About Breast Lift Surgery
Mastopexy (known as a breast lift) is a cosmetic treatment that lifts and reshapes the breasts by trimming away excess skin and surgically tightening the surrounding tissue to produce a firmer, younger appearance. This body contouring surgery is performed for women who have lost breast firmness, size, and shape and who have breast drooping due to breastfeeding, weight loss, aging, or gravity. Outstanding advancements in breast lift surgery have made this surgical procedure so effective and successful that new stats by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show nearly a 70% increase in demand since 2000. Dr. Timothy Katzen, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, CA, offers this procedure at his office in Beverly Hills, CA. By integrating the latest methods, Dr. Katzen can determine the appropriate technique based upon your level of sag and ultimate goals.
You may visit J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills desiring fuller breasts with the use of breast implants; however, after a physical exam, you may discover that a breast lift is a better choice. The reason for this is due to the amount of sagging present. Breasts that have lost elasticity, in most cases, require a skin removal and tightening surgery to correct skin irregularities and bring the breasts to a higher, more natural position. If your nipples point downward and your breasts sag significantly below the crease line, a cosmetic lift can improve their appearance and enhance the way you feel about your feminine figure. If you are considering a breast lift, you should be physically healthy and at a good weight.
Breast Lift Reviews
"Total body transformation with dr. Katzen, the best surgeon ever! - After losing 134 pounds from the gastric sleeve, my body looked like a total mess. I'm only 42 but the wrinkles and saggy skin made me look and feel like I was in my 90's. My first surgery with Dr. Katzen was a 360 circumferential body lift where he transformed me beyond my wildest dreams. I came back to Dr. Katzen for additional surgeries..... medial thigh lift, then arm lift, torsoplasty, and breast lift and augmentation. I am so pleased with how I look now. Not only do I look normal, but I also look better than I ever have my entire life. THANK YOU DR. KATZEN!!!"- B. / RealSelf / Dec 18, 2019
"Perkier and larger breasts after breast augmentation and breast lift - Having a silicone breast augmentation and breast lift was one of the most rewarding things I've done for myself. I always put everyone first but this year was my year, I turned 45 and it was time to treat myself. I am so very happy with my new perkier and larger breasts. Everyone compliments how great I look and I feel amazing."- C.F. / RealSelf / Aug 18, 2019
"Entrusted Dr. Katzen with All my Surgeries. - I dealt with body image issues more so after my massive weight loss than when I was obese. All the saggy excess skin made me look and feel OLD. Even my face aged by at least 15-20 years. I had many surgeries with Dr. Katzen: body lift, mons reduction, arm lift, breast lift and aug, thigh lift and torsoplasty. My most recent surgery was a facelift and neck lift. It was also the most noticeable and gratifying surgery of them all. I always felt I was able to hide my body under my clothes but there was no hiding my face. I feel a complete transformation. Dr. Katzen played every part in reconstructing my body and I love every part of it."- L.M. / RealSelf / May 18, 2019
"Got Rid of All my Padded Bras, No Need for Them Anymore. - I’m middle-aged and my expectations of my breasts shouldn’t be so low. I have two grown kids and it was time I took care of me. For years, I padded my bras but it was getting beyond what padded bras can do. I had a breast augmentation and a breast lift with Dr. Katzen. Not only did he restore my breasts, but he also restored my self-image and confidence. I chose silicone implants for a more natural look and feel and I am glad I did. I threw away all my padded bras and restocked some new pretty bras. It felt good."- B.S. / RealSelf / May 18, 2019
"Well Cared for by Dr. Katzen and His Team. - I just had a breast lift with Dr. JT Katzen. He’s delightful to be around and did a great job with my breasts. I was happy with the size of my breasts, just needed a lift to get them back to the right position. I can tell, Dr. JT Katzen and his team at the surgery center have been working together for a while. They all knew exactly what to do and provided such good care to me. I loved how well treated I was by everyone."- N. / RealSelf / May 18, 2019
Breast lift surgery takes usually 2 – 4 hours and is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia or IV sedation. Some breasts may only require a small lift while others with more intense degrees of sagging will require a more extensive breast lift. The method used for a breast lift will depend on your level of sagging present, but the techniques Dr. Katzen most often employs are the crescent, the vertical, the periareolar, or the anchor lift. Of these, the anchor technique (inverted-T) and the vertical incisions are the most utilized methods. An incision will be made first, and then any wrinkly and loose skin is excised along with breast tissue and fat that is not wanted. The skin is then pulled tight and the breasts are positioned higher and lifted so they look healthy and younger. In many cases, the size and shape of the areola are reconstructed and reduced to match the new placement and shape of the breast.
What To Expect
Recovery from breast lift procedure is more lengthy than surgery with implants only. After your surgery, you will be fitted with a support bra to minimize swelling. A thin tube will also be placed near the location of the incision to assist with excess fluid leakage that can sometimes occur after a surgery of this nature. The post-surgical swelling usually goes away within 3 – 5 days. Dr. Katzen or a member of his team will provide in-depth, at-home incision care instructions to help with your healing process. Results following a breast lift surgery are most noticeable after several months as your newly shaped breasts take their new position on your bustline. The breasts will feel and appear natural, and you will feel younger, more feminine, and in sync with your enhanced frame.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should get a breast lift, implants, or both will depend on your specific needs and goals. In many patients, a breast lift can improve the shape and fullness of the breasts without implants. Dr. Katzen will assess your physical condition and listen to your goals in your consultation, then decide whether you should get a lift, implants, or a breast augmentation with a lift.
Will my nipples be moved?
Generally, the nipple-areola complex will be shifted upward during the breast lift. If your areolas are overly large or stretched, Dr. Katzen can include an areola reduction during your surgery. This will be discussed during your consultation so he can determine the best incision pattern and technique to use for your breast lift.
How long will my results last?
With proper care after surgery, your results should last for many years. Your breasts will continue to age normally so you may begin to see sagging and loose skin occur again over time. Factors, like significant weight gain or loss, can also alter your results so it's best to maintain a stable weight after your breast lift. Pregnancy or breastfeeding after a breast lift can also affect your outcomes, which is why Dr. Katzen advises patients to wait until they are done having children to receive a breast lift.
Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?
A lift can improve asymmetry in your breasts if they are different in size, firmness, or degree of sagging. Dr. Katzen will assess the appearance and condition of your breasts during your consultation and discuss how a lift can help you. During your lift surgery, he will shape the tissue so your breasts are equal in size and position for ideal symmetry.
The stunning results yielded from surgical breast lifts have positively transformed the lives of numerous Beverly Hills, CA women. If you are troubled by hanging, sagging breasts that get in the way of everyday activities or stop you from sporting the clothes you like, then receiving a breast lift at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills may be the solution for you. At your one-on-one consultation, a thorough breast assessment will be performed by Dr. Katzen, and your desired outcome will be discussed. We will provide a tailored treatment plan to help transform your breasts. We encourage you to contact our Beverly Hills, CA office and schedule a consultation.
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