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Whether your breasts are sagging after having children, weight loss or the natural aging process, a lift can elevate the drooping tissue and rediscover your firm and shapely chest.


What is a Breast Lift?

Breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is one of our most popular surgical procedures. If drooping breasts cause you to feel uncomfortable and you would like to restore your youthful chest, our breast lift in Marina del Rey and Santa Monica may be the procedure for you!

Cost of Breast Lift

Your personal investment will depend on your city, the experience of your surgeon, and other necessary costs – including facility and anesthesia fees. Set up your consultation today to find out the cost for a breast lift.

What can a Breast Lift do for you?

Known for his natural results, Dr. Macias will tailor your Redondo Beach mastopexy to your specific needs, allowing you to achieve new breasts you will love! During your breast lift, Dr. Macias will:

  • Address a drooping or sagging appearance
  • Reshape the breast
  • Correct asymmetry
  • Restore a perky chest

What Are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?

A breast lift procedure can provide significant benefits for those who are unhappy with the position and shape of their breasts. The most common benefits of the surgery include:

  • Lifts the breasts to a perkier, more youthful position
  • Firmer breast appearance
  • Improved nipple projection
  • More curvaceous figure
  • Alleviates irritation underneath the breasts
  • Increased self-confidence and self-image
  • Increased wardrobe options
  • Alleviates back pain
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The Breast Lift Procedure

Breast lift surgery is done under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep throughout the entire experience. To begin, Dr. Macias will create an incision in one of the following locations:

  • Peri-areolar: Around the areola
  • Vertical: Around the areola and down the front of the breast
  • Traditional: Around the areola, and extending down the front of the breast and along the breast crease

Through that opening, he will enhance your breast contour by elevating and reshaping the drooping tissue. If necessary, he will also reposition and resize the nipple and areola and remove lax, excess skin. Once your youthful chest has been restored, Dr. Macias will close the incisions with care to minimize scarring.

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Breast Lift Recovery

Recovery from a breast lift in Santa Monica typically spans between four to six weeks, though individual experiences may differ. The duration of recovery depends on various factors, including the extent of the surgery and your body's healing response. In most cases, the sutures used are dissolvable, eliminating the need for their removal.

During the initial phase of recovery, which lasts approximately four weeks, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. It's essential to follow your surgeon's post-operative instructions diligently, which may include wearing a supportive bra and avoiding strenuous activities.

By the sixth week post-surgery, many patients find themselves fully recovered and enjoying the natural lift and rejuvenation of their breasts. However, it's crucial to remember that every individual heals at their own pace, and some residual swelling or sensitivity may persist beyond this timeframe.

Throughout the recovery process, maintaining open communication with your plastic surgeon is vital. They can address any concerns you may have and provide guidance to ensure a smooth and successful recovery. With proper care and patience, you can expect to appreciate the full benefits of your breast lift results, enhancing both your appearance and confidence.

Am I a Candidate For Breast Lift in Santa Monica?

Our clinic often sees women from the Hermosa Beach area seeking breast lift procedures to address concerns such as flat, sagging, or drooping breasts, as well as enlarged areolae. These aesthetic concerns can arise due to various factors, including weight loss, pregnancy and breastfeeding, the natural aging process, or inherent anatomical traits.

Candidates for breast lift surgery typically include:

  • Women with Sagging or Drooping Breasts: Those who have experienced a loss of breast volume and elasticity, resulting in breasts that appear deflated or have descended lower on the chest.
  • Mothers: Women who have undergone pregnancy and breastfeeding, which can lead to changes in breast shape and skin laxity, contributing to sagging or drooping.
  • Weight Loss Patients: Individuals who have experienced significant weight loss, which may result in excess skin and tissue laxity, particularly in the breast area.
  • Aging Individuals: As women age, skin loses its elasticity, leading to sagging and drooping of the breasts. A breast lift can help restore a more youthful and uplifted appearance.
  • Those with Enlarged Areolae: Some women may be unhappy with the size or shape of their areolae, which can be addressed during a breast lift procedure by resizing or reshaping them.
  • Women Unhappy with Breast Shape: Those dissatisfied with the shape of their breasts due to genetics or other factors may benefit from a breast lift to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing contour.

Why Choose Dr. Luis Macias for Your Breast Lift?

Dr. Luis Macias is an internationally acclaimed, double board-certified plastic surgeon celebrated for his unparalleled skill and consistently natural results. When seeking a breast lift procedure, choosing Dr. Macias means collaborating closely with him to tailor a solution that aligns with your specific aesthetic goals. Committed to excellence, he leverages the latest surgical techniques and technologies to optimize patient outcomes. Furthermore, Dr. Macias holds esteemed memberships in several associations, including the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS), Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons (LASPS), and The Rhinoplasty Society. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)

FAQ Breast Lift

Will I lose nipple sensation?

Some sensation loss may occur during a breast lift because the nerves have been affected during the procedure.

Can I breastfeed after a breast lift?

Because the milk ducts must be disrupted during a breast lift, future breastfeeding may be affected. As such, we recommend waiting to undergo a breast lift until you are finished having children if you want to preserve your breastfeeding abilities.

Will I have scarring?

Yes, some scarring is inevitable following a breast lift. However, these scars will be very light and difficult to identify once you have fully healed.

How long is the procedure?

Although every breast lift procedure is unique, the surgery typically takes between one and three hours to complete.

Can insurance cover a breast lift?

Typically, your health insurance provider will only assist you with the cost of a breast lift if it’s being performed for medical reasons, such as alleviating severe back pain. If the surgery is purely cosmetic, insurance likely will not cover the cost.

How can I tell if I need a breast lift vs. breast augmentation?

Generally, a breast lift in Santa Monica is ideal for patients looking to correct sagging breasts or raise the position of their breasts, whereas breast augmentation is meant to enhance breast size and shape. During your consultation with Dr. Macias, he will evaluate your situation to help you decide which procedure makes the most sense for you.

Should I wait until I stop having children?

Although there’s nothing wrong with having children after a breast lift, going through pregnancy may impact the results of the procedure. If you want to have the best odds of maintaining your results, you may want to wait until you’re done having children.

How long do results last?

On average, the results of a breast lift will last for approximately 10 to 15 years. However, many factors will determine how long your results last, including your lifestyle and whether or not you maintain a stable weight.

Can a breast lift change the size of my breasts?

While a breast lift primarily addresses breast sagging, it may result in a slight reduction in breast size due to the removal of excess skin. However, if you desire a significant change in breast size, you may need to consider combining a breast lift with breast augmentation (for increased size) or breast reduction (for decreased size).

Are there any risks or complications associated with a breast lift?

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications, including bleeding, infection, changes in nipple or breast sensation, asymmetry, poor wound healing, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. It's essential to discuss these risks with your surgeon and follow all pre- and post-operative instructions carefully to minimize complications.

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