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As time passes, gravity and the natural processes of aging can cause your breasts to lower and sag. This is even more likely to happen if you’ve undergone a significant change in body composition related to pregnancy, breast feeding or significant weight loss. To address issues like these, your cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Natalie Driessen, often recommends a breast lift in Palm Desert, California.

This surgical procedure is designed to raise the height of your breasts by removing excess skin and tightening of your natural breast tissue. This effectively reshapes each breast while restoring some of its youthful support.

Your cosmetic surgeon will employ an incision strategy specific to your personal preference, unique breast shape and size and location of your areola. This helps minimize the amount of visible scarring once your skin has completely healed.

Depending on your personal preference, she might create incisions around the areola of each breast to adjust its size and location. From there, an incision can be made down from the areola to the base of the breast to remove skin. This will help tighten the skin of the breast, thus firming the breast tissues and lifting the breast.

Another incision strategy the surgeon might advocate will adjust the areola with a vertical incision down from the breast crease followed by a horizontal incision.

We recommend taking at least a week off from work to allow your body sufficient time to heal after the breast lift.

If you are dissatisfied with the shape and location of your breasts, you should call Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Specialists at (760) 773-6616 to ask about a breast lift.