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Age, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight loss can all lead to breasts that droop or sag. Whatever the cause, many women are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts. At Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery, we want you to look and feel your best, and our expert surgeons have extensive experience performing breast lifts to revive your figure and your confidence.


What is a Breast Lift (Mastopexy)?

A breast lift, also called mastopexy, is a surgical procedure used to address breast sagging and restore your breasts to a perkier, more youthful position. Most patients choose a breast lift to address changes that occur with age, after pregnancy and breastfeeding, or after weight loss. A breast lift is also often used to remove excess skin and tighten tissue after a breast reduction.

At Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery, we will work to understand your unique concerns and goals to find the right treatment plan for you. Our knowledgeable board-certified surgeons can rejuvenate your breasts with a breast lift alone, or you may combine a breast lift with other surgical procedures like breast reduction or breast augmentation for optimal results.

To determine if you are a candidate for a breast lift and to determine your best treatment options, your PCPS surgeon in Newport Beach will perform a physical examination and review your medical history. Your surgeon may recommend you undergo a baseline mammogram before and after your mastopexy to help identify any changes in your breast tissue. 

We’ve helped thousands of patients achieve long-lasting results from their breast lifts by restoring the position and shape of their breasts. As board-certified surgeons with decades of combined experience, our providers offer the best care, from consultation to post-op. Our team can also discuss your financing options to help you manage the costs of your breast lift surgery.

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Our expert surgeons typically perform mastopexy using general anesthesia to maximize your comfort. Standalone breast lift surgery often takes two to three hours. However, it could be longer if you combine it with other procedures, such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, tummy tuck, or liposuction.

Our world-class surgeons can use different techniques during breast lifts, including several incision patterns. At Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, our plastic surgeons may discuss the following options for you to choose from:  

Standard Breast Lift

During a standard breast lift, your surgeon will tighten your breast tissue and remove excess skin. For minor breast lifting, our board-certified surgeons can perform a peri-areolar surgery (also called a “donut” lift). This technique involves making incisions around the areola.

Other patients need an incision around the areola and another extending down towards the breast crease. This is called a “short scar” or “lollipop” incision. When a more significant lift is required, your surgeon may also place another incision along the breast crease, commonly known as an “inverted T” or “anchor” lift.

During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss the different incision techniques and recommend the option that is best for you, depending on the degree of lift needed. If you have concerns about the appearance of your nipples, your surgeon may also recommend a nipple correction. Sometimes, depending on your goals, surgeons may also place implants of your choice to restore volume to the top of the breasts.

California Breast Lift®

California Breast Lift®, also known as a natural breast lift, is a fat transfer breast enhancement that offers a natural alternative to breast implants and surgical breast lifts. With a fat transfer, you can enhance your breasts’ size, shape, and contour using your natural fat cells. This procedure also offers the slimming benefits of liposuction.

A fat transfer to the breasts involves two parts. For the first part of your procedure, our breast lift experts will use liposuction to obtain the fat cells from other areas of your body. Common areas that our patients select include the abdomen, flanks, or thighs. Your surgeon will use a cannula (thin tube) device to break up and remove unwanted fat cells. Next, they will gently process and purify these fat cells.

Your board-certified surgeon will then make lipo-injections into the breasts with your purified fat cells. They will make multiple injections to ensure even distribution for a smooth breast contour.

After a standard breast lift, your surgeon may place small tubes at your incision sites to drain excess fluid, which they will remove at your follow-up appointment. Our team will also provide you with a surgical bra that you should wear as often as possible for about the first three weeks after surgery. The surgical bra will help with the healing process and minimize swelling.

Most patients will need to take at least one week off work and up to a month for strenuous jobs. Today’s work-from-home culture may allow you to return to work sooner, however.

You can expect swelling, tightness, and general discomfort for a few weeks. Since you won’t be able to do any lifting during this time, you may want to arrange for help with household chores or childcare. Your surgeon may prescribe pain relievers as needed, but many patients only need over-the-counter medication.

The recovery process will also depend on which breast lift procedure is used. The California Breast Lift® is less invasive and more natural than the traditional method and often requires less downtime. Most patients take about a week off of work after a California Breast Lift®. To make sure that the transferred fat cells settle properly and optimal results are achieved, you should avoid lying on your stomach or putting pressure on your breasts for several weeks.

Mastopexy ranks very high in patient satisfaction. In one recent national patient survey, 95 percent of respondents ranked the surgery as “worth it.” Many women notice that breast lift surgery enhances their appearance, improves the fit of their clothes, boosts their body confidence, and elevates their enjoyment of life. 

Swelling may hide your breast lift results for several weeks. Once you take off your surgical bra, you can start to enjoy a perkier breast appearance with less sagging. The swelling will continue to subside over the next several months, and your scars should continue to fade.  

You can expect to see 75 percent of your final results in three to four months. The remaining improvement may take up to a year. To maximize and maintain your results, avoiding significant weight gain is essential.  

Many patients enjoy long-lasting results from their breast lifts. You may need a future revision, depending on your sun exposure, smoking, genetics, and significant weight fluctuations. However, patients don’t usually need breast revision until a decade or more after their initial breast lift.  

The results of a California Breast Lift® are also long-lasting and often permanent. With this procedure, you can enjoy enhanced breast size, symmetry, and contour, as well as slimming and fat reduction at your liposuction sites. A California Breast Lift® may provide more natural-looking results with smaller, less noticeable incisions.  

If you want to give your breasts a youthful lift, mastopexy may be the right treatment option for you. Our renowned board-certified plastic surgeons in Newport Beach can perform breast lifts to help you improve the following concerns: 

  • Overly large breasts that were reduced with a breast reduction and now need a lift
  • Nipples that point downward or extend past the breast crease
  • Sagging that occurs with age
  • Excess skin and tissue from pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss

Ideal candidates are healthy, maintain a stable weight, are not pregnant or breastfeeding, and have realistic expectations about their breast lift procedure. 

Candidates for a natural breast lift must also have enough excess fat for the transfer. The California Breast Lift® may be the right treatment if you want a natural-looking, subtle breast enhancement. If you have significant sagging or want more dramatic results, your surgeon may recommend a standard breast lift. 

The cost of a breast lift varies depending on several factors, such as your unique treatment plan, geographic location, and your provider’s experience. On average, a breast lift at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery costs $8,800 to $13,200, but this doesn’t include all associated expenses, such as anesthesia and facility fees.

Your actual cost will depend on your individual procedure and its complexity, including whether you are having a standard breast lift or a natural breast lift with fat transfer. If you choose to undergo a California Breast Lift®, the cost of your procedure will be influenced by how many areas receive liposuction. We encourage you to request a consultation with one of our experienced surgeons at the Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery for an accurate estimate.

Take the Next Step

As soon as you step into our Newport Beach office, our welcoming staff will carefully listen to your concerns and guide you through your treatment journey. The board-certified plastic surgeons at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery will be happy to discuss your cosmetic goals, review the pros and cons of the treatment you are considering, and create a personalized treatment plan that will deliver the best outcome for you. 

To learn more about breast lifts and the innovative treatments offered at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, contact our office by calling (949) 617-1168 or by filling out the consultation request form below.

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