If you’re like many women, the effects of gravity, along with other factors such as weight changes, breastfeeding or menopause have caused your breasts to droop and sag. A breast lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that can firm and raise the position of your breasts without altering overall cup size.
If you are unhappy with your chest, Dr. Sherif Khattab can help. Torrance plastic surgeon Dr. Khattab is a board certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing breast lift surgeries. Breast lifts are frequently combined with other breast enhancement procedures such as breast augmentation or breast reduction to improve your final results.
You may want to consider a breast lift surgery if you are experiencing one or more of the following:
As a general rule, breast lift surgery is ideal for women who are healthy, at a stable weight and do not intend to have additional children. The best way to find out of you’re a good candidate for breast lift surgery is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Khattab.
The consultation: In order to determine if breast lift surgery is right for you, you will need to be honest and upfront about every aspect of your health. This includes current or former medical conditions, current drugs or supplements and physical activities that you participate in. This information, combined with your cosmetic goals will help Dr. Khattab determine if breast lift surgery is the best option available for you.
Surgery: A breast lift is performed under general or local anesthesia combined with intravenous sedation. Incisions are made around the areola, along the breast crease and in vertical line connecting the other two incisions. Through these incisions, Dr. Khattab will remove excess skin and reposition the nipples to a higher location on the breast. During this process, the nipple and areola will remain attached to the underlying tissue, reducing the risk of sensation loss. For some patients, other incision patterns may be appropriate.
Recovery: When you wake up from surgery, it is likely that you will experience some swelling, bruising and discomfort. Medication will be available for pain management. You will also need to wear a compression garment and support bra for the first several weeks of recovery to minimize swelling. Recovery times vary. Normal activities can usually be resumed within a week and more strenuous activity in 3-6 weeks.
Results: It will take about 2 months before your breasts heal and take their final shape. A breast lift should give your breasts better contour and a more youthful appearance. Following a full recovery, your breasts will be firmer, higher and more rounded. A breast lift will not affect the size or volume of your breasts, but will return them to their natural position.
If you’re ready to learn more about breast lift surgery, call 310-325-2100 or email us to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Khattab. Beyond Beautiful is located at 23365 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 102, in Torrance, CA. Since 1988, we have been providing excellent care to patients from nearby Torrance, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, and beyond.