About Breast Lift Surgery
If you have lost breast fullness, firmness and perkiness after childbearing, breastfeeding, or just by getting a little older, you will probably benefit from a breast lift (mastopexy). For women who have developed breast ptosis (sagging), a breast lift can restore the breast tissue to a higher, perkier position for a fuller, more youthful appearance. Double board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Trott has experience in both reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery, including the vertical or limited scar breast lift (mastopexy). Dr. Trott’s training at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center included performing over one hundred breast lifts and reductions on both reconstructive and cosmetic patients. At your first consultation at the office of Suzanne A. Trott, MD, FACS in Beverly Hills, CA you will be able to define your goals (one of which is probably to not have to wear that uncomfortable push-up bra all the time), and Dr. Trott will present you with a customized approach to meet them. Dr. Trott makes a special effort to understand every patient's specific vision and does everything possible to make it happen.
Dr. Trott has taken her experience one step further and developed her own technique, "The Dermal Spanning Flap," which she has incorporated into her vertical lift and reduction surgeries. She feels that this additional procedure improves contour of the lower rounded portion of the breast and helps to strengthen the lift like an internal bra. She has presented this original technique at the 2006 joint meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Rocky Mountain Association of Plastic Surgeons meeting in Las Vegas, NV.
If your breast sagging is minimal and your nipple is just a little too low, Dr. Trott can correct this with a lift that is hidden in the periareolar (border of the colored skin around the nipple) line only.
Breast Lift Reviews
"Dr. Trott truly knows a woman's body. She doesn't push for excess or try to convince you that you need anything. She asks what you want to fix and gives you solutions, even talking you out of things she might not necessarily agree with. She is patient and truly listens to you. I never felt rushed and she spent hours (this is not an exaggeration) answering my every question and concern and showing me before and after photos. Dr. Trott wants her patients to be happy. She is a perfectionist and will gladly take the time to get it right and make sure you get the results you want. She is extremely knowledgeable and will offer alternative solutions to surgery if possible. When we discussed my breast lift and tummy tuck she specifically told me that she will never sell a patient on a scar and that it was a very personal decision. I am literally blown away by her patient care. She truly gets to know her patients and stays in contact with them through their recovery. She has stood by me for the past year assisting me with scar management and allowing me to hound her with questions about my upcoming tummy tuck. Her skill level is exemplary. There is no evidence that I had any lipo except for the fat being gone and the tiny incisions. My skin was left smooth and taut. My breasts are perfect and look exactly like they did before I had children and nursed.Dr.Trott's assistant, Adylene Villanueva (Ady), is Dr. Trott's second pair of hands. The two of them are the dream team. Ady gets it all done and fast! She is always on top of things and keeps the office running smoothly. She was also always available to assist me whether it be answering my questions, providing my quotes, booking my surgery, helping me into my garments, changing my bandages, providing moral support or performing micro-needling on my scars! Ady has a way about her that just makes you feel comfortable and secure in your decisions and choices. She was so incredibly helpful to me and I was blown away by the speed in which she would get things done for me when I asked. Ady is truly incredible at running Dr. Trott's office and keeping up with her level of patient care.If you are looking for a surgeon who will go above and beyond for her patients, who will give you a natural yet very improved version of yourself and who is more than qualified and skilled to do the job, Dr. Trott is the doctor for you."- H. / RealSelf / May 02, 2016
"It's only been four weeks since my surgery and I cannot stop raving about Dr. Trott. She did an amazing job for me. I had a breast lift with small implants 25 years ago. She took out the implants and did a breast reduction (I had put on a significant amount of weight since then), she did a ton of lip around my midriff and back, and she redid my tummy tuck scar and cut off some sagging skin. It was a BIG surgery. After one hard week, I already looked amazing, after four weeks, I look better, and I know I will continue to look better. My breasts are almost all healed. You can barely see any scars on my breasts. My scarring is way better than they were from 25 years ago.Dr. Trott is completely hands on. Between her and her assistant Ady, they are always there for you. No going through answering services, or whoever is on call. They are kind, caring, considerate and listen to your needs. Most importantly though, she does an amazing job. I could not be happier with her work. Sometimes you look at someone and say, why did she have such a horrible cosmetic surgeon? People, do your homework. There are good ones out there and Suzanne Trott is the best!! I love her. She made me feel like my old self again. No amount of dieting and exercise was going to do that for me. Don't put it off. I wish I would have done this 10 years ago. I have my confidence back, my old body back, and my life back. It is worth everything to me to be in good hands."- M.H. / Yelp / Jan 16, 2018
"It's only been four weeks since my surgery and I cannot stop raving about Dr. Trott. She did an amazing job for me. I had a breast lift with small implants 25 years ago. She took out the implants and did a breast reduction (I had put on a significant amount of weight since then), she did a ton of lip around my midriff and back, and she redid my tummy tuck scar and cut off some sagging skin. It was a BIG surgery. After one hard week, I already looked amazing, after four weeks, I look better, and I know I will continue to look better. My breasts are almost all healed. You can barely see any scars on my breasts. My scarring is way better than they were from 25 years ago. Dr. Trott is completely hands on. Between her and her assistant Ady, they are always there for you. No going through answering services, or whoever is on call. They are kind, caring, considerate and listen to your needs. Most importantly though, she does an amazing job. I could not be happier with her work. Sometimes you look at someone and say, why did she have such a horrible cosmetic surgeon? People, do your homework. There are good ones out there and Suzanne Trott is the best!! I love her. She made me feel like my old self again. No amount of dieting and exercise was going to do that for me. Don't put it off. I wish I would have done this 10 years ago. I have my confidence back, my old body back, and my life back. It is worth everything to me to be in good hands."- M.H. / Yelp / Jan 16, 2018
