Will A Breast Lift Fix My Sagging Breasts?

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


Because of recent weight loss or pregnancy, your breasts may have lost some volume. Sagging breasts can cause problems in some women, especially when doing physical activities, like running or weight lifting. A breast lift, or mastopexy, can improve the heaviness of the breasts by removing excess skin and lifting the tissue to enhance their shape without implants. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi is a skilled breast lift and augmentation surgeon who can restore a more youthful contour to the chest. Learn how to fix saggy breasts by reaching out to SSK Plastic Surgery for a consultation in Newport Beach, CA.

Candidates for breast lift surgery

When breasts begin to lose their skin elasticity, they can rub against the skin of the torso and underarms. This can lead to painful chafing when moving or walking around. If left untreated, sagging breasts may cause rashes and skin infection. A breast lift allows patients to move freely and participate in activities that may have been challenging before. During your visit with Dr. Kelishadi, we will ask about your health history and what difficulties you experience as a result of heavy, enlarged, or saggy breasts. Ideal candidates for surgery have a lack of volume at the top of the breast, along with loose skin or downward-pointing nipples.

How to fix saggy breasts with mastopexy

Most patients who want to improve the shape and position of their breasts usually look to get saline or silicone implants. However, a breast lift without implants can accomplish a number of your goals without the extra volume. A mastopexy uses many different techniques based on body type and the current condition of the breasts. By simply lifting the breasts to a higher position on the chest may create the appearance of fullness that women want to achieve. Before surgery, Dr. Kelishadi can determine if mastopexy, or a combination of breast lift and augmentation surgery, is best for you.

So how do plastic surgeons fix saggy breasts through mastopexy? SSK Plastic Surgery will begin the breast lift without implants by creating incisions in the appropriate locations. Excess loose skin is then removed while the remaining tissue is tightened and lifted appropriately. The nipple-areola complexes are then adjusted to the correct size and height for a perkier appearance, if they seem too low. As a knowledgeable Orange County, CA plastic surgeon, Dr. Kelishadi strives to place patient safety as his top priority. Our staff will review any relevant post-operative care instructions that were discussed before mastopexy surgery in Newport Beach, CA.

Recovery guidelines for breast lift without implants

SSK Plastic Surgery uses simple dressings and comfortable support garments for patients after breast lift and augmentation. It is important to get a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you for the rest of the day. Prescription medication can help with side effects, such as swelling and discomfort. Patients may take slow walks to encourage healthy circulation, but avoid heavy exercise or lifting anything over your head to prevent complications or injury to the tissue. Dr. Kelishadi will remove the dressings and monitor your progress during a follow-up appointment at our office.

At the six-week mark, most mastopexy patients will be able to notice their new, lifted results. As long as no complications were experienced during the recovery process, women can go back to work and exercise without restraint, as well as sleep comfortably on their abdomen and sides. You may also notice other benefits from getting rid of saggy breasts, such as clothing fitting better. Since the incisions are usually created in low-visibility areas, there should be minimal scars from surgery. Dr. Kelishadi is proud to provide top-notch aesthetic care by walking individuals through the process from the beginning consultation to the final appointment.

Schedule a breast lift and augmentation consult

At SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, we understand that one of the most significant benefits of mastopexy is the boost of confidence it gives patients. Although a breast lift without implants cannot increase breast volume, it can make your bustline appear higher and firmer. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi can help improve your quality of life by offering to fix saggy breasts at his clinic. Our staff also provides a range of other procedures designed to enhance the breasts and body. Learn more about our exceptional services by reaching out to a member of our team today for an appointment in Newport Beach, CA.

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