How Breast Lift Surgery is Performed by a Plastic Surgeon
Mastopexy, also known as a breast lift, can help restore the firmness and shape of breasts that have started to sag because of age, gravity, or pregnancy and subsequent breastfeeding. By removing excess skin and fat, the breasts will appear perkier and more youthful. Many patients choose to undergo breast augmentation at the same time as the breast lift. Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Firouz specializes in breast lift surgeries and tailors each surgery to the individual patient’s goals.
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Who Is a Candidate for a Breast Lift?
Women opt for a breast lift for a variety of reasons. A board-certified plastic surgeon may determine that the procedure is appropriate in the following situations:
- age or gravity are causing the breasts to sag,
- the breasts have lost volume and firmness because of pregnancy and breastfeeding,
- the breasts have lost suppleness following significant weight loss, or
- the nipples and areolas are not properly aligned.
What to Expect During Mastopexy Surgery
Plastic surgeon Dr. Firouz may perform a breast lift using a variety of techniques based on the patient’s situation and the desired results. The most frequently used method involves making an anchor-shaped incision under the breast. The excess skin is removed, the breast is reshaped, and the areola and nipple are repositioned.
Patients with smaller breasts may be suitable candidates for a procedure that uses a less extensive incision. An example of this is the concentric mastopexy. This procedure involves making doughnut-shaped incisions around the nipple and areola to excise the excess skin. These modified techniques allow for faster recuperation and minimize the loss of nipple sensation.
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Recovery Following a Breast Lift
Breast lifts are safe when performed by a qualified surgeon. Patients rarely experience complications; however, it is important to follow the surgeon’s post-operative care instructions. Minor discomfort is to be expected; however, the doctor will prescribe medications to alleviate any post-operative pain. Patients should limit their movement, avoid strenuous activity, and rest as much as possible following the surgery. Immediately following the procedure, the breasts are bandaged to protect the incisions and limit breast movement. It is important to follow the doctor’s directions for caring for the incisions to ensure proper healing and to reduce the chance of infection. Once the incisions are sufficiently healed, the surgeon will remove the bandages and prescribe a specialized bra designed to protect and support the breasts. The bra is typically worn for several weeks. The doctor will determine when it is appropriate to return to work and other daily activities.
Women considering a breast lift should schedule a consultation with a qualified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. Dr. Jimmy Firouz has extensive experience in helping patients choose the procedure and technique that will provide the most natural results. Dr. Firouz takes the time to address all of his patient’s concerns prior to the procedure and provides post-surgical follow-up to ensure the best possible results.
Contact Dr. Jimmy Firouz’s Beverly Hills office today at 310-274-4321 to schedule your consultation.
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Breast Lift Augmentation Procedure FAQs
No matter the reasons a patient decides to undergo a Beverly Hills breast lift, it is important to fully understand the procedure and all that it entails. At your initial consultation with Dr. Firouz, he will discuss any and all concerns you may have regarding this procedure. Listed below are some of the more common frequently asked breast lift questions that Dr. Firouz hears often.
A: The answer to this questions varies. While it is possible that your insurance may cover a portion of your procedure, breast lifts are generally viewed as cosmetic plastic surgery resulting in minimal to no insurance help. It is a good idea to submit your claim to your insurance company if you are serious about undergoing a breast lift, in case it may be covered or applied toward your deductible.
A: Depending on your age, overall health, and desires goals by opting to undergo a breast lift surgery, you may be a candidate for this procedure. Many factors are evaluated prior to determining whether you are a suitable candidate. During your initial consultation with double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jimmy Firouz, options for a surgery best suited for your needs will be discussed.
A: Yes, it is absolutely safe to breast feed after a breast lift. However, breast feeding immediately following a breast lift or in the coming months is not recommended, as your body will need ample time to heal and adjust.
A: As a general rule of thumb, breast lifts tend to last anywhere from several years to fifteen years. Because each individual who undergoes a breast lift is unique, it is impossible to put an exact time frame on how long your breast lift will last. Dr. Firouz is an expert in the performance of breast lift surgeries and his patients often return to him for other cosmetic surgery needs later on down the road.
A: While there is some risk associated with breast lift surgery and a loss of sensation in the nipples, Dr. Firouz takes the proper steps necessary to ensure the safety of his clients at all times. Plastic surgeon Dr. Firouz will carefully and meticulously perform your breast lift at his Beverly Hills office with the help of an experienced surgical team and staff.
A: A breast lift is a procedure performed when a person wishes to raise their breasts or return them to their once youthful appearance. A breast reduction is performed when a person is having health issues due to their breasts, including back pain, shoulder pain, and an overall low quality of life.
A: Mastopexy is actually a relatively painless procedure because it is performed under anesthesia. During the surgery, the elevation, contour and size of the breasts will be altered to eliminate the appearance of sagging breasts. There will be slight discomfort upon waking and in the weeks following your surgery, but your overall comfort level should return to normal in no time. To aid in the recovery process, it’s important to follow Dr. Firouz’s post care regimen.
A: As with all surgical procedures, there are some risks that are involved. However, Dr. Firouz’s extensive background and training as a plastic surgeon allow clients to feel at ease knowing that he will take extremely good care of them and deliver optimal cosmetic results. Patients can expect bruising, mild discomfort, and some swelling in the weeks following the procedure.
A: If you’re considering undergoing a breast lift, it’s important to select a board-certified plastic surgeon breast expert like Dr. Firouz that you can trust. Beverly Hills Breast Lift specialist Dr. Firouz has years of experience in providing clients with the best cosmetic and aesthetic results in accordance with each patient’s individual goals. With his impressive background in academics, it is no wonder that Dr. Firouz is a leading and highly respected plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills.
A: Because each patient of Dr. Jimmy Firouz is unique, there isn’t a set time limit on how long the procedure should take. As a general rule of thumb, most Beverly Hills breast lifts take anywhere from 1-3 hours to complete.