Sagging breasts are a common problem caused by a number of factors, including pregnancy, nursing, and the force of gravity. Breasts lose their firmness and become saggy and droopy. Women who take pride in the appearance of their breasts often pursue breast lift surgery to restore the youthful, perky appearance of their breasts. Breast lift surgery is also ideal for resolving overly large areolas (the darker skin surrounding the nipple).
Riverside plastic surgeon Dr. Ku often performs breast lift surgery in combination with other procedures that can enhance the appearance of the breast and body contour.
Before and After Breast Lift Results in Riverside, CA
Individual Results May Vary
Breast Lift: Is it right for you?
Candidates for breast lift surgery should be healthy non-smokers with reasonable expectations about the benefits and outcome of the procedure. Women who are considering having children in the future should consider postponing mastopexy, since pregnancy can stretch the breasts and reverse the effects of the surgery.
This procedure can also be performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation to dramatically improve the breast’s appearance after weight loss.
Before and After Breast Lift in Riverside, CA
Dr. Ku offers free consultations at his office in Riverside, where you can discuss the risks, benefits and expected outcome of breast lift surgery. You can also review some photos that will indicate the results that can be expected.
What to Expect During Your Breast Lift
Mastopexy is a surgical operation that typically takes place under general anesthesia. Dr. Ku has a number of techniques at his disposal and will perform the procedure with your individual needs and expectations in mind. Incisions are usually made around and below the areola and in the crease under the breast. Some of the skin above the nipple is removed and the nipple is repositioned. Dr. Ku may also reduce the size of the areola. Finally, the incisions are sutured, and the breast has attained its new, firmer contour.
Recovery and Aftercare
Bruising, swelling, and discomfort will fade after time and may be alleviated by pain medication prescribed by Dr. Ku. Patients will wear a surgical bra over gauze dressings for the first few days, which will be replaced with a soft support bra that must be worn for 3-4 weeks. The appearance of scars will fade but not disappear over time. Although the effects of mastopexy are long-lasting, they are not permanent, as gravity will continue to exert force on your breasts.
To Learn More: Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Joseph Ku
Are you tired of saggy, drooping breasts? Dr. Ku is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience in breast lift surgery. He serves patients in the Corona, Riverside, Murrieta, Redlands, Temecula, and Lake Elsinore, California area. You can schedule a mastopexy consultation with him at his Riverside plastic surgery office in the Inland Empire area by calling our office.
Click here for more information about a breast lift in Riverside from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, of which Dr. Ku is a member.