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A Breast Lift is used to firm a saggy breast. The procedure, also called a Mastopexy, changes the shape, but not the volume of the breasts. San Francisco Breast Lift patients can have their Mastopexy combined with Breast Augmentation or Breast Reduction, if a change in breast volume is desirable.

Breast Lift with Breast Augmentation Before and After

Breast Lift with Breast Augmentation Before and After

The Breast Lift is combined with Breast Augmentation when we want to increase the size of the breasts or when more upper pole fullness is desired. Before surgery on the left; After periareolar mastopexy augmentation on the right.

When Breast Size is Good, Just Lift Them

The Breast Lift is primarily a Breast Shaping procedure. Larger breast can be left larger, and smaller breast can be left smaller, depending on what you are comfortable with. Larger breasts do tend to require more maintenance in most cases, and may be at higher risk for needing another Breast Lift in the future. It is important to seek a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and be fully informed before any procedure.

Large Breast Lift Before and Afters

Below is an example of a Breast Lift for a patient with larger breasts. If desired, the breast could have been reduced at the same time.

Breast Lift for Larger Breasts

Breast Lift can be performed for larger breasts without a Breast Reduction. Often the vertical scar can be eliminated in these cases.

Small Breast Lift Before and Afters

It is not always desirable to increase the size of small breasts during the mastopexy surgery. The bridge, as they say, is not burned however. If in the future a larger cup size is desired, a Breast Implant can be inserted in the future. There are certain cases when it is better to stage the Breast Lift and Breast AUgmentation, but most the time they can be performed at the same surgery.

Breast Lift for Smaller Breasts

Breast Lift can also be performed for smaller breasts without making them larger. This is especially helpful for very active, athletic women who do not want to deal with the added weight of larger breasts.

Mastopexy Before and After – Side View

A breast lift not only raises the nipple up on the breast, but can raise the breast mound on the chest. This is best seen in the lateral (side) before and after pictures. My patient has a conveniently located skin lesion that makes this amount of elevation easy to see. The red spot (hemangioma) along side her breast is seen just in front of her arm, at the level of the elbow. After her Mastopexy, the breast is back on the chest, leaving the hemangioma on the abdomen, and well below the perky breasts.

Mastopexy Before and After Pictures - Side View (Breast Lift)

Mastopexy Before and After Pictures: The side view dramatically shows the amount of lift possible with today’s modern breast lifting techniques. A red spot (hemangioma) is seen just in front of he elbow. On the left, the before breast sags well below this marker, while on the right, after the breast lift is well above it.

Breast Lift Specialist

If you are considering a Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, or any other Cosmetic Breast Enhancement, give us a call at (925) 943-6353. We can discuss all the latest innovations, and find the procedure with the right aesthetics for you. Many Breast Lift procedures exist, and it is good to review your options before surgery. That way you can make the best decision, one that is the safest and most predictable means to achieve the goals you want.

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