Breast Lift

A Boost to Shape, Volume, and Position

Our mission is to help patients realize bodies that generate a sense of confidence and improve their quality of life. With a breast lift at Dr. Min’s practice, patients can see stunning aesthetic improvements with a focus on the shape and position of their breasts.
As a breast surgery specialist, Dr. Min will utilize multiple modern techniques to help achieve your aesthetic goals to restore your elegant breast shape.

What Is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to restore the natural shape and position for one or both of a woman’s breasts. This can be achieved through the removal of excess skin and reshaping of your underlying breast tissue for a perkier and more symmetrical overall look. Although the shape can dramatically change and it may feel that the breasts are seemingly larger, it is important to remember that a lift as a standalone procedure does not change the volume of the breasts.

There are different types of breast lift procedures depending on your aesthetic goals and your chest shape and skin.

  1. The Vertical Lift, also known as a “lollipop-incision” lift, is ideal for women who desire higher, perkier breasts with fuller top half. It keeps the incisions minimal and can be a great option for all women who have a good amount of natural breast tissue.
  2. The Circumareolar Lift, also known as a “donut” lift, is ideal for women who want to have the asymmetrical areolas to be more symmetrical and have mild sagging addressed. The incision as the name indicates is around the edge of the areolas to be less noticeable.
  3. Breast Reduction with Lift is ideal for women who find their breasts are too saggy but also too large. This procedure is ideal for those who would like their size reduced while also having a perkier look.
  4. Breast Augmentation with Lift is a great option for women who naturally have smaller breasts or significantly deflated ones after weight loss or pregnancy and breastfeeding. Extra breast volume can be recreated with an implant to give more fullness in the upper pole of the breasts and overall increase the size. For those who do not want implants, fat transfer to the breast can improve the areas of that appear volume-deficient.
  5. Auto-Augmentation Lift is a creative, technically-advanced procedure that is a perfect option for those who experienced significant weight loss and have extra hanging skin below the arm pit area. These are stubborn skin and fat that would need to otherwise be excised, but this unique procedure uses what would otherwise be a discarded tissue to build a larger mound during the breast lift.

Benefits of a Breast Lift Procedure

Contemporary breast lift techniques give patients greater control over their results. Dr. Min will customize your procedure to meet your needs and desired outcome. She will help you achieve the look you desire and see the most significant benefit. These include:
  • Restored shape of your breasts
  • Improved symmetry
  • Boosted body confidence
  • Improved ease of finding clothing that fits well
  • Long-lasting and natural results

Who Is a Candidate?

If your breasts have lost volume or shape due to age, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or other factors, then a breast lift could be right for you. During your consultation with Dr. Min, she will take into account your aesthetic goals, lifestyle, your medical conditions and your exam to give you a custom tailored surgical plan. Dr. Min is known to be a scar minimalist and will therefore recommend you a technique with the shortest possible incision pattern for your results to look flawless. For those with particularly thin skin, she may also recommend a mesh sling inside the breasts to prolong your perky appearance for even longer results. In general, the ideal candidate will:

  • Have a stable body weight
  • Be in overall good health
  • Have healthy expectations
  • Be non-smoking
  • Have completed breastfeeding (if recently postpartum)

An Overview of Mastopexy Experience

The time it takes for a procedure depends on the type of breast lift procedure you are undergoing. It is performed under general anesthesia, and during the procedure, Dr. Min, will shape your breast tissue to be lifted and perky. There are several types of techniques available, and Dr. Min uses the best one for positioning your breasts according to your needs and goals while keeping the incisions minimal. Each technique has its own unique advantages, which she will go over with you during your consultation. The size and shape of your areolas may also be adjusted to improve symmetry if needed. Once the surgery is complete, you will be placed in a post-surgical bra, and you can return home the same day with someone to drive you.

After the Surgery: Recovery

Although most patients tolerate the breast lift procedure very well, there will be some degree of swelling, bruising, and soreness for several days. To minimize discomfort during recovery, Dr. Min will give you detailed postoperative instructions. You will need to avoid strenuous activity or heavy lifting for several weeks, and generally, you will need about a week off from work. Following your checkups with Dr. Min, you can gradually return to your daily routine according to your progress in healing.

Seeing Your Results from Breast Lift

The results of a breast lift are immediately visible, but the final results will typically take about three months. During this time, the swelling and bruising should start to subside, and your incisions will start to fade. With a healthy lifestyle and good self-care, patients can expect to enjoy their newfound comfort for years to come.

Combining With Other Procedures

For many patients, a breast lift can be combined with other procedures to maximize your results. The procedure is often combined with a breast augmentation procedure to improve volume and fullness in the chest area, delivering enhanced results to patients who need it. Other procedures that may be combined with include liposuction or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). Discussing these options with Dr. Min is the best way to learn about them and whether they might be an ideal solution for you.

Dr. Min
Dr. Min

Meet Dr. Elise Min

Board-Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Specializing In Breast And Body Procedures In Los Angeles
Board-Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Specializing In Breast And Body Procedures In Los Angeles

Dr. Elise Min, a distinguished female plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, is renowned for her unique expertise in breast and body surgery. Board-certified and fellowship-trained, Dr. Min is celebrated for her personal approach to aesthetic surgery and her exceptional patient care. She places great emphasis on educating her patients, allowing them to make informed decisions about their treatment.

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Book Your Consultation

When it comes to breast lift, there is no one-size-fits-all approach, as each patient has their own unique features and goals. When you book your consultation with Dr. Min, you can start on the first step toward a stunning bodily aesthetic. To learn more about whether a mastopexy will be the perfect solution for you, book a consultation with Dr. Min by calling our office or using our online form.

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