Introduction to 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.

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What is a 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.

To learn more about the procedure, please read the paragraphs below. To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Orange County plastic surgery provider Dr. Sundine, please contact us today.

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Who Is a Candidate for Breast Lift Surgery?

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 prior to 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, which 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, but 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, which involves a circular incision around the areola. This technique is also more suitable for patients with mild to moderate sagging.

The Breast Lift Procedure in Newport Beach

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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Recovering from Breast Lift Surgery

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 over the course of 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 on a regular basis 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. there are several factors that 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.

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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 lift and breast augmentation, he is a renowned facial plastic surgeon offering facelift, eyelid lift, and nose surgery in Orange County. To learn more or to schedule a consultation for your breast lift in Newport Beach, contact us today.

Professional Memberships:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons-Fellow
American Academy of Pediatrics-Fellow
International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Cleft Palate- Craniofacial Association
American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Association of Plastic Surgery

Patient Reviews & Testimonials


    I gave Dr. Sundine the highest possible review in each category because he truly deserved the highest reviews on every level. I am a very well recognized lawyer on the West Coast. My firm has spent millions of dollars on television advertising in which I appear. I could not afford to have a bad face lift or even for people to notice I had a face lift at all. I interviewed many physicians including some of the “celebrity” physicians. Ultimately, I chose Dr. Sundine because he performs highly complex complete facial reconstruction procedures on children. I figured if he was so skilled that he could perform such incredibly difficult procedures on a child, I was confident he could perform a face lift with which I would be happy. The results were so far beyond my expectations that I could hardly believe. I look literally ten years younger. I am incredibly happy with the results and they seem to get better and better as the healing continues. I never had a problem getting a return call or making an appointment. Dr. Sundine is always pleasant and answers all of my questions. I would recommend him to anyone!!!

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  • "I Am Very Satisfied With The Results"

    What I really like about Dr Sundine is his vast experience and training. I also like the fact he did not try to sell me other procedures. He is also very down to earth and easy to talk to. I am very satisfied with the results and I highly recommend him.

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  • "Thanks, Dr. Sundine!"

    After much research and multiple visits to other surgeons, I knew right away that Dr. Sundine was the perfect choice for me. He is gentle and kind and genuinely listens to you. I felt completely confident in his ability from the first visit to the last. Even the day of the procedure, he spent ample time talking to me, taking measurements, and making marks on my body so as to get the perfect results. I have been singing his praises to all of my friends and will recommend him to anyone searching for a plastic surgeon. Thanks, Dr. Sundine!

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  • "Excellent Plastic Surgeon!"

    Dr. Sundine is an excellent plastic surgeon! I have been using his services for almost 5 years. The office setting is state of the art and his office manager Toni makes sure that everything runs efficiently. They really listen to your needs before and after surgery to make certain that you walk out fully satisfied. If you want to look years younger and fully refreshed I highly recommend that you use his services. This is not your typical Newport Beach plastic surgeon’s office. Patients walk out looking naturally gorgeous, not overdone like some of the women in Orange County! The office offers a full range of injectables, peels, and lasers in addition to major cosmetic surgery procedures. Whether you need a little tweak or surgery this is the physician that you should see!
    - Susan

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  • "You are the Best Surgeon!"

    Dr. Sundine is the best plastic surgeon. Dr. Sundine’s excellent skills and knowledge has made my surgery turn out so well. But more importantly, it made me feel better about myself. Again, thank you Dr. Sundine for all you have done for me. You are the best surgeon!
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