Breast Lift


Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is the ideal option for women with sagging breasts or who lose breast skin as a result of factors like aging, pregnancy, and weight loss. As you age, especially if you have had one or more children, your breasts will gradually begin to sag. This can make you feel very insecure and affect how you feel about your femininity. While no one can escape the natural effects of aging, there is nothing wrong with wanting to look your best at any age. Plastic surgery can help accomplish this goal. To learn more about the procedure, please read the paragraphs below.

woman black bra -- breast lift -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What is Breast Lift?

Breast lift surgery repositions the breasts and nipples higher on the chest. The procedure can also be combined with breast implants for patients who have lost breast volume as well, which is also a common side effect of aging. Dr. Sundine is a premier Newport Beach breast lift surgeon, also treating patients throughout Orange County.

Breast Lift -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What Are The Benefits

Of Breast Lift?

A Breast Lift is a very sought-after procedure for the many benefits it offers our patients, and Dr. Sundine focuses on helping you live a better life. Some of the benefits that our Orange County area patients have enjoyed about the procedure include:

  • Eliminate stretch marks on the breasts
  • Firmer breast appearance
  • More attractive breast shape
  • Improved nipple projection
  • Youthful breast appearance
  • Reduced under-breast irritation

Who is a Candidate

For Breast Lift?

If you are planning on having children, it is best to wait to undergo the procedure, as breastfeeding contributes to sagging. Likewise, if you are overweight, it is best to achieve your ideal weight before correcting the position of your breasts. The first step in determining whether this procedure is right for you is to meet with Dr. Sundine. He will evaluate your candidacy and educate you on all the different aspects of breast lift surgery.

You must also be generally healthy and have realistic expectations. Conducting research, viewing before and after photos, and talking to Dr. Sundine will help you get a better idea of what to expect.

Breast Lift Techniques

Dr. Sundine performs a number of different techniques, which differ by the incision pattern. The most common include:

  • The anchor lift involves three incisions: one around the areola, one that runs from the areola down the breast to the crease, and the final incision that runs along the bottom of the breast.
  • The lollipop lift, which is similar to the anchor lift, does not include the incision along the breast crease.
    The crescent lift, which involves one small incision along the upper half of the areola and is only appropriate for patients with mild ptosis (sagging).
  • The donut lift involves a circular incision around the areola. This technique is also more suitable for patients with mild to moderate sagging.
Blonde laying by pool -- breast lift -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What’s The First Step?

If you believe this procedure may be right for you, you should begin by scheduling a consultation appointment with Michael J. Sundine, M.D. When you come in for your appointment, Dr. Sundine will review your medical history, surgical background, and aesthetic needs and wants. At this time he will also answer any remaining questions the patient may have. You will be able to look at examples of previous patients so that you can have a better idea about how you will look post-operation. Once the two of you agree on all aspects of the surgery, Dr. Sundine will create your procedure plan, and our Patient Coordinator will work with you to schedule your surgery date.

What to Expect on the Day of Breast Lift

Your Breast Lift will be performed by Dr. Michael Sundine in Newport Beach. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and lasts about three hours. The type of incision used will depend on the degree of lift you need. In general, the more lifting you need the longer the incision pattern. After making the appropriate incisions, Dr. Sundine will create flaps where excess skin is removed. The nipple will also be raised to a higher position on the chest without being detached from its underlying nerves.

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Breast Lift


The recovery generally lasts about six weeks. However, you will be able to return to work within one week, as long as you do not do any heavy lifting or perform any strenuous physical activities. Exercise and other strenuous activities will need to be avoided for around four to six weeks. There will be some swelling and bruising around the breast that will dissipate throughout your breast lift recovery.

Dr. Sundine will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions, as well as any medication you will need to take for pain and to prevent infection. You may experience a temporary loss of sensation, which is normal and returns over time. Dr. Sundine will monitor your recovery closely and see you regularly to ensure you are healing as planned.

How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost in Newport Beach?


The cost of your breast lift in Newport Beach can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Sundine. Several factors have to be considered like the techniques required and whether or not your breast lift will be combined with breast augmentation to provide you with your ideal results. Dr. Sundine can also go over the financing options we offer.

Why Choose Dr. Sundine?

There are many choices for getting a Breast Lift in Orange County, so we appreciate you considering us. Dr. Michael J. Sundine has over 25 years of experience in plastic surgery and has built a large part of his success with facial surgeries. As a plastic surgery author, speaker, and award winner, Dr. Sundine provides expertise that you can trust. As recent as 2021 he was named an Orange County SuperDoc. Dr. Sundine strives to provide his patients with the best breast lift result in Orange County while still placing patient safety as his top priority.

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Dr. Michael Sundine has more than 23 years of experience in plastic surgery. In addition to performing breast procedures such as breast lifts and breast augmentation, he is a renowned facial plastic surgeon offering facelifts, eyelid surgery, and nose surgery in Orange County. To learn more or to schedule a consultation for your breast lift in Newport Beach, contact us today at 949-706-3100.

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