Gravity, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and hormonal changes can all take a toll on a woman's breasts, causing them to droop and sag. Women seeking breast lift in Orange County trust Dr. Andrew Smith for beautiful, natural results and restored body confidence. Dr. Smith understands how important a woman's breasts are to her sense of attractiveness, and he has earned a reputation for the beautiful breast lift results he creates.
If you are interested in breast lift in Orange County, the best way to learn about your unique options for breast enhancement is to request a FREE surgical consultation with Dr. Smith. You can also all our Irvine and Corona plastic surgery offices at (949) 653-7000.
Breast lift, also called mastopexy, is a procedure that lifts and reshapes breasts that have lost their youthful shape and position, typically due to pregnancy, heredity, or aging. Most breast lift candidates have:
If a patient displays only a moderate degree of sagging, Dr. Smith may be able to address this by adding volume with breast implants. However, in most cases of sagging, breast lift surgery is the best option, with many women opting to add breast augmentation for increased volume.
Dr. Smith performs mastopexy as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia. The most common incision pattern is an "anchor" shape, with an incision encircling the areola, one descending vertically from the areola, and a small incision under the breast in the crease. In some cases, more limited incision patterns may be used.
Through these incisions, Dr. Smith elevates and reshapes the breasts and creates a more youthful looking nipple-areolar complex. Most sutures that are used are dissolvable and a light dressing will be placed after surgery is completed.
You will be sent home wearing a comfortable surgical bra. Sutures are usually dissolvable, and any non-dissolvable sutures will be removed in about a week. You can usually shower within a day or two. Most patients only need prescription pain medication for a few days after surgery.
You can return to light activities in about 7 to 10 days and relatively full activity may be resumed about 3 weeks after surgery. This may be different if an implant is used during surgery.