A BREAST LIFT PROCEDURE BY SHAHIN FAZILAT, MD, CAN ACHIEVE A PLEASING, MORE YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE
Every woman wants to have shapely, beautiful breasts. Many of our patients find that their breasts have sagged and their breast volume has decreased due to the natural aging process, weight loss or breastfeeding, resulting in a need for a breast lift.
A breast lift (mastopexy) is a common cosmetic surgery procedure performed in the United States. Dr. Fazilat can restore a more youthful appearance to your breasts that have sagged as a result weight loss, pregnancy, loss of the skin’s natural elasticity, or simply the effect of aging and gravity.
A breast lift procedure combines the removal of excess breast skin with tightening of the skin, making it a good option for a woman who wants to reclaim her natural shape without a significant change in size.
Dr. Fazilat has extensive training in mastopexy and breast augmentation mastopexy. He is able to offer his patients short-scar techniques (vertical scar/lollipop technique) to return their breasts to their original youthful shape.
During your breast lift consultation with Dr. Fazilat, he will discuss the procedure in great detail, providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about a breast lift.
He will ask you to answer these questions:
- Do you have to wear a bra during the day at all times?
- Have your breasts become lower?
- Are your breasts hollowed on the top?
- Are your nipples too low?
- Are your breasts now smaller and deflated in appearance?
- Are your large breasts now droopy and low?
Prior to your breast lift, Dr. Fazilat will discuss a number of important decisions to make when planning your breast lift surgery. He will personally walk you through your options and share recommendations based on the latest research, advances in the field, and what’s best for your particular case.
Our Cosmetic Consultant can provide you with information on pre-operative breast lift care, recovery, local accommodations and answer any other questions related to your procedure and stay in the Mountain View / Palo Alto / Morgan Hill, CA area. If you are traveling from outside the US, we highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.
Once you have booked your breast lift surgery, Dr. Fazilat’s office will coordinate the location and time of your breast lift surgery. You will receive a pre-operative appointment, which is typically two weeks before your surgery. During this appointment, you will be given instructions for your surgery, as well as any medical request forms for necessary blood work or related medical tests. Dr. Fazilat will also take any pre-operative photos and review your planned procedure(s) so you can ask any final questions. Our office will contact you by phone or by email to review your instructions and your health history.
After your pre-operative appointment, if you have any questions regarding your instructions, you can contact our office by phone or email us at any time. General Surgery instructions can also be found in Patient Resources of our website and you can download these Breast Augmentation Post-Op Instructions (PDF).
About The Operation
Breast lift surgery is a common cosmetic procedure for Dr. Fazilat. Typically, these operations are performed as an out-patient procedure under general anesthesia with a certified anesthesiologist; surgical times are 1 to 3 hours. The results are generally long lasting, but can depend on an individual’s skin elasticity and lifestyle.
Some of Dr. Fazilat’s patients also have their breast lift surgery combined with other procedures, such as a breast augmentation, a breast reduction, a tummy tuck or laser liposuction for a more beautiful you.
After breast lift surgery, patients can go home the same day, but should have an adult stay with them for 24 hours after surgery to monitor their recovery.
The recovery period ranges from 3 days to 1 week. Most patients feel very well with 4-5 days, but strenuous activity should be avoided for 2 to 3 weeks.
Stitches are removed a week to 10 days after breast lift surgery. Any post-operative pain, swelling and/or sensitivity will commonly diminish over the first few weeks. Finally, scars from breast lift incisions begin to fade in a few months and continue to fade for months or years to come.
Dr. Fazilat will schedule a follow-up post-recovery office visit to discuss your progress.