Breast Lift | Breast Lift with Implants in Newport Beach

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Breast Lift | Breast Lift with Implants

Perky breasts are for many an enticing symbol of female confidence. However, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, and the inevitable effects of age cause a woman’s breasts to droop over time, losing their lift, shape, and firmness. These changes, while natural, may make you unhappy with the appearance of your once proud, youthful breasts.

If sagging or deflated breasts are areas of concern for you, you’re not alone. One of the most requested aesthetic surgical procedures among women across the world is breast lift surgery. Breast lift surgery can eliminate excess skin, reshape your breasts, and lift them back into a perkier position on your chest. If you’d like your breasts to be lifted, more prominent, and fuller, then perhaps you should consider a procedure that addresses both issues in the same surgery: breast lift with implants or fat grafting.

What Is a Breast Lift?

Like any other part of your body, breasts succumb to regular life changes and the natural aging process. Collagen and elastin, the structural elements in your skin that keep it strong and elastic, break down and decrease production as you age. The result is stretched-out skin and loss of firmness and shape in your breasts. 

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a plastic surgery procedure used to:

  • Remove excess loose, sagging skin
  • Lift the breasts to a more youthful position 
  • Reshape the contours of the breasts
  • Restore firmness
  • Restore the appearance of the nipples and areolas

If you are concerned about your breasts’ projection and volume, you can choose to combine a breast augmentation with your lift. In this procedure, Dr. Paydar will lift and reshape your breasts but also insert silicone or saline breast implants to enhance their size and shape. If you’d like a small amount of volume without implants, you may choose fat transfer, a procedure that uses fat harvested from another part of your body to increase your breast size. 

It’s essential to keep in mind that a breast lift alone will not produce the same results as a breast augmentation. A breast lift is strictly meant to counteract the effects of aging and gravity, extreme weight changes, and some aftereffects of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Breast augmentation is intended solely to add volume and projection to your breasts. Combining the two procedures can give you the benefits of both.

What Are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?

A breast lift offers several benefits, both cosmetic and physical. Besides a boost in self-confidence and a renewed sense of femininity, some of the other benefits of a breast lift include:

  • Dramatic improvement in the appearance of sagging breasts
  • More aesthetically pleasing placement of the nipples and areolas
  • Improved breast firmness and symmetry
  • Reduced discomfort caused by excess loose skin
  • Relief from upper back and neck pain 

A breast lift can be performed alone or combined with breast revision surgery, a Mommy Makeover, breast reduction, or as part of a larger aesthetic rejuvenation plan.

What Is a Breast Lift With Implants?

Many women not only struggle with sagging breasts but also a loss of volume. Volume loss in your breasts is typically a result of pregnancy and breastfeeding or significant weight fluctuations. If you want a breast lift but also wish to add volume and structure so your breasts look and feel fuller, rounder, and less droopy, you should consider adding breast augmentation to your breast lift procedure.

Breast augmentation with implants is consistently among the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed in the U.S. each year. It’s a procedure that uses various implant types and sizes to help enhance breast size, shape, and structure. A breast lift helps elevate breasts by removing excess skin and reshaping the breast tissue. A lift also tightens skin, sculpts the breasts, and restores a more youthful silhouette to your chest. Combining these procedures gives you the best of both worlds.

Dr. Paydar offers a breast lift with implants (often referred to as breast augmentation and lift) for total rejuvenation of your breasts.

What Are the Benefits of a Breast Lift with Implants?

There are a variety of benefits that come from adding implants to your breast lift. While it may seem more expensive up front, combining procedures saves you money, as you only pay once for things like surgeon’s fees, hospital fees, anesthesia, and other associated costs. You’re also saving recovery time, as getting a breast lift and implants together requires four to six weeks of recovery, which is the same amount of time each recovery takes if done individually. A single surgery may also mean less risk of complications. Combining a breast lift with implants may result in less scarring, as Dr. Paydar can use the same incisions to insert the implants as he does to perform the lift.

Dr. Paydar

Excellence & Artistry

Dr. Keyian Paydar is an award winning clinical professor and board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He performs a full spectrum of aesthetic plastic surgery procedures, including breast enhancement, tummy tucks, and liposuction, in addition to face procedures like facelifts, brow lifts, fat injection, eyelid surgery, and rhinoplasty.

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Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift | Breast Lift With Implants?

A breast lift or breast lift with implants is a procedure worthy of pursuing if you’re unhappy with the appearance of your breasts and have realistic expectations for the surgery, recovery, and results. Ideal candidates include women who:

  • Are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts due to sagging or lack of volume
  • Have lost youthful shape and projection in their breasts
  • Are self-conscious about the size or shape of their breasts
  • Have excess loose skin, causing the breasts to sag
  • Have asymmetrical breasts that they want to bring into balance

Whatever your reason, Dr. Paydar can help customize a treatment plan that will cultivate and restore your sense of femininity and confidence.

