San Diego and Beverly Hills Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Let’s face it, gravity stinks. The GOOD NEWS is that we have a good handle on how to turn those frowns upside down. A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from: pregnancy, breastfeeding, a change in weight, aging, as previously mentioned gravity, and heredity.
Breast lift surgery is a good option for you if your breasts sag, have lost shape and volume, if your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape or are “hanging”. If you “fail the pencil test” (can hold a pen or pencil to the body when placed in the breast fold) or when unsupported, your nipples are below the breast crease. If your nipples and areolas point downward, or if you have stretched skin and enlarged areolas, and if one breast is lower than the other, a breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is youthful and uplifted or “perky”.
Breast lift surgery does not significantly change the size of your breasts or round out the upper part of your breast. If you want your breasts to look fuller, consider breast lift and augmentation surgery. If you want smaller breasts, consider combining a breast lift with breast reduction surgery. Sometimes the areola (dark part of skin around the nipple) becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well.
Vertical Breast Lift
At Pacific Lipo, your surgeon will choose the breast lift technique best suited to each patient. In most cases that is a “Lollipop lift”, a technique that takes its name from its distinctive pattern of the incisions/scar. The vertical lift is the longest lasting, most predictable, safest way to lift the breast and its tissues, while preserving skin and nipple-areola sensitivity.