Are you unhappy with your figure due to sagging or drooping breasts? Many women have breasts that appear empty or sag downwards, giving their figure an unflattering appearance.
Unfortunately, there is no way to resolve this with diet or exercise. While you can wear certain undergarments to lift the breasts upward, this provides only a temporary illusion. A more permanent solution is to have a breast lift procedure performed.
Breast lifts can create a more youthful, flattering figure by lifting the breasts into a higher position on the chest. Galanis Plastic Surgery provides breast lift surgery for patients throughout Beverly Hills, CA, and the surrounding area. Read on to learn more about this procedure and how it can help you transform your shape!
What Is Mastopexy?
More commonly known as a breast lift, a mastopexy is a plastic surgical procedure that aims to lift the breasts, raising them into a higher position on the chest. Women seek mastopexy procedures when they are unhappy with the position of their breasts.
Factors like weight loss, pregnancy, and aging can cause the breasts to lose volume and droop downwards. This gives them an empty, aged appearance. A breast lift procedure can effectively lift the breasts back into a higher position and create a more youthful figure.
Reasons for Breast Lift Surgery
There are a number of reasons that your breasts may have changed in position. Candidates for breast lift surgery have often experienced one of the following:
Significant Weight Loss
If you have lost a moderate to significant amount of weight, you have likely seen a change in the appearance of your breasts. With extreme weight loss, breasts lose a large amount of their volume. This can make them appear empty and sag as the loose skin of your breasts hangs down.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
The weight fluctuations that occur during pregnancy directly impact the size, shape, and position of your breasts. This is especially true for women who breastfeed after childbirth. The changes in breast volume during this time can lead the breasts to sit much lower once you have stopped breastfeeding.
For many women, the change in how their breasts sit is simply the result of aging. Several natural occurrences happen within your skin and tissues as you age. This includes a loss of volume and a decrease in collagen production. These changes cause the breasts to become less full and droop downward as time goes on.
Breast Reduction or Implant Removal
In some cases, women have had prior breast surgery that has resulted in a change in the position of their breasts. Women who have had a breast reduction because their breasts were too large may find that their breasts now sit lower than before. This can also occur in women who had previous breast implants that they later had removed.
Common Questions About Mastopexy
Have you been considering a breast lift procedure? The following are some of the most frequently asked questions that patients have before undergoing a mastopexy.
Will I Have a Consultation Prior to My Treatment?
Clients interested in breast lift procedures must have a consultation appointment before they can schedule any further treatment. The point of your consultation is to determine whether mastopexy is the right procedure for you.
During this appointment, we will assess the current position of your breasts and discuss your desired outcome to ensure that it can be achieved with a breast lift.
Is Mastopexy Performed Under Anesthesia?
Breast lifts are surgical procedures that are performed under general anesthesia. This means you will need to receive medical clearance from a general physician before your surgery.
How Long Does a Breast Lift Take?
A mastopexy procedure can take anywhere from three to four hours to complete. Every patient is different, which means the exact duration of your surgery will depend on your unique needs.
What Is Recovery Like After a Breast Lift?
Most breast lift procedures are outpatient treatments, which means that you’ll be able to return home several hours after your surgery. In rare cases, you may need to remain overnight for observation.
Once you are discharged to go home, you will need to take it easy for a few days. Patients are typically able to return to work within the first week after their procedure. For about four to six weeks, you should avoid strenuous activity or anything that could result in a direct impact to your chest. This is to promote optimal healing.
At about three months post-surgery, you should be able to see the outcome of your procedure. This allows enough time for the tissues to settle into their new position.
Can I Have Mastopexy Performed with Other Treatments?
You can have a breast lift performed alongside certain other cosmetic procedures. In fact, mastopexy is commonly a part of “mommy makeover” treatment, which can include liposuction, a tummy tuck, and breast augmentation.
During your consultation appointment, we will discuss which procedures you are interested in and whether they can be performed together.
Breast Lift Surgery at Galanis Plastic Surgery
If you’ve seen a change in the position of your breasts after significant weight loss or with getting older, mastopexy can make a world of difference. A breast lift procedure can effectively lift your breasts into a higher position, restoring a perky, youthful appearance!
Galanis Plastic Surgery performs breast lift surgery for patients who are looking to enhance their figure. We work with clients throughout Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding cities. To book your breast lift consultation, visit us online or call us by phone today.