To be a candidate for a breast lift or breast lift with implants, you must be in overall good health and be willing to quit smoking four weeks before and for six weeks after surgery. Smoking can inhibit your ability to heal as it limits the amount of oxygen entering your bloodstream. Smoking can also compromise your cardiovascular health, increasing your risk for surgical complications. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Paydar to see if a breast lift or breast lift with implants is right for you.

How Is Breast Lift | Breast Lift With Implants Surgery Performed?

Both a breast lift and a breast lift with implants are outpatient procedures performed using general anesthesia. 

Incision Types

The type of incision used in your breast lift is determined by the amount of ptosis (sagging) you have and how much correction is needed. Incision types include:

  • Periareolar: This incision is made around the outside edge of the areola and is used for women needing minimal lifting. 
  • Lollipop: For women with moderate ptosis, a lollipop incision uses an incision around the outer edge of the areola that extends vertically from the areola to the breast crease (where your breast meets your chest wall).
  • Anchor: An anchor incision uses the same incisions as a lollipop but with an additional incision horizontally along the breast crease. Anchor incisions are used for cases of severe sagging.

Breast Lift Surgery

Once you are comfortable, Dr. Paydar will make incisions according to the correction level you need. He then reshapes your breast tissue, repositioning your nipple and areola to ensure they sit correctly centered on your breast. When this is complete, he trims the excess skin, tightens it across your newly shaped breast, and finishes the surgery by carefully closing the incisions.  

Breast Lift With Implants or Fat Transfer

A breast lift with implants is performed the same way as a breast lift, but Dr. Paydar will insert the implants into the breast pocket under the chest muscle before closing the incisions.

If you choose to augment your breasts using fat transfer, Dr. Paydar will perform liposuction to harvest the fat necessary for the procedure. Once the fat has been processed to remove excess fluid and other material, he uses a small cannula to inject the fat into strategic locations on your breast meticulously. Breast augmentation with fat transfer generally only adds one cup size to your breasts, so it may not be the right option for everyone.

What Can I Expect From My Breast Lift | Breast Lift With Implants Recovery?

Recovery from a breast lift is a bit shorter than breast lift with implants. Once you return home after surgery, you must rest to allow your body to heal. You will experience discomfort, which can be managed with prescription or over-the-counter pain medications. Your newly improved and lifted breasts should be supported at all times over the first six to eight weeks after surgery using a soft bra only (no underwires) to allow for complete healing of the incisions. Having implants typically adds a couple more weeks of activity restriction.

Activity is restricted to walking for the first two weeks, with time and distance slowly increasing. You should be able to return to work and other daily activities about one to two weeks after surgery, as long as your job isn’t physically demanding. Light cardio workouts are allowed during weeks five and six, and you can gradually increase your activity level during weeks seven and eight. Your activity will be unrestricted after eight weeks, and any type of bra is allowed at this time as well.

When Will I See My Breast Lift | Breast Lift With Implants Results?

You will be able to see some results immediately after your procedure. However, there will be some swelling and bruising, which is normal and will mostly subside over the coming weeks. It typically takes around three months for all of the swelling to dissipate and for your breasts to adjust to their new shape and position. 

Breast and breast lifts with augmentation results are long-lasting as long as you support the breasts and maintain a stable weight. However, you may experience minor sagging later, as gravity and the natural aging process will eventually affect the position of your breasts.

Learn More About Breast Lift | Breast Lift With Implants in Newport Beach

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Keyian Z. Paydar provides many options to help his patients achieve their desired cosmetic breast surgery goals, whether that involves only lifting the breasts or adding more volume using breast implants or fat transfer. To learn more about Newport Beach breast lifts or breast lifts with implants with Dr. Paydar, schedule your personalized consultation by calling our office at (949) 755-0575 or completing the online contact form.

Breast Lift | Breast Lift With Implants FAQs

The cost of a breast lift procedure varies depending on its complexity and whether you require implants to obtain your desired results. We will provide an accurate cost estimate when you come in for your breast lift consultation. Financing options are also available.

As with any surgery, scars are inevitable. However, Dr. Paydar uses incisions that can mostly be hidden in the areola and natural creases of the breasts. Any visible scars will fade with time, and you can also use silicone strips or scar gels to help lessen their visibility.

Breast lift surgery can affect your ability to breastfeed, as it may damage the nerves and milk ducts. Additionally, because pregnancy and breastfeeding can negatively affect the results of your breast lift, it is recommended to postpone this operation until after you are done having children.