Taking the Sag Out of Your Breasts

Breast Lift San Diego, CAThere are many things ganging up to keep your breasts from staying high on your chest. The gain and loss of weight during pregnancy stretch the tissues. Breastfeeding reduces volume. Aging, genetics, and the everyday pull of gravity. One day you wonder how low your breasts may go.

To regain a more youthful breast profile, Dr. Kearney can perform a breast lift.

What is a breast lift?

A breast lift is clinically known as mastopexy. The surgery returns the breasts to a higher position on the chest. The goal of the procedure is to remove excess, stretched skin and to tighten the surrounding tissue to reshape the breasts and support the new contour.

Would a breast lift help you?

It’s rare for any woman not to have some sagging as the years pass by. For women who have had children, especially if they’ve breastfed, it’s almost guaranteed. For women with last nipple/areolar complexes that have begun to point downward, a breast lift can change things.

A breast lift is a way for women who are happy with their breast size to simply return the breasts to a higher position on the chest, firming them up. But some women opt to also increase their size with augmentation done in conjunction with the lift.

How are breast lifts done?

Dr. Kearney can use a couple of different methods for breast lifts. If overall sagging is minimal, but the nipple area is large and sagging, Dr. Kearney will use a concentric lift. Here the incision is made around the nipple-areolar complex. This method may include some minor liposuction if the breasts are very fatty.

A standard breast lift involves a larger incision. This incision runs around the nipple/areola and runs vertically downward to the crease at the bottom of the breast. From there the incision runs outward horizontally in each direction. This incision is colloquially known as an “anchor” incision. Dr. Kearney uses the standard method for cases with more sagging and where more excess tissue needs to be removed.

A combination of the two procedures can be used as well. This creates what is known as a lollipop incision.

Interested in taking the sag out of your breasts? Call Dr. Kearney at 858-677-9352 and schedule a consultation for a breast lift.

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After careful consideration and at the request of our state, and concern for the health and safety of our patients, we are cancelling all non-essential appointments and surgical procedures starting on 3-20-20. Please take note below of the ways that we are available to you over the next couple of weeks:

  • Appointments:Dr. Kearney will still be seeing a small number of post operative appointments over the next couple of weeks as well as any patients that require immediate attention or medical care, by appointment only. We are calling and emailing all patients who currently have appointments scheduled in the next 2 weeks to notify them and reschedule
  • Phone: We will be working remotely and able to answer questions as well as schedule future appointments and surgeries by calling our main number: 858.677.9352. Please note, however, that we will have reduced hours over the next couple of weeks so be sure to call during these times: M-F 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you have an urgent matter outside of these hours and need to speak to Dr. Kearney please call 619-270-4935.
  • Answering machine: Please do NOT leave important messages on the after hours greeting during the next 2 weeks as they may not be checked in a timely manner. Instead, we ask you to call or email during the above hours and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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  • Virtual consultations: Can’t come in for an appointment right now? No problem! Dr. Kearney is able to offer phone consultations during the next couple of weeks. Simply email us at [email protected] or call 858-677-9352 during the above hours and we will let you know the simple steps to take.

We apologize for any inconvenience the above changes may cause and are hoping things return to “normal” as soon as possible. Please stay safe and healthy and let’s all try to remain as positive as possible during this time of uncertainty.

We appreciate all of you and look forward to seeing you again very soon!


Dr. Kearney and staff