Breast Lift

Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) removes excess skin and tightens loose tissues to restore youthful, attractive breasts. It is an ideal procedure to rejuvenate the look and feel of the breasts for women who have experienced aging, pregnancy, or weight fluctuations. This procedure not only restores more youthful breasts, but it also helps women gain a positive self-image and increase their confidence.

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Enhanced Breast Shape

The breast tissues are reshaped into more attractive contours to eliminate sagging, pendulous breasts. After breast lift surgery, you won’t have to be embarrassed by elongated, misshapen breasts.

Improved Breast Firmness

As flabby, stretched tissues are removed and the remaining tissues are tightened, the breasts will regain the natural firmness of their youth.

Youthful Breast Projection

Nipples and areolas that point downward can be repositioned to a more upward projection along with the rest of the breast tissue for a more attractive silhouette.

Your Breast Lift Options

Dr. Chiu will evaluate your natural body type and breast shape to determine the best options to achieve your breast lift goals.

Crescent Lift

  • Involves an incision above the areola to remove a crescent-shaped piece of tissue
  • Ideal for women with smaller breasts and minimal sagging
  • Least invasive breast lift method
  • Scar blends in with the upper border of the areola
  • Areola can stretch or elongate over time

Circumareolar Lift

  • Involves an incision around the areola to remove a donut-shaped area of tissue
  • Also known as a “donut mastopexy” or Benelli Lift
  • Ideal for women with smaller breasts and moderate sagging
  • Scar blends in with the border of the areola

Vertical Lift

  • Involves an incision around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease
  • Ideal for women with medium-sized breasts and moderate to significant sagging
  • Also known as a “lollipop lift” or Lajour mastopexy

Full Lift

  • Involves an anchor-shaped incision that goes around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease, and curved along the underside of the breast
  • Ideal for women with larger breasts and significant sagging
  • Allows for the most removal of excess tissue
  • Also known as Wise mastopexy, “anchor lift,” or inverted-T mastopexy (shorter inframammary scar)

Breast Lift Recovery

As with all surgical procedures, there is a recovery process after breast lift surgery to ensure you heal properly and can fully enjoy your new and improved breasts.

  • Immediately After

    A specialized surgical bra and bandages will be placed over the breasts to reduce swelling and bruising. It is important to get adequate rest during the first few days, and prescribed medication will reduce any discomfort that may exist. Our Recovery Protocol, which includes supplements, vitamins, and anti-bruising medications, will begin.

  • 1 Week

    Most women have the stamina to return to work and resume their normal routine 4 to 7 days after surgery. However, patients should avoid strenuous physical activity and exercise at this time.

  • 2 to 4 Weeks

    Results will be more apparent. Patients can begin to ease back into light physical activity once cleared by Dr. Chiu.

  • 3 to 4 Months

    All residual swelling will have resolved, and final results will be apparent.

Patient Testimonials

At Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Inc., Dr. Chiu can recommend the procedures that will help you achieve the results you want, based on your individual needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of anesthesia is used during breast lift surgery?

Dr. Chiu performs breast lift surgery with the patient under general anesthesia and supervised by a board-certified anesthesiologist to ensure the highest degree of patient safety.

Is breast lift surgery painful?

As with many surgical procedures, some pain and discomfort is expected after breast lift surgery. However, prescribed medication and compression garments will drastically diminish the amount of discomfort that exists. The pain experienced from a breast lift procedure can range from sharp discomfort to dull soreness to a heavy pressure similar to weight laying on your chest.

Does insurance cover the cost of breast lift surgery?

Since breast lift surgery is an elective procedure, it is not usually covered by insurance providers. There are rare exceptions that may involve correction of a severe anatomical deformity or asymmetry. During your consultation, Dr. Chiu will determine whether insurance might finance your breast lift procedure.

How long do the results of breast lift surgery last?

The results from a breast lift are generally permanent unless an adverse reaction or complication develops. Of course, the breasts will continue to age naturally after the procedure. To maintain optimum results, patients should refrain from gaining significant weight and should wear the proper bras for support.

Why choose Dr. Chiu for breast lift surgery?

Dr. Chiu possesses exceptional skill and experience with breast lift surgery. He utilizes his thorough understanding of the aesthetics of the breasts and the female anatomy to develop a bespoke surgical plan to meet the needs of the individual. We invite you to refer to Dr. Chiu’s patient testimonials to see why it would behoove you to choose Dr. Chiu.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Inc.
A Medical Corporation

9454 Wilshire Boulevard
(Ground floor at S. Beverly Drive)
Beverly Hills, California 90212

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