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A breast lift is a surgical procedure to lift and reshape natural breast tissue. The procedure is customized for the individual. The surgery includes removing excess skin, so the breasts sit higher on the chest wall. Nipple position and shape may need to be altered to produce the most attractive outcome.


Do I Need a Breast Lift?

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Due to pregnancy, nursing, and the natural effects of gravity, you may see that over time, your breasts have lost a firm, youthful look, now sagging or appearing deflated. This can be remedied with a breast lift, or mastopexy. If you are looking for superior a superior outcome in breast lift surgery, your choice of surgeons is critical. Dr. Casper can reduce excess skin in the breasts and tighten the remainder, giving the breasts a more youthful, “perky” appearance with a technique yielding exceptionally beautiful results.

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What Are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?


The list of benefits from an effective breast lift are numerous, the obvious being that one regains a more youthful figure. When pregnancy, age, or the effects of gravity have taken a toll on your figure, our Pasadena breast lift can restore a far more youthful look to your figure, dressed or undressed.

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What is the Breast Lift Procedure?

Depending on how far the breasts have fallen will dictate the type of breast lift procedure recommended. These include:

  • Crescent mastopexy
  • Periareolar mastopexy
  • Vertical mastopexy
  • Full/Anchor mastopexy

Dr. Daniel Casper will begin the procedure by making an incision around the areola (the dark-pigmented region surrounding the nipple). He will then remove excess skin in a pattern dictated by the amount of droop, tightening the remaining skin. The nipples and breasts are lifted to a higher position, and the incisions are closed. Dr. Casper will take great care in making sure that scarring from the procedure is as minor as possible, and in locations easily hidden under clothing. Breast lift surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis, and the entire procedure usually takes one to two hours to complete.

Breast Lift With Augmentation

When one is combining a breast lift with a breast augmentation, the procedure usually takes about two to four hours. This may be the most appropriate procedure for you if you want to restore or increase lost breast volume along with a lift.

Breast Lift Without Implants

If you are satisfied with the size of your breasts and just want to move them to a position that resolves the sag and droop, with nipples pointing down, then a breast lift without implants is a procedure that you should consider. In fact, there is no other cosmetic procedure more effective to combat the signs of age on the breasts than the breast lift.

Breast Lift With Implants

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Though it’s not necessary, a mastopexy can be performed in conjunction with breast implants. When performed together, sagging breasts can be returned to the perky youthful look, along with increased volume. Many women choose to undergo a breast lift in a custom mommy makeover procedure after pregnancy.

While a breast lift is an effective cosmetic procedure on its own, if you are not pleased with the size of your breasts and want an increase in volume as well as a lift, you may be a candidate for a breast lift in Los Angeles performed by our acclaimed plastic surgeon, Dr. Daniel Casper. As the two procedures do go hand-in-hand, it more than likely can be performed at the same time.

To Avoid Sagging in the Future, Consider a Lift.

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If you are considering breast augmentation and it may be recommended that you undergo a breast lift as well. This procedure can ward off the risk of your new breast implant weight leading to sagging in the future. Discussing the pros and cons of getting a lift with breast implants with Dr. Casper is the best way to evaluate whether this procedure is advised for you.

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Why Undergo a Mastopexy?

Essentially, a mastopexy could be an important way to achieve superior results in breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Casper is a board-certified plastic surgeon that has more than 30 years of experience performing breast surgeries. Working with him in your initial consultation is the best way to establish whether or not a breast lift with or without implants is the way to achieve your ideal figure. Dr. Casper is known as a highly-skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon serving the areas of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills who can help you have peace of mind that you made the right decision.

What is the Breast Lift Recovery Like?

It is normal to experience some bruising and swelling after breast surgery, which fades away over the recovery process. Your normal daily routines can usually be resumed after one week. Dr. Casper will advise you to avoid activities that put strain on the breasts for several weeks after the procedure.

Depending on your wishes, if you want a lift with added volume, Dr. Casper can combine a breast lift with breast augmentation surgery to restore lost breast volume and firmness as well as add fullness to the breasts. This combination of procedures is effective in restoring fullness to the upper portion of your breasts for a lovely, plump look.

Breast Lift FAQ's

Am I a candidate for a breast lift?

Fluctuations in weight can affect the appearance of your breasts. When considering breast surgery, it is important that you maintain a stable weight. If you are not done having children, it is advised that you hold off on undergoing breast surgery as changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding affect breast's new appearance. Other factors include an evaluation of the following:

  • Are you healthy and free from any medical conditions that couple hinder the healing process?
  • Do you smoke?
  • Are you happy with the current size of your breasts?
  • Do you have sagging or excess skin?
  • Do you have realistic expectations for the procedure and what it can achieve?

How does a breast lift differ from a breast augmentation?

Breast lift and breast augmentation are two common plastic surgery procedures to enhance the appearance of your breasts. Breast augmentation involves the placement of implants beneath the breast tissue or muscles. The procedure is designed to increase the actual size and volume of your breasts to create a more appealing figure.

Why do breasts sag and droop?

Age, gravity, and pregnancy can cause breast tissue to break down over time. This deterioration can create saggy or droopy breasts. A breast lift is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that is used to lift and tighten the breast tissue to create a more youthful and appealing contour and shape.

What are the different methods of a breast lift?

Depending the conditions of your breasts, there are different breast lift techniques each differing in the amount of tissue removed as well as the location and number of incisions.

  • A traditional breast lift is ideal for women who have severely droopy breasts. This technique uses three incisions and enables the removal of larger amounts of skin and tissue.
  • A vertical breast lift uses only two incisions and is appropriate for a moderate amount of sagging.
  • A circumareolar breast lift only uses one incision around the nipple border. This technique produces a subtle result and is used for women that have a minor degree of sagging.

What is the cost range of a breast lift?

A mastopexy can range in price. You can expect a breast lift to cost between $4,000 and $5,000, but as it is a customized surgery, the prices can vary. When considering a breast lift procedure, it is important that you are given all the facts regarding the associated costs of the procedure, including anesthesia, operating room facilities, or other expenses.

The fee for surgery is based upon the level of experience of your plastic surgeon, and the type of procedure used. When choosing your breast lift surgeon, it is important to remember that the degree of experience makes a significant difference in your final look. Dr. Casper has performed hundreds of breast lift surgeries and is known as being among the most talented breast surgeons practicing in the Pasadena area, and beyond.

What should I expect after a breast lift?

Some discomfort and soreness are expected after your breast lift procedure, but many of our patients tell us that the breast lift was more comfortable than expected. Light activities can resume after the first week. Low-impact exercise is possible after the second week. You will need to wear a special support bra 24 hours a day to help reduce swelling as well as offer support to your breasts. Any scarring should fade over the first year.

How long with the results of a breast lift last?

Although your breasts will continue to be affected by age and gravity, your lift procedure will resolve your current issues and will help you looking younger and more attractive for many, many years. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation for arguably the best breast lift Los Angeles has to offer.


*The content/images on this website are not a guarantee of individual results. Individual results may vary. The information provided on this site is for general informational purposes only, and does not replace the need for a formal consultation with a plastic and reconstructive surgeon before undergoing a surgical procedure or skin care treatment.Results may vary depending on the person.

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