Breast Lift Surgery

Breast Lift Surgery Orange CountyMastopexy or breast lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to make the breasts appear more youthful by raising their position and tightening the skin and underlying tissue. The procedure is usually recommended for women who suffer from heavily drooping breasts due to loosened skin and weak muscle and tissue.

Dr. Farbod Esmailian is an experienced plastic surgeon providing breast lift procedure to patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and nearby areas. Breast lift may also involve repositioning of the nipples to a higher level, if they are pointing downwards due to sagging breasts.

Who is a Suitable Candidate?

Patients should note that breast lift is not meant to increase the size of breasts. In case, the patient is bothered by the smaller size of breasts along with their sagging condition, she may choose breast lift in conjunction with breast augmentation. The surgeon will examine the patient’s health condition, breast anatomy and her aesthetic goals before recommending the most appropriate treatment approach.

Patients with some amount of skin elasticity in the breast area can achieve more effective outcomes with breast lift cosmetic surgery. Outstanding candidates for this procedure will be non-smokers or committed to giving up smoking several weeks before and after the surgery. Dr. Esmailian encourages patients to have a positive outlook, clear aesthetic goals and be realistic about the procedure in order to achieve the highest satisfaction levels.

Causes for Sagging Breasts

Breasts may sag heavily due to one or more of the following reasons:

  • Loss of breast volume following a pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Major loss of weight.
  • Sedentary lifestyle, excessively heavy breasts or gravity causing the breasts to droop.
  • Loss of skin elasticity due to aging.
  • Genetic factors.

As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Esmailian will try to assess the cause of sagging breasts before recommending the appropriate treatment. Patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive breast lift surgery from him.

Surgical Procedure

Breast lift surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. The plastic surgeon will make an incision in a pre-determined location to keep the scars concealed as far as possible. The underlying weak muscles are tightened through the incision. Excess skin from the breasts is removed and the contour is reshaped to enhance firmness.

The nipples and areolas will be lifted to a new position to match with the raised and firmed up breasts. The surgeon will finally close the incisions with sutures or skin adhesives. The procedure may take two to three hours, depending on the extent of surgery involved.


Following breast surgery, most patients will experience some pain in the breasts along with mild swelling and bruising. Patients can usually go back to work within a week to 10 days. Heavy lifting and aggressive exercises should be avoided for about four to six weeks. Results of breast lift can last for many years, as long as the patient maintains an active lifestyle and balanced diet.

For more information on procedures and treatments Plastic Surgeon, Dr Farbod Esmailian performs in and around Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA please visit:

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