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.
What are the benefits of a breast lift?
There are many benefits to a breast lift, including:
- More youthful, lifted breasts
- Repositioning of the areolas to fit your new breasts
- Reduction of skin irritation due to sagging breasts
- Improved breast firmness
- Long-lasting results
- Customized procedure options
Breast Lift Reviews
"50-year-old, just wanted breasts back in the same spot they used to be when I was much younger - I'm a 50-year-old female that had breasts that hung a little lower than they used to. LOLI sought out Dr. Timothy Katzen for a breast lift since I was happy with my size, I didn't care to have them larger, I just wanted them back in the same spot they used to be when I was much younger. Dr. Katzen just has this personality you can't help but love. He's easy to converse with, tentative, really nice, and overall such a great person. Dr. Katzen performed the breast lift and they are exactly how I hoped it would turn out. I'm so happy with my surgery and experience with Dr. Katzen."- T. / RealSelf / Apr 14, 2022
"Lucky to be one of his patients - this doctor is a genius - You know you've hit the jackpot when you've discovered Dr. Katzen. For those of you who are lucky enough to be his patient, you know exactly what I am talking about. This man is a genius! He's so good at performing surgeries, I had an arm lift and breast lift. His demeanor is so kind, smart, genuine, and overall an amazing human being. He's done so much charity work for organizations that need him. If you are looking for an amazing plastic surgeon, go check Dr. Timothy Katzen out."- Z. / RealSelf / May 10, 2022
"The doctor and team made me feel so safe, comfortable and welcomed - I had a breast lift in 2021 with Dr. Katzen. Dr. Katzen and his team made me feel so safe, comfortable and welcomed. I always felt bad when I would call the office with so many questions, but they were always so nice and accomodating. I can see why Dr. Katzen's staff loves working with him, he's so nice and friendly to everyone."- M. / RealSelf / May 25, 2022
"Dr. Katzen is a well known plastic surgeon in the bariatric community. He specializes in 360 lower body lifts, I knew this was what I wanted so I reached out. I had 3 other consultations with surgeons here in the US and Mexico. Dr. Katzen was the only one who didn’t recommend a FDL. He got me the result I wanted without cutting me vertically. The muscle repair was super important to me too. Dr. Katzen is thorough and you won’t waste money going to him. You’ll be pleased with his work. I got a 360 LBL and breast lift with augmentation. If I get a thigh reduction I’ll go to him as a repeat patient."- D.A. / Google / Jul 19, 2022
"I healed really well with excellent results - My sister and I both had gastric bypass surgery a while back. She started her reconstructive surgeries before me. She had a body lift, thigh lift, torsoplasty, arm lift, and breast lift with Dr. Timothy Katzen. I accompanied her to every appointment because I knew one day I would need a surgeon to reconstruct my body as well. I ended up having the same surgeries as my sister. We both healed really well with excellent results. There is no one we would trust our bodies to. Dr. Katzen is beyond amazing at what he does."- C.M. / RealSelf / Sep 29, 2022
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 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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