Breast lift surgery (sometimes known as mastopexy surgery) is a highly satisfying plastic surgery procedure that enhances the overall appearance of a woman's breasts. Your results will give you added confidence, plus the freedom to wear the styles you have always wanted, without feeling self-conscious about your breast size. If you have ever stood in front of a mirror and wished that your breasts were firmer, higher and more youthful-looking, breast lift surgery may be a good option for you.* Breast lift surgery can rejuvenate your figure that is often affected by gravity, past pregnancies or rapid weight loss. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts tend to lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag over time. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure used to reshape and raise sagging breasts without altering the overall size of the breast. In addition, breast lift surgery can reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. In contrast to the mastopexy procedure, the principle goal of breast augmentation and breast reduction procedures is to change the size or volume of one's breast. For some women, especially whose breasts have only slightly sagged, a breast augmentation alone may provide an adequate lift and firming of the breast. For other women, a breast augmentation and a lift may be performed simultaneously if both a lift and an increase in breast size are desired.*
Before and After
*Individual results will vary in each patient.
Are You a Candidate for Breast Lift Surgery in San Francisco, CA?
The best candidates for mastopexy are healthy women who suffer from sagging breasts due to the natural aging process, past pregnancies, or rapid weight fluctuations. Breast lift surgery is not recommended for women who plan to have future pregnancies. It's best to postpone surgery until after any pregnancy and current breast feeding. Though a breast lift does not normally interfere with future pregnancies or breast-feeding, it is important to understand that having a breast lift surgery will not prevent one's breasts from drooping again if presented with the same circumstances that made them sag initially. A consultation with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr Shahin Javaheri, is the first step in the breast lift process in San Francisco, CA. The intent of the consultation is to provide thorough education about the surgery, answer any questions you have and discuss your goals and expectations to help you make an informed decision. After your physical examination and discussion, Dr Javaheri will devise a surgical plan specific to your needs that will yield best results.* *Individual results will vary in each patient.
About the Mastopexy Surgery
Breast lift surgery is an out patient procedure performed an accredited surgery center or hospital setting under general anesthesia. Surgical time is 2-3 hours During surgery, stretched and loose skin is extracted. The nipple and remaining underlying tissues are relocated to a new, higher position. The suture line or incisions depend upon the degree of sagging. For women who have a moderate degree of sagging, a breast lift can be achieved with a technique that confines the incision to the area around the areola (the dark pink skin around the nipple). For women with more severe degrees of sagging, the suture line will extend in a vertical line down toward the breast crease (also called the anchor lift). Dr. Javaheri will be able to inform you at the time of the consultation which situation will apply to you.*
Recovery After Your Breast Lift San Francisco
After your breast lift surgery you may notice that the breasts feel unusually firm, particularly along the edges of the incisions. This sensation is the result of the normal healing process laying down elements of scar tissue to facilitate the healing process. You will be instructed to massage your breasts in order to speed-up the recovery process. Most patients return to work in a few short days. If your job involves excessive stretching and lifting, it is advised that you refrain from these activities until Dr Javaheri gives you clearance. It is important that pre-operative instructions provided by the doctor are followed in a strict manner for optimal recovery and results.* *Results for each patient will vary. Please remember that the information provided will not guarantee your eligibility for a breast lift. Consultation and medical examination must be completed before approval.
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“Everyday I see more change and improvement. The clock is turned back and it’s like I get a 2nd chance. Rather like a mini-magical miracle so…thank you. Thank you for your excellent work. I send you a little dance of gratitude.” - D
“I would like to say THANK YOU to Dr. Javaheri for my surgery. I received excellent service. He explained everything he was doing step by step which help ease my mind.”- P
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“Thank you so much for your consideration and helpfulness in my face dilemma. I sincerely appreciate what you have done for me. THANK YOU!”- MR
“I came to you with a very uncomfortable feeling about a part of my stomach area. I have always wanted to have this procedure take care of but did not. After making that one phone call to your office and visiting you and your staff, everyone made me feel completely satisfied that I had found the right person to make this change in my life. I can go on and on but basically you have personally made a great change for me. You were completely gentle and very honest with me. I am very happy I had this procedure done by you. Thank you! Even in the hospital you made it all better knowing I was scared and nervous. You’re great! Thank you again.” - DB
“There are no words I can express to you how thankful I am for the wonderful job you did on my surgery. I feel 10 pounds lighter. I am and always will be eternally grateful.”*
“You did a wonderful job on my breast! I have never looked and felt better. My breasts were very big and I feel a hundred times better in my appearance now. Dr. Javaheri is very kind and does great work. I will never forget what he has done for me!” - LB
“I wanted to say thank you so much for the best tummy tuck. My husband and I are so very pleased. We look at my tummy often and cannot believe it’s mine. Dr. Javaheri, you are a man with high excellence and much gentleness. Rosh, you are a woman of much grace and joy. Thank you both so very much for everything, especially my new tummy.”*
- Most Grateful Oct ’04
“Hi all, I wanted to send a thank you for all you guys did for me. I’m so thrilled. Everyone was so kind and knowledgeable and just plain fun. That really helped me get over being nervous and shy about the whole thing. Your experience really shines. I attached a picture of my new chest with a shirt I’m wearing that made me think of y’all!” “I have had 3 procedures so far with Dr. Javaheri, they are: tummy tuck with lower body lift, arms & breast reduction , and legs & gluteus maximus lift. My upcoming surgery is a face lift procedure. All these procedures are following weight loss surgery procedure called Gastric Bypass whereby I lost nearly 300 lbs. Dr. Javaheri performed all of my plastic & reconstructive surgeries to a great success. I am very pleased by the results. He even came to the office on a Sunday to deal with a small complication I had following one of my surgeries. It is so unusual to find a surgeon who cares so much about his patients; and an office staff that are so capable.”*