Breast Lift Surgery in Oakland
More youthful, perky breasts can be restored to your body through breast lift surgery. Aging, gravity, genetics, and the effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding can make breasts lose volume and shape, causing them to sag. The nipples and areolas may also point down. Weight fluctuations – adding it or losing it – can also negatively affect the appearance of breasts.
Luckily, help is available. An expertly done breast lift (called a mastopexy) performed by Oakland plastic surgeons Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis can give your figure a more youthful, rejuvenated look – and greatly improve your self-image.
What is a breast lift?
Breast lift surgery can remake your figure by restoring a pleasing youthful shape to your breasts. If you have lost weight, your breasts may have lost their volume and shape, causing them to appear saggy. Breast lift surgery is a procedure designed to “lift” the breasts back to a higher, perkier position for a more youthful and attractive appearance. It is a procedure Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis, board certified plastic surgeons in Oakland, have years of experience performing.
Based on your personal needs and desires, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis may recommend one of three main breast lift procedures:
- Concentric Mastopexy (Donutpexy)
- Circum-vertical Mastopexy (Lollipop Lift)
- Standard Anchor Incision Mastopexy
The type of surgery we recommend will depend on the amount of excess skin, degree of sagging, and the position of the nipples and areolas. If implants are being used in combination with the breast lift, these factors will affect the placement of the implants as well. In general, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis will make minor incisions which they will use to lift and reshape the breast tissue. Your nipples and areolas are not removed; however, they are repositioned to the appropriate level on the breast mound. Excess or sagging skin is removed, and each breast tightened and lifted for optimal results.
What is the recovery period after breast lift?
As with other surgeries, there will likely be a period of swelling after the breast lift procedure. Most women can return to work within a week. You must also wear a support bra for about a month. To ensure a speedy recovery, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis encourage all of their patients to engage in walking after surgery.
Other cosmetic surgery procedures Dr. Joseph N. Togba and Dr. Chandra V. Ellis perform to improve your figure
Many patients further improve the look of their breasts by having a breast implant procedure performed at the same time as their breast lift surgery. This is particularly effective if the upper poles of your breasts have lost volume after pregnancy. Combining the two procedures will restore your pre-pregnancy figure by creating fuller, firmer, lifted breasts – and make you feel better about your body.
Booking a consultation with your Oakland breast lift surgeon
Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis, enjoy meeting with each patient before their procedure to review individual desires and needs. Before a breast lift procedure, you will meet with our skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure that this is the right choice for your goals for your appearance. It is important to note that breast lift surgery should not be performed if you are planning to have more children because pregnancy and breastfeeding can alter your breasts’ appearance, potentially undoing the effects of the breast lift surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis will review any questions and concerns with you, as well as ensure that you have realistic expectations for the procedure.
To learn more about a breast lift after weight loss in the Oakland, California, we invite you to contact our office today.
This 42-year old woman had always wanted a breast lift. Even when she was young her breasts were never perky. After breastfeeding her children, they sagged further and she decided that it was time for a breast lift. She is very pleased with the result and how natural they appear.
Breast Lift with Augmentation
“I am 26 years old and the mother of 3 children. I was referred to Dr. Togba by a friend who had breast surgery. I have wanted this procedure for a long time and after seeing her breasts, I knew I had to get a consultation with him. Now it has been a few months since my breast lift with augmentation and I could not be happier with my results. My breasts are lifted and shapelier and Dr. Togba also resized my areolas so that they are now proportioned in shape and size to my breasts. My incisions are still healing and will continue to improve. My results look so natural. Thank you Dr. Togba.”