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5 Most Common Breast Lift Myths

Full, firm breasts are a hallmark of femininity and a prominent part of many women’s body image and gender identity. Unfortunately, your breasts will start to sag over time as your skin becomes thinner and less resilient.

Besides aging, other factors like significant weight fluctuations, pregnancy, breastfeeding, gravity, and genetics also contribute to flattened breasts. These all affect your appearance by decreasing firmness and skin elasticity, while weakening the chest wall.

A loss of breast volume is part of the natural aging process, but if you miss your perky breasts, a breast lift can help restore your confidence when performed by a reputable, board-certified plastic surgeon. However, there remain some misconceptions about this procedure’s potential. Today, we’ll debunk five persistent myths about breast lift surgery.

1. All Surgeons Can Deliver Similar Results

When you commit to having cosmetic surgery, you deserve a surgical plan that is as unique as your body’s anatomy. No two humans have the same physical characteristics, including women’s breasts. That’s why you should choose your surgeon carefully. Plastic surgery is a multifaceted discipline, so you need to start with a physician who specializes in breast procedures.

During your breast lift consultation with double-board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali Sajjadian, he will ask you to describe your desired results. Then, he will digitally show you what you can expect and explain the process. He recommends you bring photos of the outcome you seek, so he can tell you what’s realistically possible and what’s not.

Dr. Sajjadian will show you a gallery of before-and-after images of his work. Here, you may find a similar body type to yours and start envisioning your newly reshaped breasts.

2. Exercising Will Prevent Breast Sagging

Most women want to know how to tighten loose breast tissue and abdominal skin after having babies or experiencing weight loss. Unfortunately, you won’t find this answer at the gym. While bench presses, push-ups, and chest flyes are beneficial exercises for building strength and muscle tone, they’ll do little to nothing to add breast firmness and lift. 

Breasts start to sag when your skin becomes stretched beyond its natural ability to bounce back, which happens due to pregnancy and weight fluctuations. With age, your skin loses the protein elastin, which makes it resilient and flexible. While Dr. Sajjadian encourages you to exercise, you should be aware that doing so will lead to less body fat and more skin laxity. So ironically, patients who do everything right often end up with less tissue and more excess skin.

3. You Don’t Need a Lift With Breast Implants

Another enduring misconception is that breast implants alone provide a sufficient breast lift. But, typically, that’s not the case. Some patients interested in having breast augmentation may wish to combine the procedure with a breast lift because implants will not entirely fill sagging breasts. Rather than inserting implants, Dr. Sajjadian can drape the skin around them, which creates an attractive breast mound with a breast lift.

4. Breast Sizes Don’t Change

Your breast size will fluctuate as you move through life, during and after pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight, and hormonal changes. After breastfeeding, your breast fat and ligaments may change. Therefore, your breasts may not return to their previous shape or size. Some women remain larger, while others get smaller. Whether your breasts will droop or stay full is a direct result of genetic predisposition, weight fluctuation, and age during breastfeeding.

5. Topical Products and Supplements Can Increase Breast Perkiness

Unfortunately, there’s no over-the-counter product or natural remedy for sagging breasts. The only realistic way to achieve a long-lasting lift is with a surgical intervention. Your breasts may appear elevated when you wear undergarments like push-up bras, but surgery is necessary to restore your youthful perkiness and upward curve. This operation will optimize breast shape, size, and symmetry and, when combined with augmentation, will increase size.

Orange County’s Best Breast Lift Surgeon

Dr. Sajjadian is one of the best plastic surgeons in Newport Beach, Orange County, and America. He has extensive training and over 25 years of surgical experience. He has completed thousands of plastic and cosmetic surgeries with positive impacts on his patients’ lives. If you are considering a breast lift to improve breast appearance, he would love to have that conversation with you.

For more information regarding breast lift surgery or financing options, please contact our Newport Beach practice by calling (949) 515-0550.

How Can a Breast Lift Transform Your Appearance?

