Southern California Plastic Surgery Group
A breast lift, or mastopexy, can restore and reshape sagging breasts, creating a more pleasing body contour and youthful appearance.
Gravity, pregnancy, nursing and time can all cause breasts to sag and lose their shape and firmness. A breast lift can correct these effects, raising the breasts and restoring firmness and shape. A stretched areola can also be reduced during a breast lift.
Some women who believe they need breast augmentation will find that a breast lift will better accomplish their desired end results. Others may choose to have implants inserted during the breast lift procedure. If you are unsure which procedure is right for you read more about Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift.
Breast lift patients should be physically and emotionally healthy, and have realistic expectations. Breasts of any size can be lifted, but large breasts may begin to sag again sooner than smaller breasts.
Women often seek a breast lift after having children. Pregnancy and nursing can stretch the breast skin and leave the breasts sagging. If you are planning to become pregnant it is best to wait to have the procedure. A breast lift will not create greater risk for pregnancies or nursing, but the results will almost always be reversed by the pregnancy.
Breast lift consultation
During your consultation Dr. Hicks will evaluate your breasts, taking into consideration their size, the amount of sagging, and your skin’s elasticity. You and Dr. Hicks can discuss your ultimate goals in having breast lift surgery, including amount of lift, nipple placement, and desired fullness. Dr. Hicks will answer all of your questions and explain your options, any appropriate alternative, and the outcome that you can reasonably expect.
* Breast Lift FAQs
* What to Expect from a Breast Lift
* Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift
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Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Hicks in Beverly Hills, Long Beach, or Los Angeles, California, to determine if you are a good candidate for mastopexy. During your consultation Dr. Hicks will evaluate your unique body type and desired results, explain all your treatment options, discuss the outcome you can realistically expect, and answer any questions you may have.