Breast Lift in San Diego CA

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To Regain Youthful Breasts, Come Visit Us in La Jolla

A woman’s breasts can lose skin elasticity and sag due to a variety of reasons, including pregnancy, breastfeeding, significant weight loss, aging, genetics, and gravity. To regain a more youthful breast profile, undergoing a breast lift in San Diego, CA may be the solution for you. Dr. Robert Kearney proudly serves patients in San Diego, La Jolla, and surrounding areas across California.

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What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a surgical procedure that “lifts” the breasts to a more desirable position. The procedure involves removal of excess skin and tightening of the surrounding tissue to reshape the breasts and support the new contour.

Who is an Ideal Candidate for a Breast Lift in San Diego?

If you have sagging breast tissue due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, aging, gravity, and genetics may want to consider the procedure. It is also recommended for women with large nipple-areolar complexes that point downward. Women who are happy with the size of their breasts, but not with their appearance, may also be good candidates for a breast lift.

Many women choose to undergo breast augmentation in conjunction with a breast lift, especially if their breasts have lost volume. This procedure is known as “augmentation mastopexy.”


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What Can I Expect During the Breast Lift Procedure?

During your initial consultation with Dr. Kearney, your incision options will be discussed. In a concentric lift, the incision is made around the nipple-areolar complex. This technique lifts the breast and reduces the size of the nipples. The concentric lift is recommended for patients with minimal breast sagging.

In a standard lift, the incision is made around the nipple-areolar complex and runs vertically from the bottom of the areola to the crease beneath the breast and then horizontally along the breast crease. This type of incision is called the “anchor” incision and is usually a good option for patients who have a significant amount of breast sagging or those with nipples that point downward.

Your breast lift may also be a mix of the two lift methods. This option is best for patients with moderate sagging. The result of this breast lift technique is a “lollipop” type scar.

During the procedure, excess skin is removed and the breast is reshaped. The nipple-areolar complex is positioned higher on the chest. If desired, a breast implant may be placed through the incision to regain lost breast volume. The nipples and areolas will remain attached in order to preserve sensation and breast-feeding ability. Surgery is usually an outpatient procedure utilizing general anesthesia. It takes between one and three hours, depending on the type of lift performed.

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What Can I Expect Post-Procedure?

After undergoing a breast lift in San Diego, CA, patients can expect to go home with light dressings over the incisions and a surgical bra over them to support the breasts and their new shape.

What is the Recovery Time for a Breast Lift?

Sutures are typically removed within two weeks. Most patients can go back to work five to seven days after surgery and resume normal activities within three weeks.

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How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost?

A breast lift in San Diego with Dr. Kearney costs anywhere from $4,000 – $8,550. These are approximate estimates. We encourage potential patients to contact us for a consultation to determine the exact price.

If you are considering financing, you may do so with CareCredit. CareCredit offers our patients 6, 12 and 18 month no interest plans as well as plans with terms of up to 60 months at 14.9%. Patients can finance up to $25,000. For more information and to apply, visit or call 1-800-365-8295.

Schedule a Breast Lift Consultation

If you are interested in having a breast lift surgery in San Diego, CA, learn more about the procedure by contacting our office today at (858) 677-9352.

Our office is now open!

Your health (and ours) is our highest priority so we are making a few changes to our reopening so that you can feel safe and confident coming in to see us. We are of course following all federal and local guidelines such as wearing masks and conducting phone screenings prior to your appointment but we are also implementing the following:

      Increasing the frequency of cleaning and sterilization to not only include exam rooms but also the waiting room, restroom, all doors, counters, etc.

      Offering multiple hand sanitizer locations throughout the office

      Reducing the number of appointments per day as well as our office hours, to limit the number of people in the office, including staff members

      Minimizing patient overlap to allow for proper social distancing

      Testing all surgery patients for COVID-19 at their pre-operative appointments

      Asking patients to leave family members or friends at home, unless they are coming with their primary caregiver. Please leave children at home as well


How can you help?

      Come alone to your appointment, unless you need your primary caregiver with you

      Please wear a mask or face covering to your visit and keep it on unless you are asked by Dr. Kearney or an RN to remove it

      Postpone your visit if you have traveled by air or experienced symptoms in the last 14 days

      Use a pen from the holder marked “clean” and put it in the one marked “used” when you’re done

      Use the hand sanitizers in our office

      In the rare case there is someone at the front desk when you come in please take a seat until we call you and maintain proper distance throughout your visit

      Take advantage of our virtual consultations or follow up appointments if it makes you feel more comfortable

Please bear with us as we work to return to our new “normal” and feel free to call or email with any questions. We look forward to seeing you again soon!


Dr. Kearney and staff