Drooping breasts can be a source of dissatisfaction for many women. Aging, gravity, weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding are all variables that can negatively affect the skin elasticity in the breasts. A breast lift, or mastopexy, can help lift and shape your breasts to a more youthful, balanced appearance. The procedure can offer new life to drooping breasts, helping to restore your confidence and revitalize your figure.
Our plastic surgeons are leaders in natural-looking breast enhancement surgery, including breast lift surgery. Together they’ve performed over 1500 breast lift surgeries with beautiful results.
We invite you to see for yourself why so many women like you have chosen The Natural Result / Center for Aesthetic Artistry for breast lift surgery.
Why Choose Us
- Experience is a key factor in ensuring top-notch surgical results. Our plastic surgeons have dozens of combined years of experience, and most of the staff have been with us for more than 5 years. Our anesthesiologists have been working with us since 2006.
- We put our patients first. We know that making the decision to pursue cosmetic surgery is an important one, and our focus stays on helping you make choices best suited to your unique needs.
- Our doctors offer a broad range of experience in both surgical and nonsurgical procedures, as well as a commitment to keeping current on the latest innovations in the cutting-edge techniques and tools of their trade.
- An established presence in the Sacramento area, we’ve been serving patients in the community since 2006. We’re proud to be a trusted resource in the field of plastic surgery.
Best Candidates for Breast Lift Surgery
Often, due to pregnancy, age or genetics, the breasts lose volume and the skin loses elasticity, resulting in a “deflated” look. Women who experience breast sagging often feel self-conscious about their figures and resort to wearing uncomfortable, extended support bras or even hiding their breasts under baggy clothes.
Ideal candidates for breast lift surgery will be in good general health but would like to improve the shape or position of their breasts, reduce the size of their areolas and/or correct downward-pointing of the nipple. For most women, we also recommend waiting until you have completed your family to have breast lift surgery as weight fluctuations can undo your results.
Exercise, diet, and supplements may promise to rejuvenate the breasts, but surgery is the only way to truly reverse the effects of gravity. A breast lift, or mastopexy, can:
- Elevate and reshape sagging breasts
- Reposition nipples to a more youthful, natural placement
- Reduce the size of enlarged areolas (the circle of darker skin around the nipple)
Request Your Consult
Before your breast lift, you’ll schedule a consultation at our office. In this visit, we’ll carefully review your needs and expectations. The consultation is an opportunity to specify your goals for treatment, in addition to discussing any other procedures in combination with your breast lift.
During your consultation, your surgeon will listen to your concerns and evaluate variables such as your skin elasticity and breast size that may affect your final results. They will then discuss the best surgical techniques to achieve your goals and what you can expect from breast lift surgery including the location of your incision and the new position of your breasts and areolas.
At The Natural Result / Center for Aesthetic Artistry, we tailor incisions and techniques for each patient, depending on the size of the breasts and the desired lift. If you would like to increase or decrease the size of your breasts in addition to lifting, a mastopexy can be easily combined with breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery.
Preparing for Your Breast Lift
A typical breast lift takes no longer than 2 to 3 hours, though the total time will depend on whether additional procedures are done in conjunction with the lift. You can plan on going home after your surgery is completed, as breast lifts are performed as outpatient procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I tell if I need a breast lift?If your nipples point down, or if they sit below your breast fold, you more than likely need a breast lift.
Do I need to wait until after I have kids to have a breast lift?You do not need to wait until after kids to have a lift, however there is a possibility you may need a second one after kids. Lifts may also affect your ability to nurse.
Where will the incision be for my breast lift?Most commonly you will have either a lollipop shaped incision, or an anchor style incision.
How long does a lift last?A breast lift can last 10-15 years if breasts are well taken care of, there is not a huge fluctuation in weight, or pregnancy.
Will a breast lift make my breasts smaller?Yes, a breast lift without augmentation will make your breasts slightly or dramatically smaller, depending on your wishes.
Can you breastfeed after a breast lift?You are more than likely able to breastfeed after a breast lift, but the procedure decreases chances more than a breast augmentation alone.
Does a breast lift reduce areola size?Yes, areola size can be reduced from a breast lift if desired, which most patients do.
Recovery & Results
Recovery from breast lift surgery generally requires several days of downtime in addition to a week of reduced activity. Ice packs and/or pain medications can help to alleviate any discomfort you may experience. You’ll be able to resume your normal routine gradually. Although your recovery time will be unique to your surgery, many of our patients are able to return to work within a few days after surgery and resume physical activity within a month.
Your full results will become evident over the course of several months as the shape and position of your breasts continues to become more refined. Full healing will reveal a shapelier, more youthful figure with firmer, uplifted breasts.
Breast lift surgery can provide long-lasting results. However, variables such as weight fluctuation and aging can cause your breast to change over time. To support your results, be sure you are maintaining a healthy diet and exercising.