what is Breast Lipolift®?
Breast LipoLift® is a breast lifting technique that uses liposuction to precisely reshape, lift, and reduce the breasts. Breast LipoLift® was developed when a young woman with a connective tissues disorder called Ehlers-Danlos wanted to lift and improve the asymmetry and look of her breasts. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is generally characterized by hyper-mobile joints and skin that stretch further than normal, and tissue that is more fragile than the average person due to the faulty production of collagen. People with Ehlers-Danlos can have Plastic Surgery, but they are at higher risk for complications. Due to Dr Schwartz’s immense interest in patient safety and education, he decided to perform a Liposuction Breast Lift. During the procedure he would remove more tissue from one side to correct the size asymmetry, which was accurately measured with a Vectra 3D imaging system. Once the breasts were precisely reduced and symmetrical, Dr Schwartz then completed the lift using a conservative technique without drains. Her post-operative experience and healing was faster than usually and pain was almost non-existent. In fact, it went so well that she decided to write about it on blogs and other social media to let other women know there is a better way to get their results. Once that happened more and more women came in for the procedure and the Breast LipoLIft® was created.
Breast Lipolift Reviews
"This was the best experience I've ever had! - I want to thank Dr. Jaime Schwartz for his amazing work... he did a lipo breast lift on me and my results are amazing. I look beautiful and I feel beautiful.. I also want to say that the staff is amazing too. Especially his practice manager Dawn, she was wonderful. And to Melissa for making all my appointments. She really work with me."- C. / RealSelf / Oct 25, 2016
"Mom of Two Breastfed Boys - Beverly Hills, CA - I am a forty three year old mother of two boys who I breastfed for 2 years each. After the second one, my breasts have seen better days. They are droopy. I would love to have natural, perky breasts again. After seeing my friends breast lift, performed by Dr. Jamie Schwartz, I cannot wait to have mine done."- T. / RealSelf / Dec 13, 2016
"I have been big breasted my whole life. Size F-G breasted means your boobs don't fit into anything. They were heavy, sweaty, itchy, had back pain, shoulder grooves, and really bad headaches. I was always talked about as "Dawn with the big boobs" . This year I turned 45 and it was time to do something for me. I had a LIPO LIFT with Dr . Schwartz. The whole experience has been amazing. From your gentle hand to your full explanation of the Lipo Lift. There has been very little down time and not much pain. My surgery was on 10/19/2016 so it has been a little over a week. I wish I had done this years ago. It was very emotional when the bandages came off the day after surgery. I cried like a baby. For years of having huge breast that lay against you, to having them smaller (went to a D) was life changing. The added fat grafting to the shoulder to fill in the shoulder grooves was such an added bonus to the lift. I can't wait to get back to the gym, I cant wait to start running with my husband and kids, I cant wait to buy a shirt that buttons.. My "can't wait" list just keeps going... However I did cross off putting on a sports bra for the first time EVER!! I keep looking in the top. My boobs are up, fit perfectly, and there is space between the boobs. Only people with huge boobs would understand this. Thank you.. Thank you.. Dr. Schwartz. You are so extremely talented in doing what you do. Words cannot describe what you have done for me."- D.R. / Yelp / Oct 27, 2016
"I know Dr. Schwartz professional on a few levels dating back to his time training during residency at Georgetown. While I have not had any surgery from him, I have referred several friends and patients. While he is "skill wise" one of the best in the nation, based on his education, training and reputation among other doctors; what I feel truly sets him apart is his attention and ability to empathize with patients. When you refer a patient or friend to a specific doctor, it is your reputation on the line as well...especially when it comes to surgery. Honestly, everyone has always come back to me to say "thanks, we loved Dr. Schwartz!""- P.W. / Yelp / Nov 23, 2015
"This was a very positive experience! From beginning to the end! Dr. Schwartz and staff are all excellent and my standards are high! Very high! I am very pleased with my choice! My fabulous experience Makes you want to find something else to get done! I even like the goodies they send you home with! My outcome is awesome! I even came out of surgery looking like I was ready to go shopping. I was great and looked good! Thanks Dr. Schwartz and staff! Roxbury Institute rocks!"- S.R. / Google / Feb 07, 2017
breast Lipolift®Vs traditional
