The scientific term for a breast lift is mastopexy. The result of this surgical enhancement procedure is the raising and reshaping of sagging breasts. The inevitable aging process plus gravity causes the skin to become less elastic as time passes, which in turn for women can lead to a poor breast shape (lower nipple position and lack of firmness). This procedure has the aim of elevating the breasts and recreating a fuller, perkier appearance. At William Bruno Plastic Surgery near Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and West Hollywood, breast lift surgeries can be carried out alone or together with breast augmentation (implants). There are several different types of breast lifts ranging from a circular incision around the areola to an anchor-type incision that has a vertical and horizontal scar. Dr. Bruno at William Bruno Plastic Surgery will examine your unique anatomy and recommend the ideal breast lift approach to achieve your aesthetic goals.

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Breast Lift Explained


Reasons For Considering A Breast Lift:

  • Minimize the effects of aging and gravity upon the breast.
  • Reshape breasts which have lost their firmness due to pregnancy and breast-feeding.
  • Elevate the nipple /areola position.
  • Improve the shape of breasts after rapid weight loss.

General Procedure

The typical duration of a breast lift surgery ranges between one hour and a half and three hours. As in the case of breast augmentations, there are several different ways to perform a breast lift. Patients with relatively small breasts and minimal sagging may require a circular (periareolar) incision which removes a small amount of skin to elevate the nipple/areoa. If a patient needs to have some more skin removed, then a vertical incision may be needed which extends from the areola down to the breast crease. This allows for better reshaping of the breast and provides more of a lift. The most involved type of breast lift in Beverly Hills is similar to the vertical lift described above but also has a horizontal scar in the breast crease, which allows for the most skin removal in certain cases.

Dr. Bruno will review your particular health profile and recommend the most appropriate procedure for you. If the patient has chosen to combine the breast lift process with an augmentation, the implant will be inserted in a pocket situated below the breast tissue or behind the pectoral muscle.

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*Individual results may vary

Recovery Process

A surgical bra is worn after the surgery for about four weeks. Most often the stitches are absorbable and do not need to be removed. Most patients can return to work after about three days. There is very minimal bruising with this type of procedure-most visible signs of bruising resolve in one week.

Feel free to ask Dr. Bruno more details about the recovery process from a breast lift anytime during your consultation. William Bruno Plastic Surgery is conveniently located near Bevery Hills, Hollywood, and West Hollywood, making the consultation process easier for you. Contact us online to schedule your breast lift consultation today.