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 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.

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Our experienced surgeons are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about having a breast lift in Palm Desert. Patients from Riverside, the Los Angeles area, Orange County, and beyond can request a complimentary consultation online or call (760) 837-0364 to discuss your options.

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ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR A BREAST LIFT?

The only way to know for sure whether you could benefit from a breast lift is to consult with an experienced plastic surgeon. During the consultation, Dr. Mo Zakhireh works with you individually to assess your body type and medical history. This is to establish whether a breast lift would be the most appropriate way to help you achieve your goals, or another type of breast procedure would be best.

Ideal breast lift candidates include patients who are in a good state of health, maintain a stable weight, and don’t smoke. You may be a breast lift candidate if you’re dissatisfied with the sagging of your breasts and their loss of volume or shape.

Patients who choose to have a breast lift often have nipples and areolas that are pulled downward or are sitting at a level below the creases beneath their breasts. Their breasts may have a flattened, elongated, or pendulous appearance.

A breast lift can also correct breast asymmetry. As breast lift surgery won’t significantly alter the size of the breasts, patients who are hoping to dramatically increase or decrease their breast volume should choose augmentation or reduction, respectively. Either procedure can be paired with a lift in certain circumstances.

Breast-lift-before-and-after

*Individual patient results may vary.

WHY DO BREASTS SAG?

There’s no definite age for when someone may notice their breasts beginning to droop. Some people see this change in their 20s, while others only experience it for the first time during menopause. While volume changes caused by pregnancy, nursing, and weight loss are significant contributors to the problem, the most common factor associated with sagging breasts (known technically as “ptosis”) is reduced skin elasticity, which many women increasingly experience as they age.

Over time, a person’s skin becomes weaker and less able to provide support due to loss of collagen and elastin. When it comes to breasts, this change means a gradual “migration” as gravity pulls tissues downward. The ligaments that support the breasts may also become stretched out over time.

Some other factors thought to contribute to breast sagging include a high body mass index, rapid weight fluctuations, a larger breast size (more mass means more to pull down on the skin), the hormonal fluctuations and weight fluctuations from having multiple pregnancies or menopause, and smoking, which weakens the skin by damaging it with nicotine.

OUR APPROACH TO BREAST LIFTS

Dr. Mo Zakhireh believes 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, Dr. Mo Zakhireh reconstructs the breast crease with internal stitching so that the breast maintains projection and a natural slope. This breast lift 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, Dr. Mo Zakhireh crafts a natural shape without sacrificing nipple sensation.

To view real results from some of our breast lift patients, visit our photo gallery.

YOUR BREAST SURGERY CHOICES

There are many reasons a patient may choose a breast lift, from addressing post-baby sagging to restoring an appearance of symmetry to breasts that have grown uneven-looking over time. Some patients want to correct breasts that have been pulled down by large implants—and then want smaller implants put in place to ensure that the problem doesn’t happen the same way again. Still other patients have had “droopy”-looking breasts their whole life and finally want to do something about it.

The right technique for you will depend on your goals and degree of sagging. It is important to understand, however, that a breast lift is designed to alter the breasts’ position and “perkiness”—not their volume. Patients who want bigger breasts that project more should consider a different approach.

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 fuller and perkier look. 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.

WHAT IF I WANT TO REDUCE THE FULLNESS OF MY BREASTS?

Breast reduction surgery is also a possibility at Cosmetic Surgery Institute, with many patients choosing the procedure in order to relieve the physical burden overly large breasts can be—as well as to make them less of an eye-catching source of emotional discomfort.

We typically perform a breast lift along with our reduction surgeries so that we can ensure that the newly smaller breasts sit in a natural-looking position on the chest and that the nipples are also properly situated.

Meet the doctor

At Cosmetic Surgery Institute 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.

Meet Dr. Mo Zakhireh

Meet the doctor

At Cosmetic Surgery Institute 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.

MEET OUR DOCTORS

WHERE WILL MY BREAST LIFT SCARS BE LOCATED?

Dr. Mo Zakhireh will determine the proper incision placement based on individual factors, such as the amount of breast sag and volume loss present. However, most breast lift procedures are performed using some 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 itself.

The circular incision is known as a “peri-areolar” incision for the way it surrounds the nipple by following the line of the areola, where the skin color typically changes from darker to lighter.

The vertical incision is commonly referred to as the “lollipop” when combined with the peri-areolar approach, because the straight line descending from the circle creates the look of the popular candy treat.

Adding the horizontal incision, which curves upward at either end, makes what is known as an “anchor” incision—also named for the shape the lines resemble.

While great care is taken to minimize the scarring that occurs from any incision, we prefer to place the implant through the shortest, most direct route possible in order 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 resulting signs of the breast lift incision.

I AM CONSIDERING A TUMMY TUCK. CAN A BREAST LIFT BE PERFORMED SIMULTANEOUSLY?

Absolutely. Many patients who have breast lift surgery also choose a body contouring procedure such as liposuction or a tummy tuck for a more dramatic transformation. These procedures can be performed at the same time to minimize the risk of complications from a second surgery, as well as consolidate post-procedural recovery time.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM A BREAST LIFT?

Breast lift surgery is most often performed with the patient under general anesthesia. For some patients, local anesthesia with sedation will be more appropriate.

Dr. Mo Zakhireh will make the appropriate incisions, then lift the breast tissue to a more youthful position and reshape it as necessary. If a breast augmentation is being performed along with the breast lift, he will place the implants beneath the chest muscle before tightening the skin around the newly placed implant.

WHAT IS BREAST LIFT RECOVERY LIKE?

Dressings or bandages may be applied after your breast lift procedure to help reduce swelling and support the new shape while your breasts heal.

Breast lift patients will be given advice on how to care for their breasts, including which medications they should take, signs of complications to look out for, and when they should attend a follow-up appointment.

During your recovery after a breast lift, some soreness and swelling is to be expected. These sensations should resolve within a few days or weeks. Most patients can return to work within one to two weeks of their procedure.

ALTERNATIVES FOR ENHANCING YOUR LOOK

Breast augmentation is often chosen in addition to breast lift surgery in Palm Desert and Riverside County to increase the fullness of the breasts.

Patients who want to improve their body shape can also choose a tummy tuck or liposuction for their overall benefits.

Cosmetic Surgery Institute frequently suggests nonsurgical procedures, such as laser skin resurfacing, as a “finishing touch” to reduce scarring on the breasts.

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Discover more about what′s involved in breast lift surgery from Palm Desert′s Cosmetic Surgery Institute. request a complimentary consultation online or call (760) 837-0364 to discuss your options.

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