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What Is A Breast Lift? Aging, gravity, genetics and even weight gain can change the size and shape of the breast including sagging, asymmetry, or a deflated appearance. Because skin loses elasticity over time, breasts can slowly loose firmness. Dr. Batal can reshape and tighten the loose skin and muscle in each breast with minimal scarring under the breast and around the nipple. For small breasts that lack volume, there is a fat transfer to the breasts without the need for expensive foreign implants which increase the likelihood of infection and complications. All these options can lead to fuller, perkier-looking breasts.
Beyond just cosmetic improvements, a breast lift can greatly improve a person’s well-being and confidence.
Most procedures last anywhere from 3-8 hours including recovery time but can vary depending on the amount of correction needed. Additional time may be needed for fat transfer. During your consultation, Dr. Batal will be able to provide the best treatment options and pricing. All procedures are performed under light or awake anesthesia and can be released in as little as 30 minutes after surgery to rest at home in the comfort of their own bed. However, patients will need to make arrangements with a friend or family member as they will not be allowed to drive themselves home or use a ride share app.
Breasts that are asymmetrical, sag, flat or hang to the side, have enlarged areolas, or have not have previous corrective surgery. A good breast lift candidate will be in good overall health, a non-smoker and in good physical shape with a stable weight. As with all cosmetic surgery, a weight loss regimen may be prescribed 3-4 months before surgery is scheduled in order to attain the best results. Just as important is emotional and mental health and realistic expectations.
A minimum of 5-7 days of downtime is needed for the initial recovery. A follow-up is required after a week to remove any drains and exterior sutures as well as to check on the overall healing process. Swelling will be prominent for the first 2-3 days so patients will be required to wear compression garments 24/7 to reduce swelling and promote healing. Keep your head elevated and take the prescribed medications as directed by Dr. Batal. Most patients can return to work in as little as 7-10 days but in some cases 2-4 weeks will be needed to completely heal and for the swelling to go down.
BATAL: “Today I’m doing a mastopexy with fat transfer to the right breast. The patient had already mastopexy, just a skin mastopexy like a shape mastopexy in Irvine about several years ago. Did not produce any actually any fixation or any lift to the breast. And she also had previous fat transferred to the right breast at the same time produced some volume effect. However, she had asymmetrical breast shape and breast volume so our work today will be we going to de-bulk the arm going to do arm contouring 360 with J-plasma with liposuction. We are going in high def and high def meaning helium plasma definition of the muscle. Then we are going to do a mastopexy which is a breast lift I already explained to the patient we are not expecting the upper breast corner to change at all with the breast. So this will stay low, regrettably, the way it is. So this will not be like this. It will be like this with the fat. Okay? Then we’re going to do minor lifting here and we going to transpose some of the fat and the inferiac fold with the ribiri flap into the upper medial fold or to produce some fullness in here. Same with you again, some fat in here and then we’re going to do some fat and use some of the arms into that breast as a safe procedure. We may need to do more later.”
BATAL: “So right now we have completed a mastopexy with a breast lift with transposition of the breast tissue and fat from the lower pole into the part of the medial pole. We also have done a fat transfer from the upper back into the upper and medial and also lateral pole. So this technique has a couple of merits. First, the scar is very short, so it’s only around the nipple and short scar here. There’s no big scar arou… underneath the breast. This technique also produces more perky and narrow breasts as compared to wide and compressed breast with a wide technique. Also with this technique we use the upper pedicle as the main source of supply to the nipple so that gravity doesn’t work against it. So the upper pedicle remains intact as opposed to the inferior pedicle technique, which used in about seven 60 to 70% of the surgeries in the United States. That’s a that’s the gravity work against the pedicle and pull it down was done. But this procedure was done under local anesthesia with sedation. The patient was very comfortable and we expect the result to mature in the next few months. Thank you.”
BATAL: “This lovely patient had received a vertical breast reduction, with lift under local anesthesia with sedation. With this technique, we use a lollipop incision which is an incision around the nipple and a small vertical incision, keeping the scar small. There is no scar underneath the fold of the breast. With this technique, we use the upper part of the breast at the main pedicle, which is the upper medial pedicle, which keep the gravity working on our end and has much lower recurrence rate as opposed to the Y shaped breast lift, which give a flatter and wider look for the breast and also use the lower part of the breast as a pedicle which works against gravity, giving it a much higher recurrence rate. This procedure and this picture was taken right in the operative table. So there’s minor skin wrinkles around the nipple, which caused by the tension on the skin, which fades away with time.”
Most patients will be able to return home in 30-45 minutes after the completion of the procedure. Make sure you pick up all prescribed medications the day before your procedure as they will be crucial for your recovery. Bandages and compression garments will need to be worn 24/7. Any sutures will be removed after 4-7 days by Dr. Batal at your follow-up appointment. After care instructions will be provided at the time of your discharge. You can also find them here.Most patients start to feel better within a few days and most are ready to return to many activities after a week or less.
Dr. Batal practices minimally invasive surgery and liposuction but even under the best circumstances some scarring will be noticeable. Some patients will scar very well and see their incisions slowly fade within 3-4 months while a very small percentage can develop Keloids, which is a thick, raised bump at the incision point. It’s important to let Dr. Batal know at the time of your consultation if you’re susceptible to Keloid scarring as there are ways to minimize their effect after surgery. For all patients, it’s important to avoid as much sun exposure to the area as possible as UV rays will darken the healing incisions permanently.