Breast Lift Plastic Surgery (Mastopexy) – Types of Lifts, Cost, Recovery, and Results

Breast lift cosmetic surgery procedure is designed to lift droopy breasts and provide them a more youthful and perkier projection, while creating more sensuous breast contours. The procedure may be performed alone or in conjunction with other surgeries such as breast augmentation.

Women typically achieve a younger and fitter appearance, and feel more confident and attractive about their body after a breast lift. Dr. Hisham Seify is a board certified plastic surgeon providing breast lift and other procedures to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.


Women who are unhappy with the significantly sagging appearance of the breasts may make stellar candidates for breast lift plastic surgery. The candidate should be in solid overall health and not having any plans of pregnancy in the foreseeable future. The overall body weight of the woman should be stable, and she should not have any plans for a major weight loss following the surgery.

Basic Price

The average dollar amount of breast lift surgery in the US in 2014, as per the figures released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, was $4,207. Anesthesia costs, surgical facility financial factors, and other related expenses on the check off list were not included in this figure.

The overall cost of breast lift may range from $6,000 to $12,000, depending on various factors. As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby locations for breast lift surgery.

Breast Lift Before and After Photo Gallery

Types of Breast Lift

A number of innovative breast lift techniques are available today, and the surgeon will choose a technique and incision pattern that meets the unique needs of a patient.

Standard Breast Lift

Traditional breast lift surgery involves an anchor shaped incision that is created around the areola circumference, along with another vertical incision down to the base of the breast. A third incision is made along the breast crease horizontally. Sagging lower half of the breasts can be addressed very effectively with this technique.

Doughnut Mastopexy

This technique involves relatively lesser amount of skin removal as compared to a standard breast lift. It results in minimal scarring and reduced downtime. The technique involves circumferential incisions around the nipple and areola to remove a limited amount of breast tissue to lift the breasts.

Lollipop Lift

This technique falls somewhere in between a doughnut lift and a standard lift. The procedure begins with the surgeon creating an incision around the areola and nipple, while a smaller incision is made vertically down to the breast crease. Women who require a moderate lift can benefit from this technique.

Laser Bra Lift

This is one of the latest, innovative alternatives to standard breast lift. In this procedure, the surgeon will use the excess skin to support the underside of the breasts, instead of removing excess skin. The procedure can provide more sustainable and longer lasting results.


Most patients will need at least one week off from work to achieve adequate recovery following breast lift. Mild pain and discomfort during this period can be relieved with pain medications.

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