Do you ever look in the mirror and notice that your breasts have started to sag? Maybe you’ve gone through pregnancy and childbirth. Perhaps breastfeeding, weight loss, or aging have caused your breasts to droop.
No matter what the reason is for your sagging breasts, a mastopexy procedure can fix them. If you want lifted, perky breasts again, consider getting a breast lift.
During a mastopexy, we remove excess tissue and skin to tighten and lift your breasts. This procedure is most commonly known as a breast lift. Firm, perky breasts are a sign of youth, and many women want to restore such an appearance to their chests. Mastopexy can help do just that.
Our skilled surgeon, Dr. Yu, uses various techniques to perform breast lifts. Depending on your desired size, shape, and overall breast aesthetic, you could need different types of incisions.
During the procedure, Dr. Yu adjusts the skin around your breasts and moves your nipple upward to give your breasts a perkier appearance. Dr. Yu can also use liposuction to reduce fat in your breasts. Breast lifts increase the elasticity of your breast skin as well.
In some cases, excess breast tissue and skin have to be removed. This happens often with patients who have lost a lot of weight or have breastfed their babies. Sagging breasts are no problem for Dr. Yu. He employs surgical techniques to make sure you’re happy with your natural-looking mastopexy results.
Breast Lift Consultation
New patients meet with Dr. Yu for a consultation before their breast lift surgeries. This allows Dr. Yu to make a plan for your mastopexy using the best breast lift techniques. He will evaluate the size and shape of your breasts so he knows how to approach the surgery. You’ll also discuss your desired aesthetic and any additional procedures.
Many patients combine breast augmentation with the mastopexy procedure. Breast augmentation involves implants to increase the size and roundness of your breasts. If you’re unhappy with your sagging breasts and want to add volume, breast augmentation is another popular procedure.
Dr. Yu can perform both at the same time when you go in for your breast lift.
How to Prepare for a Breast Lift
Before your surgery, Dr. Yu will instruct you on how to best care for your body. Certain lifestyle habits can make your surgery more or less successful. You should be in good general health before undergoing any type of cosmetic surgery.
You should stop smoking for at least a few weeks prior to your breast lift procedure. We recommend following a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise to improve your general health. In addition, practicing good nutrition helps your body heal faster after surgery.
You should limit your alcohol intake in the weeks leading up to your breast lift surgery. Alcohol can have detrimental effects on your overall health. It’s best to keep your body free of any extra stress before your procedure, and alcohol can put a strain on your system.
Breast Lift Recovery
You should arrange for help with household tasks and childcare after your surgery. Since you go under general anesthesia for the mastopexy procedure, you will need someone to drive you home. Most patients need at least 24 hours of assistance once they get home after surgery.
We recommend scheduling at least one week off from work after your surgery. Your body needs time to heal and recover. You should plan on resting for most of the week following the procedure. Many patients sleep a lot during the recovery period.
Avoid lifting heavy objects for a few weeks until you come back for a follow-up appointment with Dr. Yu. He will check on your healing progress and let you know what your restrictions are after surgery. Try not to put strain on or near your chest area during recovery.
It can take 6 to 12 weeks to see your final breast lift results. Your breasts take time to settle into their new shape. After this time window, you will notice that you have perkier, more lifted breasts.
Sometimes breast lifts are combined with breast implants to increase the size of patients’ breasts. Whether you get a breast lift alone or with augmentation, your results will look natural. Dr. Yu specializes in producing natural-looking results to give you the optimal appearance you want.
One of the advantages of getting a breast lift is that your chest naturally looks more youthful and lifted. People won’t necessarily know that you’ve had a procedure done unless you tell them. Having kids, breastfeeding, losing a lot of weight, and aging don’t have to diminish the appearance and feel of your breasts.
Your results will be noticeable without giving away the fact that you have had a procedure done. You can enjoy wearing swimsuit tops again with your new and improved breasts as you hit the beach in the California sun.
Mastopexy at Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa
If you want to lift and enhance your breasts, come to Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa. Dr. Yu is an experienced surgeon who has been performing mastopexy procedures for decades. He has perfected his own technique for reshaping and firming breasts.
We welcome new patients to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yu. Our office is located in the Arcadia, CA, area.
You can enjoy fun in the sun without worrying about sagging breasts. Keep your chest area youthful and firm with our breast lift procedure. Schedule an initial consultation for your mastopexy today.