Breast Lift

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You may be a candidate for a breast lift in La Jolla if you have excess or sagging breast tissue due to gravity, weight loss or breast feeding. If you are satisfied with the size of your breasts but don’t like the appearance, this may be the procedure for you. Women who have nipples that point downward may also be candidates for this procedure. Some women have lost a lot of volume and choose to have a breast augmentation in conjunction with a breast lift. This procedure is termed an augmentation mastopexy.

There are several options for mastopexy or breast lift incisions, depending on your individual circumstances, which you will discuss with Dr. Kearney during your consultation. A concentric mastopexy is done by making an incision around your nipple. A standard mastopexy is done by making an incision around the areola and then typically runs vertically from the bottom of the areola to the crease underneath the breast and then horizontally in the crease below this breast. This is often referred to as an “anchor” incision. There is a procedure in between these two which involves a “lollipop” type scar. Your nipples and areolas will remain attached to underlying skin and tissue during the procedure in order to help preserve sensation and breast feeding

Dr. Kearney performs breast lifts under general anesthesia and you may go home the same day. Most patients are back to work 1 week and resume normal activities within 3 weeks. Continue reading about breast lift surgery in La Jolla.