Breast Lift Candidates

If you’re considering breast lift surgery in San Francisco:

Breast lift surgery entails incisions that allow the surgeon to lift and reshape the breast contour and its essential firmness. The nipple and areola are repositioned so that they have a more youthful appearance. If necessary, enlarged areolas can be reduced by removing skin at their perimeter. Incisions are made discreetly so that they aren’t readily apparent.

The number and size of the incisions will depend on the size of the breasts and the amount of repositioning necessary. During breast lift surgery, non-removable sutures are implanted deep within the breast tissue to create and support the new contours.

During your private consultation visit, Dr. Mosser will explain in detail these various procedures. He’ll make recommendations and discuss what you can realistically expect from breast lift surgery, as well as the alternatives that are available to you.

The Best Candidates for Breast Lift Surgery

Because dramatic weight fluctuations can affect the appearance of your breasts after breast lift surgery, the procedure best suits those who have relatively stable weight. Also, a breast lift doesn’t affect breast function, though the changes that occur to breasts during pregnancy can minimize or reverse their new appearance.

For this reason, the best candidates for this type of surgery have already completed their families. In addition, you should consider the following:

  • Do you have any medical conditions that could impair healing from breast lift surgery?
  • Are you a non-smoker?
  • Are you committed to proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, including moderate amounts of physical exercise?
  • Can you fully disclose your health history to Dr. Mosser, including current medications, your use of vitamin and herbal supplements, as well as your use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs?

Breast Lift Specifics—What You Can Expect

Dr. Mosser performs breast lift surgery in several locations in San Francisco. Plastic surgery procedures may be scheduled for the surgery center located at 450 Sutter Street in Union Square, as well as California Pacific Medical Center, and St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco.

The number and size of incisions you require are determined by the amount of excess skin you have, your skin’s elasticity, and the degree of breast lift that’s necessary to realistically achieve your goals. These incisions may extend around the diameter of the areola, one extending from the areola along the lower part of the breast to the crease, and one extending horizontally along the breast crease. Not all women require all of these incisions; some need only one around the areola and one extending along the bottom of the breast.

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