As time passes, pregnancy, nursing, excessive weight loss, and gravity have adverse effects on woman’s breasts causing them to lose their elasticity, firmness, and shape. This creates a sagging appearance. A breast lift is a procedure that corrects this condition by removing excess breast tissue as well as tightening the skin.

When meeting with Dr. Pertsch at his San Mateo or Mountain View practice, patients are thoroughly examined, given details regarding the procedure, and have their questions/concerns addressed. No two patients are alike, which is why every procedure is personalized to meet the patient’s anatomy and desired outcome.

The best candidates for a breast lift (mastopexy) are healthy, emotionally stable women who are realistic about the result they would like to achieve. A breast lift may enhance your appearance and your self-confidence. The best results are achieved on women with small, sagging breasts due to loss of skin elasticity secondary to pregnancy and/or nursing, or weight loss. Those who plan to have more children may want to postpone surgery, as the process of pregnancy and breastfeeding may change the final result of the surgery.

Dr. Pertsch can make incisions around the areola, vertically down the breast, and horizontally across the breast crease. The breast tissues are then raised to a higher position on the chest wall and any excess skin is trimmed away. Some patients may not require the additional incision along the crease. Patients should be aware that they will be left with scars post-surgery, but they will become faint over time.

If desired, implants may be used to restore breasts to their natural shape and size. In this circumstance, the incisions would be limited to those needed for implant placement, which would reduce the appearance of scars. You may anticipate a more youthful and voluminous appearance after your breast lift procedure.

There are benefits to undergoing breast lift surgery; however with any surgical procedure there is always the possibility of complications occurring. Possible complications associated with breast lift include bleeding and infection following surgery, which may cause scars to widen, (poor healing and wider scars are common in smokers). The procedure can also leave you with different-positioned nipples, or a change in feeling in the nipple or breast. In order to ensure a healthy recovery, it is important to follow all pre- and pos-operative instruction provided during the consultation.

If you are in the Mountain View or San Mateo area, please feel free to contact Dr. Pertsch’s practice to schedule an appointment. You may gain further information regarding breast lift surgery at this time, as well as view before and after photos of previous patient results.

Breast Lift (Without Implants)

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Breast Lift Without Implants

Description: Patient weighed over 230 lb. for years and had no pregnancies. With Weight Watchers and exercise she lost about 130 lb. over 3 years. Now 138 lb. at age 46 5’ 8 ½ “ she felt her “skin was too big”. She wanted to be less saggy and improve her self esteem. Her breasts had shrunk from 44DDD to current 36 D. She wanted breast improvement without implants.

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Breast Lift (With Implants)

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 Breast Lift and Augmentation at the same operation (Augmentation Mastopexy)

Description: 28 year old mother of 6 yr. old son lost much breast volume and shape after nursing for 2 years. R.B. is 5’8″ tall, weighed 130 lb. and was a 32 loose C brassiere size before surgery. Sub muscular 420 cc McGhan saline implants filled to 420 cc on the right and 430 cc on the left. A breast lift (mastopexy) was performed at the same surgery to reduce drooping and establish proper nipple areolar position. Patient very happy with soft, mobile breasts and 32 D brassiere size.

‘After’ photographs taken only 1 month after surgery.

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