Women that are bothered by sagging, flat breasts and low, stretched-out nipples turn to San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Dennis Bucko for his breast surgery expertise. Dr. Bucko of Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is fully trained in general surgery. In his many years of practice, he has mastered the surgical techniques needed. As an artist and sculptor, he has a sharp eye for artistic elements like balance and symmetry, which are important in breast lift.
Breast lift restores an attractive look to breasts affected by pregnancy, nursing, massive weight loss or the effects of aging. After surgery, the breasts have a better shape and a more youthful position. The nipples do not point downward and any asymmetry between the nipple height and breasts can be corrected. Women feel sexier and more confident with their beautiful breasts.
In breast surgery, there is no substitute for experience. Dr. Bucko has performed hundreds of breast lift operations and understands the nuances of the procedure. He stays up-to-date on the latest advances in breast surgery through his involvement in the national plastic surgery community with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Bucko is at the forefront of breast lift techniques and technology and is always looking for ways to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction. Dr. Bucko often uses the new form-stable “Gummy Bear” implants to create a lift without the usual scars.
Every breast lift patient is unique and has a particular area of concern. These concerns may include one or more of the following:
Flat, sagging breasts
Stretched-out, enlarged areolas
Low, downward-pointing nipples
One breast that sags lower than the other
Dr. Bucko examines each patient individually and inquires as to her specific concerns. He asks the patient to describe her ideal cosmetic outcome. This information is used to draft a personalized plan for treatment and achieve the “Ideal Breast.”
How long is the recovery time?
Most, but not all, women are back to work and daily activities a few days to a couple of weeks after their breast lift surgery. Recovery time varies from patient to patient based on what type of work the patient needs to be able to do. Patients are advised to take a couple weeks off from jobs that require vigorous activity. Patients with typical office work require only 2-5 days’ downtime depending on the amount of skin removed and how much discomfort they are experiencing.
Breast lift surgery is typically performed through an incision on the bottom of the breast (in the crease where the breast meets the torso) and around the areola. The breast tissue is reshaped higher on the chest wall to improve the breast contour. Internal sutures are placed to support the new breast contour. The areolas are reduced in size and downward-pointing nipples are corrected. Excess breast skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened over the breast mound, usually with no horizontal scars under the breasts.
Can the procedure be combined with implants?
Yes, breast augmentation combined with mastopexy is an option for many patients. To create bigger breasts, Dr. Bucko places silicone implants, usually under the muscle. For smaller breasts, he uses breast reduction techniques, including liposculpture, to eliminate excess skin, tissue and fat. The incision pattern may be modified during a combination breast augmentation-breast lift operation or breast reduction-breast lift operation to provide better access and visibility. Many patients with minimal sagging and slightly small breasts can achieve a great result with a small implant and minimal periareolar scars, only. Patients can also choose our mommy makeover procedure for a combination of both breast lift and augmentation with body contouring surgery.
Schedule a Breast Lift Consultation with Dr. Bucko
If you are interested in a more youthful and attractive breast contour, Dr. Bucko invites you to schedule a breast lift consultation at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center. He can discuss the breast lift operation and explain how it will give you perkier and sexier looking breasts. Contact us today to make an appointment.
Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center
3655 Nobel Drive, #100 San Diego, CA92122 (858) 453-8484