Breast Lift Redlands

Patients with sagging breasts often seek out a breast lift in Riverside. At Rau Plastic Surgery, experienced board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Todd Rau frequently performs this procedure, also known as mastopexy surgery.

Breasts sag due to a number of reasons. Loss of skin elasticity, time, gravity, weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding may negatively affect the position and shape of the breasts. A breast lift eliminates sagging skin to reduce sag, restore perkiness, and resolve asymmetries.

Are You an Ideal Candidate?

You may be a good candidate for a breast lift from Redlands plastic surgeon Dr. Rau if you are satisfied with the size of your breasts but would like more youthful breast contours. Ideal candidates are in good overall health and do not smoke. Viewing our breast lift before and after photos allows patients to have realistic expectations for the results of the surgery.

Your Consultation

Your breast lift cosmetic surgery goals will be discussed with California plastic surgeon Dr. Rau during a consultation. As part of this, the two of you will review your medical history and discuss the procedure in greater detail.

Breast lifts are often performed in conjunction with breast augmentation during a single surgical session. This combination procedure is known as an augmentation mastopexy and is also called a breast augmentation with lift. Combining a breast lift and implants results in increased perkiness, volume, and projection and a reduction in breast sag.

A breast lift with implants is quite comprehensive, but for patients who do not need additional volume, a breast lift without implants is usually the best choice. Together, you and Dr. Rau will decide which procedures will be performed in order to achieve your desired results.

Pre-operative photographs will be taken, and if you are also undergoing breast enlargement surgery, you can experiment with sizer implants. You will set a date for surgery and be given instructions about how to prepare.

Breast Lift Procedure Details

On the day of surgery, you will have a final consultation with Redlands plastic surgeon Dr. Rau. Your breast lift procedure will be performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Rau offers several breast lift incision options, which usually heal well and present minimal scarring:

  • Crescent lift (the most minimal lift, leaving a slight scar on the upper areola)
  • Circumareolar lift (also called a donut or Benelli lift, creating an incision around the areola)
  • Lollipop incision (incision running vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the breast crease)
  • Anchor lift (also called a Wise pattern (incision around the nipple, vertically from the bottom edge of the areola and then horizontally beneath the breast)

The Mastopexy Healing Process

You may be sore for a few days after your breast lift procedure, but soon you will be able to resume your normal activities. There will be a degree of swelling and bruising in the region; these will resolve with the help of ice packs. Wearing a surgical bra without underwire will also aid in reduction of swelling.

Taking time off from your job will be necessary, as will avoiding strenuous activities like heavy exercise. Take care of your incisions, and avoid smoking to ensure that your skin heals properly. Once recovery is complete, you will be able to enjoy your beautiful and natural-looking results.

Breast Lift Cost

The details of your mastopexy will affect its price. The exact techniques used, the amount of tissue removed, and the total time the surgery takes all impact breast lift cost. At Rau Plastic Surgery, we offer financing for procedures through Alphaeon and CareCredit.

Contact Us Today

If you’re considering a breast lift in Riverside from Dr. Todd Rau, contact Rau Plastic Surgery and schedule your informative consultation. Dr. Rau has the experience required to get you the results you deserve.