Questions about Breast Lift Surgery
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica
Can women with large and small breasts have a breast lift performed?
Absolutely. The breast lift procedure targets sagging, and women of all breast sizes can experience this as breast tissue loses elasticity over time. Some patients may find that their breast size seems to increase or reduce slightly after a breast lift. Breast lift can also be combined with other forms of breast enhancement.
How long does it take to recover from breast lift surgery?
The recovery period will be different for every patient, but most of our breast lift patients are back to work in about a week. Discomfort, swelling, and bruising typically last from two to three weeks, and you will be asked to avoid strenuous or physically demanding activities for four to six weeks. It is important to keep in touch with Dr. Kim and his team during your recovery to ensure a progressive healing process.
How is a breast lift different from a breast augmentation?
Women choose a breast augmentation with the goal of a larger breast size. Women who opt for a breast lift want to reduce sagging for a more youthful breast appearance. Depending on your current breast condition, either one of these procedures may help you accomplish your goals. To find out which one is right for you, please contact E. Kim Plastic Surgery for your personal evaluation.
Will a breast lift prevent future sagging?
No. While a breast lift effectively turns back the clock and produces a younger appearance, the physics of gravity and the principles of aging still apply. However, there are things you can do to combat sagging, like regular moisturizing of the breast skin and pectoral exercises (push-ups or lifting weights).
Why should I choose Dr. Kim for my breast lift?
Los Angeles breast surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim has a strong educational background, a good eye for improving breast shape, and excellent surgical technique. He also has very good communication skills, which helps him understand your goals, and you to understand the procedure so that you can feel confident in the procedure and your results. Visit his biography page for more information on skills and experience.
If you have questions about breast lift or other breast surgeries, our California plastic surgery team would be happy to answer them in detail. Please contact us at your convenience to set up a personal cosmetic surgery consultation.