Breast Lift Surgery
Providing a Unique, Innovative and Minimal-scar Breast Lift
If you have noticed a change in your breast shape and position after pregnancy or breastfeeding, or with the effects of age and gravity — or if saggy breasts are simply in your genetics — breast lift can help. Breast lift restores saggy, deflated-looking breasts to a higher and perkier position on the chest. With a better breast shape, you will look younger and sexier. You will feel better about your appearance and have the confidence to wear form-fitting clothing, if that is to your taste.
Dr. Anshu Gupta offers breast lift at his Solana Beach practice, serving all surrounding San Diego areas. He is double board certified (the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery). In fact, many patients in San Diego benefit from having their breast lift surgery at Verve Plastic Surgery because of Dr. Anshu Gupta’s innovative and successful approach in avoiding the vertical scar on the breast that results from the usual approaches. When you choose Dr. Gupta for your breast lift surgery, you can feel confident that you are receiving quality surgical care from a respected physician.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Lift?
Dr. Anshu Gupta evaluates all breast lift candidates on an individual basis. He must learn more about each individual and her personal needs/goals before determining whether breast lift is a good fit.
During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Gupta will take down a detailed medical record. He will inquire about any previous breast surgeries, medical conditions, medications you take and other relevant medical information. He will examine your breasts and ask you to describe your ideal cosmetic outcome.
Using this information, Dr. Gupta will advise you as to whether breast lift or another breast surgery is the best solution for your needs and goals. If you would like perkier breasts that are also larger in size, he may recommend combining breast lift with the placement of implants. Or, if you would like smaller breasts, he may recommend a combination breast lift and breast reduction.
More about Breast Lift Surgery
Breast lift is typically performed on an outpatient basis. Anesthesia is administered for your complete comfort.
Dr. Gupta will begin surgery by making incisions in the pre-determined location. There are several possible configurations for breast lift incisions. Dr. Gupta will choose the pattern based on several factors, including the degree of breast sagging. Options include:
- Anchor-shaped: around the perimeter of the areola, extending vertically down to the breast crease and horizontally along the crease
- Lollipop-shaped: around the perimeter of the areola and vertically down to the breast crease
- Donut-shaped: around the perimeter of the areola. Our practice in Solana Beach, San Diego, takes pride in providing this innovative approach to many breast lift candidates, thus providing as minimal a scar as possible.
Through the incisions, Dr. Gupta will remove excess breast skin. He will bring the skin formerly located above the areola down around the bottom of the breast to reshape the breast mound higher on the chest wall. The nipple and areola will be moved to a higher location on the breast, and the areola may be reduced in size, if needed.
When Dr. Gupta is finished making the surgical modifications, he will close the incisions with stitches, dress the area and place a supportive bra around the breasts.
What Breast Lift Recovery Entails
Your breasts will be sore, swollen and bruised for several days following surgery. It’s also common for the breasts to feel numb or the nipples to have a change in sensitivity. These side effects are temporary and will subside with time.
It’s important to get plenty of rest and avoid any bending, lifting or straining during your recovery. Do not raise your arms above your shoulders and do not lift any children. You may need to recruit a spouse or family member to help with childcare and household chores.
Dr. Gupta will follow up with you several times during your recovery. He will remove stitches if needed — although most of the time, all the stitches placed are under the skin, invisible and dissolvable — as well as check your breasts’ healing progress and answer any questions you may have. He will also advise you on when to return to work, resume exercise and other everyday activities.
Schedule a Consultation with Our
Breast Lift Surgeon
If you would like perkier, more youthful-looking breasts, consider breast lift surgery with Dr. Gupta. Call our office today at (760) 436-7600 to schedule a consultation and discuss the surgery in more detail.