A breast lift in Sacramento is a procedure that can reshape and reposition your breasts if they have lost their youthful appearance. Also known as mastopexy, this surgery is the only way to significantly lift breasts that are sagging.
With this procedure, Dr. Heir can reshape your breasts, while elevating the nipples and decreasing the size of the areola. Several techniques can be used depending on the severity of your breast droop.
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How much does a Breast Lift cost in Sacramento?
The price of breast lift surgery in the Sacramento area ranges from $5200 to about $8200 depending on the individual needs of the patient. See our fees page for more information about our cosmetic surgery prices at Sacramento Surgical Arts or contact us for more information.
Who is a good candidate for a Breast Lift in Sacramento?
Many women, even those of relatively young age, experience a gradual descent of their breasts. This condition, known as ptosis, can be measured by a cosmetic surgeon and evaluated for possible correction. The typical measurement guideline is as follows:
- mild breast droop = nipple level with breast crease
- moderate breast droop = nipple is below breast crease
- severe breast droop = nipple lowest point on breast that points down
The cause of breast ptosis may be genetic and it may be accelerated by factors such as aging, significant weight loss, high BMI, large breast size, number of pregnancies, and smoking.
How Surgery Can Reposition Sagging Breasts
Dr. Heir will evaluate the degree of your breast ptosis and determine whether surgery is the right solution for you. Based on this evaluation using the guidelines above, he will choose an appropriate technique for your breast lift in Sacramento.
In cases of mild breast ptosis, the lift may require only single incision around the nipple, where a donut-shaped area of skin is removed to reshape the breast. In cases of moderate or severe breast ptosis, the incisions will resemble the shape of an anchor, traveling around the nipple, vertically toward the breast crease, and horizontally within the crease.
Skin is primarily responsible for maintaining the shape of your breasts. When the skin becomes loose, the result is breast ptosis. Therefore, a solution is to remove loose, excess skin, along with glandular tissue, to elevate and reshape the breasts. This will be carried out during your surgery, which will typically be done under general anesthesia. Operating time is about 1 to 3 hours.
After the Breast Lift: What to Expect
One to two weeks of recovery time is normal after breast lift surgery. You will be sent home with gauze and tape covering your breasts and a special surgery bra to wear during recovery. You should expect some swelling, bruising, discomfort and changes in nipple sensation during this time. Dr. Heir will give you specific post-operative instructions that should be followed closely. He will also prescribe a medication to manage pain.
Breast Lift in Sacramento
To learn more about breast lift surgery at Sacramento Surgical Arts PC in Sacramento or Yuba City, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jagdev Heir. Your consultation will provide the opportunity to discuss details about the surgery for your specific case.