For many women, breast appearance defines their femininity and plays a significant role in their self-esteem. But as you navigate through life, your breasts go through many changes that affect their firmness and elevation. For example, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, and hormonal changes can alter breast shape and size until they lose the perky profile of youth. 

Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali Sajjadian helps women in Newport Beach and Orange County address their aesthetic concerns with his extensive training and experience in breast surgeries.

Why Do Your Breasts Change?

As women age, they lose breast volume due to various physical changes. As your skin loses its youthful laxity and gravity’s pull takes over, your breasts can appear heavy, flat, or deflated by the time you reach middle age. As a result, many women opt for a breast augmentation, where a surgeon inserts implants to replace lost volume and restore breast firmness. There are different implant materials and other options for a tailored approach to breast surgery.

Another option is to replace lost breast volume with natural fat from elsewhere on your body. For example, Dr. Sajjadian extracts excess fat from a donor site like the thighs or the abdomen, purifies it, then injects it into the breast area to replace volume and size. 

Another problem women struggle with is pendulous, sagging breasts. When breast tissue stretches so far it can no longer snap back, your breasts will lose firmness, support, and elevation.

Do You Need a Breast Lift?

Mastopexy, or a breast lift, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin tissue and reposition breasts to sit higher on your chest. Dr. Sajjadian accomplishes this by choosing the best breast lift technique for your unique anatomy and cosmetic concern.

He may perform his incisions:

  • Within the areolas
  • Downward from the nipples to the breast creases
  • Along the breast crease

Dr. Sajjadian will then place sutures to reshape breast tissue and reduce areola size if necessary. Next, he will remove excess skin and shift the nipple location higher on the breast pole. Finally, he will reinforce the breast support by closing the breast skin tissue with adhesives, surgical tape, or sutures.

Outstanding Results

Women will notice an immediate change in their breast appearance with continued improvement as their breasts settle and incisions heal.

Scarring will appear red and raised initially, but scars will fade and become thinner after about one year. Dr. Sajjadian is brilliant at positioning his incisions where bras and bathing suit tops can cover any scarring.

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Combining Procedures

Many of our patients choose to combine their breast lift with other cosmetic procedures, including breast augmentation.

Pairing these complementary procedures gives you the best of both worlds. You can enjoy increased volume and firmness while giving your breasts a much-needed lift. Combining breast procedures is also practical because a breast lift will help support the added weight of breast implants.

Because having children affects multiple areas of a woman’s body, many mothers choose a mommy makeover to resolve their cosmetic concerns after childbirth and breastfeeding. The two body areas most affected by bearing children are the breasts and the abdomen. Therefore, many women opt for a mommy makeover with a breast lift and a tummy tuck. In addition, some choose to include breast augmentation in the procedure.

Preparing for a Breast Lift

initially, you will schedule a consultation with Dr. Sajjadian to discuss your concerns. During this visit, here’s what you can expect.

  • Review medical history: Be ready to discuss past or current medical conditions. Tell Dr. Sajjadian if you have a family history of breast cancer.
  • Share the results of any mammograms or breast biopsies: Additionally, he will talk about medications you’re taking or have taken and any surgeries you’ve had.
  • Undergo a physical exam: To determine your surgical options, Dr. Sajjadian will examine your breasts — including the position of your nipples and areolae. Dr. Sajjadian will also assess your skin health. Elastic, resilient skin will better hold your breasts in their new position. Dr. Sajjadian may take pictures for your medical record.
  • Discuss your expectations: Dr. Sajjadian will ask why you want a breast lift and what you expect from the results. He will also discuss surgical risks, recovery, and after-surgery care.

Before a breast lift, you may need to do things like these.

  • Schedule a mammogram: Dr. Sajjadian may recommend a baseline mammogram before a breast lift and another a few months later. The results from these exams will help your primary care physician see the changes in breast tissue to interpret for future mammograms.
  • Stop smoking: Smoking decreases blood flow and slows the healing process. If you smoke, you will need to quit before undergoing surgery.
  • Avoid specific medications: You’ll likely need to stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin, and herbal supplements, which may increase bleeding.
  • Arrange for help during and after your surgery: Make plans for a responsible adult to drive you home after the operation and stay with you for the first 24 hours. In addition, you might need someone to help you with daily activities, like cooking and other household chores during your initial recovery.
  • Lose weight: To decrease risk and assure optimal results, be close to your optimal weight for surgery.

