Breast Lift Surgery
Plastic Surgery | Palm Desert | Riverside | Orange County
Cosmetic Surgery Institute provides breast lift surgery in Palm Desert for women who want to restore their breasts to a perkier, more upright position after pregnancy, aging, or weight loss. Our talented surgeons meticulously plan each breast lift surgery to meet the individual needs of our patients while also respecting their physical anatomy. This approach ensures that the breasts are sculpted for a result that is soft and subtle, yet noticeably improved.
Our surgeons believe that a good breast lift should look realistic, maintain functionality of the breasts, and provide long-lasting results. Cosmetic Surgery Institute accomplishes this goal in a variety of ways.
First, to create a teardrop shape, our surgeons reconstruct the breast crease with internal stitching so that the breast maintains projection and a natural slope. This technique also prevents the breast from "bottoming out" (distorting in shape) in the long term. In addition, our surgeons pay special attention to small details during surgery in order to create delicate enhancements. One such area of focus is the shaping of the nipple-areola complex. Using very methodical surgical techniques, our surgeons craft a natural shape without sacrificing nipple sensation.
To view real results from some our breast augmentation patients, visit our photo gallery.
How can I increase the fullness of my breasts?
While some of our breast lift patients want to improve their breast shape only, many others also want to enhance the size of their breasts. In this case, a breast lift is often combined with breast augmentation to create a look that is fuller and perkier. These procedures can be performed simultaneously for your convenience.
During your consultation, implant sizers are placed inside the bra to show the different levels of enhancement that can be achieved. We encourage you to bring several outfits to try on during the sizing process. Additionally, friends or loved ones are also welcome during this time to provide multiple perspectives.
Cosmetic Surgery Institute
At Cosmetic Surgery Insitute of Palm Desert, we approach each patient with imagination and artistry in mind.
Our team of board-certified plastic surgeons and health care professionals offer the latest treatments for beauty and aesthetic enhancements in a safe, welcoming atmosphere.
Where will my scars be located?
Your surgeon will determine the proper scar placement based on individual factors such as the amount of breast sag and volume loss present. However, most procedures are performed using a combination of three approaches: a circular incision around the areola, a vertical incision from the areola to the breast crease, and a horizontal incision in the breast crease.
Where will my scars be located?
Our surgeons prefer to place the implant through the shortest, most direct route to optimize outcomes. Typically, this is through the breast crease or inframammary fold. Unlike incisions made through the nipple or areola, an incision made in the inframammary fold avoids damage to major blood vessels and nerves, preserves sensation and functionality of the nipple, and uses a natural body crease to hide the incision.
I am considering a tummy tuck. Can a breast lift be performed simultaneously?
Absolutely. Many of our patients who have breast surgery also choose a body contouring procedure such as liposuction or tummytuck for a dramatic transformation. These procedures can be performed at the same time to minimize the risk of complications from a second surgery.
What to Expect
Breast lift surgery is most often performed under general anesthesia, or in some cases, local anesthesia with sedation. Your surgeon will make the appropriate incisions and then lift and reshape the breast tissue to a more youthful position. If a breast augmentation is also being performed, your surgeon will place the implants beneath the chest muscle before tightening the skin around the newly placed implant. Dressings or bandages may be applied after your procedure to help reduce swelling and support your new breast shape. During your recovery, some soreness and swelling is to be expected, but should resolve within a few days or weeks. Most women can return to work within one to two weeks.
Enhancing Your Look
Breast augmentation in Palm Desert and Riverside County is often chosen in addition to breast lift surgery to increase the fullness of the breasts. Women who want to improve their body shape can also choose a tummy tuck or liposuction for overall benefits. Cosmetic Surgery Institute frequently suggests nonsurgical procedures such as laser skin resurfacing as a "finishing touch" to reduce scarring on the breasts.