Breast Lift procedures have increased 68% over the past 12 years, and 89,067 of these procedures were performed in the USA in 2012 (American Society of Plastic Surgeons statistics). Dr. Gray can perform a breast lift by itself or in conjunction with breast augmentation. In general, there are four types of breast lifts performed at Bay Area Plastic Surgery: Benelli Lift, Lollipop Lift, Vertical Lift, and LazeLift.
Breast Lift with Minimal Scar Reviews
"BBL & Breast Lift (Benelli) San Francisco, CA - Dr Gray is truly the most caring, compassionate and skilled doctor out there. He took his time explaining everything to me and I can tell he took his time on my surgery because I cannot believe how beautiful my results are! Coming from someone who hates surgery, I loved this surgery. It was actually a great experience. Dr Gray and his lovely nurse Cherisse made me feel so comfortable! My breasts and behind are so much more beautiful than I ever could have imagined! I'm so thankful I went with Dr Gray."- T. / RealSelf / Apr 08, 2015
"I had a breast lift & augmentation almost 7 years ago by Dr. Gray. Although my breast are a little larger than I would like; it's simply because I have put on some weight. Of all my friends who have had this procedure, MINE are by far the best & they all agree. They are beautiful, have full feeling, very symmetrical, etc. I would go back to Dr. Gray although he was more expensive than any...but guess what, I DON'T WANT A DEAL ON PLASTIC SURGERY...YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! Yes, the office is a bit busy & chaotic and you may feel a bit rushed while meeting with the Dr but that's for you to control- it's YOUR body and you need to feel ready & satisfied before proceeding with any surgery. I think those who have such strong negative feelings toward the Dr have those strong, negative feelings toward themselves & should not look to plastic surgery as a vehicle for happiness- be stable and well before doing this type of work!"- N.D. / Yelp / Jul 28, 2013
"Implant Revision, 3 Kids, Sinatra Full 605cc - San Francisco, CA - I went to quiet a few consultations before I decided on going with Dr. Gray. He is very easy to talk to and he listened to what I wanted. I wanted to avoid doing a breast lift which it was what most of the doctors recommended but Dr. Gray was able to tell me what was wrong with my implant and what his plan was to fix it. He definitely knows what he's talking about and his work is amazing. - - I was nervous on the day of the surgery but the doctor and his stuff made me feel super comfortable and at ease that I will be in good hands. When it was all done and finished, I came home still groggy and totally out of it. Later on that evening, I was able to get up and looked at myself in the mirror and to my surprise, it looked amazing. I was expecting bandages and blood and high implants but it wasn't. Dr. Gray did such an amazing job that it looked amazing and natural. He was able to fix and open up the pockets and have it sit in the right places. The implant I had before was asymmetrical and was sitting really high but this was not. Overall, I am very happy with the outcome."- D. / RealSelf / Sep 14, 2016
"Implant Revision with Stratisse, Sinatra Full 605cc - San Francisco, CA - I went to quiet a few consultations before I decided on going with Dr. Gray. He is very easy to talk to and he listened to what I wanted. I wanted to avoid doing a breast lift which it was what most of the doctors recommended but Dr. Gray was able to tell me what was wrong with my implant and what his plan was to fix it. He definitely knows what he's talking about and his work is amazing."- M. / RealSelf / Sep 14, 2016
"37 Year Old and After Two Kids I Have my Boobs Back! - San Francisco, CA - Dr gray is so great! He did a vertical lift and makes a internal bra so it looks full on top as well as lifted. Cherisse his nurse is so sweet. Always helpful with any questions. Both Dr Gray and his staff have been so supportive through this whole process."- A. / RealSelf / Nov 24, 2016
This lift is used for women with droopy breasts where the lower part of the breast is not stretched out. The lower breast skin is tight, relatively speaking, and these women have predominately drooping nipples. It is common for these women to have excessively large areolas as well.
With this operation, the areolas are trimmed to the correct diameter and moved up to a higher position. A permanent purse string stitch is placed so that the areola will stretch less over time. There is only a scar around the areola. This lift is generally performed with the use of an implant. Without an implant, this lift can make the breast have a flat appearance. The Benelli Lift is sometimes referred to “areolar reduction.
This lift is used for women with breasts that have become droopy at the nipple/ areola area and have some excess skin in the lower part of the breast as well. This lift is performed in 2 parts:
1. The areola is made smaller and moved up to a higher position
2. Skin on the lower part of the breast is removed and closed with a vertical suture line.
The resulting scars appear around the areola and vertically down with no scar in the breast fold. This is a skin operation only and does not involve the deeper tissues of the breast.
Vertical Lift w/ Minimal Scar
This lift is for women whose entire breasts are droopy, not just the nipple/areola area, as in the Lollipop Lift discussed above. It has several distinct advantages over conventional inferior pedicle or “anchor scar” breast lifts:
• The long scar in the inframammary fold is completely avoided.
• Breast tissue is sewn to itself at all levels through the breast resulting in internal support of the breast. The effect is like having an internal bra. This helps prevent “bottoming out” and drooping over time.
• The shape of the breast is improved as the contour is made more conical and less flat. This is closer to an ideal, “tear-drop” breast shape.
With the Vertical Lift, something very special can be done. Breast tissue from the lower part of the breast can be moved upward under the breast to provide increased projection and upper breast fullness. This internal flap of living breast tissue, with its blood supply intact, is moved gently and carefully to its new location improving breast shape and contour. As a leader in his field, Dr. Gray was the first surgeon to perform this Vertical Breast Lift with Breast Tissue Transposition in Northern California. He performs this procedure regularly with great success and considers it a wonderful advance in the breast-lift operation.
The LazeLift is a new operation that Dr. Gray has developed for women who have drooping breasts in the nipple/areola area. With this lift, the skin is tightened and the areola is made smaller with the aid of a laser and there is no scar as no skin is excised.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $11,000 - $14,000
- Recovery Time
- 6-8 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 6-8 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 4 Months
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