Breast Lift Surgery in Beverly Hills
Many women living with overly large or sagging breasts are unhappy with the way their breasts look, and may experience neck and shoulder pain, deep grooves in the shoulders from brassiere straps, skin rashes, and increased menstrual discomfort. But you can feel more comfortable and more satisfied with your breast shape and position with the help of a breast lift (mastopexy) procedure. Performed by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Sayah at his clinic in Beverly Hills, a breast lift can help alleviate these symptoms and restore your breasts to their former, younger shape.
Sagging breasts may result from:
- Poor skin tone
- Stretching of ligaments during pregnancy and breast-feeding
- Weight changes
- The aging process
Each year thousands of women undergo successful surgical alteration of their breasts.
Your First Visit
During your initial consultation with Dr. Sayah, you will be encouraged to discuss your desires, fears, expectations, and goals. In addition to reducing breast size, Dr. Sayah will strive to create a more aesthetically pleasing breast by improving the breast's shape and balance, and by creating breasts that are proportional to your chest and shoulders. No woman has breasts that are perfectly symmetrical in volume, shape, or position. With Dr. Sayah’s help, you can improve your breast symmetry and regain a more youthful appearance.
To see if a breast lift in Beverly Hills is right for you, contact Dr. Sayah at (310) 905-8405. He can help answer all your questions and get you on the path to a younger, more beautiful you.
A shapelier breast (lifted and reduced in size) is created by elevating the nipple, which normally remains connected to its nerve and blood supply, to a more acceptable position. If the nipple is enlarged, its size is reduced. The breast and torso are measured to determine the amount of lift required, and a pattern is drawn on the breast. If necessary, the internal breast tissue is reduced and molded into a normal size and shape. Sometimes, during uplift operations, a small implant may be placed to add extra support and shape to the breast.
Dr. Sayah will discuss this with you before surgery. New techniques in plastic surgery aim to reduce the length of incisions and scars in performing breast lifts. In traditional techniques, the final incision lines are made around the areola, down the bottom center, and horizontally under the breast, resulting in an “anchor scar.”
Dr. Sayah uses more modern methods that limit the incisions to either just around the areola (small circular scar) or around the areola and down the center of the breast, resulting in a “lollipop scar.” In some cases, a breast lift can be combined with breast reduction that sculpts the breast using liposuction (liposculpture). All incisions are closed in multiple layers to minimize widening of the scars. A comfortable bandage is fitted after surgery and worn for 48 hours. We recommend continued support of the breasts with a well-fitted, comfortable bra to prevent sagging. A small drain may be used to collect fluid for a day or two after the procedure to help decrease swelling and discomfort.
After the Procedure
For the first two days after your mastopexy, you will spend most of your time at home. It is important to get up and walk around your home but will want to take a break from your daily chores and tasks. While you may have less discomfort than expected, taking mild pain medication such as Tylenol is encouraged. You can also request stronger medication if you believe you need it.
You will be up and walking around just three days after surgery. Make sure to roll on your side and bring your knees up to your waist when leaving your bed. Make sure to gently wash your stitch line with only mild soap and be sure to apply a mild antibiotic ointment.
Dr. Sayah looks forward to hearing from you.
Call (310) 905-8405 to set up an appointment.