Breast Lift without Implants


Breast Lift in Los Angeles, CA

Youthful, perky breasts give confidence and allow a woman to wear stylish clothing and bathing suits. Improvement in breast shape can be achieved with a breast lift in Los Angeles, CA. As one of the area’s top breast surgeons, Dr. Bresnick has helped thousands of women love their breast shape again. A breast lift is a popular procedure after pregnancy and breastfeeding, aging, or weight fluctuations over the years. Enjoy natural, youthful breasts at any age!

What Is a Breast Lift?

Over time, breasts tend to droop due to the forces of gravity and the natural aging process. This gradual sagging of the breast is known as ptosis. Many factors contribute to the problem, including genetics, lifestyle, weight fluctuations, skin elasticity, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. For most women, multiple factors are involved. Some women have sagging breasts as teenagers, not as a result of aging or life changes, and would like to correct a shape that they have never been happy with. A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, is a surgical cosmetic procedure that addresses breast ptosis by removing excess skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and repositioning the breasts higher on the chest wall. Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift can correct this problem as well. The result is a better proportioned, more youthful-looking breast contour.

Different surgical techniques are used to correct different types of breast shape problems. Issues to consider include your breast size and shape, the size and position of your areolas, the degree of breast sagging, and the elasticity of the skin on your breasts. Dr. Bresnick will evaluate your breasts and advise you of what technique will offer the best results in breast lifting.

For many patients, a full lift may be the best choice, as it enables dramatic shape improvements. This technique involves lifting, recontouring, and reshaping the breast. The nipple can be lifted six inches or more if necessary. The procedure does require several incisions, including one around the areola, a vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to the breast fold, and an incision in the breast crease.

Another technique, used to correct mild sagging, is the peri-areolar or “donut” lift, in which an incision is made only around the areola. A crescent lift might also be considered if the problem is a downward-pointing areola and breast shape is not a concern.

Dr. Bresnick is a top provider of cosmetic breast surgery in Los Angeles, CA. His advanced surgical skills can help you achieve a beautiful and balanced figure. Call us today at (818) 981-3333 to schedule your consultation.

Recovery After a Breast Lift

We perform all breast lift surgeries at the Encino Surgicenter, conveniently located adjacent to our offices. Most patients will return home the same day as their procedure to recover in the comfort of their own environment. You will have some downtime after surgery, but many of our patients are pleasantly surprised by how quickly recovery progresses after a breast lift. You’ll be back on your feet and enjoying rejuvenated breasts very soon.

You will have some downtime after surgery. In your consultation with Dr. Bresnick, he will explain how long you can expect that to last and what activities you should avoid. You’ll need to wear an elastic bandage or support bra as the incisions heal, to support your breasts and minimize swelling. In the first few days after surgery, you should not do any heavy lifting and should avoid jarring activities like running or horseback riding. After that, you can gradually resume your normal activities and will be fully recovered after about eight weeks. Many of our patients are pleasantly surprised by how quickly recovery progresses after a breast lift.

Dr. Bresnick will check-in on your progress several times during breast lift recovery. He personally calls patients the first night after surgery, and we schedule several follow-up visits at our plastic surgery offices to asses healing and recovery.  

Am I a Good Candidate for Mastopexy?

Mastopexy, or breast lift surgery, is an excellent option for women with breast drop or ptosis. Come meet with Dr. Bresnick and explore your options. He can help you determine if this procedure is the right fit.

You may be a good candidate for a breast lift if:

  • You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts sag or have lost their youthful shape.
  • You want to change the shape of your breasts.
  • Your nipples and areola point down, rather than forward or up.
  • When your breasts are unsupported, your nipples fall below the crease under your breasts. (You can test this by placing a sheet of paper underneath your breast so that it rests in the breast crease. Looking in the mirror, check to see whether your nipples fall below the top edge of the paper.)
  • The skin on your breasts has stretched or your areolas have become enlarged.
  • One breast sits lower than the other.

The best candidates for any plastic surgery procedure are in good health and close to their ideal weight. If you are planning to have children soon, it may be best to delay a breast lift, as pregnancy and breastfeeding can change the shape and size of your breasts.

It’s important to note that breast lift surgery will not change the size of your breasts. If you are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too small, you might consult with Dr. Bresnick about combining a breast lift with breast augmentation. If you are bothered by breasts that are too large, you might consider a breast lift in combination with breast reduction.

Contact our Los Angeles plastic surgery offices by calling (818) 981-3333 to schedule your personalized breast lift consultation with Dr. Bresnick. During you’ll consultation we’ll provide a physical examination, treatment recommendations, and will answer any questions you may have about the procedure. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about breast lift surgery or the other treatments we offer.

Why Choose Dr. Bresnick for Your Breast Lift in Los Angeles, CA?

We are pleased to offer breast lift surgery and other breast enhancing procedures to our patients. Why should you choose Dr. Bresnick for your procedure?

  • More than 3,500 successful breast lift procedures performed
  • 25 years of plastic surgery experience
  • One of the most sought-after plastic surgeons in the area
  • Top notch patient reviews
  • All procedures are performed in the Encino Surgicenter, which is fully accredited
  • Stunning, natural-looking results

Come meet Dr. Bresnick for yourself and see why he consistently gets rave reviews from his breast surgery patients.

To learn more about your options for rejuvenating the breasts, call our offices and schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bresnick.

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