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Many women are entirely content with their breast size but find themselves holding back from life because of sagging, aging breasts because of pregnancy, breastfeeding, or the normal aging process. Luckily, the award-winning surgeons at Changes offer transformative procedures to address sagging or pendulous breasts. Join us in our ocean-viewing offices to learn more about your minimally invasive surgical options.

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Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa sets the standard for luxury service and patient-first care. Beyond the surgical expertise, our commitment extends to providing an elevated experience for our patients. Our surgeons and staff are dedicated to ensuring your comfort, addressing your concerns, and guiding you through every step of your transformative journey.

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How Could a Breast Lift Help You Reach Your Goals?

Breast lift surgery in San Diego can be a compelling choice for women seeking to restore firmness, shape, and elevation to their breasts. A personalized consultation with a Changes surgeon is the first step toward understanding which approach aligns with your unique goals. The surgeon will assess your breasts, discuss potential options, and consider variables such as age, breast size, shape, and skin condition to tailor the procedure to your specific needs. Common motivations include:

Sagging or Pendulous Breasts

Combat the effects of gravity, pregnancy, and nursing, which may lead to stretched skin and diminished breast volume.

Large or Unusually Shaped Areola

The procedure can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple, providing a balanced and proportional appearance.

Need for a Comprehensive Body Makeover

For those desiring increased volume, breast implants can be inserted in conjunction with mastopexy to enhance firmness, size, and overall breast volume. You and your surgeon may also consider fat transfer options. This combination is often a key element in a comprehensive Mommy Makeover.

How the Lift Works: Sculpting Beauty, Ensuring Support

Breast lifts in San Diego are typically performed under general anesthesia, ensuring a comfortable experience for the patient. The procedure involves:

  • Removing excess skin
  • Repositioning the nipple and areola to a higher, more youthful position
  • Reshaping the breast for a lifted and rejuvenated appearance

For patients with relatively small breasts and minimal sagging, modified procedures like the "doughnut" or concentric mastopexy may be considered. This technique involves circular incisions around the areola, removing a doughnut-shaped area of skin. Another option is the crescent mastopexy, which lifts the nipple position with an incision around the upper half of the areola. In cases where breast tissue has been compromised, surgical mesh insertion may be recommended.

This mesh acts as an internal bra, providing support and enhancing the longevity of results. The duration of a mastopexy typically spans around three hours, contingent on individual factors. During the procedure, excess skin is removed, and the nipple-areola complex is elevated to a higher position.

The skin surrounding the areola is then meticulously brought together to reshape the breast. Techniques can vary, with the two most common methods featuring either a vertical "lollipop scar" or an anchor-shaped incision that follows the natural contour of the breast.

Stitches are generally placed around the areola, in a vertical line extending downwards, and along the lower crease of the breast. Your Changes surgeon will always do the utmost to ensure minimal scarring and beautiful results.

Recovery: Nurturing Your Transformation

Following the surgery, you'll wear an elastic bandage or a surgical bra over gauze dressings to support the healing process. While you may experience some bruising, mild swelling, and discomfort for a brief period, the pain is typically manageable. Temporary loss of feeling in the nipples and breast skin due to post-surgical swelling is common but usually diminishes as the swelling subsides over the next six weeks.

Discover Your Personalized Approach to Beauty

Schedule your consultation today by filling out our convenient online form. Discover the expertise of our surgical team, the luxury service we provide, and the personalized care that sets Changes apart. Elevate your aesthetic journey with us in our San Diego offices, where elegance meets surgical artistry.

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Patients Choose the Autologous Breast Lift For

Enhanced Symmetry

Ideal for women seeking breast reduction or lift surgery, the procedure aims to improve breast shape, size, nipple/areolar position, and cleavage symmetry.

Implant-Free Breast Augmentation

The Changes surgical team employs advanced techniques that involve shaping the breast tissue to mimic the appearance of a breast implant, achieving a perky and natural outcome.

Internal Bra Support

An absorbable mesh is strategically placed at the base of the breast tissue, creating an internal bra that provides support during healing. The mesh is absorbed over time without additional follow-up. This approach minimizes tension on suture lines, resulting in minimized scarring and an optimized recovery.

Tailored Breast Size

For those desiring smaller lifted breasts, excess breast tissue is precisely removed to create symmetry and enhance shape. Alternatively, for those seeking larger breasts, your doctor can perform liposuction and strategically transfer processed fat into the breasts post-Autologous Breast Lift, offering a one-of-a-kind enhancement.

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