FB Pixel Skip to main content

Wouldn’t it be nice if gravity decided not to bother with your breasts? After all, it’s quite busy enough dealing with everything else here on earth so why waste the time and effort making your breasts look less perky, attractive and voluptuous?

If it were only so easy!

But, alas, that is not reality.

With age, time, weight fluctuations, pregnancy and breast feeding compounded by gravity, size, heredity, genetics, vices (smoking!), health and nutrition your breasts are subject to a relentless deterioration of their appearance and position over time.

Unfortunately, they are not forever young. Some women, however, are lucky in that their breasts maintain a more youthful shape for a far more extended period of time.

So, what can you do if your breasts are drooping, deflated and not looking very happy?

You can consider a breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, either by itself or most commonly, along with a breast augmentation. The vast majority of women that I see who are seeking a breast lift, most would benefit from and do opt for a breast enlargement as well. For those who are very large or around the ultimate cup size that they want to be, breast implants may not be necessary.

The following photos document the results of a 48 year old Native American female who was unhappy with her droopy breasts (A, C and E) and wanted to be perky, firm and larger. Though she claimed that they were a “DD” cup size, their real size was around a “D”.

A) Droopy breasts before surgery

A) Droopy breasts before surgery

B) After mastopexy and breast augmentation

B) After mastopexy and breast augmentation

C) Before surgery - oblique view

C) Before surgery – oblique view

D) After surgery - oblique view

D) After surgery – oblique view

E) Before surgery - side view

E) Before surgery – side view

F) After surgery - side view

F) After surgery – side view

This patient underwent a full mastopexy and breast augmentation using 300cc high profile smooth surfaced silicone breast implants placed in a submuscular (behind the muscle) pocket. Due to her dark complexion and extremely high risk to develop dark and thick scars, she was started on a scar cream and skin bleaching agent a few weeks after surgery in order for her to obtain the best possible scars. (Note: Women who are relatively fair in complexion typically won’t have the darker pigmentation as seen around this patient’s scars.)

The results are exactly what this patient had desired and so she was extremely happy with the outcome (B, D and F).

For more information on breast lifts, breast augmentations or on any other cosmetic procedure that I perform, please call my office at 480-451-3000.

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

Request an Appointment

A Message Regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19

In light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to let you know of some of the major precautions we are taking in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. Our highest priority is always to ensure the safety of every individual who sees us and we are taking extreme infection-control measures to maintain cleanliness and “sterility” of surfaces and the overall environment.

We will be limiting dates and times for office appointments and consultations due to safety and other issues. Consequently, if you have already made an office appointment or consultation prior to March 18, 2020 to occur at a later time, this may need to be changed.

For anyone considering plastic surgery, we are now offering Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through Skype. A great number of aesthetic or insurance-related issues can be evaluated via pictures and online video conferencing, making this an excellent way to find out more about particular procedures, determine candidacy for treatment, receive answers to questions and facilitate being able to move forward with care once the government lifts all restrictions.

In an abundance of caution, we are asking all current patients who are experiencing a fever, cough, chills, fatigue or any type of respiratory illness to please delay any upcoming appointments at our practice. We can talk with you by phone or email to establish a new date and time for the appointment.

We are all in this together. Our team urges everyone to follow the guidelines recommended by local health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which include frequent handwashing for a minimum of 20 seconds, social distancing, staying home if you are feeling sick, and contacting your healthcare provider if you feel you are experiencing symptoms.

For more information, please read our blog – Coronavirus and You: Important Information

For further updates, please check our blog.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us by phone or email.