Breast Lift Surgery in San Diego By Dr. Jaibaji
What Is Breast Lift Surgery?
Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, raises, firms and re-contours the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast.
Breast Lift surgery raises and reshapes sagging breast. Sagging breasts may be due to past pregnancies, genetics, weight gain or weight loss, and aging.
To achieve your optimal result, your breast lift may be combined with a breast augmentation. Many times a breast augmentation combined with a breast lift is considered part of a San Diego Mommy Makeover. Liposuction Can be combined with breast lift to remove the excess fat in and axilla (arm pit area) or just below the breast.
Common Types of Breast Lift Procedures
Below we list the most common types of Breast Lift surgeries offered by Dr. Jaibaji in San Diego.
This type of Breast Lift is commonly used for small adjustments to the nipple/areola position. It is named for the shape of the skin that is removed. Dr. Jaibaji, following careful marking, will draw a crescent over the top of the areola. The crescent of the skin about the areola is removed and area is then closed, allowing a lift of the nipple and areola.
PeriAreolar Lift (Donut Lift)
Also known as Benelli lift, this breast lift is made with the incision around the areolar. We are able to offer a vertical lift of approximately one to two centimeters.
Vertical Lift (Lollipop Lift)
A lollipop breast lift combines the PeriAreolar Lift with a vertical incision. The side to side closure of the vertical incision pinches the lower bole of the breast and helps push the nipple-areolar complex further up on the breast.
Inverted T Mastopexy
This procedure gets its name from the shape of the incision. This is the most common and versatile breast lift performed. This procedure lifts and reshapes the breast.
How is the procedure performed?
Breast lift is usually performed under general anesthesia. Prior to surgery the breasts are marked in standing position by Dr. Jaibaji. The marking is an important part of the procedurea. After marking the patient the surgery is performed. The incisions are placed over the making lines, the excess skin is removed. The areola and the nipple are lifted to an appropriate height determined by the before surgery markings. If an implant is needed; a pocket is created under the muscle to place the implant. The wounds are then closed with dissolvable suture.
How long the procedure take and can it be done in the office?
Breast lift can take anywhere from one to three hours. If additional procedures are done then the surgery can take longer. The surgery can be done at out office based accredited surgery center.
How long is the recovery?
The patient can go home after the surgery. At Jaibaji Plastic Surgery the patient is seen the day after surgery and on regular basis thereafter. Pain is usually controlled with prescribed oral pain medications. We recommend oral antibiotic therapy after surgery. The dressings are changes the next day. If a drain is used it will be removed after 24 -48 hours. Most patients will be able to shower the next day. Dr. Jaibaji will advise you about the best time to start driving and resuming excersize.
What is the cost of breast lift?
Breast lift cost will vary and depends on the type of lift, if an implant is used and if additional procedures are needed. In general breast lift starts at $7500. The fee include the price of anesthesia, facility and professional fees.
Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation in San Diego
Patient who seek a breast lift commonly ask about augmentation with the lift. Either saline or silicone implants can be used at the same time as your breast lift surgery. The main advantage of augmentation is to improve the upper pole fullness and give a more perky look to the lifted breast.
The implant used can be a round implant or a shaped implant. Dr. Jaibaji will discuss with you the implant that is appropriate for you. During your consultation with Dr. Moneer Jaibaji your hopes and expectations will be addressed.
Do I need Breast Lift?
This is a common question. The need for breast lift depends on several factors, the location of the nipple in relation to the infra mammary fold, the amount of excess skin, the size of the areola and the patient’s desire and expectations. During your breast lift consultation with Dr. Jaibaji, he will examine your breast and determine if you need a lift. He will also discuss with you the type of breast lift that is best for you.
Recovery From Breast Lift San Diego
The Recovery from breast lift is relatively straightforward. The patient can go home after surgery. Dr. Jaibaji likes to see the patient the dat after in his office. The pain is usually minimal unless an implant is used. The scars will depend on the the of lift and the healing potential of the patient. The scars usually settle over a period of 12- 18 months and sometimes longer.