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Newport Beach, Orange County

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Excellence in Orange County Breast Lift

Breast Lift with breast implants 3D animation

Dr. Joseph T. Cruise has been practicing plastic surgery in Orange County for over a decade, and he has experience with breast lifts of all types. He and his professional staff have created this resource for women in Newport Beach and the surrounding areas who are looking for all the information they need about breast lift surgery, with or without augmentation. In addition, the staff at Cruise Plastic Surgery provides you with many before and after breast lift pictures, so that you can see their results for yourself.

Please see below topics related to breast lift surgery:

Whenever you are considering breast lift surgery, many concerns come up. Dr. Cruise discusses in detail some of the most common topics, such as:

  • The difference between a breast lift and a breast augmentation. “Will breast implants alone achieve the look I want or is a breast lift necessary?”
  • The benefits, and advantages to each type of implant. “I’ve heard about silicone, saline, gummy bear, smooth, textured, and high and low profile implants – what are the differences and which is the best breast implant for me?”
  • The difference between an anchor lift and a doughnut lift? “Which type of breast lift is right for me?”
  • Some of the potential complications and safety risks. “How long should I expect for recovery time?”
  • Cost of breast lift surgery. “How affordable is plastic surgery? Is financing available?“
  • Importance of Before and After photos. “Can I see before and after pictures of the different types of breast lifts and implants both online and at your office?”

Overview of Breast Lift / Mastopexy

Women in Orange County, like women all over the world, suffer the effects of aging. When you’re out at Laguna Beach or Newport Beach you may notice that many women have chosen to undergo cosmetic surgery to counteract what time does to their breasts. Although some women choose to have breast augmentation in addition to lifting, some find that the breast lift alone is enough to make them feel young again.

Youthful breast tissue has more elasticity because of the stretchy connective ligaments that hold the breast in a perky, nipple-forward position. Over time, and especially after having children, these ligaments stretch, causing more mature breasts to sag.

 The industry term for a breast lift is a mastopexy. It includes procedures that correct a number of common complaints in aging breasts, such as

  • nipples that begin to point downward
  • loss of fullness in the upper breast
  • loss of cleavage and breast closeness
  • loss of breast volume
  • and other concerns women develop as they notice the effects of aging

Breast Lift with “anchor incision” with 340 cc implant.

Dr. Cruise and his staff at Cruise Plastic Surgery individually consult with each patient in the Orange County office to determine what her specific concerns are with her breasts, and which breast lift procedure is right for her.

Change in breast positioning often causes women to re-evaluate their happiness with their breasts. As women notice the effects of aging on their breasts they may speak with friends who have undergone cosmetic surgery and find out about the elation that comes with regaining a youthful look and feeling. Dr. Cruise and all the staff at Cruise Plastic Surgery consider the social support of other women vital to patients’ understanding and experience with breast lift and other surgery, so they created the Cosmetic Surgery Friends network in order to give their patients a unique, enhanced experience.

Many women choose to take the opportunity that plastic surgery provides to not only regain the elasticity, look and feel, that they had in their youth, but to enhance their breasts beyond their previous appearance. By choosing to have a breast augmentation in addition to a breast lift women can make their breasts larger, fuller, and more shapely than they’ve ever been, therefore experiencing a whole new look and sense of enjoyment with their breasts. Dr. Cruise provides many before and after pictures of breast lift patients with and without augmentation, so that his potential patients can see exactly what results to expect from both procedures.

 

38 year-old woman who wanted more upper breast fullness. She obtained these results with only breast implants, and did not require an additional breast lift to correct breast asymmetry.

The lateral view of this patient demonstrates how the implant alone improved nipple position and upper breast fullness.

Some women’s breasts sag more than others, however, and they look for additional cosmetic surgery to regain a youthful look and feel. For these women, a breast augmentation alone may not address their concerns, and a formal breast lift may be necessary.

Because of the additional incisions that must be made to perform both surgeries, one of the more significant long-term effects from breast enhancement can be visible scarring. Although scarring is not completely avoidable, Dr. Cruise has perfected some of the best techniques to minimize the size and visibility of potential breast lift scars. In his Orange County office, Dr. Cruise consults with all his patients to explain where and why they might expect to have some scarring after their surgery, making sure that each woman is able to achieve the natural looking, beautiful breasts she wants.

39 year-old mother who had a peri-areolar breast lift with 475cc implant. The incision around the areola creates minimal scarring. A lateral view of her shows significant improvement in her breast shape.

Each woman’s breasts are different, and some who are looking for maximal upper breast fullness have saggier breasts that require additional incisions during their breast lift and augmentation. Dr. Cruise uses a “lollipop” incision technique that keeps the scarring minimal and out of view. For over 10 years, his technique has helped women remain confident and worry-free when sunbathing and enjoying themselves at Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and Laguna Beach.

Peri-areolar ("donut") incision

Peri-areolar incision.

Lollipop breast lift incision

“Lollipop” incision.

Anchor breast lift incision

“Anchor” incision.

One of the other side effects that women sometimes report after breast lift with augmentation is a decreased sensation in one or both nipples. Typically, this condition is temporary and nipple sensitivity returns to normal within 12 weeks, although sometimes it may take longer. On the other hand, some women report increased nipple sensitivity after a breast lift, which is also typically temporary and disappears over time.

Because each woman has such a different level of breast sagginess, concerns for her breasts’ appearance, and personal emotions connected to the experience of plastic surgery, Dr. Cruise finds that it is invaluable to consult with each woman about her plans and desires for her breasts so that she achieves the best breast lift for her body type and her desired outcome. Practicing in  Newport Beach Orange County, he has learned what women want when it comes to natural but perky, youthful looking breasts. Dr. Cruise’s “California natural” style provides some of the top results for breast lifts in the area.

 

 

Joseph T. Cruise M.D. has earned the reputation as one of the top Newport Beach plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic surgery. Cruise Plastic Surgery provides procedures such as breast augmentation, facelift, gynecomastia, tummy tuck and other cosmetic surgeries. Patients often begin with a search for ‘Orange County Facelift’ or ‘Breast Augmentation Newport Beach’, then come to our office for a consultation, and ultimately benefit from one of Orange County’s best plastic surgeon specialists. Dr. Cruise’s patients come from Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Irvine, California, as well as around the world to our top plastic surgery center for breast implants as well as rhinoplasty (nose surgery), liposuction, or neck lift surgery. Our goal is to offer the best quality plastic surgery in Orange County with affordable cost options.

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Joseph T. Cruise, M.D.
Board Certified Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
2081 San Joaquin Hills Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Tel. 949-644-4808
info@cruiseplasticsurgery.com


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