Youthful breasts tend to be perky and lifted, but over time, breasts can begin to droop and sag. Larger breasts tend to succumb to the effects of gravity earlier, but women who have gained then lost weight or were recently pregnant can also experience earlier breast sagging. Los Angeles surgeon Dr. Kerendian offers breast lift surgery to reposition the breast and create a more youthful and uplifted appearance.
A breast lift, which is also called a mastopexy, tightens the tissues that support the breasts and removes excess skin to reshape and improve support. This creates a new, more contoured appearance. Mastopexies have outpaced breast implants two to one, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, with the popularity of the procedure expected to continue to soar in coming years.
Dr. Kerendian evaluates patients during personal consultations to determine their candidacy for this procedure. He might recommend a breast lift in patients who:
• Are physically healthy
• Are bothered by the sagging or drooping appearance of their breasts
• Have breasts that have lost shape or volume
• Have breasts that have become pendulous, flat, or elongated
• Have downward pointing nipples
• Have stretched or enlarged areolas or nipples
• Have stretched skin
• Have uneven breasts
• Are maintaining a stable weight
• Do not smoke
The technique is generally determined based on the breast size and shape, the extent of sagging, the elasticity of the skin, the amount of extra skin, skin quality, and the size and position of the areolas. Several techniques and incision patterns are available, and Dr. Kerendian can help you decide which option is best for you.
After your breast surgery, bandages or dressings will be applied to the incisions, and you will need to wear a special bra or compression garment to ensure your breasts have proper support as they heal. You might also need a drainage tube to drain excess fluid from the healing tissues. Dr. Kerendian will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions so that you know how to take care of your healing breasts and reduce the risk of complications.
Contact the Los Angeles offices of Dr. Kerendian today to learn more about breast lift surgery or to schedule an appointment with his team.