"Normal aging, weight loss, and breastfeeding can cause your breasts to droop. My philosophy is to lift the breast into a higher position internally, and I never rely on skin excision to hold up a breast. As a result, my breast lift results last longer, my scars are smaller, and my patients are happier.” - Dr. Lisa Cassileth
After losing about 90 lbs at the age of 26 I had a great amount of loose skin on my belly area and my boobs had gone down south. So I decided to get a tummy tuck and a breast lift… It has been 2 months after my surgery. I look & feel great and I thank the talented woman that did this for me."
Shapely, youthful breasts are one of the quintessential signs of feminine beauty. But as women age, many find that their breast volume decreases and their breasts begin to sag, and unfortunately, having children can accelerate these effects of aging on the breasts.
If you have drooping, sagging, or flattened-out breasts, a breast lift (mastopexy) can give your breasts a more youthful appearance. The procedure can be performed with or without the use of implants, depending on your individual needs and desired results.
A breast lift may be right for you if:
Beverly Hills plastic surgeons, Dr. Cassileth and Dr. Killeen believe that the skin should never be used to raise the breast. Instead, the breast should be lifted internally, creating a tighter, neater breast. Most mastopexies use the skin to lift the breasts, creating wide scars. The breasts then begin to droop again in a matter of weeks. Using an innovative "auto-augmentation" technique, our doctors use the patient's own breast tissue to recreate full breasts in their restored position. An implant can be placed if a larger breast is desired. However, an extremely large implant should not be used just to try to "fill up" a loose breast, as this ultimately results in a hanging, large, droopy breast.
Many women have come to Cassileth Plastic Surgery after undergoing breast lifts that broke these rules, giving them worse results than they had to start with. The carefully performed breast lifts in Beverly Hills at Cassileth Plastic Surgery use internal lifting techniques and appropriate implants that can give women the lasting results they desire.
For many women having children is an exciting time, but in most cases it often takes a toll on a woman's body and leaves permanent changes. The breasts can become saggy and deflated as well as other parts of the body especially the stomach. A Mommy Makeover is a combination of several different procedures to help women restore their pre-pregnancy body. Usually one of the main procedures is a breast lift. Returning your breasts to their natural, more youthful appearance, you can achieve dramatic results without the need for a breast augmentation. Cassileth Plastic Surgery performs some of the best mommy makeovers Beverly Hills has available.
To help you prepare for and understand what to expect from breast lift surgery, a doctor will explain the process in detail during your personal consultation and pre-surgery appointments. A summary of the process and brief explanation of various incision techniques is also described here.
Essentially, one of our doctors performs breast lift surgery through a small incision in the lower breast, usually at the bottom edge of the areola. The skin of the lower breast is first separated from the breast tissue, which allows the breast to be lifted without cutting the skin. Depending on the degree of the lift, a central mound of tissue is taken from the lower half of the breast and tucked under the central breast to create an "auto-augmentation" of the breast. This fills up the depleted upper half of the breast. Then the lower half of the breast is brought together, creating a neat breast that is pulled up above the level of the natural crease under the breast.
At this point in the surgery, the breast tissue itself is lifted and critical decisions are made to ensure appropriate nipple position and skin tightness. In some patients, one incision is adequate. In others, the nipple is too low, and the incision may need to be extended all the way around the areola in order to remove some of the extra skin above the nipple and areola. This is called a "circumareolar" or "pursestring" mastopexy. Not all pursestring mastopexies are created equal, however, as many plastic surgeons just cut some skin out to lift up the breast without performing the critical internal maneuvers, which creates an unattractive scar and a stretched-out areola. Our doctors use precision internal techniques to ensure optimum results.
If the lower part of the breast skin is very loose or stretched out, then a vertical incision may be made in addition to the incision around the areola. This is called a "lollipop" mastopexy. In rare cases, usually with extremely large breast lifts or breasts that need breast reduction, a horizontal incision under the breast is also necessary.
In order to provide your with the best breast lift Beverly Hills and possible the world has to offer. Your Surgeon at Cassileth Plastic Surgery will thoroughly evaluate your specific needs, make specific recommendations, and work closely with you prior to surgery to ensure that you understand both what to expect and what the end result of your breast lift will be.
Plan on relaxing at home the first two days after your surgery. You will be in a comfortable surgical bra that has adjustable straps. You may take pain medication during this period of time, but most patients experience minimal soreness. After the first few days, most people are up and around, off all prescription pain medication, and usually have resumed basic activities. However, it is important to avoid all exercise, heavy lifting, and other more strenuous activities for the first three weeks. If you go to work, expect to be more tired during the first week and sore by the end of the day. If your work involves a lot of moving of your upper body, take the whole first week off.
Our doctors insist that all patients undergo a six-month scar treatment regimen after your breast lift surgery to minimize all scars. During the healing period, the breasts often have tight or small lumpy areas where the internal sutures are located. This is common and is most prominent 4-8 weeks after surgery. These sutures are absorbable and any lumps caused by them will resolve. Your breasts need up to 2 months to fully heal and take their final shape. Our team will discuss with you what kind of support and activity you will need during this time.