Gravity, combined with pregnancy, breastfeeding, or hormonal changes, can take a toll on a woman's breasts, causing them to droop, become deflated, and lose their shape.
A breast lift can be very effective in raising and restoring the breast to a natural-looking perky and youthful appearance. Women seeking breast lift surgery in Orange County trust Dr. Andrew Smith for beautiful, natural-looking 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 results he creates.
If you want to get the best Breast Lift in Irvine CA, or if you want to learn more about the benefits of having your breasts enhanced with a combined procedure, request a surgical consultation with Dr. Smith or contact our offices in Irvine and Corona at (949)-653-7000.
You’re choosing a breast specialist who is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Smith is one of the top surgeons in Orange County for complex breast revisions and reconstructions.
He has performed thousands of breast surgeries during his 15+ years of surgical experience. In addition to the above-mentioned reasons, there are a number of other considerations that make Dr. Smith an ideal choice for your breast lift surgery.
Trust in the skills, advice, and recommendations of your surgeon, the level of comfort you feel, and the care and attention you deserve from the moment you sit in for a consultation and right through till you get your desired results are just as important. Because he delivers on these patient expectations, patients not only love Dr. Smith but they happily recommend him to their family and friends.
Women who are candidates for this surgery typically have breasts that have lost volume, shape, and firmness. As a result of aging, pregnancy, nursing, weight loss, or genetics, their breasts also sag or droop. Dr. Smith can provide women with the cosmetic results they want.
If you are experiencing sag or ptosis in your breasts and want to get rid of excess skin then you can be an ideal candidate for breast lift surgery or mastopexy. There are two important considerations that women who want to get a breast lift need to keep in mind: first, breast lift surgery can yield the best results in women who are not planning on future pregnancies.
While a breast lift will not impact your ability to breastfeed, breastfeeding by itself, however, can have an impact on the shape and position of your breasts. The second thing to keep in mind, and something that Dr. Smith always recommends, is that patients try and achieve their ideal weight prior to signing up for a breast lift surgery – any weight loss after the surgery can again impact the shape of the breasts.
A breast lift with breast augmentation also can provide a solution for patients who want larger, fuller, or more elevated breasts.
Patients who want larger breasts, but are also concerned about overly large nipple-areolar complexes (pigmented areas around the nipples) can have this area reduced while also having fuller breasts with the combined procedures. Because Dr. Smith typically can perform both procedures in a single surgery session, patients often can save time and money while benefiting from enhancement.
Women often already feel pressured for lack of time as they balance their careers with their families. By choosing this combined plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Smith’s patients can enjoy fuller, perkier breasts with a single recovery period. Wish you could visualize the end result more clearly? Now you can, with VECTRA® 3-D imaging. Dr. Smith uses this computer imaging system to simulate the benefits of a breast lift, even showing you variations such as different implant sizes.
“Dr. Smith is a wonderful and caring doctor! I’m very pleased with my results and recommend him to all of my family and friends. I’ve been to several plastic surgeons and he is the most compassionate and caring physician by far. I have recommended him to several happy friends!"
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Dr. Smith performs most of his surgical procedures at his in-office fully accredited surgery center. The center is a private facility offering a state-of-the-art environment with the highest levels of safety, comfort, and privacy. This procedure takes about 2 hours to perform.
The design of the incisions will vary but Dr. Smith makes an effort to minimize post-surgical scarring. There are generally three different incision patterns depending on the patient’s natural shape and the desired correction. These are commonly referred to as a donut lift (peri-areolar), a vertical lift (lollipop), or an anchor pattern lift.
Generally, breast lift incisions can be used for the insertion of implants when the procedure is combined with breast augmentation. Most sutures that are used are dissolvable and a dressing will be placed after surgery is completed. Patients may shower a day or 2 following surgery.
A majority of Dr. Smith’s patients resume normal daily activities within a week to ten days. However, it is best to avoid physical activities such as lifting or exercising can put pressure on incision areas. Light activities may be started in 7 to 10 days and relatively full activity may be resumed about 3 to 4 weeks after surgery.
Patients typically go home with a light dressing to cover the incisions and a postoperative support bra. Any non-dissolvable sutures will be removed in about a week. The initial discomfort is usually easily controlled with oral medication.
Yes, most likely. If your breast lift procedure is performed by an expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Smith, it likely will not have any impact on your ability to breastfeed.
Contact Andrew Smith, MD FACS Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Irvine, Orange County to schedule your consultation.
18 Endeavor Suite 102, Irvine, CA 92618