Breast lift, also known as mastopexy surgery, is a surgical procedure that lifts overly sagging breasts. It does not increase their size, though it is often combined with a breast augmentation to provide larger, perkier breasts.
The effects of aging, weight loss, gravity, and pregnancy can profoundly affect the appearance of a woman’s bust by causing them to stretch. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their firmness and begin to sag. Dr. Hoefflin performs breast lifts in Beverly Hills, for women looking to improve the both shape of sagging breasts as well as the position of their nipple-areolar complex (pigmented areas around the nipple), to be in a more youthful position.
Sometimes, implants may be used during the procedure to improve both the volume and shape. After the excess skin and tissue is removed, the skin is tightened to give you a shapelier look. Lastly, improving the contour of your breasts can help improve your self-esteem and self-confidence.
Surgeries are complex operations that should be performed by properly qualified and board-certified plastic surgeons. Dr. Hoefflin is a board certified plastic surgeon, who specializes in all aspects of breast rejuvenation procedures, including augmentations, lifts, reductions, and revision surgery. He has trained at UCLA, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Cornell and Columbia-Presbyterian Hospitals.
Keep reading to learn more about breast lift surgery, or contact board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hoefflin for one of the best breast lifts Beverly Hills has to offer.
Dr. Hoefflin performs a breast lift as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with deep sedation, or under general anesthesia, as administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. A breast lift usually takes between two to three hours. All operations are performed within fully credentialed and state-of-the-art surgical facilities.
Because of his expertise in surgery, Dr. Hoefflin performs all techniques in achieving beautiful results, including the periareolar (Benelli, donut, round block), vertical or keyhole (anchor, wise) pattern techniques. He closes all incisions himself, and makes every effort to make your scars as inconspicuous as possible.
Patients are discharged home with light dressings and a comfortable, form-fitted bra. Soft bra support (without underwires) is encouraged for 4 to 6 weeks. Meticulously placed self-absorbing sutures are placed. Slight to moderate bruising and swelling are common for several weeks. A self-massaging protocol is initiated after several weeks to maintain both bust and implant softness.
Our patients are surprisingly free of discomfort due to the long-acting local anesthetic injections and nerve blocks. Pain after our Beverly Hills breast lift is unusual. Most patients tell us they feel much better than expected following their surgery and are able to return to work and social activities within one week. Light exercise can be resumed after several weeks and an unrestricted return to all activities within six weeks.
When performed by a qualified, board certified plastic surgeon, the risk of serious problems after undergoing the surgery in Los Angeles is rare. Most complications are minor, temporary, and can be easily resolved. Specific risks and the suitability of the procedure for a given individual can be determined at the time of consultation. You can reduce your risk of complications by closely following your surgeon’s instructions both before and after surgery.
To learn if you are a candidate for a surgery, contact board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hoefflin for arguably the best breast lift Beverly Hills has to offer.