Breast Lift Surgery

Many women find themselves concerned with sagging breasts. Because of this, the breast lift—also known as the mastopexy—is a common cosmetic surgical procedure. Undergoing a breast lift can give you confidence in your appearance and increase your self-esteem.

If you're interested in more youthful, lifted breasts, please call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

What is a Breast Lift?

breast lift should not be confused with breast augmentation, although the two procedures are often performed together. Breast augmentation boosts the size and enhances the shape of breasts while a breast lift improves the appearances of sagging breasts and nipples.

Breasts naturally sag over time, due to the effects of gravity and age. This is also known as breast ptosis. While many people associate sagging breasts with older women, many younger women with larger breasts experience ptosis as well.

Other factors that motivate women to receive a breast lift include:

The ideal breast lift candidate suffers from one or more of these conditions and is age 20 or older. Breast lifts should not be performed when any infections or illnesses are present.

How Breast Lift Surgery Works

The mastopexy involves the lifting of breast tissue and the repositioning of the nipple. The desired effect is breasts that aren't sagging and appear more youthful. The breast lift, in some women, also enhances breast volume and texture.

Breast lift surgery is most often performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning it is complete in one session and doesn't require an overnight hospital stay. The procedure itself involves just a series of small incisions and is performed with local anesthesia, so there is no pain during the surgery itself.

Breast lift recovery is fairly minimal, although all heavy lifting and strenuous activity should be avoided for several weeks following the surgery. Breast lift cost varies depending on the nature of the procedure and your needs as a patient.

Schedule a Breast Lift Procedure Today

breast lift can give you the confidence you need to feel great again. Schedule a breast lift consultation today: please call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Author
Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG As an expert in preventive care, innovative treatment solutions, and laparoscopic surgery, board-certified OB/GYN Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG, is a trusted practitioner who’s been in private practice since 1985. Dr. Zikria earned his doctor of medicine from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He went on to complete a competitive surgical residency program at Georgetown University in Washington. Dr. Zikria then went through a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology residency program through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Magee-Women’s Hospital. He welcomes new and existing patients to his practice in Milpitas, California.

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