Mastopexy is the ideal operation for breasts that have become too droopy. Ptosis or drooping of the breast can be congenital or develop after breastfeeding or weight loss. A lot of women have drooping of the breasts from the time they develop in their teenage years, and that is considered a congenital variety. The ideal location for the nipples is based on the height of the patient and the shape of the breasts; in most individuals, it should be at or above the crease under the breast.
At times the loss of volume from weight loss or breastfeeding leads to a droopy appearance. In these cases, volume replacement in the form of breast implants might be necessary in conjunction with a breast lift to restore the proper shape and volume to the breasts. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Semira Bayati, can recommend the proper combination if breast augmentation is necessary.
Most people can return to work one week after surgery. However, heavy lifting and upper body exercises should be avoided for four weeks.
“I appreciated your kindness, caring, and professionalism which was extended to me during my recent surgery. You did such a wonderful job. I can’t even see the scar. All the staff put me at ease at a time when I was a little anxious. Thank you all again for being so great!”~ Breast Lift Patient, Orange County
Contact Dr. Bayati for more details on breast lift procedures, or to schedule a consultation.