BREAST LIFT SURGERY
Many women have breasts that are ideal in size, but factors such as age or childbirth may cause an evident loss of fullness and natural perkiness. Various changes in the body can cause breasts to hang lower than they should, or cause the nipple to point downward instead of straight ahead. In either case, a breast lift is the perfect procedure for women who wish to change the shape of their breasts. Dr. Esmailian’s professional care and expert technique provide excellent results for patients seeking the best breast lift Orange County has available. Some related procedures include breast augmentation and breast reduction surgery.
BREAST LIFT OVERVIEW
A breast lift, or mastopexy, can be done to handle a number of cosmetic issues, primarily arising from a loss of elasticity and firmness due to:
- Pregnancy, which causes the supportive ligaments to stretch. This results in sagging breasts whether or not there is breast-feeding involved.
- Weight fluctuations, which will cause breasts to lose their firmness and round shape.
- Gravity will eventually take its toll on the breasts, making them longer and less shapely.
- This stretching may also cause the areola to become larger.
A breast lift is done to restore a firm, round shape to the breasts. Dr. Esmailian has performed countless breast lift procedures in his Orange County practice, effectively handling the following cosmetic issues:
- Breasts that sag or have gotten longer and flatter
- Nipples that now face downward
- Areolae that have become stretched or enlarged
- Asymmetrical breasts, with one falling lower than the other
BREAST LIFT PROCEDURE
The journey to your breast lift by Orange County plastic surgeon Dr. Esmailian begins with anesthesia delivered by our board certified anesthesiologist. Our anesthesiologist’s task is to ensure you are in good shape during the procedure, and he will monitor your vitals from the beginning to the end of the mastopexy procedure.
Dr. Esmailian will then make the incision. For breast lift patients, there are three primary incision options:
- Around the areola. In this case, the areola will remain attached to its blood source and nerves while Dr. Esmailian works around it.
- Around the areola and down the front of the breast, often called a lollipop incision.
- Around the areola, down the front of the breast, and horizontally along the breast fold. This is known as an anchor incision.
Prior to your procedure, you and Dr. Esmailian will discuss these incisions. He will give you his professional recommendation and listen to your questions to ensure that you both agree on an expected outcome.
Once the incision is made, Dr. Esmailian will proceed by reshaping the tissue within your breasts. He may remove some tissue and reduce the size of your areolae if necessary. Additionally, he can move your nipples to a higher position on your breast. It all goes towards ensuring your breasts are perky and natural with minimal loss of volume. Once Dr. Esmailian is satisfied that the breast is reshaped properly, he will close the incisions with sutures designed to minimize scarring. In general, a breast lift generally takes two to three hours.
Dr. Esmailian is committed to providing his patients with the finest breast lift Orange County has available. He does this by listening to your needs and concerns.
BREAST LIFT SURGERY POPULARITY
Although for years the popular conception has been that women who seek breast enhancement via surgical intervention are usually attempting to acquire the breasts they never had, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, another group of women are seeking the assistance of plastic surgeons; women who want to regain the breasts they have lost either because of weight loss, breast feeding/pregnancy, or for genetic reasons.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons states that from 2000 to 2014 the number of women choosing to have a breast lift increased by 75 percent. This is a substantial increase pointing to the fact as mentioned; not only are women in pursuit of larger and fuller breasts with breast implant surgery but there is also a desire to regain the look that a patient once had by have a breast lift.
BREAST LIFT SURGERY IN ORANGE COUNTY WITH DR. ESMAILIAN
Women in Orange County frequently contact Dr. Farbod Esmailian to inquire about the procedures available to correct drooping or sagging breasts. Dr. Esmailian can address several issues with a breast lift. A breast lift is designed to give the breasts a perkier appearance by raising them so they sit higher on the chest; additionally, during a breast lift surgery, the size of the areola can also be reduced. A breast lift will reshape the breast to a more youthful appearance and enhance the fullness in the upper area of the breast.
BREAST LIFT CAN CORRECT SAGGING BREASTS
As time passes, the skin that encases the breast and the ligaments beneath are pulled by gravity. The tissues within the breast have shrunk, which causes the breast to appear deflated with the excess skin remaining; in addition, the nipples (areola) face down, as opposed to facing forward. When Dr. Esmailian performs a breast lift, he moves the breast to a higher, more aesthetically appealing position on the chest, reduces the size of the areola and repositions them on the newly shaped breasts.
