Breast Shape Rejuvenation - Lifts / Reductions

It can be caused by any number of things: pregnancy, breastfeeding, changes in weight, gravity, heredity, the passage of time, or some combination of these. Are sagging breasts, breasts that have lost their shape or volume (deflated), making you look older than you are, or feel less than your very best? If so, there is a way to regain your youthful figure, there is a way to once again be your very best.


Dr. Edward Terino, Medical Director of the Southern California Institute of Plastic Surgery, can perform a plastic surgical procedure called a breast lift. A breast lift elevates and reshapes loose, sagging (ptotic) breasts once again giving your breasts an uplifted, supported and youthful appearance.


Though also known casually as a “boob lift,” the medical term for a breast lift is mastopexy. What a mastopexy does is improve the shape, and thereby the appearance, of ptotic breasts while minimizing the attendant, visible scarring.


A breast lift improves the appearance of your breasts by elevating your breast tissue and removing excess from the lower portion of your breasts. At the same time your nipple and areola (the pigmented skin surrounding your nipple) are lifted to a higher position. These elements combine to reshape the skin brazier for the remaining tissue, producing the desired conical shape. There is any number of incision patterns to achieve this result. Consequently, as each person presents with their own unique set of physical traits and aesthetic aims, you in consultation with Dr. Terino, a board certified plastic surgeon, can decide which incision pattern is appropriate for your body and your goals.


Also during your consultation with Dr. Terino, a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Terino cautions consults on what mastopexy will not achieve. A breast lift will not increase the size of your breasts nor will a breast lift give symmetrical fullness to the upper portion of your breast. Having performed mastopexies for over 20 years, Dr. Terino finds women who have their breasts lifted often decide to also have breast implants in order to improve their fullness (please refer to Dr. Terino’s page on breast augmentation).


Knowing what you know now, ask yourself: Are my sagging breasts diminishing your appearance or self-esteem? Has a loss of shape or fullness in my breasts caused me not to look or feel my very best? If so, you are invited to contact or call Dr. Edward Terino at (818) 991-6226. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Terino can help restore what pregnancy, gravity and time has taken away. © 2013.  All rights reserved.