Any woman, at any age, can have drooping or sagging breasts. This occurs because breasts are only composed of fat, glands, and connective tissue. No supportive muscles in the actual breast itself exist.
Over the years, the number of women desiring a breast lift has risen dramatically. Essentially, women want their breasts back to a perky contour.
Breast lift and augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States. Ask Dr. Greg Chernoff how he can help you restore your breasts to a more natural-looking and uplifted appearance.*
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM A BREAST LIFT?
A woman’s breasts naturally change over time, losing their shape, lift, and firmness. These changes are due to loss of skin elasticity which can result from:
- Weight fluctuations
A breast lift addresses the concerns of sagging and drooping breasts by removing excess skin, redistributing the breast tissue, and improving the shape and projection of the breast.
Since a breast lift alone doesn’t change the size or shape of the breasts, many of Dr. Chernoff’s breast lift patients elect to have a lift and augmentation at the same time. The nipple and areola (the darker skin around the nipple) can also be repositioned or resized during a breast lift procedure to further enhance the appearance of the breast.
WHAT IS BREAST LIFT SURGERY?
A breast lift, or mastopexy, varies based on each patient’s breasts. At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, breast lift surgery is done under general anesthesia and may take two to three hours, depending on the complexity of the surgery and if a breast implant is added to the procedure.*
Dr. Chernoff typically uses a surgical technique that places an incision around the nipple. Other methods involve three incisions, one on each side of the breast, which connect to a keyhole-shaped incision above the nipple. Working through these incisions, excess skin is removed from the lower portion of the breast. The breast tissue is lifted into the higher position, and the nipple is placed into the keyhole incision. Sutures are used to connect the skin on both sides of the breast and around the nipple.
WHAT RESULTS CAN YOU EXPECT AFTER YOUR BREAST LIFT SURGERY?
Patients experience some degree of bruising, swelling, and soreness for a few days. Dr. Chernoff may ask that you wear a surgical bra for one week, and then you will wear a support bra for one month.*
During first few days after surgery, you will need to take it easy. As your body heals, you will gradually be able to increase your activity. After a few weeks, you can get back to strenuous activity as your breast continues to heal.*
PREPARING FOR BREAST LIFT SURGERYPrior to any surgical procedure, Dr. Chernoff recommends that all our patients read our “Patient Guide for Plastic Surgery”. The guide explains important points that all patients should think about as they are considering a procedure.
AFTER SURGERY CARE
Following your breast lift surgery, Dr. Chernoff and our dedicated team of recovery and after care nurses will provide you with specific instructions regarding the best way to care for your breast following your augmentation procedure to promote healing while reducing discomfort. During the recovery period, cold compresses can be used to help minimize swelling and reduce pain.*
Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery patients who travel to our Santa Rosa office for their Breast Lift can choose to stay in our Guest House after their procedure. Our staff will advise you with the details.
WHY DR. GREG CHERNOFF FOR YOUR BODY AUGMENTATION, SHAPING & CONTOURING SURGERY?
When considering cosmetic surgery, finding the right surgeon can mean the difference between great results and less than optimal results. Board certification, advanced training and skills, along with years of experience are important factors to consider when selecting your body augmentation, shaping and contouring cosmetic surgeon. You only have one body and you want to be sure to select the “best” plastic surgeon for your procedure.
At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA you can be reassured that he has the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill and aesthetic vision. Dr. Chernoff is a renowned aesthetic surgeon and educator.
You can trust your breast lift surgery to Dr. Chernoff, a triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon. After medical school, he completed an additional eight years of advanced training in breast rejuvenation techniques and combines this with aesthetic vision and patient-centered care to create the optimal surgical experience.
Dr. Chernoff is certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
The After Care we provide at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery is unique and exceptional. We will see patients every day to reassure them, provide treatments and techniques that help the healing process and improve results. Read our Patient Surgery Guide.
Dr. Chernoff has performed hundreds of face and body cosmetic surgeries and procedures for men and women in Santa Rosa, CA and the surrounding communities for over 20 years.*Results may vary and are not guaranteed. Contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery to see if you are a candidate.