Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


Of all the features of a woman’s body, the breasts arguably go through more changes than any other. Life events like aging, weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding all affect the breasts, and some women are left feeling self-conscious or dissatisfied with their new figure. For women who develop saggy or deflated breasts, breast lift surgery can be a life-changing procedure. At SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi helps women regain their feminine contours and self-confidence with a full suite of breast enhancement options, including breast lift surgery. Use the helpful information below to learn more about if you may be a good candidate for a breast lift, and find out what results may be possible for you.

How do you know if you need a breast lift?

If you’re like many women who have been through pregnancy or breastfeeding – or if you’re simply getting a bit older – you may have noticed that your breasts are starting to droop or sag. Because breast lift surgery is an elective procedure, it would not be accurate to say someone “needed” a breast lift. However, there are a number of signs that may mean a breast lift could benefit you cosmetically, including:

  • Breasts are drooping
  • Breasts look deflated
  • Nipples point downward
  • Elongated breasts
  • Saggy breast skin
  • Loose skin on breasts

Will my breasts look perkier after a breast lift?

During breast lift surgery, Dr. Kelishadi removes loose, excess skin from the breasts. The remaining skin is pulled together to effectively lift the breast to a higher, more youthful-looking position on the chest, and the incisions are closed with sutures to secure this placement. For many patients, this can help to bring the nipples back to a more pleasing position and restore a perkier look.

Who is a candidate for breast lift surgery?

Women considering breast lift surgery should be:

  • In good health
  • Non-smoking
  • At a healthy, stable weight
  • Done having children and breastfeeding
  • Have loose, sagging, or drooping breasts
  • Desire perkier, more youthful-looking breasts

Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?

It can be difficult for some women to tell how a breast lift may affect the overall size of their breasts. While breast lift surgery does not impact the volume of the actual breast tissue, it can certainly result in a change in overall breast size due to the removal of skin and reshaping of the breasts. During your initial consultation for breast lift surgery in Orange County, Dr. Kelishadi will examine and measure your breasts, discuss your concerns and goals regarding breast size and shape, and help determine whether breast lift, breast augmentation – or both – may be the most appropriate course of action for helping you achieve your ideal outcome.

Feel like you’re 20 again with breast lift surgery in Newport Beach, CA

Did having kids or losing weight do a number on your breasts? If so, you may be a candidate for breast lift surgery. To learn more about how a breast lift can help restore the firm, feminine, perky breasts you miss, call SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA to schedule your one-on-one consultation with nationally recognized board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.