Breast Lift San Diego, La Jolla

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There are three types of breast lifts depending on the degree of repositioning. The periareolar lift hides the scar around the areolar, while the vertical lift adds a vertical scar and the full mastopexy leaves an “anchor scar.” An implant is sometimes added (see breast augmentation) to yield long-lasting superior fullness. The final result may take several months while the tissue relaxes. – Dr. Reagan

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Breast Lift

Procedure: Raise and reshape sagging breasts by removing excess skin and repositioning remaining tissue and nipples.
Length: 1 to 3 hours.
Anesthesia: Local with sedation, or general.
In/Outpatient: Usually outpatient. Sometimes inpatient.
Side Effects: Temporary bruising, swelling, discomfort, numbness, dry breast skin. Permanent scars.
Risks: Thick, wide scars; skin loss; infection. Unevenly positioned nipples. Permanent loss of feeling in nipples or breast.
Recovery: Back to work: 1 week or more. Strenuous activities: 1 month. Fading of scars: several months to a year.
Duration of Results: Variable; gravity, pregnancy, aging, and weight changes may cause new sagging. Results may last longer or be enhanced when breast implants are inserted as part of the procedure.