Breast Lift Newport Beach

As you age, especially if you have had one or more children, your breasts will gradually begin to sag. This can make you feel very insecure and affect how you feel about your femininity. While no one can escape the natural effects of aging, there is nothing wrong with wanting to look your best at any age. Plastic surgery procedures, including breast lift, help accomplish this goal.

Breast lift surgery repositions the breasts and nipples higher on the chest. The procedure can also be combined with breast implants for patients who have lost breast volume as well, which is also a common side effect of aging. Dr. Sundine is a premier Newport Beach breast lift surgeon, also treating patients throughout Orange County.

To learn more about breast lift surgery, please read the paragraphs below. To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Orange County plastic surgery provider Dr. Sundine, please contact his practice at (949) 706-3100.

Who Is a Candidate for Breast Lift Surgery?

If you are planning on having children, it is best to wait to undergo breast lift surgery, as breastfeeding contributes to sagging. Likewise, if you are overweight, it is best to achieve your ideal weight prior to correcting the position of your breasts. The first step in determining whether this procedure is right for you is to meet with Dr. Sundine. He will evaluate your candidacy and educate you on all the different aspects of breast lift surgery.

You must also be generally healthy and have realistic expectations. Conducting breast lift surgery research, viewing before and after breast lift surgery photos and talking to Dr. Sundine will help you get a better idea of what to expect.

Dr. Sundine performs a number of different breast lift surgery techniques, which differ by the incision pattern. The most common include:

  • The anchor lift, which involves three incisions: one around the areola, one that runs from the areola down the breast to the crease, and the final incision that runs along the bottom of the breast.
  • The lollipop lift, which is similar to the anchor lift, but does not include the incision along the breast crease.
  • The crescent lift, which involves one small incision along the upper half of the areola and is only appropriate for patients with mild ptosis (sagging).
  • The donut lift, which involves a circular incision around the areola. This technique is also more suitable for patients with mild to moderate sagging.

The Breast Lift Procedure in Newport Beach

Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and lasts about three hours. The type of incision used will depend on the degree of lift you need. In general, the more lifting you need the longer the incision pattern. After making the appropriate incisions, Dr. Sundine will create flaps where excess skin is removed. The nipple will also be raised to a higher position on the chest without being detached from its underlying nerves.

Recovering from Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift surgery recovery generally lasts about six weeks. However, you will be able to return to work within one week, as long you do not do any heavy lifting or perform any strenuous physical activities. Dr. Sundine will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions, as well as any medication you will need to take for pain and to prevent infection. You may experience temporary loss of sensation, which is normal and returns over time. Dr. Sundine will monitor your recovery closely and see you on a regular basis to ensure you are healing as planned.

Dr. Michael Sundine has more than 23 years of experience in plastic surgery. In addition to performing breast procedures such as breast lift and breast augmentation, he is a renowned facial plastic surgeon offering facelift, eyelid lift and nose surgery in Orange County. To learn more, contact his practice at 949.706.3100.

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