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Breast Lift Results: What to Expect

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Breast Lift Results: What to Expect

Drooping or saggy breasts can make you feel self-conscious, affecting what you wear and the activities you choose. Restore firm, shapely breasts with a breast lift. This procedure reshapes your breasts into a more youthful, lifted position that will make you love looking in the mirror. 

What is a Breast Lift or Mastopexy?

A breast lift or mastopexy is a procedure to restore or create a youthful, lifted breast shape. Dr. Tenley Lawton is a breast surgery specialist. She provides results that look proportionate and natural, meeting your unique goals. A breast lift can be performed alone or with breast implants, depending on your desired breast size. Women often have breast lifts after pregnancy or significant weight loss, but some have naturally saggy breasts or developed them due to aging. 

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*Individual Results May Vary

How is a Breast Lift Performed?

Dr. Lawton will use one of several breast lift techniques depending on how much loose skin and sagging you have. The smallest incision is made around the edge of the areola and used to tighten the skin. Other incisions may run vertically under the breast or horizontally in the breast crease to remove more skin and relocate the areola. Dr. Lawton will position the breasts so they have forward projection and a full, rounded shape. The areolas are repositioned if needed to place them on the front of the breasts instead of pointing downward. 

Breast Lift Results: What to Expect

You may wonder exactly what your breasts will look like after a breast lift. The answer depends on what type of procedure Dr. Lawton performs. Your treatment plan will be based on your unique goals. In general, you can expect:

Without Implants

Some women still have a good amount of breast volume. However, that volume has drooped from its youthful, perky location. These women may benefit from a breast lift alone. The procedure may change their breast volume somewhat. Only a consultation can determine whether this method will provide your desired results. 

With Implants (Breast Augmentation)

Many women lose breast volume and experience sagging skin at the same time. This can happen as a result of pregnancy, aging, or many other factors. If you have lost volume, you may benefit from breast augmentation to restore it. This procedure will use implants to give your breasts the desired size and shape. In many cases, you will not need any extra incisions to place the implants. 


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

What is Recovery Like After a Breast Lift?

Most people experience some amount of swelling, bruising, and discomfort after their breast lift. Dr. Lawton will provide you with a compression garment or surgical bra. Most people can return to work in one to two weeks, depending on their activity level. You can resume most activities after four weeks, but heavy lifting should wait up to six weeks. Adding breast augmentation does not typically increase your recovery time. 



*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about breast lifts? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton, M.D. at (949) (949 )356-6158 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton. Proudly serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA, area.

*Individual Results May Vary.

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