Lipolift®

Breast Reduction/Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Women with disproportionately large or sagging breasts often turn to breast reduction or breast lift (mastopexy) surgery to improve their confidence in their appearance as well as their physical well being and comfort. However, the invasive nature of traditional breast reductions and breast lifts can leave you with flattened or “boxy” breasts as well as a real possibility of losing breast or nipple sensation. Dr. Schwartz created the LipoLift® breast procedure to provide his patients with a safer, less-invasive, and better breast-sculpting option. As the pioneer of the LipoLift® technique, Dr. Schwartz has led lectures across the United States and even appeared on television programs like The Doctors to discuss this revolutionary procedure.

Who Can Benefit From LipoLift®?

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Large or drooping breasts can lack attractive definition, cleavage, or overall shape. LipoLift® can restore your confidence in your breast appearance by improving breast definition and placement. The minimally invasive technique used with LipoLift® leaves you with better contoured and better-looking breasts.
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If your breasts cause you chronic neck, back, or shoulder pain, LipoLift® can set you free from that unnecessary discomfort. Removing excess tissue from the breasts makes them lighter, which places less pressure on the neck and spine. Discover the freedom and joy you can achieve with more manageable breasts.
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Sagging or low-sitting breasts may create an aged appearance. With LipoLift®, we can restore the positioning of your breasts so they have a more perky and youthful contour. Having a breast size that fits your body better can help you feel younger and more vibrant, leaving you more satisfied with your appearance and with many more clothing options.

The LipoLift® Difference

The LipoLift® procedure uses liposuction of the lower and outer portions of the breasts, eliminating the parts of the breast that most women are dissatisfied with—the sides and bottom—while preserving upper-pole fullness and cleavage that most women desire in their breast appearance. LipoLift® allows you to blend and remove axillary and lateral tissue while at the same time effectively moving tissue from the bottom to the top, which makes the breasts more attractive. Similar to a traditional breast reduction, the LipoLift® can make the breasts smaller, but it differs in its ability to leave more of the natural blood and nerve supply intact. This advanced technique is less invasive, safer if someone needs a revision breast reduction, and just as effective as other breast lift and reduction techniques.

Benefits of the LipoLift® Technique

Preserves Nipple Sensation

• LipoLift® is minimally invasive, which is best for preserving nerve sensation in the nipples.

• Patients typically don’t lose any nipple sensitivity with LipoLift®, and most state that they even have hypersensitivity of the nipples following surgery.

- A group of patients with little to no nipple sensitivity prior to surgery gained new sensation as pressure was relieved from the nerves with LipoLift®.

Better Breast Symmetry

• LipoLift® is ideal for women looking to improve breast symmetry.

• We can make the breasts more symmetrical by balancing breast size, breast placement, and the location of the nipple-areola complex.

• LipoLift® provides far greater precision than other breast techniques, which allows us to make subtle changes that dramatically impact the appearance of your breasts.

Controlled Contouring

• The precise nature of the tissue removal during LipoLift® allows Dr. Schwartz to uniquely contour the breasts.

• All results are tailored to your body shape and proportions, which provides you with the most natural-looking results possible.

• With controlled contouring, we can better enhance the definition and cleavage of your breasts, creating a better overall shape.

Minimally Invasive

• Since LipoLift® uses liposuction to contour the breasts instead of opening up the breasts as much as a traditional breast reduction or breast lift (mastopexy), there is less pressure on the scars, which could lead to better scarring.

• Drains are not needed for the LipoLift®, ensuring your recovery is more comfortable.

• The LipoLift® recovery period is shorter compared to the time needed for other breast reduction or breast lift (mastopexy) procedures.

LipoLift® Details

Consultation With VECTRA® 3D

Your consultation with Dr. Schwartz is the most important step in your breast journey. During your consultation, VECTRA® 3D imaging provides Dr. Schwartz with precise detailed information about your breast size and tissue distribution. This allows him to tailor the LipoLift® procedure to you. Additionally, you and he will discuss your aesthetic goals and review your medical history to ensure that you are healthy and a good candidate for treatment.

Recovery

Most of our patients take only TYLENOL® after this procedure. We provide you with post-operative garments to maximize your results and healing. Drains aren’t needed with the LipoLift® procedure. Most patients return to work a week after their surgery and can resume physical activities and exercise after three weeks, with full activities at six weeks. We handle all of your post-operative care and are with you every step of the journey.

Scars

Dr. Schwartz is a leading scar expert who has published journal articles on this subject and has been the principal investigator for an FDA clinical trial studying breast scars and their healing and improvement. He has developed and utilizes many modalities to relieve tension on the incisions, which improves the visibility of scars, and he combines scar reduction techniques during the recovery process. While some scarring is likely to develop, most women feel it is worth the transformation of their breasts. Scarring is likely to fade over time.

Drains

The LipoLift® technique is minimally invasive and doesn't use drains during the recovery process. Patients can find drains uncomfortable and a nuisance to care for during their recovery. Not using drains may also decrease your initial risk of infection.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Since LipoLift® is a minimally invasive procedure, it could be performed with the patient awake. However, most patients opt for more of a “twilight” sedation. General anesthesia is an option as well.
Yes! Since young women can be the best candidates for LipoLift®, many still want the ability to breastfeed their children in the future. Since it’s a minimally invasive “sparing” procedure, most women retain their ability to breastfeed.
If you are considering LipoLift®, you should be in good health and have realistic expectations about your results. Women with excessive amounts of breast tissue may need to consider other reduction options. Dr. Schwartz will determine if you are a good candidate during your consultation.
During LipoLift®, Dr. Schwartz will normally change the size of the areolas, making them more symmetrical, smaller, and more in proportion to fit the new breast size.
Insurance may cover LipoLift®. This depends on your insurance and type of surgery needed.