what is a breast lift?
Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, is a body contouring treatment that lifts and reshapes the breasts by reducing excess skin and pulling tight the healthy tissue to create a more youthful and healthier look. This body reshaping surgery is performed for women who have lost breast fullness and shape and who are experiencing breast drooping due to weight loss, pregnancy, or aging. Outstanding advancements in breast lift surgery have made this procedure so effective that new stats released by the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) show nearly a 70% increase in demand since 2000.
Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz, an internationally-renowned plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, CA, offers this surgery at his Beverly Hills practice. By utilizing the most advanced methods, Dr. Schwartz can decide on the proper technique based upon the level of sag present in addition to achieving the desired result.
What Are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?
Breast lift surgery is a fantastic option for those looking to restore a full, voluminous appearance to their bust. A specialized mastopexy surgery administered by Dr. Schwartz at his Beverly Hills, CA facility includes the following benefits:
- Reducing drooping and sagging
- Improving breast firmness and fullness
- Firming skin for a smoother look
- Repairing breast asymmetry
- A more youthful look in the chest
- Adjusting the areolas and better nipple positioning
- Lessening irritation under the breasts
Breast Lift Reviews
"Highly recommend Dr. Schwartz and his supportive, attentive staff. I had a breast reduction on Monday and was back to work on Thursday. Zero complications, totally happy. Thank you so much Dr. Schwartz!"- V.S. / Google / Nov 22, 2020
"Dr Schwartz is fantastic! He has the kindest bedside manner, as he is is patient, making sure to explain everything and answer all my questions. I felt extremely comfortable with him the entire time (despite the fact that I am usually very shy, especially with my body). My priority is to keep things natural and Dr Schwartz was on the same page. He has incredible skill. I could not be happier with my result!"- R.L. / Google / Feb 07, 2019
"Que me ayudo con mi problema del dedo excelente trabajo y lo recomiendo es un buen cirujano"- M.M. / Facebook / Feb 02, 2021
"I could not be happier with my results. Dr Schwartz and his staff are amazing. The best of the best!"- H.S. / Google / Feb 09, 2021
"I am loving my results and I have never been happier in my entire life. Dr Schwartz and his entire staff are friendly, welcoming and top notch professionals. Highly recommended - definitely the best of the best! ❤️"- H.S. / Facebook / Feb 11, 2021
Am I a candidate for a breast lift?
You may visit our Beverly Hills, CA practice believing you are a candidate for breast augmentation using implants; however, after a physical exam, you may discover that a breast lift is better. This may be due to the level of breast sagging that is present. Breasts that point downward in most cases need skin removal and tightening surgery to reduce skin looseness and raise the breasts higher up on the chest wall. If you have nipples that droop downward and your breasts look elongated, a breast lift can improve their appearance. If you are contemplating a breast lift, you need to be physically healthy and at a good weight.
what is the signature breast lift?
Clients that would benefit from a signature breast lift are healthy women that have finished breastfeeding and would like an improvement in their breast shape and appearance. A signature breast lift can not only elevate your breasts to a more attractive position on your chest, but many clients are pleased to notice that they also fit better in clothing and swimwear and have a restored sense of self-confidence after the procedure. Depending on your individual needs, a signature breast lift can also be performed with other breast surgeries such as breast augmentation or breast reduction.
how is a breast lift performed?
There are several methods that Dr. Schwartz may use to lift your breasts.
The Periareolar Lift
Dr. Schwartz performs this if the amount of lift and repositioning of the areola is not a lot. It is more commonly performed with a breast implant known as augmentation mastopexy. The advantage of this type of lift is that the incision scar is nicely hidden within the darker contours of the areola complex.
The Vertical Lift
Also known as a "Lollipop" lift since the incision goes around the areola and then extends down the front of the breast to the breast crease, resembling the shape of a lollipop. With this type of lift, Dr. Schwartz can re-contour the breast tissue while improving the placement of the nipple. The result is a more youthful, perkier shape.
The Wise Pattern Lift
The wise pattern lift is also described as an "Inverted T" or an "Anchor" lift. This lift utilizes an incision that goes around the areola, down the front of the breast, and across the bottom near the crease. Dr. Schwartz places the underneath incision a little bit in front of the crease so that it does not interfere with wearing underwire bras. If breast ptosis (sagging) is severe and the nipples hang quite low, then this is the best approach to creating a lifted, youthful breast.
what is lipolift® for breast lifting?
Clients with drooping or sagging breasts may benefit from Dr. Schwartz's own signature LipoLift® procedure to restore the positioning of the breasts to create a more youthful shape and appearance. During your private consultation, Dr. Schwartz will examine your breasts and listen to your goals to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
Breast Lift FAQ
What are Motiva implants?
Available in two styles and two textures (Motiva Round™ and Motiva Ergonomix™), Motiva Implants® is a cutting-edge alternative for women undergoing a breast lift with augmentation. By combining elastic and soft gels, Motiva Implants provide a more natural-feeling breast that moves with normal fluidity and maintains a soft feel. An added benefit is that Motiva implant placement allows for a gentler placement, which can lead to a faster, more comfortable recovery and a better overall experience. Dr. Schwartz currently only offers Motiva Implants at his Dubai location, but as Motiva becomes FDA approved in the United States, he looks forward to offering it to Beverly Hills, CA patients as well.
Should I get a breast lift or breast implants?
While implants may add volume to deflated breasts, a breast augmentation cannot correct breast sagging or skin laxity. A breast lift is the only procedure where excess skin is removed, and the breasts are repositioned higher on the chest wall. If a lack of volume is a concern for you, a breast augmentation may be part of the overall treatment plan you decide on during your initial consultation with Dr. Schwartz.
Will my nipples be moved?
The placement of your nipples has a big impact on your breasts' appearance. Not only will the nipple-areola complex be repositioned to a higher position during your breast lift, but stretched out or enlarged areolas can also be reduced during your procedure, helping to create a better proportioned and more natural-looking result.
Will I have scars after a breast lift?
Dr. Schwartz employs his own technique known as Schwartz Scar Secure™. Scars are an unavoidable part of breast lift surgery, but Dr. Schwartz uses the knowledge gained from FDA clinical trials on breast scarring as well as his own patient satisfaction by relieving tension on the incisions. All of this is part of any surgery Dr. Schwartz performs.
Can I have a breast reduction?
If you have overly large, disproportional breasts that sit very low on your chest or stomach, then a signature breast lift and breast reduction may be performed at the same time. Dr. Schwartz will also discuss the possibility of performing his very own LipoLift® procedure.
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how long is recovery after a breast lift?
With Dr. Schwartz's trademarked Schwartz Rapid Recuperation™ protocol, most clients are out to dinner the next evening after surgery. Over 90% of clients undergoing this procedure only take ibuprofen or Tylenol and can return to work in a few days.
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Get Perkier, Younger-Looking Breasts
Breast lift surgery has altered the lives of countless Beverly Hills, CA, women of all ages. If you experience drooping breasts that interfere with your daily activities or prevent you from wearing certain clothing, a mastopexy at the practice of world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz FACS may be the answer to your problems. When you have your initial meeting, a thorough physical exam will be given by Dr. Schwartz, and your aesthetic concerns and goals will be discussed. He will customize a tailored surgical plan to help transform your breasts for a rejuvenated and improved look. We invite you to contact our Beverly Hills, CA, office today and learn more about how to begin your journey to achieving the confidence and look you want.
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