Breast Lift in Beverly Hills
Aging and gravity can cause the breast tissue to sag over time. This can be undesirable for women living in Los Angeles. Luckily, Dr. A.J. Khalil in Beverly Hills provides superior breast lift procedures which corrects the signs of aging on breasts.
Reclaim Perky, Youthful-Looking Breasts Once Again with Breast Lift
Over time, most breasts tend to lose shape and volume and start to sag on the chest. This natural decline and sagging (known as ptosis) is compounded by the effects of pregnancy, nursing, extreme weight fluctuation and genetic factors. Breast lift is designed to raise and firm the breasts, improving their overall appearance. Dr. A.J. Khalil is the breast lift surgeon Beverly Hills women turn to for beautiful and natural looking results.
Breast Lift Candidates
Suitable candidates for breast lift surgery are women that are bothered by:
- flat, shapeless breasts
- breasts that sag on the chest
- one breast that sags lower than the other
- downward-pointing nipples and areolas
- stretched-out areolas
Candidates should be in good physical and psychological health. They should not smoke and should be close to their ideal weight. Candidates should have a sound understanding of the risks and potential complications of surgery and reasonable expectations of the outcomes. They should expect improvement, not perfection. Candidacy is covered during an in-person consultation with Dr. Khalil at his Beverly Hills practice.
The specific breast lift techniques used by Dr. Khalil are determined by factors such as breast size and shape, the degree of ptosis, the quality and elasticity of the skin and amount of excess breast skin. The size and position of the areolas also factor into the decision making process. Dr. Khalil works with every patient to formulate a surgical plan best for her unique body type and surgical goals.
Breast lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. Anesthesia medications are administered to the patient prior to the operation.
The breast lift incisions are created in one of three common patterns: circumferentially around the areola, around the areola and extending vertically down to the breast crease, or around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease and horizontally along the crease.
Through the incisions, the breast tissue is lifted and reshaped higher on the chest wall. The nipples and areolas can be relocated to a more youthful height on the breast mound, and reduced in size if necessary. Excess breast skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened. Finally, the incisions are closed with sutures and dressings or bandages are applied to the incisions. An elastic bandage or support bra may be placed over the breasts to support the healing tissues and minimize swelling.
Breast lift techniques can be combined with the placement of breast implants for women that want bigger and perkier breasts. On the other hand, breast lift can also be combined with breast reduction techniques for women that want smaller and perkier breasts.
Recovering from Breast Lift
Breast lift patients are usually monitored for a few hours and then released to go home. Dr. Khalil provides detailed instructions on caring for the breasts after surgery, medications to take and signs of possible complications. He also explains when to return to his office for follow-up visits.
During the first two weeks after breast lift surgery, the breasts may be bruised, swollen and tender. These side effects subside over time. At first, patients are encouraged to limit movement but over time, physical activity can be increased. Most patients resume work about two weeks after surgery and resume their normal exercise routine about six to eight weeks after surgery.
Learn More about Breast Lift Surgery
If you are bothered by sagging or shapeless breasts, Dr. Khalil can help. Call or email our practice today to request an informational consultation to discuss breast lift with the doctor.
Results from Dr. Khalil’s
The results from Breast Lift procedures by Dr. Khalil will vary. This is based on the scope of the procedure and the technique used. Overtime, the incision site will lessen in appearance. Usually breasts will appear more perky and full. The length of the results will determine based on your ability to maintain a healthy weight and live a healthy lifestyle.
Recovery from Breast Lift
Procedure by Dr. Khalil
Following your procedure, you will be briefly monitored in a recover room in Dr. Khalil’s Beverly Hills office. In order to reduce swelling and maintain the shape of the breast tissue, you will be required to wear a support garment. Further instruction will be given to you by Dr. Khalil. This will include methods of cleaning the incision site and when you’ll be required to have a follow-up appointment.