeks of having a breast lift.
How long will a breast lift last?
Unfortunately, the breasts will continue to be affected by age and gravity. However, you can ensure that your breast lift is long lasting by maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle.