Breast Lift Surgery Overview

Breast Lift Surgery 

nudeBreast lift cosmetic surgery is aimed at elevating drooping breasts and achieving more sensuous breast contours. The procedure may be performed as a standalone surgery or in conjunction with breast augmentation. The procedure has emerged among the more popular aesthetic surgeries in recent years.

Dr. Hisham Seify is a board certified plastic surgeon providing breast lift and other procedures. Dr. Seify may recommend this procedure to women seeking perkier breasts with a more youthful projection. Patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive breast lift surgery from Dr. Seify.


Women above the age of 18, who are unhappy with the sagging appearance of their breasts, with the nipples pointing downwards, may consider breast lift plastic surgery. If the breast size is satisfactory, and the only problem is with skin laxity in the breasts, then breast lift alone may suffice to meet the patient’s aesthetic needs.

The candidate should be in good general health, and ideally be a non-smoker. She should not be pregnant or breastfeeding, and having no immediate plans for a pregnancy. Body weight should be stable with no plans to undergo a major weight loss soon after the breast lift procedure.

Standard Lift Technique

The plastic surgeon may choose the standard breast lift technique to perform the procedure. This involves the creation of an anchor shaped incision, which begins with an incision around the areola circumference, and a second incision vertically down to the base of the breast. A third incision may be placed horizontally along the breast crease.

While some of the scarring with this standard technique will be visible, but this technique has consistently shown highly effective results in terms of minimizing sagginess in the lower half of the breasts. The patient can achieve perkier and more youthful looking breasts with this technique. Dr. Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas for breast lift.

Surgical Procedure

Following general anesthesia or sedation, the surgeon will place the incisions in discreet locations as per the pre-determined surgical plan. Excess breast tissue will be trimmed away through the incisions and reshaping of the underlying tissue will be performed to create a more desirable and natural looking shape.

If the areola is enlarged, the surgeon will remove extra tissue from the perimeter to reshape the area. Thereafter the nipple and areola will be relocated to a higher, more youthful position on the breasts. Once the surgery is completed, the surgeon will re-drape the skin, making its smooth and tight over the breasts. The incisions will be closed carefully with sutures.


The breasts will be wrapped in bandages after the surgery to aid in recovery. The surgeon will provide a surgical bra or a compression garment which must be worn for several weeks until the new shape of the breasts is firmed up.

The patient should expect to take at least one week off from work. Lifting heavy weights and bending activities should be avoided for two to four weeks. Swelling and bruising will disappear gradually over a few weeks, and the results will be established progressively.

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