For many women, sagging breasts are a source of frustration that they long to correct.
Many women feel unhappy and self-conscious when their breasts droop and sag, imparting an aged appearance to their body and detracting from the youthful appearance of certain garments. Breasts can begin to sag and droop for many reasons, ranging from genetics to the aging process, as well as such life events as pregnancy, lactation, and dramatic weight fluctuations. Our Newport Beach Breast Lift can help to restore your confidence, and give your breasts back a more youthful-looking and perky appearance.
If you are among the many women who are frustrated by not being able to wear your favorite backless or strapless styles because your breasts are just too droopy to go braless even for a single night, it may be time to consider a breast lift.
A breast lift can restore a perkier and more youthful appearance to your bust line so you can finally have the freedom to wear any clothing style you please without worrying about bra straps or sagging breasts detracting from your outfit.
A breast lift is a surgical procedure that lifts the sagging breast tissue and positions it at a higher place on the chest, trimming away sagging skin, and imparting a more youthful and perkier appearance to the breasts.
In some cases, the nipple may have to be relocated as part of the breast lift procedure, to produce nipples that face outward instead of downward. Dr. Douglas Hendricks, a triple board-certified Newport Beach plastic surgeon, is one of the area's most highly recommended surgeons for breast enhancement procedures. Dr. Hendricks specializes in breast lift surgery for patients who want to restore youthful firmness to their breasts.
Breast lift techniques are the various surgical procedures designed to lift and reshape sagging breasts, restoring a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance. There are several different techniques used in breast lift surgery, each suited for specific degrees of sagging and desired outcomes.
These techniques include the Anchor Lift (inverted T or Wise pattern lift), the Lollipop Lift (vertical mastopexy), the Crescent Lift, and the Donut Lift (periareolar or Benelli lift). Each technique involves different incision patterns and approaches to address excess skin, reposition the nipple and areola, and lift the breasts. The choice of technique depends on the individual's unique needs and goals, and it is important to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Hendricks, to determine the most appropriate approach for a breast lift procedure.
The Anchor Lift
The Anchor Lift, also known as an inverted T or Wise pattern lift, is a surgical technique for breast lift procedures. It involves three incisions: one around the areola, a vertical incision from the areola to the breast crease, and a horizontal incision along the breast crease. This technique is suitable for significant sagging and ptosis, providing comprehensive lift and reshaping of the breasts. However, it does result in more visible scarring compared to other techniques.
The Lollipop Lift
The Lollipop Lift, or vertical mastopexy, involves two incisions: one around the areola and a vertical incision from the areola to the breast crease. It is ideal for moderate sagging and provides reshaping, lift, and repositioning of the nipple and areola. The scarring is generally less extensive than in an Anchor Lift, with the vertical incision hidden under clothing.
The Crescent Lift
The Crescent Lift is the least invasive breast lift technique, recommended for minimal sagging and nipple asymmetry. It requires a small crescent-shaped incision along the upper half of the areola. While it provides a subtle lift and improves nipple positioning, it does not address significant sagging or reshape the breast tissue extensively. Scarring is minimal and usually fades over time.
The Donut Lift
The Donut Lift, also called the periareolar or Benelli lift, is suitable for mild to moderate sagging. It involves a circular incision around the outer edge of the areola to remove a donut-shaped segment of excess skin. The remaining skin is tightened, resulting in a lifted appearance. The scar encircles the areola, which can be well-concealed but may be more visible in certain individuals. Proper care and time can help fade the scar.
At Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center, we are dedicated to bringing you the best of care in a relaxing and luxurious environment. Dr. Hendricks is an experienced, highly skilled, triple board-certified plastic surgeon. He is among the most professional and experienced Newport Beach breast lift providers. He and his team provide life-changing, long-lasting results, helping each patient reach their goals for their body.
Mastopexy is a safe and simple cosmetic surgery performed under general anesthesia. During the breast lift Newport Beach surgeon Dr. Hendricks lifts and raises the breasts and nipples to a higher position on the chest, re-sculpts the breast tissue to restore firmness, and trims away excess sagging skin. Hairline incisions are typically located around the areola of each breast and lead down to the crease underneath each breast. Dr. Hendricks uses the most modern breast lift techniques including the lollipop lift, also known as the short-scar or vertical breast lift.
A mastopexy may be ideal for any healthy adult who wishes to lift their sagging or deflated breasts. Patients should be in good health and prepare to take at least a week of downtime to recover properly after the procedure. To determine whether you may be an ideal candidate for a breast lift, schedule an appointment for a free consultation with Dr. Hendricks at Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center. Dr. Hendricks will evaluate your medical history and health, as well as the condition of your breasts, and help you determine what procedure is most suitable to help you achieve the look and feel you want. You may be instructed to suspend taking certain medications in preparation for surgery and anesthesia.
When selecting the right breast lift surgeon, it’s important to consider several key factors. First and foremost, ensure that the surgeon is board-certified in plastic surgery, as this guarantees their expertise and training. Next, examine the surgeon’s experience and specialization in breast lift procedures by reviewing before-and-after photos and reading patient testimonials. It’s crucial to find a surgeon whose aesthetic approach aligns with your desired outcome. During the consultation, pay attention to the surgeon’s communication skills and willingness to understand your goals, address your concerns, and explain the procedure thoroughly.
