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.
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 will listen to his Orange County patients' needs and concerns in order to provide the best breast lift results possible.