Breast Lift by Dr. Michael K. Lee

Dr. Lee is a double-board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon known for his outstanding body contouring results. He performs breast lift surgery with the utmost precision, meticulous attention to detail, and unwavering dedication to excellence. A breast lift in Mission Viejo with Dr. Lee may be ideal for patients seeking a more feminine, youthful upper body profile.

Why choose Dr. Michael K. Lee? 

Training background

Dr. Lee grew up on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, eventually obtaining his medical degree at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. He then embarked on additional in-depth training at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he was named Administrative Chief Resident and Best Chief Resident. Dr. Lee completed a prestigious Plastic Surgery Fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is the recipient of the elite Elvin L. Shelton Award for Excellence and the Dr. Frank and Mary McDowell Award for Excellence in Surgery. 

Philosophy and approach

Dr. Lee chose the profession of plastic surgery because he could combine his eye for artistry, technical prowess, and a strong desire to be of service to his patients. He is focused on providing a concierge experience to all who enter through the door. This means actively listening during the consultation process to curate a one-of-a-kind treatment plan that reflects the patient’s unique wishes and goals. Dr. Lee excels at even the most complicated of surgeries, often taking on procedures that other surgeons avoid. His results are based on his passion for precision, balance, and natural beauty. 

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What is a breast lift? 

After pregnancy or aging, the breasts may lose their natural perkiness, compromising the overall chest appearance. It may be more challenging to experience a good fit in bras and swimwear, and patients may feel self-conscious about how they look.

A breast lift, also called mastopexy, is performed to address breast ptosis, or sagging. The surgery can be carried out under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, according to the extent of the lift required. During a breast lift near Ladera Ranch, Dr. Lee will typically make incisions around the areola and down the breast, creating a keyhole or anchor-shaped pattern through which he will remove redundant skin and tissue. The nipple and areola are repositioned to match the new breast shape. 

Thanks to Dr. Lee’s extensive training, skill, and artistry, results are natural-looking and elegant. If needed, Dr. Lee can perform breast augmentation at the same time to address the breast size and shape in addition to ptosis.

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Types of breast lifts

There are several types of breast lifts. These procedures are designed to address different degrees of sagging and achieve different aesthetic goals. Dr. Lee will choose which breast lift procedure near Lake Forest is the best approach based on your unique anatomy and wishes. 

Crescent lift

This is a minor lift involving an incision created around the upper edge of the areola to remove a crescent-shaped piece of skin. This technique is ideal for patients struggling with minimal sagging and can help to raise the nipple slightly.

Periareolar lift

With this technique, an incision is created around the entire areola to remove excess skin and reshape the breast tissue. The periareolar lift is best for patients with mild to moderate sagging and can help to lift and reshape the breast.

Vertical lift

This technique involves making an incision encircling the areola and stretching down the front of the breast to remove excess skin and reshape the breast tissue. This technique is best for patients with moderate to severe sagging and can help to lift and reshape the breast while minimizing scarring.

Anchor lift

This technique involves making an anchor-shaped incision around the areola, down the front of the breast, and along the inframammary fold to remove redundant skin and reshape the breast tissue. This technique is best for patients with significant sagging and can help to achieve a more lifted and youthful appearance.

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What are there advantages of getting a breast lift in Mission Viejo by Dr. Lee?

  • Improved breast shape: A breast lift can improve the shape of the breasts, creating a more youthful and perky appearance.
  • Reduced sagging: A breast lift can reduce the appearance of sagging breasts, restoring a more lifted and firm appearance.
  • Improved breast symmetry: A breast lift can help to correct asymmetry or imbalances between the breasts, resulting in a more balanced, harmonious appearance. 
  • Increased comfort: A breast lift can reduce discomfort and irritation caused by sagging breasts, making it easier to engage in physical activity.
  • Enhanced overall appearance: A breast lift can enhance the overall appearance of the body, creating a more youthful and attractive silhouette.
  • A better fit in clothing: A breast lift can improve the way clothing and swimwear fit, making it easier to find outfits that fit well and flatter the figure.
  • Long-lasting results: A breast lift can provide long-lasting results, with many patients maintaining their results for many years with proper care and maintenance.
  • Minimal scarring: A breast lift typically results in minimal scarring, particularly when performed using advanced surgical techniques.
  • Improved breast health: A breast lift can improve breast health by reducing excess skin and tissue that may be causing discomfort or restricting movement.
  • Enhanced self-confidence: Many patients report feeling enhanced confidence and comfort in their own skin after undergoing a breast lift.

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What is the expected recovery process to a breast lift?

After your breast lift surgery in Mission Viejo, Dr. Lee will provide a thorough aftercare plan carefully created with your needs in mind. He will also provide prescriptions for pain medication and a compression garment that will help reduce overall swelling and keep the newly sculpted breast tissue intact.

Immediately after surgery, patients will need to rest and avoid any strenuous activity. They may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising, which slowly diminish in the coming days. It is prudent to schedule a helper prior to surgery, someone who can assist with basic chores and childcare.

During the first few weeks post-op, patients should avoid any movements that could put strain on the breasts, such as lifting heavy objects or engaging in strenuous exercise. They should also avoid sleeping on their stomach or side and sleep with their upper body elevated to help reduce swelling.

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