For more information regarding a breast lift or financing options, feel free to contact our Newport Beach practice by calling (949) 515-0550.

Why Choose Dr. Sajjadian?

Dr. Sajjadian is one of the finest plastic surgeons in Orange County, California, and the United States. He has extensive training and more than 25 years of experience. He has completed thousands of plastic and cosmetic surgeries that have had positive impacts on his patients’ lives. If you are considering a breast lift at some point in the future, we would love to talk.

The Holidays Are Right Around the Corner! Here’s How You Can Look and Feel Your Best During the Holiday Season

Autumn is many people’s favorite time of year. With Halloween only a couple of weeks away and Thanksgiving less than a month after that, the holidays will be here before you know it. Are you ready?

Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali Sajjadian offers the safest, most reliable cosmetic enhancements in aesthetic medicine. He uses the most advanced techniques to enhance facial features, body contours, and breast fullness, elevation, and size. If you are unhappy with any aspect of your appearance and want to look and feel your best for the holidays, here are some procedures to consider to make this holiday season memorable.

Rhinoplasty

Does your nose distract from your facial beauty? If so, Dr. Sajjadian is one of the most recognized rhinoplasty surgeons in Orange County for helping reshape and resize nasal contours. He not only performs various rhinoplasty techniques like ethnic rhinoplasty, preservation rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and a non-surgical nose job, but he also regularly lectures on the intricacies of these complex operations/

Rhinoplasty helps men and women find balance and symmetry to enhance facial appearances. The surgery takes a skilled and dedicated surgeon who has countless hours of training and experience delivering outstanding results.

Facelift

When facial tissues surrender to gravity, creating unsightly wrinkles, folds, and jowls, Dr. Sajjadian recommends a facelift to take a decade or more off your appearance. Unlike popular dermal filler injections, facelift surgery offers long-lasting benefits to help men and women age gracefully without anyone suspecting they’ve had work done.

Though the signs of aging can arrive at different times and affect some people earlier than others, if you’re 40 or older, you might be an excellent facelift candidate.

Brow Lift

Though Botox® remains the world’s most popular cosmetic procedure, its results only last three to four months, on average. In contrast, a brow lift addresses many of the same concerns, but offers much longer-lasting results.

Sagging skin on the forehead and around the eyes can adversely affect your overall appearance, making you look tired and worn, with a permanent scowl. Dr. Sajjadian can address these concerns with various brow lift techniques to make you look younger, alert, and joyful for your holiday events.

Eyelid Lift

This advanced cosmetic procedure addresses the delicate skin of the upper and lower eyelids that become puffy and droopy with age. Blepharoplasty aims to help patients with prominent undereye bags, wrinkles, or excess skin.

Performed as an outpatient procedure, an eyelid lift is a quick and convenient operation to have you looking young and refreshed in a matter of weeks.

Breast Lift

A mastopexy lifts the breasts into a youthful elevation for women with sagging breasts, delivering that beautiful and sensual upward curve. It reinforces underlying breast tissue that loses its pliability with hormonal changes, pregnancy, and significant weight loss.

The results enhance breast appearance and boost self-confidence. If you desire a more dramatic outcome, consider combining the procedure with implants.

Breast Augmentation

Many women seek the services of a skilled surgeon to make their breasts stand out with natural, stunning results. In performing one of the most widely requested cosmetic procedures in Southern California and the United States, Dr. Sajjadian can help women enhance breast size and shape by positioning breast implants to improve contours and balance.

There are multiple breast augmentation options to choose from, and Dr. Sajjadian is an expert in helping you find the solution that will make you look your best for the holidays and beyond.