LIFESTYLE FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE BREASTS
There are lifestyle factors that can cause the breasts ptosis (drooping) earlier than anticipated. These factors include losing weight, vigorously exercising, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Unfortunately, genetics also plays a big role in the process, as we often we see young women who have not had any of the mentioned issues but still require a breast lift to remove the excess skin and to correct the drooping, ptotic breast.
A BREAST LIFT TO CORRECT ASYMMETRICAL BREASTS
It is not uncommon for women to have one breast that is larger than the other. Although for some women this is not of concern, it causes others to feel self-conscious about the way they look. The breast asymmetry may be a functional issue as well, as most women complain of difficulty with wearing a bra. A breast lift with Orange County Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Esmailian, can address asymmetrical breasts. Following a breast lift, the breasts will appear more youthful, symmetrical and the nipples will face forward. If there is a need to obtain symmetry from a volume aspect, a Breast Reduction or Breast Augmentation with implants can be done on one side to obtain better harmony between the breasts.
REASONS WOMEN IN ORANGE COUNTY CHOOSE TO HAVE A BREAST LIFT
A breast lift is designed to reverse the negative results that the gravitational pull, weight loss, vigorous exercising, pregnancy and breastfeeding have had on the breasts. During a breast lift procedure Dr. Esmailian removes the excess skin, redistributes the breast tissue and repositions the areolae to restore the original projection of the breasts.
AFTER YOUR BREAST LIFT SURGERY
The procedure is performed as an outpatient at a surgery center in Orange County. Depending on if a combination of breast augmentation is performed along with the type of lift, the surgery may last 3 hours. All the sutures are internal and absorbable, obviating the need for removing them. Patients are sent home with a surgical bra which may be removed in 48 hours to shower. In 4 weeks times, full activity may be resumed, including exercise. At 2 months, a regular bra may be worn, while it may be 4 months until the final result is apparent.
COMBINATION OF BREAST LIFT, BREAST AUGMENTATION AND A TUMMY TUCK
Frequently, women choose to have a breast lift in conjunction with a breast augmentation procedure. Dr. Esmailian offers his patients a mommy makeover. A mommy makeover incorporates several procedures into a single surgery, many women choose to have a breast lift, breast augmentation and Tummy Tuck simultaneously.
Dr. Farbod Esmailian is one of the top plastic surgeons in Orange County. He and his staff are dedicated to giving their patients the highest quality of care possible. If you are interested in learning more about the plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures available, contact the office today.
BREAST LIFT VS. BREAST AUGMENTATION
While a breast lift can be coupled with Breast Augmentation, a breast lift without implants is a procedure that is becoming more popular, especially with patients who want to add life to their figure after age or another element has altered it. A sagging chest or a one flattened by weight fluctuations may just need a breast lift without implants, especially if one has the breast size they desire.
A breast augmentation (breast implants) may be able to handle minor sagging, and some people opt to have this procedure done rather than having both or just a lift. A combination breast lift with breast augmentation is typically done when you would like to increase the size of your breasts and to fix moderate to major sagging.
Some are wary of receiving both a breast augmentation and a breast lift, and some will even insist on receiving just a breast augmentation though may have symptoms and desires that a breast lift with implants would be more suitable for. This can be a mistake and might result in a figure that isn’t the ideal you wanted.
When it comes to choosing a plastic surgeon that has the expertise to be able to give you the breasts that you desire, Dr. Esmailian has the credentials, the experience and the education to put your mind at ease. He is here to expertly answer any questions and concerns you may have, and to discuss to option of a breast lift with implants or a breast lift without implants.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION FOR BREAST LIFT SURGERY AT OUR ORANGE COUNTY OFFICE
Dr. Esmailian is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who is an expert in both the breast lift with implants and the breast lift without implants. He is fluent in breast enhancement techniques and will make recommendations based on his experienced, professional opinion. He listens to what you want out of your breast lift surgery, and works with you to see what the correct procedure or procedures are for you to attain your ideal figure. Call us today to set an appointment for your initial consultation.