What to expect after surgery
After undergoing your Los Angeles breast lift surgery, it is common to experience swelling and bruising during the initial healing process. Some discomfort can be expected during the first few days that can be relieved with prescription pain medication. It is also possible for numbness to occur, but this will typically fade within six weeks.
An surgical bra will likely need to be worn during the first few days and then will need to be replaced by a soft support which should be worn around the clock for the next several weeks.
While the resulting incision will be visible, it can typically be concealed with a bra or bathing suit and will fade with time. The scar may appear worse during the first few months before beginning to fade. A return to work and light activity can usually be expected within one week after your breast lift in Los Angeles.
Where will my breast lift procedure take place?
All procedures are performed at our accredited outpatient facility, The Lasky Clinic, located in beautiful Beverly Hills, California. This state-of-the-art medical center is outfitted with advanced, cutting edge technology and equipment, and is staffed by a team of compassionate, experienced practitioners that will go the extra mile for your satisfaction and comfort to give you arguably the best breast lift Beverly Hills has to offer.
From our soothing reception area to our world-class surgical suites, the Los Angeles Lasky Clinic is designed to create a stress-free patient experience that feels more like a visit to the spa than a hospital stay. Naturally, our facility adheres to the same stringent safety protocols as any local hospital, but with the benefit of greater discretion, more convenience, and more personalized attention.
Why Choose Dr. Leslie Stevens?
Located in Beverly Hills, California, our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stevens has been practicing at the Lasky Clinic for more than 20 years. With a reputation of one of the finest breast and body surgeons in the area, Dr. Stevens provides patients with beautiful and natural-looking results.
What is the Difference Between a Breast Lift and a Breast Augmentation?
A breast lift is a good option if you are happy with the size of your existing breasts but want a more lifted and reshaped appearance, while a breast augmentation increases breast size.
Am I a Candidate for a Breast Lift?
The best candidates for a breast lift are those who are unhappy with the sagging appearance of their breasts. The breasts are lifted and reshaped for a more youthful look.
Will there be Scarring?
Dr. Stevens is an experienced and skilled surgeon. He will make every effort to limit the size of your incisions and ensure your results are as beautiful and natural as possible. The scars are hidden from sight, even in revealing tops.
Will my Breast Lift Last?
Your breast lift procedure will provide long-lasting results. Over the years, you will notice changes to your shape as we can’t stop the effects gravity and age has on skin quality.
Can a Breast Lift and Augmentation be Performed Together?
Performed by a skilled surgeon, it is possible to have both a breast lift and an augmentation done together.
Should I Wait until After I am Done Having Children Before a Breast Lift?
Pregnancy can affect the breast tissue and ultimately the results of your breast lift. If your pregnancy changes breast appearance, you could undergo revision surgery.
What is the Recovery Time?
Depending on the work being done, most women are back to work in a week or less. You must avoid any heavy lifting, stretching, or other strenuous activities for at least two weeks.
Is a Breast Lift Painful?
You will experience some pain and soreness after your breast lift. Medication will be provided to ensure that you are completely comfortable.
Will I be Awake During the Procedure?
No, you will not be awake during your breast lift procedure. Intravenous sedation with local anesthesia or general anesthesia will be used.
Will a Breast Lift Make Me Look Smaller?
A breast lift is meant to change your shape and position of your breasts. It offers you a more lifted curvy profile. A breast lift will not make your breasts smaller.
Can I Reduce the Size of My Areola at the Same Time as a My Breast Lift?
Many women find when they have sagging breasts, the areolas have become large, and low on the breast. A breast lift surgery with an areola reduction and nipple relocation can be performed.
How Long is the Breast Lift Procedure?
A breast lift procedure can take in the range of two to four hours to perform.
How Do I Prepare for a Breast Lift?
Have a family member or friend stay with you to drive you home after the procedure. You might want to try and schedule some extra help around the house to assist with any lifting or basic chores while you recover.
Are There Different Types of Breast Lift Techniques?
Yes. There are several different types of breast lift techniques and they can all provide you with a different look. Talk to your surgeon about your goals and he can help you understand the pros and cons of each.
How Do I Pick the Right Surgeon?
A good surgeon can make a big difference in the outcome of any cosmetic surgery. Choose a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who has years of experience and is sought out for his ability to provide superior results.