Additionally, prioritize your safety by choosing a surgeon who operates in accredited facilities with a well-trained surgical team. Lastly, trust your intuition and select a surgeon with whom you feel comfortable and confident. By conducting thorough research and considering these factors, you can increase the likelihood of a successful and satisfying breast lift outcome.
“Dr. Hendricks is THE best. I would not go to any other physician. Throughout my experience, he made sure to follow up with me on numerous occasions if I had any concerns. He would respond within minutes and would help in any way possible. I received better results than I could have ever asked for. After my consultation, I talked to Dr. Hendricks about the results I wanted but trusted him with the results, and he was able to do more than I could have imagined by giving me the natural look I wanted. Many of my family members have received care from him, and none have been disappointed.
“The difference with Dr. Hendricks is amazing results. He doesn’t cheap out or jump corners. He really cares about his patients and wants to give them the best results and satisfaction.
“Working with healthcare providers, I see a MAJOR contrast in his care, especially those who specialize in surgery.
“He is very genuine and will follow up with his patients as long as necessary to make sure they recover completely and receive the results they want.
“I will NEVER go to another physician.” — Kena H. Huntington Beach, CA
Prior to your mastopexy procedure, you will receive a consultation at our office. Dr. Hendricks will meet with you and help you set your goals for your breast lift. If you have any questions or concerns about the procedure, Dr. Hendricks will listen and help you understand how the process will go and what you should expect. He will also discuss your medical history and ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure. Dr. Hendricks believes that thorough communication, with the doctor and patient on the same page, is essential to a successful surgery.
Yes. Along with their breast lift Newport Beach patients may also choose to receive other forms of breast enhancement surgery, such as breast augmentation with implants, or a breast reduction procedure. Dr. Hendricks is happy to recommend the best combination of procedures to help you achieve your aesthetic goals in a single surgical session whenever possible.
You will need to rest for a few days following your surgery, so we recommend you plan this out ahead of time. Immediately following the procedure, your breasts will be swollen and sore and may appear bruised for about two weeks.
It's normal to experience some pain and tenderness at the incision sites, which will typically remain red or pink for several months. Many patients also report a sensation of numbness in the nipples and areolas, which may last for several weeks. You may be instructed to wear a compression bra to protect delicate breast tissue during the healing process.
Breast lift scars are an inevitable part of the surgical process, but a skilled surgeon like Dr. Hendricks understands the importance of minimizing their visibility. With his expertise, he takes great care in making discreet incisions and placing them strategically to ensure the scars are as inconspicuous as possible. By employing meticulous techniques, Dr. Hendricks aims to hide the scars within natural creases and contours of the breasts, such as the breast crease or around the areola.
Furthermore, Dr. Hendricks emphasizes proper post-operative care to promote optimal healing and scar fading. Following his instructions and guidelines, such as keeping the incision areas clean and protected, using scar management techniques, and attending follow-up appointments, can significantly contribute to scar improvement over time.
Get started with the steps you need to restore your youthful features and get the perky, healthy breasts you’ve always wanted. Call (949) 640-9570 to schedule a breast lift consultation with Dr. Hendricks today.
You will be asleep during your operation, so you shouldn't feel any pain during the procedure. Most discomfort subsides during the first two weeks. Dr. Hendricks may prescribe medication for a more comfortable recovery.
Breast lift surgery is considered safe for most healthy individuals. However, complications such as seroma, hematoma, infection, and poor wound healing are possible. Dr. Hendricks will provide you with a complete list of risks and side effects before you agree to move forward.
The results last a long time, often a decade or more. While mastopexy rejuvenates the breasts to appear more youthful-looking, it will not stop the aging process. A future pregnancy, weight gain or loss, or hormonal changes can also affect the breasts over time.
In general, breast lift surgery is an outpatient procedure. Someone must drive you home from the surgical center. Most patients resume driving within a week or so.
Many patients go on to breastfeed successfully after undergoing a breast lift.
Numbness in the nipples and areolas can last several weeks post-operatively. As the nerves heal, normal sensation gradually returns in most cases.
According to national data, the average cost of breast lift surgery is $8,000. The price ultimately depends on several factors, so you may pay more or less than the national average. The type of breast lift, anesthesia fee, surgeon fee, and aftercare charges all factor into the final cost. Finally, a breast lift with implants can cost several thousand dollars more than a breast lift without implants. You will receive a full breakdown of expenses during your free consultation with Dr. Hendricks.
The appropriate age to get a breast lift varies depending on individual circumstances and the degree of sagging. It is typically recommended for women who have experienced significant breast sagging due to factors such as pregnancy, weight loss, or natural aging. Consulting with a qualified plastic surgeon will help determine if a breast lift is suitable and the right timing for the procedure.
Breast lifts, when performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon, are generally considered safe and have a low risk of complications. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks involved, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and changes in nipple sensation. It is important to consult with a trusted healthcare professional to assess individual health factors and discuss potential risks and benefits before undergoing a breast lift.