Breast lift surgery is the best way to restore your breast’s youthful appearance! Also known as a ‘Mastopexy’, the procedure removes excess breast skin and tissue to produce a more youthful shape and contour.
Dr. Vincent Marin of Marin Aesthetics is among the best board-certified plastic surgeons in San Diego, California. As a member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Marin has worked with hundreds of patients around to country to craft beautiful breast lift results.
Cost & Financing
Typically, a breast lift in San Diego costs between $4,000 and $12,000 depending upon the lift that needs to be performed. The final costs are determined by anesthesia use, location of the procedure, and choice of implants, in the event you decide to include them in your breast lift surgery.
Because the procedure is generally considered cosmetic, most insurance providers will not cover the costs. Our practice accepts all major credit cards, personal checks, and cash.
We also offer specialized financial plans to meet patient needs. An exact quote will be given during your consultation based on Dr. Marin’s assessment.
Breast Lift Techniques
You may undergo a breast lift alongside a breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery. This allows your nipple to be placed in an optimal position to give the perkiest and most natural shape.
- Crescent Lift
For women who have a very subtle droop to the breast, a small crescent of skin above the areola can be removed to elevate the nipple. The incision is no larger than what would be used for a standard breast augmentation and is very well tolerated.
- Peri-Areolar Lift
Also termed as a ‘concentric mastopexy’ or “Benelli Lift,” and is designed to elevate the nipples, reduce their size, and limit the scarring on the breast. Scarring is confined to the area around the areola. This is also used for women with larger than ideal areolas who want an areolar reduction.
- Circumvertical “Lollipop” Lift
This technique incorporates a vertical component to the lift for patients with more extensive breast ptosis (droop). Although the lollipop-shaped scar is somewhat longer, this lift limits the amount of scarring along the breast crease that is occasionally visible. This is one of the most powerful, versatile, and effective breast lifting techniques.
- Standard Breast Lift
A traditional mastopexy is the most powerful lifting and reducing technique available and is commonly reserved for breasts with the most significant droop. Despite the resulting anchor-shaped scar, the standard mastopexy provides for the most dramatic cosmetic improvements of any lift.
Breast Lift with Implants
Any extra skin and loss of volume in the breast tissue can be corrected with breast implants. Expandable saline implants are often used alongside the crescent lift technique, as they share the same incision points. This greatly speeds up recovery time.
Before & During Breast Lift Surgery
Dr. Marin likes to use general anesthesia when performing a breast lift. While local anesthesia may be an option, it is important to ensure you remain pain-free and comfortable throughout the surgery.
- Your Team
Dr. Vincent Marin will be leading a team consisting of a licensed registered nurse, an experienced scrub tech, and a leading La Jolla board-certified anesthesiologist from the Scripps Memorial medical team.
In general, a breast lift procedure lasts for 2 – 4hours. Dr. Marin will trim away tissue to reshape, tighten, and lift your breasts and nipples. Once your final desired contour is achieved, the incisions are closed. Small drainage tubes may be placed near your incision sites to help remove excess blood or fluid. Breast lifts are an outpatient procedure and you may return home once cleared by Dr. Marin.
WHAT TO EXPECT FOR YOUR
2 – 4 hours
Infection, asymmetry, implant failure, capsular contracture, incomplete correction
2 – 3 months for implants to completely descend into the final position
General or local with sedation
More strenuous activity: 3 – 6 weeks
DURATION OF RESULTS
Results depend on skin elasticity and quality. Possible implant replacement only entails a minor procedure.
Temporary swelling, mild bruising, and some pain.
Recovery & Scars
Final results from breast lift surgery will typically within 3 months. Dr. Marin will recommend having a friend or family member assist you for the first 2 days after your surgery. As your body heals, it is important to:
- Use unscented antibacterial soap
- Keep your incisions away from sun exposure or UV light
- Avoid irritating the area with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide
- Avoid touching the surgical dressing to limit wound exposure
- Avoid sleeping on your stomach
- Avoid straining your upper extremities
- Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for a month after your breast lift
- Avoid bending, heavy lifting, or any activity that may put pressure on your chest for 1 week
Ideal Candidates for Mastopexy
The best candidates for a breast lift procedure have:
- Sagging breasts that lost their shape and volume
- Elongated or pendulous breasts
- Nipples which fall below the breast crease
- Large areolas
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Nipples and areolas pointing downward
Your New Look After Breast Lift
If you maintain a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle after your procedure, you can experience many years to come with a firm and youthful breast shape and appearance after a breast lift surgery. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Marin now to achieve the body you have always desired!
Request Your Consultation
To learn more, you can schedule an appointment online or you can call 858-638-9800
*The images and content provided on this website are developed to educate the public on the procedures offered at Marin Aesthetics. Individual results vary per patient. To assess your candidacy per procedure, we strongly recommend scheduling a formal consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Vincent Marin.