WHAT IS A BREAST LIFT?
Breast lift is a surgical procedure where your breasts will be lifted and firmed to restore round, firm, youthful breasts. A breast lift will reshape your breast tissue, restore your breasts to a higher position on the chest wall, and relocated the nipple structure, centered on the breast mound for a very aesthetic outcome.
BENEFITS OF BREAST LIFT
- Firmer, lifted breasts
- More attractive shape
- Reverses drooping caused by aging, pregnancy, and weight loss
WHAT ARE THE INDICATIONS FOR A BREAST LIFT?
Pregnancy, weight loss, and the force of gravity can have a significant impact on your breasts. As you age, your youthful breast shape can be affected by volume loss and/or diminished skin elasticity. When this occurs, the breasts begin to sag and lose their firmness.
Fortunately, reshaping the breasts is possible with a lift. The procedure is designed to elevate the breast tissue to a more youthful position. The areola, the pigmented tissue surrounding the nipple, can be reduced in size as well. If you desire more volume, a breast augmentation can be performed in conjunction with a breast lift.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A BREAST LIFT?
A breast lift can improve your appearance and self-confidence. The best breast lift candidates are La Jolla women with realistic expectations regarding their results. The potential outcome will be discussed during your complimentary consultation.
Although your breasts will appear lighter and perkier, they are susceptible to your life experiences moving forward. Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and the natural aging process may stretch the breast skin and cause it to sag again.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST FOR A BREAST LIFT?
The cost of a breast lift in San Diego can vary. When considering a breast lift, you should expect to budget in the range of $5,000 to $12,500, with the total cost falling somewhere in the middle. We will evaluate what needs to be done in your case and inform you of the associated costs, so you have a good understanding of what to expect.
A CUSTOM PROCEDURE DESIGNED JUST FOR YOU
The best breast lift experiences are completely customized to the patient’s needs. At Esthetica, we deliver a personalized experience that begins during the initial consultation, when we start the process of planning your procedure.
There are many ways to create a breast lift in Del Mar that fits your needs and works for your body.
DURING YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH OUR CORONADO OR DEL MAR OFFICE, WE WILL DISCUSS:
- Your ideal breasts, depending on your preferences, size and body shape
- The technique our plastic surgeons will use
- The anesthesia that we recommend
- Where and when your surgery will take place
- The steps you’ll need to take to prepare
- What to expect throughout the healing process
Many of our San Diego clients choose to combine their lift with an augmentation to create a larger chest.
In this case, we will also explain the various options available and help you select the right implant size, shape and material for your figure and lifestyle.
YOUR BREAST LIFT SURGICAL OPTIONS
There are three types of breast lift: standard, doughnut and lollipop. Here’s what you need to know about each option:
Our standard breast lift procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision around the areola, down the front of the breast, and along the breast crease. Through this opening, our experienced surgeons can reduce sagginess, and restore a perkier firmer chest.
The doughnut is ideal for La Jolla women with smaller breasts who require less skin removal. It involves a single incision around the areola, and is associated with minimal scarring with a faster recovery period when compared to the other techniques.
The lollipop lift is the happy medium between the standard and the doughnut. It involves an incision around the areola and down the front of the breast. There’s less scarring than the standard approach. It allows for more tissue removal, and reshaping than the doughnut technique.
RECOVERY AFTER BREAST LIFT
As with any surgical procedure, you will need to plan some time off to take it easy. You will experience a bit some swelling and bruising after a breast lift. A support bra will help with any swelling and should be worn 24 hours a day.
This is an important part of your recovery, as it will support your breasts while healing. Most patients feel up to returning to non-strenuous activities in about a week.
A breast lift can be a transformative procedure. Please contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation and begin planning for breast lift surgery.