Breast Lift

If your breasts sag due to weight loss, pregnancy, or other reasons, a breast lift can lift and reshape them for a more “perky” appearance. Women considering a breast lift in Glendale, Pasadena, and throughout the area come to double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Armen Vartany in Burbank to regain youthful shape with natural-looking results.

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What Happens During a Breast Lift Consultation?

Excellent cosmetic surgery results begin at your consultation. Dr. Vartany listens to patients describe what bothers them about the appearance of their breasts and answers whatever questions they have. He also performs a physical examination to determine the degree of breast sagging and assess the condition of the breast skin.

Patients often ask during their consultations if breast augmentation can give their breasts a more youthful appearance without a breast lift. Breast implants add volume to the breast, which can actually make the sagging appear worse. In some cases, Dr. Vartany may recommend combining a breast lift with implants to create fuller, perkier breasts.

Is a Breast Lift Right for You?

A woman’s breasts are often linked to her feeling of confidence and femininity. Women who feel self-conscious about the way their breasts look after having children or significant weight loss can benefit from breast lift surgery, called mastopexy. Some patients appreciate the results of their breast lifts because afterward, they can wear a wider range of fashions. It’s important, though, that you are getting a breast lift for yourself and not feel pressured by someone else.

Good breast lift candidates have these things in common:

  • In good overall physical health
  • At a stable weight
  • Nonsmokers
  • Have realistic expectations

Some breast lift patients also have enlarged areolae (the dark skin surrounding the nipples) and want them reduced during the procedure.

‘Dr Vartany is the best’

“If you’re looking for a surgeon Dr. Vartany is the best. He is very caring and listens to what you want as a result. I guarantee you will get exactly what you are looking for. This entire journey was amazing with excellent staff. I feel beyond comfortable and my results look stunning.”

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How Is a Breast Lift Performed?

Dr. Vartany customizes his surgical plans based on the needs of each patient. The technique he uses for incisions, for example, will depend on the:

  • Breast size and shape
  • Size and position of the areolae
  • Degree of breast sagging
  • Skin’s quality and elasticity, in addition to the amount of excess skin

Dr. Vartany discusses the various incision options and why each is used during your consultation.

Incision Options

Dr. Vartany uses 1 of 3 different incision patterns. These include:

Benelli or “donut” incision: A Benelli lift involves making an incision around the outside of the areola in a donut shape. This means incision lines are not visible in swimwear or underwear. This technique is limited to patients with relatively minor breast sagging.

Keyhole or “lollipop” incision: This technique provides more lift and support to the breasts. In addition to an incision around the areola, Dr. Vartany makes a vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to near the crease where the breast skin connects to the chest. The incision pattern is similar to a keyhole or lollipop.

Anchor incision: Patients with moderate to severe sagging are good candidates for an anchor lift, which adds a horizontal incision at the base of the breasts to the other 2 incisions. This anchor-shaped pattern provides the most support and is needed for women with larger breasts.

Your Procedure

After making the appropriate incision, Dr. Vartany lifts the underlying breast tissue and reshapes it to improve the breast’s contour and firmness. He then repositions the nipple and areola to a level that looks more youthful and natural. If needed, he reduces the size of the areola by removing skin at its perimeter.

The next step is removing excess breast skin that compensates for the loss of skin elasticity. After reshaping the breasts and removing excess skin, Dr. Vartany tightens the remaining skin and sutures the incisions deep within the tissue to support the reshaped breasts. He uses absorbable sutures.

How Long is Recovery After a Breast Lift?

You’ll return home the day of the procedure with bandages or dressings applied to the incisions and wearing a medical support bra. Patients should wear this bra all day and night during the first 2 to 4 weeks of their recoveries to help minimize swelling and to support the breasts as they heal.

In some cases, Dr. Vartany places thin tubes under the skin to help drain excess fluid so it doesn’t accumulate below the skin. Patients should clean the drains twice daily. Dr. Vartany removes the drains about 3 to 5 days after the surgery. During the recovery, you should:

  • Limit using your arms for 10 to 14 days, taking care to not lift them over shoulder level
  • Sleep on your back for 4 to 6 weeks after the surgery
  • Avoid driving until Dr. Vartany gives you permission

Plan to take off 10 to 14 days from work or school after getting a breast lift.

Is Breast Lift Surgery Safe?

Any elective cosmetic surgery includes some risks, and Dr. Vartany explains what those are when discussing breast lift surgery. Most side effects are relatively minor, and more severe complications are rare. The final decision to undergo the procedure is yours.

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If you’re looking for an experienced, compassionate plastic surgeon with a reputation for producing superior cosmetic results, look no further than Dr. Vartany. Combining expertise and honesty with a gentle demeanor, Dr. Vartany provides the quality of Beverly Hills for his plastic surgery patients from Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, and beyond.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For information about your personalized consultation, how to prepare for your upcoming procedure and what to expect during recovery, please visit our Patient Resources page.

How much does a breast lift cost?

The cost of a breast lift varies from patient to patient, depending on the extent of the procedure needed and several other factors. The price includes Dr. Vartany’s fee, a fee for the anesthesiologist, and whether other procedures are performed during the surgery.

Can I combine a breast lift with other procedures?

Yes. Besides often being combined with breast augmentation, a breast lift is also commonly included as part of a Mommy Makeover—a procedure that typically includes cosmetic breast surgery and body contouring such as a tummy tuck and liposuction.

Can I get pregnant after getting a breast lift?

You can have a baby after getting a breast lift, but the results of the procedure may be compromised by a future pregnancy. This is something you should discuss with Dr. Vartany before scheduling your surgery.

If you’re looking for the best plastic surgeon in the Glendale and Pasadena area to perform breast lift surgery, request a consultation with Dr. Vartany using the online form or call us at (818) 500-0823 and a member of our team will schedule your appointment.

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Dr. Vartany is just amazing! He has performed my breast lift and breast augmentation and I absolutely love it!! He is so kind, patient, and very detail orientated. He answered all my questions and was very realistic about what the outcome was going to be like. He doesn't sell you a story, he explains how each body type is different and even if you do the same surgery the results can be different from person to person. His entire staff is wonderful as well. Front desk was welcoming and friendly, and the surgery nurses very caring and thoughtful. Surgery went so smooth, it felt like I just went to sleep and woke up. No extra commotion. They called me the next day to see how I was doing and at my post-op everyone was just very attentive. Overall, it was a great experience!!! I recommend that Dr. Vartany to anyone who wants a beautiful natural look.
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One of the best doctors around. I had three procedures on my nose and my eyes.For years I was skeptical to go under knife as I am a 56 years old male with some underling heart problems. The surgery was practically painless and to my wonder recovery was super fast. On cosmetic side, he did exactly what I asked for, no more, no less. The entire staff are super polite and professional.
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