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Breast Lift in West Hills, CA

What is a Breast Lift?

Mastopexy, or a breast lift, is a body contouring procedure that raises and tightens the breasts by surgically trimming away loose skin and tightening the remaining tissue to produce a more youthful and defined look. This breast surgery is reserved for women who are experiencing breast sagging due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Hwang in West Hills, CA implements the most advanced methods to perform mastopexy, giving you a perkier bust. If you want to learn more about how to address droopy, asymmetrical breasts, reach out to Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery to make an appointment.

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What Are The Benefits?

At our West Hills, CA practice, many patients come to us unhappy with their breast shape after aging, pregnancy, or weight gain and loss. Breast lifts are a wonderful procedure for patients like this, offering them the following benefits:

  • Perkier, younger-looking shape

  • Ability to adjust size

  • Elevation of breast to a more desired position on the chest

  • Feel and look younger again!

Am I A Good Candidate for A Breast Lift?

You may come to Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery wanting breast augmentation using implants; however, after a physical exam, you may discover that breast lift surgery is better. The reason is due to the level of sagging that is shown. Breasts and nipples that point down usually need a lift to correct skin looseness and bring the breasts higher up on the chest wall. If you have nipples that droop downward and your breasts appear stretched, a mastopexy (breast lift) can dramatically help their appearance. If you are contemplating a breast lift, you should be physically healthy and at a healthy weight.

What to Expect from a Breast Lift

A breast lift is performed within about 2 – 4 hours while you are under general anesthesia. The method used for breast lift surgery typically falls within two categories: the inverted-T, known as an anchor technique, and vertical incisions. First, the incision is made, and any loose skin is excised along with breast tissue and fat. The skin left behind is then tightened, and the breasts are elevated so they appear younger and healthy. In most situations, the size of the areola is decreased to be symmetric with the new breast. After the procedure, you will be fitted with a medical compression bra to minimize swelling. Results are most noticeable after a few weeks.

What to Expect After A Breast Lift

The recovery from a breast lift surgery is more lengthy than a breast augmentation. After the procedure, you will be fitted with a support bra to assist with swelling. A thin tube is also inserted near the incision site to help with excess draining that can sometimes occur after a surgical procedure. The post-surgical swelling usually goes away within the first week. Dr. Hwang or a team member will provide detailed, at-home incision care instructions to assist your healing process. Results following a breast lift surgery become evident after a few weeks as the breasts take their new placement on your chest wall. Your breasts will look natural, and you will feel perkier and healthy overall.

Healthier-Looking Breasts

You can have healthy and youthful-looking breasts again with a breast lift. If you are faced with drooping breasts that interfere with your daily activities or prohibit you from wearing the clothing you desire, a breast lift may be the right surgery for you. We invite you to contact Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery in West Hills, CA to schedule your first visit with Dr. Hwang.

Breast Lift FAQS

How much does a breast lift cost? In your initial consultation, Dr. Hwang will pay attention to your wants and aesthetic goals before creating your unique treatment plan. Following that, he can better estimate your price. When done well, a breast lift can significantly enhance your appearance, so it is important to concentrate on having a skilled surgeon with years of training, like Dr. Hwang, rather than prices. To help make cosmetic surgery affordable, Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery will help you find low-interest financing.

Do I need a breast lift or breast implants? Whether you should have a breast lift, implants, or both depends on your specific goals. Oftentimes, a breast lift can improve the shape and fullness of the breasts without implants. Dr. Hwang will evaluate your physical condition and listen to your goals at your consultation, then decide whether you should get implants, a lift, or an augmentation with a lift.

Will my nipples be moved? Typically, the nipple-areola complex will be shifted up during the breast lift. If your areolas are overly large or stretched, Dr. Hwang can include an areola reduction in your surgery. This can be discussed during your consultation so He can decide on the ideal incision pattern and technique to use during your breast lift.

*Indicidual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contains models.

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