“The main procedure I feel really good about is the breast lift. After having two children I feel good about the way I look, the way I fit into clothing, and I loved the fact that Dr. Youssef knew implants weren’t an option for my situation.”
- T. Valenti
A lot of the time women are satisfied with the size of their breasts but wish they were perkier. If this sounds like you, a breast lift performed by Los Angeles area cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mark Youssef can improve your breast appearance in a natural, subtle way. Also, women who desire a fuller breast appearance may be candidates for a combination procedure with a breast augmentation. Dr. Youssef's goal with breast lift surgery is to give you natural results that enhance your look.
When you meet with Dr. Youssef for a consultation, he carefully considers what will be the best option for you. He is committed to helping you achieve results you’ll love.
At YOUnique Cosmetic Surgery, we offer different options to improve the appearance of sagging breasts. Usually, patients who have lost excessive weight, who have been pregnant, and have breastfed experience sagging breasts. With a breast lift, the breasts are reshaped and lifted.
At our practice, Dr. Youssef typically combines breast lift surgery with a breast augmentation. Sometimes, when the breasts are lifted they may appear smaller due to the type of lift performed. By combining the procedure with a breast augmentation, patients can achieve a full and perky breast shape. During your consultation with Dr. Youssef, he will guide you as to which procedure or procedures will help you attain the results you want. Because no two patients are the same, Dr. Youssef creates an individual treatment plan that is unique to you.
Dr. Youssef can perform breast lift surgery using 3 various methods. The first is what is referred to as a donut lift, which is best for patients with small breasts or who have minor sagging. Also known as a periareolar lift, the donut lift involves removing a circular shape from the areola, allowing lifting of the areola and nipple.
The second breast lift method is the lollipop lift, or vertical lift, which is best for patients who experience major sagging. This procedure includes an incision around the areola and a vertical incision at the bottom of the breast.
The third technique is an inverted T lift, or anchor lift. This procedure is recommended for patients that need a lot of excess skin removed (e.g. massive weight loss). During this particular method, Dr. Youssef will remove the skin around the areola and bottom part of the breast, resulting in an upside down T connected to the circular incision around the colored skin surrounding the nipple.
Typically the procedure takes about 2 to 4 hours, depending on how much lifting is necessary.
For those who have had a breast lift at our Santa Monica practice, patients are required to wear a supportive bra afterward. Should there be any post-operative pain, Dr. Youssef recommends taking approved pain medication. Swelling and bruising should subside within a week, so long as the supportive bra is worn. Recovery time is usually about a week, and most patients are back to work within 3 to 5 days.