Pasadena Plastic Surgery
Michael Schwartz, MD
Cosmetic Surgeon & Facial Plastic Surgeon located in Pasadena, CA
If sagging breasts are making you feel less confident about the way you look, it can impact your quality of life. Michael Schwartz, MD, at Pasadena Plastic Surgery in Pasadena, California, is a board-certified facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon with extensive experience performing breast lift surgery. Dr. Schwartz provides natural-looking elevation to your breasts for a boost to your appearance and self-esteem. To learn more, book an appointment online or by phone today.
Breast Lift Q & A
What is a breast lift?
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a type of plastic surgery designed to lift sagging breasts. The procedure removes excess skin, reshapes breast tissue, and repositions the areola and nipple, resulting in a perkier shape and appearance.
A breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation to offer more significant enhancement of breast size and shape, or to correct asymmetry.
Am I a good candidate for a breast lift?
A breast lift restores youthful elevation safely and effectively when performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Schwartz. You may choose to have a breast lift to address sagging due to:
- Weight fluctuations
If you’re generally in good health and able to undergo surgery, it’s likely you’re a candidate for a breast lift. A consultation with Dr. Schwartz can determine for sure if a breast lift is right for you.
What should I expect from a breast lift procedure?
Dr. Schwartz performs breast lift surgery under general anesthesia in a surgical setting. It generally takes two to three hours, and most patients go home the same day as their procedure. Dr. Schwartz specializes in meticulous closure techniques for incisions, so scarring is minimal to help ensure natural-looking results.
What will my recovery be like?
You can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort after your surgery. The team at Pasadena Plastic Surgery makes sure you have pain medication and detailed instructions for at-home care so you can make a fast, complete recovery. You may need to stay home from work for up to a week, and it may be two to three weeks before you can resume strenuous activities.
You’ll notice a change in the appearance of your breasts right after your procedure, with full results becoming visible once the swelling subsides. The tiny scars from your incisions become less noticeable over time.
What are the risks of a breast lift?
Dr. Schwartz is a highly skilled provider with extensive experience performing safe breast lift surgery. However, there is some risk associated with any surgical procedure, including:
- Temporary loss of sensation
At your consultation, Dr. Schwartz discusses all the benefits and risks of a breast lift with you so you can make an informed choice based on your personal goals and comfort.
For a consultation, call Pasadena Plastic Surgery or book an appointment online today.