Liposuction

Liposuction is a procedure for men and women who struggle with unwanted fat bulges on their hips, abdomen, back, breasts, and arms. While diet and exercise is the preferred method to eliminate excess fat from the body, you may be genetically predisposed to accumulate fat from these specific trouble zones, no matter how diligent you are.

Liposuction permanently removes unwanted fat cells to improve body contours and help men and women feel comfortable in their skin. It also allows you to wear your favorite outfits that you may have pushed to the back of your closet because they are uncomfortably revealing.

Tummy Tuck

This popular body sculpting procedure reinforces the abdominal wall while eliminating excess skin and fat. It delivers a taut, tight tummy to look great in a bathing suit or that favorite formal gown. You will look stunning after your tummy tuck for your holiday parties and turn heads in the process.

Brazilian Butt Lift

Think Beyonce or Jennifer Lopez when you think Brazilian butt lift. This fat grafting procedure gives a woman that sensual, full bottom that attracts so many stares. Feel confident entering or leaving a room with a derriere that perfectly fills out jeans, dresses, or that favorite formal gown.

MedSpa

Surgery is not always necessary to look your best for the holidays. Dermal fillers, Botox®, radiofrequency skin treatments, and chemical peels are great ways to look younger with beautiful facial contours and healthy skin.

Choose the treatment that best works for your cosmetic concerns from our extensive MedSpa menu. You will be in the best of hands to help you look stunning for that office party or relaxing at home with family and friends.

Choose Only the Best

We understand you have many options for cosmetic improvement and plastic surgery. If you need help in learning more about the treatments we offer from one of the best aesthetic surgeons in the United States, give us a call. Dr. Sajjadian wants to help you look your best for the holidays and beyond.

Call our Newport Beach office at (949) 515-0550 or contact us today to set up your consultation.

Also, be sure to visit Dr. Sajjadian’s gallery and connect with him on both of his Instagram accounts, @rhinoplastybysajjadian and @sajjadianplasticsurgery. You can also follow him on FacebookTwitterYouTubeYelp, and RealSelf pages.

Time to Consider Your Summer Body With These Popular Procedures

For those of us who yearn to put our toes in the sand, summer can’t get here soon enough. Wearing that favorite bikini may be on your mind, but are you ready to reveal your body poolside? Consider cosmetic procedures to get your body into summer shape by addressing any aesthetic concerns of your figure.

Body sculpting is a type of plastic surgery designed to reshape your physique by curve enhancement, tummy flattening, or fat reduction. And if you also struggle with skin laxity, skin tightening is necessary to get you looking great in the sun.

Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali Sajjadian offers various procedures to get your body ready to show off. Some require surgery, while others are minimally invasive with little to no downtime. The options depend on your cosmetic concerns and desired goals.

Surgical Procedures

Dr. Sajjadian performs an array of body sculpting procedures to help you realize your cosmetic goals. In many cases, these surgeries lend themselves to artistic excellence. He has performed hundreds of operations in the Newport Beach/Orange County areas, delivering the desired outcome for an overall body appearance.  Here are the surgical options to choose from.

Breast Augmentation

Sometimes, breast volume diminishes with childbearing or age. Or, if your natural breasts are too small for your body type, a breast augmentation can deliver larger, shapelier.

Breast Lift

If your breasts sag, droop, or have excess skin, a breast lift can restore breast elevation and strengthen breast tissue. Results include youthful breast location with that sensual upward curve.

Liposuction

Have diet and exercise failed to give you your desired figure? It might be time to pursue another option. Liposuction permanently removes unwanted fat cells from trouble spots like the abdomen, thighs, and back. It is a perennially high-demand cosmetic surgery and pairs well with other treatments to ensure optimal results.

Tummy Tuck

When pregnancy or weight fluctuations wreak havoc on your abdomen, crunches and planks alone might not be enough to get you the flat belly you desire. A tummy tuck can eliminate excess skin and fat while reinforcing the abdominal wall. For less severe cases, a mini tummy tuck might be the best option for a taut, sleek midsection.