"My Boobs Look Youthful Again! - Disclaimer: I am a plastic surgery nurse. I work with MANY different surgeons. I could have asked any number of surgeons to do my breasts. I chose Dr Suzanne Trott and I couldn't be happier with my results! I had 650 cc silicone implants put through my armpits 10 years ago. Over the past decade I developed severe capsules (scar tissue) around both implants, making my boobs hard and misshapen. I asked Dr Trott to perform a breast lift while removing my silicone implants and replacing them with slightly smaller saline implants. It was A LOT of work. She discussed with me all the risks involved. After a full day in surgery, I came out with the most BEAUTIFUL breasts I could ever imagine! The size and shape is PERFECT, exactly what I wanted (high nipple, still round and full). The incisions are so tiny and flat that even at 3 weeks I barely notice them. I had MINIMAL pain because she uses a very expensive, long lasting injected pain medication at the end of the surgery called "Exparel" (it's like $400 a vial and makes a HUGE difference in post op pain and discomfort - most docs don't use it because it's so pricey) The part that hurt the most was the lipo she did near my underarms (you know that gross "bra fat"? Yeah, I didn't even think to request this, she just threw it in and said it would make a huge difference. She was right!) I am SO HAPPY I chose Dr Trott! Not only is she an excellent surgeon, but she LISTENS to you and doesn't make you feel stupid or inferior for asking questions. And honestly, even though I know plenty of amazing male plastic surgeons, there's something really lovely about having a female surgeon work on your breasts. Dr Trott feels like a bestie after a few visits (warning, you will want to chat like a long-lost girlfriend with her, visits can get lengthy, plan accordingly LOL) I have definitely recommended Dr Trott to other friends and will go to her again, without hesitation, for any future surgery needs!"- N. / RealSelf / May 14, 2019
"Granny Makeover - At age 59, and 5"-2", I wanted to treat myself to a "Grannie Makeover!" My body was making me feel terrible about myself as I was really seeing what having three kids and two previous abdominal surgeries looked like! My abdomen looked like a LARGE deflated balloon and when I would lean over..well it was making me sick! I REALLY needed a tummy tuck!! My boobs had seemed to triple in size and they needed a reduction and lift! I was turning into a potato...like my mom and I once had a great shape! I wanted to find a female plastic surgeon who would "get me." A friend referred me and said to me "Don't EVEN bother going to anyone other than Suzanne Trott!!" So, I did! My first consultation was so positive and she totally understood all of my issues and concerns. Dr Trott is a perfectionist and extremely cautious, and I liked that! I am married to a physician who practices the same standards. I had my abdominalplasty, breast lift and reduction with a fat transfer to my breasts for a natural look. She also performed lipo to my hips and thighs and wherever else I needed. She is the LipoQueen and she has totally re-shaped me! She is very genuine, sweet and funny! She has a great bedside manner! I am sooooo soooo pleased with my results! I love how my body looks, my clothes fit like they should and NOW at age 62 I can saunter down any beach in a string bikini and not give a youknowwhat!Dr Suzanne Trott is the absolute best! I will tell you, don't EVEN bother going to anyone other than Suzanne Trott! I love you, Dr. Trott and I am forever grateful to you. You really have a gift!! XoxoVicki"- V. / RealSelf / Mar 24, 2017
During your breast lift consultation, you will receive a thorough assessment where the surgeon will evaluate your current breast size and shape by taking measurements. The surgeon may also assess the breast symmetry, skin elasticity, and bone structure during your consultation. Candidates for breast lift surgery should be non-smokers in good health who have a least one of the following concerns:
- Decreased breast volume
- Altered breast shape
- Pendulous breasts
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Large or stretched areolas
- Downward pointing nipples
What to Expect
There are three different types of breast lift incisions that may be used depending on your unique factors. The doctor will choose one or more incision patterns for your operation based on the current size and elasticity of your breasts and areolas. After breast lift surgery, you will be wrapped in a sterile surgical dressing and a medical compression bra. We recommended that you wear something comfortable since your chest will be swollen and sore for approximately 1 – 2 weeks. All patients are advised to take it easy the first 2 – 3 weeks after surgery and avoid physical activities. A full recovery can take anywhere from 6 – 8 weeks. Please call our office immediately if you have any questions or concerns during your recovery.
To give you the best results, we use only cutting-edge breast lift techniques and place incisions in areas of the breast that are less visible or easily covered. You will be given instructions on how to care for your surgical wounds during your recovery to speed your healing and minimize the appearance of scars, but all patients will have some degree of scarring.
In some cases, your best results will require moving the nipple to a higher position once the extra skin or stretched-out areola is repaired. This will improve the overall appearance.
During the initial consultation, we are happy to help you learn more about the differences between a breast lift and breast augmentation and give our opinion on which procedure is best for your goals. Some patients may have a breast augmentation combined with a breast lift to get a fuller and perkier bust.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Restore Your Bustline
If you have drooping breasts that make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious, consider how you will feel after breast lift surgery to restore the appearance of your body. Please contact our office and schedule a consultation to learn more about the process of breast lift surgery and how a breast lift can benefit you.
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