Breast Lift

Breast Lift

Dr. Knoetgen offers breast lift surgeries for women that experience sagging breasts or overly large breasts in order to achieve the look they want.  If you are in Bakersfield, Fresno, or other areas and you want to find out more about Breast Lift Surgery, Dr. Knoetgen is eager to help you find out more.  He is committed to helping each patient achieve their individual goals and will spend time getting to know you before scheduling the surgery to make sure you are completely happy with the results.

A breast lift can help reverse the effects of aging on your breasts and restore them to a youthful and rejuvenated appearance.  In some cases, a breast lift may be necessary after having children as a way to regain the pre-pregnancy look.  It can also be done as part of the Mommy Makeover Dr. Knoetgen offers at Beautologie.  The goal of everyone here is to help you find your way to a higher level of self-confidence.  Dr. Knoetgen will work hard to come up with a plan that will work for you during your consultation.

Breast lifts can be beneficial in many cases, including:

  • Breasts that sag
  • Breasts that have lost firmness
  • Breasts that have lost volume
  • Breasts with stretch marks
  • Uneven breasts

Find out about breast lifts, breast augmentations, breast reductions, and other surgeries offered by Dr. Knoetgen at Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center. You can choose to have the breast lift done alone or have it performed along with other procedures in order to achieve maximum results.  Dr. Knoetgen can discuss all options with you during your consultation.  To find out more, contact Beautologie for a consultation.

The Consultation
Before scheduling your surgery at Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, Dr. Knoetgen will want to sit down with you to discuss the specifics of your breast lift surgery.  You can expect to find out more about the procedure, including risks and benefits, to ensure you want to move forward with the surgery.  This is also a good time to find out if you want to do a breast augmentation surgery along with the breast lift, which would involve placing implants in the breasts.  Dr. Knoetgen will discuss all of your options and find out what your goals are as you head into surgery.

The consultation will also be when Dr. Knoetgen will determine if you are a good candidate for the surgery.  Ideal candidates for a breast lift are non-smokers that are in good health and maintain a stable weight.  These qualities will enhance the body’s ability to heal and your ability to enjoy maximum benefits from the procedure.  The procedure can be performed at any age, but certain people will have better results based on their current lifestyle.

Before surgery can occur, you will undergo a mammogram and you may be prescribed certain medications based on your specific needs.  As the surgery date approaches, it’s a good idea to quit smoking, avoid aspirin, and eat a healthy diet to encourage the healing process.  It’s always a good idea to get plenty of rest leading up to the surgery and following it to promote healing.  When you’re ready to move forward, you can be confident that Dr. Knoetgen will help improve your self-confidence and allow you to feel better than ever.

The Procedure
Although each patient will have a unique surgical experience, most breast lift procedures involve the same process.  There are various incision techniques, which will be discussed with you during your consultation.  Excess skin will be removed once the incision is made to enhance the effects of the breast lift.  This will involve relocating the nipples to give the breasts a perkier and more youthful appearance.  Every part of the surgery will be performed with the goal of minimizing scarring.

The Recovery Process and Results
Like all surgeries, there will be a recovery process as your body heals.  You can expect the recovery following a breast lift to be relatively lengthy.  There will likely be soreness around the nipples for several weeks following the surgery and it is best to avoid lifting heavy objects for 4 to 6 weeks.  Allowing the body to heal naturally will enhance the long-term results of the surgery.

Risks
All surgical procedures have risks—when you trust Dr. Knoetgen to perform your breast lift, you are minimizing your risks.  It’s always a good idea to understand any possible complications before heading into any procedure.

Some possible, but unlikely risks include:

  • Excess or unfavorable scarring
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Skin loss or tissue death
  • Blood clots
  • Skin discoloration
  • Asymmetry
  • Loss of sensation around the nipples, either permanent or temporary
  • Sagging of the skin

If you want to find out more about the breast lift surgery performed by Dr. Knoetgen, contact Beautologie today.