Brazilian Butt Lift

If your backside doesn’t have the shape or elevation to fit perfectly in that bikini bottom, a Brazilian butt lift can help. Enjoying a curvaceous derriere like Beyoncé or Jennifer Lopez is now possible with this popular plastic surgery. Also known as fat transfer, it adds shape to your bottom with natural fat tissue from your body.

Thigh Lift

This advanced cosmetic surgery tightens flabby, loose skin on the outer and inner thigh. A thigh lift reshapes the thigh area to deliver a defined, shapely result. Dr. Sajjadian customizes the operation to your specific cosmetic concerns and aesthetic goals.

Arm Lift

After significant weight loss or hormonal changes, the upper arms may develop loose, flabby skin. An arm lift can restore youthful arm contours, creating an appealing look when you wear bathing suits, spaghetti straps, or sleeveless blouses.

Non-surgical MedSpa Treatments

Dr. Sajjadian also offers non-surgical MedSpa treatments to get your body ready for the summer. These include procedures to tighten skin and reduce cellulite. They can also restore facial beauty by resolving wrinkles, folds, and lines.

BOTOX

Restore facial beauty to go with that slender figure with the neuromodulator BOTOX. Working by temporarily inhibiting contractions in facial expression muscles, this popular cosmetic injectable resolves dynamic wrinkles and lines on the forehead, brow, and around the eyes without downtime or recovery.

Dermal Fillers

Show the world you age gracefully with the help of our wide range of dermal fillers to help you look your best. These non-surgical procedures refresh and rejuvenate one’s facial appearance with natural results by filling voids and restoring facial volume.

Neck Contouring

A neck lift is designed to restore a sleek, elegant neckline to perfectly frame your facial beauty. It resolves neckbands, turkey waddle, and loose skin. It can also eliminate submental fat to address a double chin.

Profound RF

Cellulite, fine lines, and wrinkles are among the most common cosmetic concerns for women trying to show off their bodies. Profound RF has been clinically proven to create younger, smoother skin and makes an excellent cellulite reduction therapy.

InMode Laser

Trying to avoid incisions and scarring when body contouring? InMode Laser offers a suite of non-surgical treatments that deliver noticeable results. These non-invasive body treatments reduce dimpled skin, improve cellulite appearance, and help slow down elasticity loss on the abdomen, hips, thighs, and love handles.

Hair Removal

If unwanted hair is a problem, our advanced hair removal treatment can get to the root – quite literally. Our hair removal technology makes for a convenient and quick hair removal therapy, with diode laser beams targeting unwanted hair follicles to destroy them for good.

Vein Therapy

Aging, pregnancy, and genetics may cause unwanted pigmentation and veins on the legs, feet, and face. Though spider and varicose veins cause cosmetic troubles, they can also be the source of circulatory issues and discomfort. Dr. Sajjadian is one of the few plastic surgeons in Orange County and Newport Beach who employs Photoderm facial and leg vein therapy treatment.

Why Choose Dr. Sajjadian?

When patients look for the best plastic surgeon in Newport Beach and Orange County to help shape their bodies, Dr. Sajjadian’s name will be at the top of the list. He is one of the few plastic surgeons in the United States to achieve a double board certification. He specializes in all plastic and reconstructive surgeries, including breast and body procedures. He offers natural-looking results and compassionate medical care.

For more information about how you can get your body ready for this summer, call Dr. Sajjadian at 949-515-0550 or schedule a consultation here.

Also, be sure to visit Dr. Sajjadian’s gallery and connect with him on both of his Instagram accounts @rhinoplastybysajjadian and @sajjadianplasticsurgery. You can also follow him on FacebookTwitterYouTubeYelp, and RealSelf pages.

Breast Lift + Augmentation

Both the breast augmentation and the breast lift are popular plastic surgery procedures in the U.S. Combined, the two procedures can complement one another to provide optimal breast enhancement for many patients. Read our infographic below to find out if the comprehensive procedure is right for you and your cosmetic goals. 

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If you’re interested in breast enhancement, contact us today.

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