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“How do I know if I need a Breast Lift?”

This is definitely a question we often get from women here in the Newport Beach area. Breast lift surgery is one of our more popular procedures and it’s one that is often included in mommy makeovers.  Deflated, sagging breasts are the most common complaints that lead women to consider a breast lift.  If you’re not sure you would benefit from a breast lift, try the pencil test.  What you do is put a pencil underneath your breast and stand up straight with good posture. If the pencil falls right out, you’ve got time before you really need a breast lift but, if the pencil stays under your breast, a breast lift is definitely an option for you.

The breast lift procedure is also known as a mastopexy and it aims to position the breasts higher up on the chest wall by repositioning the nipple higher and lifting the breast tissue by adjusting the surrounding skin. Here in Newport Beach we are often able to perform breast lift surgeries on an outpatient basis, meaning there’s no overnight stay. In general, it takes about three hours and is usually done under general anesthesia. Everyone is different though and we always take into consider your special needs and requests.

It is not uncommon for some of our Newport Beach area clients to also get breast implants at the same time as their breast lift.  Very often women who are interested in breast lift procedures complain about deflated breasts so breast implants can give a fuller look and feel to breast while the breast lift makes them perkier. There are many options available to our clients, no one body is exactly alike so rest assured we will go over all the details and options during your personal consultation.

Speaking of deflated breasts, breastfeeding, although it is a noble and wonderful thing, no doubt takes a toll on women’s breasts. Breast lifts are perfect for mothers who have breastfed in the past. It is also possible to breastfeed after having breast lift surgery even if you get breast implants too.

If you are in the southern California or Newport Beach area and are interested in learning more about the breast lift procedure and if you’re a candidate, contact Newport Beach’s best breast surgeon, Dr. Ali Sajjadian today.