About Breast Lift Surgery
A surgical breast lift is a cosmetic treatment that lifts and tightens the breasts by reducing excess skin and pulling tight the healthy tissue to produce a firmer, younger appearance. This cosmetic breast surgery is offered for women who have lost breast fullness and shape and who have breast sagging due to aging and gravity, as well as weight loss or pregnancy. Medical breakthroughs in breast lift surgery have made this aesthetic surgery so effective that new stats released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show around a 70% increase in demand since 2000. Dr. Mark Schoemann, a double board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon in La Jolla, CA, offers this cosmetic breast surgery at Schoemann Plastic Surgery. By using the most advanced methods, Dr. Schoemann can tailor his technique to address the level of sag present as well as your desired aesthetic goal.
Many women visit Schoemann Plastic Surgery hoping to get implants only; however, after a physical exam, you may realize that a mastopexy could provide a better outcome. This is because of the severity of breast sagging that is present. Women whose breasts and nipples point down typically need a breast lift to correct skin irregularities and raise the breasts higher up on the chest wall. If your nipples point downward and your breasts look elongated, a mastopexy (breast lift) can improve their appearance. Women considering a breast lift need to be physically healthy and at a stable weight. While implants may be wanted, in so many cases a breast lift is all that is needed to add the fullness and shape that is desired.
Breast Lift Reviews
"Dr, Mark Schoemann immediately won me over, just by the way he enters the room on my first visit. He listens intently, answers all my nervous questions and puts me at ease. Dr. Schoemann is kind, knowledgeable, professional, skilled, patient and understanding. My first surgery was breast lift and tummy tuck then liposuction on my legs. I’m loving all the compliments. His staff - Valerie, Jill RN, Richard Anesthesiologist, Jen RN, and Gezelle, to name a few are Amazing. I recommend Dr. Schoemann."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Nov 24, 2017
"Lipo and Breast Lift No Implant - La Jolla, CA - I went to at least 6 consults with different surgeons and they all gave me about the same price give or take a few hundred. I even had consults done at some of those "med offices" that just use local anesthesia for lipo procedures (BTW they were more expensive than any other office). The minute I walked into Dr. Schoemann's office I was amazed by the appearance of the office. I literally want their waiting room in my living room, it was so beautiful, clean and comforting. During my consult, Dr. Schoemann and Christine let me talk and tell them what I was interested in having done and what my expectations were. He then gave me his insight and professional opinion as to what my outcome could be. One of the things that I appreciated about Dr. Schoemann was that he did not start suggesting other areas that I needed lipo, he only spoke about what I was concerned about. I also did not feel rushed during my time with them nor did I feel pressured on that day or any day following. The icing on the cake for me was Dr. Schoemann's humanitarian work. I know this may be silly for some people but I am in the dental field and I also do a lot of volunteer work so I felt that this was the right surgeon for me. I would also like to point out that Valerie is an amazing patient care coordinator, she is extremely attentive and knowledgable when it comes to Dr. Schoemann and his procedures."- A. / RealSelf / Oct 28, 2016
Breast lift surgery takes about 2 – 4 hours and is performed using general anesthesia. The timeframe of this surgery depends on the severity of breast sag. The method used for mastopexy surgery generally falls within two categories — these are based on the size, location, and nature of the incision. The anchor technique (inverted-T) and the vertical incisions are the preferred types. Once the incision is made, any loose, unhealthy skin is carefully trimmed away along with breast tissue and fat that is not desired. The skin left behind is then pulled tight and the breasts are brought up and lifted so they look younger and healthy. In many cases, the size and shape of the areola is reduced to match the new shape of the breast. It is during this time an implant will be inserted into the breast if this was agreed upon with Dr. Schoemann before surgery. If a breast lift is the only technique being performed and if breast fullness and shape are a concern, breast implants can be done at a later date.
Breast Lift with Augmentation
What To Expect
The overall recovery period for a mastopexy is more lengthy than breast augmentation surgery. After surgery, you will be fitted with a support bra to diminish swelling. A tiny tube will also be placed near the surgical area to assist with excess drainage that can sometimes occur after mastopexy treatment. The post-surgical swelling will decrease within about a week. Dr. Schoemann or a member of his team will provide specific, at-home incision care instructions to assist your healing process. Results following a breast lift treatment are noticeable after several months as your newly shaped breasts take their new position on your chest. The breasts will appear natural, and you will feel perkier and healthier overall.
Breast lift surgery has altered the lives of many La Jolla, CA women. If you are faced with drooping breasts that get in the way of everyday activities or prevent you from wearing the clothes you want, a breast lift at Schoemann Plastic Surgery may be the right surgery for you. During your first visit, a thorough physical exam will be given by Dr. Schoemann and your goals for surgery will be discussed. We will determine a tailored surgical plan to help transform your breasts. We invite you to contact Schoemann Plastic Surgery and learn more about how to schedule your first visit.