Will A Breast Lift Firm Up My Soft Breasts?
As one of the most in-demand cosmetic procedures year after year, breast lift surgery has changed the lives – and bodies – of countless women across the world. While the enhancements that can be made with breast lift surgery are certainly exceptional, it is important for patients to have realistic expectations for their procedure and understand what breast lift can and can’t do. If you are considering breast lift surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, use this helpful information from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi to find out what results may be possible for you and how your breasts may look and feel after surgery.
What is mastopexy?
More commonly known as breast lift surgery, mastopexy is a widely popular cosmetic procedure that aims to reshape and reposition the breasts for a more natural, youthful, appealing look. To accomplish this, excess or stretched-out skin is removed, and the remaining skin is pulled tight to “lift” the underlying breast tissue to a higher point on the chest wall. In many cases, the nipple-areola complex is also repositioned during breast lift surgery. Ideal candidates for breast lift surgery include women with the following concerns, which often result from pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or aging:
- Downward-pointing nipples
- Deflated breasts
- Sagging breasts
- Droopy breasts
- Long, “empty” breasts
- Stretched-out breast tissue
Does breast lift make your breasts smaller?
Breast lift surgery primarily aims to restore a more youthful, perkier contour and is not designed to change the volume of the breast itself. Some women may experience a change in their bra size after breast lift due to the amount of excess skin that was removed as well as their new breast shape, but the amount of glandular breast tissue itself will not change. Patients who desire an increase or decrease in breast volume may be better suited to either breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery.
Will my breasts feel firmer after breast lift?
While breast lift surgery can certainly make the breasts appear perkier, patients should understand that the breasts may not necessarily feel firmer than they did before breast lift. Many women do report a somewhat firmer or more youthful feel to the breasts as a result of trimming loose skin and tightening the remaining skin for a more compact shape. Again, though, the breast tissue itself is not altered during breast lift surgery.
For women who want firmer, harder, larger, or more defined breasts, the most fitting option may be breast augmentation with implants. During breast augmentation, Dr. Hakimi places either saline or silicone gel implants to increase breast size and fill out the breast pocket, which typically results in fuller, firmer-feeling breasts.
Can I get breast lift and breast implants at the same time?
Yes! Patients who hope to achieve firmer, larger, and more youthful-looking breasts often benefit most by a combination of breast augmentation with lift, which involves placing breast implants as well as removing loose skin and raising the breasts. During your initial consultation for breast enhancement surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Hakimi will take ample time to evaluate your concerns, discuss your ideal outcome, and explain all of your available options. Based on this information, Dr. Hakimi will custom-tailor a breast surgery plan that best meets your needs and goals.
Look and feel like your younger, sexier self once again with cosmetic breast surgery in Beverly Hills, CA
Whether you want to enlarge your naturally small breasts, restore perkier breasts after having kids, or reverse the side effects of aging and weight loss, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi can help. With the most cutting-edge techniques and technologies available, the possibilities of breast enhancement surgery are more exciting than ever. To learn more about how breast augmentation, breast lift, or another procedure can help you feel more feminine and confident than ever before, call to schedule your private consultation or virtual appointment with Dr. Hakimi in Beverly Hills today!