Often, the breasts are regarded as the hallmark of femininity. But its appearance, unfortunately, does not stay the same with the passage of time. This includes changes in their fullness, firmness, and even in the angle at which they sit on the chest; yes, we mean sagging.
Aging, pregnancy, and weight changes contribute to the undesirable condition of sagging breasts (ptosis). Fortunately, there is a way to safely and surgically lift them back to the youthful position they remember: mastopexy, also known as breast lift surgery.
What Dr. Childers Offers Breast Lift Patients
Ben Childers, MD of Riverside Plastic Surgery Associates is an experienced cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Childers has performed thousands of successful breast lift surgeries on satisfied patients.
His background, which includes prestigious training at Harvard Medical School and Loma Linda University, uniquely qualifies him to serve patients throughout the Inland Empire; they seek you out to provide a variety of quality cosmetic surgery services, including breast lift. Dr. Childers’ Riverside patients undergo their procedures at Riverside Community Hospital or the Premier Outpatient Surgery Center, both well-equipped and accredited surgical centers to accommodate cosmetic surgery patients.
Dr. Childers also offers a manageable breast lift surgery cost that makes the procedure accessible to many patients. A typical breast lift surgery in California can cost up to $ 4,000 or more. A Riverside breast lift by Dr. Ben Childers and Riverside Plastic Surgery Associates is priced reasonably lower than that. And while you can’t afford that significantly lower price, you can opt for flexible patient financing using the CareCredit institution.
Types of Breast Lift
There are actually several types of breast lift. Here’s how the breast lift options are broken down:
- Crescent lift: This is best for minor ptosis. It involves the removal of tissue in the shape of a crescent, with an incision around the areola.
- Benelli Lift: This less invasive option, sometimes called a “donut” lift, involves the removal of tissue in the shape of a donut. With this method, the incisions are made in the areola, which does well to hide them.
- Lollipop lift: This method, which requires the surgeon to make a lollipop-shaped incision, works best for a patient with a moderate (medium) degree of ptosis.
- Complete mastopexy: This is a complete breast lift, which is best for patients with severe ptosis. It requires an anchor-shaped incision and a repositioning of the nipple.
All of these methods include removal of the stretched breast skin and any excess tissue, followed by a “lift” of the skin and remaining tissue to raise the breasts to a higher position. If implants are desired, it is something the patients of our Riverside breast lift surgeon have access to; Dr. Childers can easily combine breast lift surgery and breast augmentation in one procedure.
The payback period
After breast lift surgery, our staff will apply bandages to the incisions for your protection. A prescribed bandage will be your support bra for the first few days; This is designed to minimize swelling and support the healing process. Most patients can return to work in 4 days.
In the first week, you will be asked to meet with Dr. Childers for a postoperative appointment for the removal of any sutures, or to answer any questions about healing.
Schedule a breast lift consultation today!
If you are eager to meet with Dr. Childers for a consultation For information on breast lift surgery, please call Riverside Plastic Surgery Associates at (951) 781-4339 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to scheduling your appointment!
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