What is a Breast Lift?
Breast lift surgery is a body contouring treatment that lifts and reshapes the breasts by trimming away excess skin and tightening leftover tissue for a firmer, younger appearance. This cosmetic breast lift surgery is offered to women who have lost breast firmness, size, and are experiencing breast droopiness due to breastfeeding, weight loss, aging, or gravity. Huge advancements in breast lift surgery have made this cosmetic surgery so successful that new stats from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveal around a 70% increase in demand since 2000. Dr. Michael Hakimi, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, CA, offers this surgery at Hakimi Plastic Surgery. By implementing the latest methods, Dr. Hakimi can decide on the appropriate technique based upon the level of sag present in addition to his patients' desired outcome.
Breast Lift Reviews
"Dr Hakimi was answered all of my questions about a Mommy makeover very carefully and in detail. He performed my breast lift and augmentation as well as a tummy tuck and the scars are healing so well I am very pleased with the results. His bedside manners are excellent he would answer my calls even very late at night if I was worried about healing properly or if the drain was working good."- H. / Healthgrades / Feb 16, 2020
"I went in for a consultation in October 2022 wanting a inner thigh lift, breast lift, and liposuction on my outer thighs. I talked to the doctor he explained everything in great detail to the point I started second guessing my decision on the inner thigh lift but then I decided to just do it. When I tell you after just 6weeks in I’m so happy with my results and my decision. He did such an awesome job and made me feel comfortable through the entire process. The office staff have also been wonderful to work with so I just wanna say thanks so much I’m eternally grateful and would highly recommend Dr. Hakimi plastic sx."- J.W. / Google / Jan 24, 2023
"I am 2 weeks post op Breast augmentation with mastopexy and i could not be happier with my results. Dr. Hakimi and his staff are very friendly and personable. There was never a moment where i felt awkward or uncomfortable. Dr. Hakimi really takes his time with you to understand what look you are going for while also being honest and realistic . He knows exactly what size and shape would look best for your body type. Going into surgery i was very nervous but Dr. Hakimi and the staff make you feel at ease and more excited than nervous. Amazing bedside manners. Throughout my healing process Dr. Hakimi Has checked in with me regularly to make sure i’m ok and to answer any questions i might have. Thank you Dr. Hakimi for turning my perfect vision into REALITY!"- M.C. / Google / Sep 02, 2020
Can I Get a Breast Lift?
As women age, many feel the desire to have cosmetic enhancements made to their breasts. This can often provide a more youthful appearance and an increase in confidence. You may vwant breast augmentation using implants, but after a private assessment, you may realize that a breast lift is a better option. Breasts that point downward usually need a breast lift to correct skin irregularities and lift the breasts higher up on the chest wall. If you have nipples that droop downward and your breasts sag significantly below the crease line, a surgical lift can dramatically help their appearance. If you are considering a breast lift, you should be physically healthy and at a healthy weight. If you are in the Newport Beach, or Beverly Hills, CA, call Dr. Hakimi to schedule your consultation today.
How is A Breast Lift Performed?
A breast lift is performed using general anesthesia. The timeframe of this treatment depends on the nature of your breast size and sagging but usually takes two hours or more. The method used for cosmetic breast lift surgery generally falls within three categories based on the location and type of the incision — the anchor technique (inverted-T,) the straight line vertical incision (lollipops) or Binelli (donut) lift. Once the incision is made, any wrinkly and loose skin is removed along with breast tissue and fat that is not wanted. The remaining skin is then tightened, and the breasts are positioned higher and lifted so they appear 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. After the procedure, you will be fitted with a medical compression bra to assist with swelling. The post-surgical swelling will decrease within a few days. Aesthetic results following a breast lift appear after a few weeks as your newly shaped breasts take their higher placement on your chest. If size is also a concern, breast implants can be done at the same time or a later date. Your breasts will look and feel natural, and you will feel perkier and healthy overall. With good care following surgery, your breast lift results can last for several years.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a breast lift cost?
As you and Dr. Hakimi discuss your goals and create your unique treatment plan, and the office will estimate your price. When done well, a breast lift can significantly enhance your appearance so it's important to focus more on having an experienced surgeon with years of training, like Dr. Hakimi, over price. However, to help make surgery more affordable, our office can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should get a breast lift, implants, or both will depend on your anatomy and desired outcomes. In many patients, a breast lift can improve the form and fullness of the breasts without implants. Dr. Hakimi will assess your physical condition and also listen to your goals at your consultation, then decide whether you would benefit from a lift, implants, or an augmentation with a lift. We offer both augmentations and lifts in our office.
Breast lifts have changed the lives of countless Beverly Hills, CA women. If you suffer from sagging breasts that get in the way of your daily activities or prevent you from wearing certain clothing, a breast lift at Dr. Hakimi's office may be the right surgery for you. When you have your first meeting, Dr. Hakimi will perform an exam, as well as discuss your aesthetic goals and establish a customized surgical plan to help transform your breasts. We invite you to contact us and speak to our patient coordinator to schedule a consultation.
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