The differences in techniques between traditional breast reductions or lifts vs LipoLIft® are what make all of the difference. During a traditional breast reduction or lift, the breast is opened and the tissue is cut out in order to reduce the size. If there is asymmetry it is cut out and then weighed after the fact to see if the breasts are symmetrical or not. This is done sometimes without precise measurements and by sitting the patient up during surgery to check. Most of these procedures In the United States are done by an inferior pedicle. The pedicle is the tissue left behind that the nipple and areola are attached to for vascular (blood) and nerve supply. The advantage of an inferior pedicle is that it allows for a lot of tissue to be removed and is also technically an easier procedure to perform. The problem with an inferior pedicle is that it removes tissue from the top of the breast which is where most women want to maintain for “cleavage”. The second most common procedure is a superior-medial pedicle. The advantage of this procedure is that the tissue left behind has some of the best blood supply. The problem with this procedure is that you have to rotate The nipple and areola into a higher position which is often very difficult. Also the best nerve supply for the breast comes from laterally (near the armpit) which is a lot of the tissue removed. The other issue with most breast reduction procedures is that there is always a risk for losing nipple sensation as well as blood supply to the nipple which could lead to the loss of nipple altogether. Peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery that looked at complication rates from breast reduction showed:
- Overall Complication rate: 45%
- Delayed Healing: 21.6%
- Spitting Sutures: 9.2%
- Nipple Necrosis: 3.9%
- Nipple Sensation loss: 11-35%
Overall, the numbers show that although breast reduction is one of the most performed in the US (over 200,000 a year), there is a very large possibility of complications. This is mainly due to the fact that by cutting out tissue there is also blood supply and nerve supply being cut.
Dr. Schwartz had been using liposuction in all other parts of the body as part of his lifting procedures (Arm, Thigh, Abdomen, Back, Lower and Upper Body etc). He had found that by using liposuction to remove the internal tissue and then just remove the excess skin that his patients got better contouring, faster recovery and fewer complications. This is due to the fact that liposuction removes fat while selectively leaving behind nerves, blood vessels and lymphatic vessels. This is especially important in patients with lipedema that need “diseased” fat removed with lymphatic sparing techniques.
When looking at Dr. Schwartz’s Breast LipoLift® Outcomes:
- Overall Complication Rate: 6.4%
- Nipple Necrosis: 0%
- Loss of Nipple Sensation (If Sensation Prior to Surgery): 0%
- GAINED Nipple Sensation (If Insensate or Decreased Prior to Surgery: 35.5%
- Full or Hypersensitivity: 22.5%
- Partial: 13%
Most common complaint after surgery: NIPPLE HYPERSENSITIVITY
Breast LipoLift® attempts to follow well-studied principles of sparing nerves, blood and lymphatics to the breast.
Why Choose Lipolift
- Breast LipoLift® uses liposuction to sculpt the breasts
- Remove excess and unwanted tissue near the armpit or hanging down below by precisely targeting and sculpting
- Leaves tissue behind where women want it to create cleavage and a more natural silhouette
- May create better SYMMETRY
- SPARES nerves, blood vessels and lymphatic vessels for a better healing process
- Dr Schwartz has seen a better chance of maintaining or even gaining NIPPLE SENSATION
- Schwartz Rapid Recuperation™
- Total Intravenous Anesthesia (TIVA). No anesthetic gases or breathing tube.
- Almost no nausea and vomiting.
- Most women are out to dinner the next evening
- NO DRAINS
- Tylenol and Advil only after surgery
- May be performed awake if wanted
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BREAST LIPOLIFT® SCARRING
Since Dr. Schwartz has published extensively on scarring and wound healing as well as been a principle investigator for an FDA clinical trial on poorly healed breast scars and their prevention, he has developed a protocol to help minimize scarring called Schwartz Scar Secure™.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,000 - $12,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-3 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Schwartz Rapid recuperation™
Since Breast LipoLift® utilizes liposuction and a gentler form of anesthesia, the recovery period is typically shorter than traditional breast reduction or breast lift (mastopexy) procedures. Most women can go out to dinner the next night and are back to work in a few days.
Breast Lift or reduction
The Breast LipoLift® is a technique that can be used for lifting, reshaping as well as reducing the breasts if needed. The difference in the procedure depends on what your goals are. Breast LipoLift® is completely customizable to any breast shape and size.
Breast LipoLift® patients typically don’t lose any nipple sensitivity. In fact, most state that they have hypersensitivity of the nipples after the procedure, because having the surgery actually relieved pressure from their nerves.
Drains are not needed for the LipoLift®, which allows you to have a more comfortable recovery period.
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