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Benefits of Mastopexy, Los Angeles Mastopexy, Mastopexy in Los Angeles, Breast Lift Los Angeles

A mastopexy procedure is also known as a breast lift and is performed to tighten the skin of the breast and lift up the nipple and areolar to a more youthful position.  With the breast lift, the breast shape will appear more attractive and firmer on a woman’s chest.  The patients who request a breast lift often have had children and are concerned about the perkiness of their breast as a result of normal aging, pregnancy and childbirth, or breastfeeding. 


Most breast lift surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis and can revitalize and reshape the overall contours of the breast.  There are several different techniques used in breast lift surgeries and these vary depending on the severity of droopiness and the size of the breast. 


The various techniques used for mastopexy include a small crescent lift, a traditional inverted T pattern mastopexy, and a short scar mastopexy that minimizes scar along the inframammary fold.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery and has expertise in mastopexy and breast revision surgery.  Whether you had breast implant in the past, Dr. Karamanoukian can advise you on specific surgery to lift up and reshape your breast.  The most common benefit of mastopexy surgery is an improvement in breast shape and the cosmetic appearance of the breast. 


If you have further questions about mastopexy surgery or cosmetic breast surgery, please call our Los Angeles plastic surgery office at 310-998-5533.  Our plastic surgery patient care coordinator can answer basic questions about cosmetic breast surgery and can help you schedule a consultation with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian.  The office contact is 310-998-5533.

What are the goals of cosmetic breast lift surgery? Kare Plastic Surgery

What are the goals of cosmetic breast lift surgery (mastopexy)?


Breast lifts are often requested by adult woman who have noticed a gradual descent of the breast with age, breastfeeding, pregnancy, and childbirth.  The procedure is normally performed as an outpatient cosmetic surgery in an accredited operating room under general anesthesia.


The goals of mastopexy and breast lift surgery are to reposition the nipple and areola and tighten the breast skin.  The patients who have lost significant volume in the breast may also benefit from additional breast augmentation surgery to increase the volume and size of the breast during mastopexy.  Most patients will benefit from these outpatient cosmetic breast surgery procedures that can redefine a more youthful shape to the breast.  Dr. Karamanoukian is a firm advocate of cosmetic breast surgery for patients who have lost significant breast volume, or and had a gradual sagginess of the breast.  Our plastic surgery office is equipped with the latest state of the art equipment for cosmetic plastic surgery. 


Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian performs mastopexy surgery using the least and uses smallest possible incision.  If you are concerned about surgical scars during your mastopexy, Dr. Karamanoukian can advise you of the specific risks for scar formation with breast lift surgery.  Please call our office at 310-998-5533 to schedule your comprehensive consultation for mastopexy surgery.


Please call our plastic surgery patient care coordinator to schedule a consultation for a mastopexy or breast lift surgery:


Raffy Karamanoukian, MD FACS

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

1301 20th Street, Suite 240

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: (310) 998-5533

Can I breast feed after mastopexy or breast lift surgery? Los Angeles plastic surgeon - Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian

Mastopexy surgery can be performed using several different techniques, all of which minimize injury to the lactation ducts that supply milk through the nipple.  In most cases, the patients who are able to breast feed will be able to do so in their next pregnancy as the breast lift surgery can be designed to recontour and tighten the skin without affecting the breast parenchyma or the lactation ducts of the breast.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian performs cosmetic breast lift surgery in order to redefine and recontour the breast in order to achieve a more youthful and perky contour to the breast altogether.  Although one of the recognizable risk with breast lift surgery is loss in the ability to breast feed, this is a rare and uncommon occurrence.  If you are concerned about the timing of breast lift surgery relative to your next pregnancy and your ability to breast feed, a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Karamanoukian will help you identify your risk and determine whether breast lift surgery should be performed before or after your next pregnancy.  Most patients are impressed by the low risk of permanent sensory changes or damage to the breast tissue with mastopexy.  Our Los Angeles plastic surgery office specializes in cosmetic surgery and Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian performs breast enhancement surgery, body contouring, and all aspects your cosmetic surgery.  Please call our surgical patient care coordinator at 310-998-5533.

What can I expect for recovery after breast implant removal? Los Angeles Breast Surgeon

What can I expect for recovery after breast implant removal?


Breast implant removal can be performed for patients who no longer want breast implants, the patients who have capsular contracture and severe scarring after previous breast implant surgery, or patients who have had complications from breast implants that warrant removal.  The majority of patients with breast implant removal options should consider the volume of the breast that will remain after breast implant removal.  Once the breast implants are taken out of the body, the residual breast tissue will form the majority of the remaining breast tissue.  The position of the nipple and areola should also be considered as an important determinant of whether there will be excessive sagging and skin laxity after breast implant explantation. 


Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian performs breast implant surgery and breast implant removal for patients who no longer wish to have breast implants in their breast.  Both saline and silicone breast implants can be removed with minimal surgery and minimal recovery.  If you are considering breast implant removal or explantation of existing breast implants, Dr. Karamanoukian can provide you with several options for post surgical contouring of the breast. 

Please call 310-998-5533 and speak to one of our Los Angeles plastic surgery patient care coordinators to determine whether you are a candidate for breast implant removal

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