Breast Lift or Mastopexy in Los Angeles

Breast lift and augmentation in Los Angeles is very popular among women after child birth. Pregnancy and breast feeding often causes loss of breast fullness along with breast sagging. To regain youthful and full breasts a mastopexy or breast lift is often necessary, in conjunction with breast enlargement, in Los Angeles. The so called “Beverly Hills mommy makeover” procedure is a combination of breast augmentation, breast lift, and tummy tuck.

Saline or Silicone breast implants are often used at the time of breast lift surgery in order to increase breast fullness and to improve cleavage. Most Los Angeles plastic surgeons prefer to place saline or silicone breast implants behind the chest muscle in a procedure which is call- submuscular mammoplasty. After first placing the breast prosthesis under the Pectoralis muscle, then, the sagging nipple is lifted to its normal position, and the excess loose breast skin is excised. Most Beverly Hills plastic surgeons who specialize in breast augmentation choose an inverted-t or “lollipop” incision for lifting breasts that are moderately sagging. Otherwise, a Periareolar incision which is located at the periphery of the areola is used to remove loose breast skin and to lift the position of the nipple. While most East coast cosmetic surgeons advocate performing a breast lift at a different time from breast implant insertion, most California plastic surgeons perform breast lift and augmentation simultaneously. Although the combination of breast augmentation and lift into one procedure (augmentopexy) is more difficult it has the advantage of only requiring one anesthetic.

The decision to undergo a breast lift surgery in Los Angeles often brings about the concern of scars that are necessary for lifting the breasts. Periareolar or Benelli mastopexy scars are often well camouflaged at the periphery of the areola. For women who have moderate to sever breast sagging, or ptosis, the only option for breast lift surgery is an inverted-T or anchor shaped scar. This lollipop scar of breast lift surgery often fades well in light to brown skin women. In women who have light skin but tend to hyper-pigment or keloid, breast lift scars can often be very noticeable. Therefore, before proceeding with breast enhancement surgery you should discuss whether you would need a breast lift with your plastic surgeon. In addition you should find out what type of breast lift you would need and have your plastic surgeon review before-and-after pictures of women who have had this procedure with you in detail.

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