When you think of aging skin, the first thing that comes to mind is typically the face. However, women with larger breasts know that the aging process often has a harsher toll on the girls, with sagging beginning as early as 20.
When you do have a large chest that begins to sag, everything starts to feel heavier: bra straps leave marks in your shoulders, your weight hinges forward and affects the health of your upper back and your confidence suffers as the way you look changes. A breast lift (mastopexy) can help to reverse the signs of aging skin in the chest and give you back the perkiness you have been missing!
If you do not wish to change the size of your breasts but are looking for a “pick-me-up”, a breast lift might be the perfect procedure for you. Beautiful Breasts of Orange County, located in Newport Beach, is committed to providing Southern California locals with affordable breast procedures at the highest quality, with board certified plastic surgeons.
A breast lift is best for women who are pleased with the size of their breasts but may be suffering from skin laxity and back conditions and are looking for a way to regain the body of their youth.
You can properly prepare for a breast lift procedure by keeping yourself in good overall health to improve the recovery and healing process. Your surgeon will discuss with you in detail the surgical process, after care and any risks you may be facing because of other health conditions.
Breast lifts have very little risk involved with healthy patients, but maintaining your well being is vital in a smooth recovery. We always recommend you quit smoking before any major procedure. Breast lifts are safe to perform on patients of any age, as long as breasts are fully developed. This surgery does not affect breast-feeding and can be done before or after pregnancy.
The Surgery Process
The exact details of your breast lift procedure may vary depending on the size and shape of your natural breasts, quality and elasticity of your skin, amount of extra skin, size of your areolas and the degree of sagging you are experiencing.
After appropriate anesthetic has been administered, your surgeon will begin your surgery with an incision. Depending on your conditions and goals for results, the incision will vary, but in most cases it is made around the circumference of your areola. Additional incisions may be needed, stemming from the original access point.
After incisions, your surgeon will reposition the breast tissue, resize the areola (if needed) and extra skin is removed to tighten and firm the area. Your incisions will then be sealed, yielding very minor scarring because of their position near the darker skin of the areola. You will, after a short recovery, be able to enjoy a silhouette that not only looks younger, but is also much less painful!
Recovery time for a breast lift will depend on your own health and the rest you allow yourself. Be nice to your body, and be sure to prepare ahead of time for any help you might need during your healing.
A day or two after your procedure, you will need to come back for a follow-up appointment so your surgeon can remove bandages and assess your immediate progress. Stitches will be removed within 2-3 weeks, but we recommend you avoid strenuous activity for 4-6 weeks, or until swelling and soreness have subsided.
You will not see accurate results of your procedure immediately. Your breasts will be lifted, but it takes several weeks for your swelling to go down and for the area to heal. Be patient with your recovery and you will be enjoying your beautiful breasts in no time!
Benefits of a Breast Lift
A breast lift can give a fresh perspective and boost of confidence to women of all ages suffering from the affects of heavy, hanging breasts. Some of the common benefits our patients experience after this procedure include:
- Confidence and the ability to dress with more versatility and personality
- Relief from back pain
- Improvements in posture and balance
- Continued ability to breast feed and safe for all women whose breasts have fully developed
- Regained shape and symmetry of breasts
Contact Us Today!
If you are suffering from skin laxity in your chest or are seeking a solution to asymmetrical breasts, we can help! Whether you are a new mother trying to restore your pre-baby perk or a young woman who is self conscious about the weight you seem to carry in that area, Beautiful Breasts of Orange County can give you the breasts of your dreams from the best plastic surgeons in Southern California. For more information or to book your breast lift consultation in Newport Beach, Orange County, call us today at (949) 565-2114.