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What is a Breast Lift?

Over time, breasts naturally begin to droop or sag, a breast lift also known as mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure that can help reverse these issues. This procedure raises the breasts by removing excess skin, tightening the tissue, and restoring the nipple and areola to a more natural size and position. The final result is a more symmetric, youthful, and natural appearance.

If you are interested in a breast lift in Orange County & the surrounding areas, please contact us

Where are the incisions in a breast lift?

The type of incision used will vary, depending on how much the breasts are sagging. Before surgery, Dr. Qureshi or Dr. Song will work closely with you to design a surgical plan that best suits your anatomy and the results you desire. The incisions may be:

  • Around the nipple structure (areolae)
  • From the bottom of the areola down to the breast crease
  • Along the breast crease

What is the breast lift procedure like?

Breast lift procedures are typically performed under general anesthesia, but you may be a candidate for conscious sedation or “twilight” anesthesia. In either case, you will not experience any pain during the surgery.

Incisions will be made based on the surgical plan decided ahead of time that will best achieve your aesthetic goals and result in the most minimal scarring. Once the incisions are made, your breasts will be tightened and the breast tissue carefully reshaped to improve the breast's firmness and contour.  Your nipples will be repositioned and the areolae may be made smaller to achieve a natural, more youthful appearance with an upward tilt. The breasts will then be lifted to rest higher on your chest wall at a naturally youthful height, and excess breast skin will be removed. Your incisions will then be carefully closed to complete the procedure.

Breast Lift Before & After

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Am I a Good Candidate For a Breast Lift?

Women who would like to raise their breasts and achieve a more perky, youthful breast appearance are likely candidates for a breast lift. Ideal candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Are physically healthy  
  • Are at a stable weight, they feel they can maintain 
  • Do not smoke
  • Have sagging breasts 
  • Have flat, elongated breasts or pendulous breasts
  • Have nipples that point downward or fall below the breast crease
  • Have stretched, lax breast skin and enlarged areolas
  • One breast is lower than the other
  • The upper part of the breasts appears empty and flattened
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Breast Lift Procedural Video

Breast Lift Procedural

Meet Your Breast Lift Surgeons

For outstanding results in a breast lift, your surgeon must have mastered advanced surgical skills and have an eye for balance and harmony to help you achieve the most exceptional results possible. We care about our patients personally, and we treat you with the care we would treat our own families. 

At South Coast Plastic Surgery, we have two exceptional, dedicated surgeons, with experience and expertise in breast lifts in Irvine.

Dr. Kyle Song

Dr. Song is a board-certified, fellowship-trained, acclaimed breast surgeon who is known for his accomplishments and skills in breast reshaping. A breast lift in Orange County is a customized procedure, and under the care of Dr. Song, you can expect a superior outcome: breasts that are balanced, rounded, youthful, and enhance your figure most naturally.

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Dr. Ali Qureshi

Dr. Qureshi is a board-certified, fellowship-trained breast surgeon with a reputation for excellence and outstanding results in breast surgery, including breast construction and lifts. He is highly experienced in breast procedures and customizes your breast lift specifically for you to achieve lifted feminine, youthful breasts.

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Why choose South Coast Plastic Surgery for a Breast Lift?

Taking the step to undergo surgery is a big decision – and you want to ensure your results meet your expectations. At South Coast Plastic Surgery, your breast lift in Irvine will be performed by either

Dr. Song or Dr. Qureshi, two of the most talented breast surgeons practicing in the region who are honored to be able to help you achieve your aesthetic goals for your breasts and provide the more perky, beautiful breasts you envision.

Cost of a Breast Lift 

The cost of your breast lift depends on several factors, such as whether you plan to have breast augmentation with your lift, how complex your procedure will be, the extent of work needed to achieve your goals, and other factors. During your consultation, we will cover your breast lift costs and determine which type of breast lift is required to achieve the desired results. On average, breast lift costs range between $6,500-$12,000.

Taylor's Testimonial After Her Breast Lift

Taylor's Testimonial After Her Breast Lift

What Does a Breast Lift Treat?

A breast lift can resolve a range of aesthetic issues with the breasts, including:

  • Sagging breasts
  • Breasts that have drifted lower on the chest wall
  • Breasts that appear flat 
  • Nipples that point downwards
  • One breast that sags more or appears flatter than the other
  • Nipples appear below the breast crease
  • Stretched areolas that appear too large
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What is the recovery time after a breast lift?

The results of your breast lift in Ladera Ranch, Orange County & Irvine areas will be immediately visible. You may experience minor swelling, bruising, and discomfort for several days, but these will subside as the healing process progresses. Following surgery, you will receive post-operative instructions that are unique to you, but you can expect to wear a front-closing, wire-free, soft cup bra for approximately four weeks. It is also recommended that you wear the bra both night and day to reduce swelling and provide the support you need. The only time that the bra should be taken off is during bathing.

A complete recovery will require several weeks, but you can resume many of your daily activities within a few days, return to the gym for light exercise in two weeks, and resume unrestricted exercise in four weeks.

Interested in learning more about a breast lift procedure? To schedule a consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (949) 894-4772. South Coast Plastic Surgery serves Irvine, CA, Ladera Ranch, CA, and the greater Orange County area.

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