Breast Lift

Conveniently located to serve Newport Beach & all areas of Orange County

Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is the ideal option for women with sagging breasts or 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 procedures, including breast lift, help accomplish this goal.

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 breast lift surgery, please read the paragraphs below. To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Orange County plastic surgery provider Dr. Sundine, please contact his practice at 949 706 3100.

Dr. Sundine is the best plastic surgeon. Dr. Sundine’s excellent skills and knowledge has made my surgery turning 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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Who Is a Candidate for Breast Lift Surgery?

If you are planning on having children, it is best to wait to undergo breast lift surgery, 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 breast lift surgery research, viewing before and after breast lift surgery photos and talking to Dr. Sundine will help you get a better idea of what to expect.

Dr. Sundine performs a number of different breast lift surgery 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

Breast lift 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.

Your Breast Lift will be performed by Dr. Michael Sundine at his office located in Newport Beach

  • 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

Recovering from Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift surgery 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 activity 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 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.

The Cost of Breast Lift Surgery

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 e 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 his practice at 949 706 3100


Our Reviews

  • - Written on October 20, 2018


    • My experience with Dr. Sundine was AWESOME! He did such an amazing job on my nose. My nose had basically collapsed and Dr. Sundine made it look normal again. He helped me restore my self confidence. I am so happy with the results. Dr. Sundine explained everything in detail prior to surgery along with my follow up visits. I highly recommend him. He is very professional, knowledgeable and kind.

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  • - Written on January 27, 2018

    “Thank you so much for your time and generosity!”

    Dr. Sundine,

    Thank you so much for your time and generosity! I just love my results and feel fortunate to have had you as my surgeon

    P.S. Have a healthy, happy, & prosperous New Year

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018


    Excellent. I found Dr. Sundine to be a very competent surgeon and a really good person. His personal manner made a sometimes difficult, time-consuming process (tissue expansion) much easier. I’m glad we pursued the expansion option and I was fortunate to have had him as my surgeon. I recommend Dr. Sundine to anyone who is in need of Plastic / Reconstructive Surgery.

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018


    Dr. Sundine is an outstanding doctor. His technique, his expertise and the care with which he approached my surgery were exceptional. I wasn’t surprised. I chose him because I knew that his training and skills are terrific. Dr. Sundine and his staff still exceeded my expectations, however, and the complete experience – consultation, surgery and follow-up– have been wonderful. As I did, I encourage everyone to do your due diligence and research alternatives, but at the end of the day there is no better choice than Dr. Sundine. Amazing results…

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018

    “I RECOMMEND HIM 100%”

    Dr. Sundine is a gifted, highly trained plastic surgeon who achieves amazing, natural looking, aesthetic results in facial and body plastic surgery. My facelift is 4 years old. Even people who don’t know me comment I look wonderful. Others often ask me about Dr. Sundine… …and of course I recommend him 100%. In addition to being highly skilled and knowledgeable Dr. Sundine is caring, compassionate, communicative and professional. Finally, his office staff is friendly and efficient. I have never waited more than 5 minutes..

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018

    “Dr. Sundin did a terrific job”

    Dear Dr. Sundine & staff, Just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I loved your caring & professional work. Dr. Sundin did a terrific job on a very hard surgery below my right eye due to a skin cancer removal. I will recommend him to all I come in contact with. Thanks again and I owe you all a big hug & sincere thanks to all you did for me. L.A.

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  • - Written on February 12, 2018

    “He truly deserved the highest reviews on every level”

    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.

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  • - Written on February 4, 2018

    “Special thank you to Dr. Sundine! So happy!!”

    My keloid surgery was an absolute success. I am so pleased with the results and grateful to the staff pre & post surgery. I was so nervous and scared to precede w/ the procedure. For I never had a surgery or general anesthesia before.:(

    Dr. Sundine with his exceeding professionalism gave me gentle kind assurance that all will be fine. In addition, educated me to his full knowledge and experience in detail what to expect. I felt safe and secure in his hands. Very kind soul. Post surgery I had radiation at another location, and it was a success. I am still in the healing process and my ear aesthetically looks next to perfect. I’m free of the disfigurement and I have a renewed confidence keloid Free!! :-)

    It was like 1 2 3!!

    Thank you Dr. Sundine, the friendly staff/ nurses You ALL Rock!! & I couldn’t ask for any better.:)

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  • - Written on September 19, 2017


    Dr. Sundine and his staff were absolutley wonderful ! Very personable, caring and professional. His nurse Toni was so kind and answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns. The procedure went very well, with very little bruising or down time. Dr. Sundine is truly an exceptional plastic surgeon and I will definitely be using his services in the future. Thank you very much Dr Sundine and your magnificent team !

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  • - Written on September 19, 2017


    I chose Dr. Sundine because he is an expert in a highly regarded surgical technique that delivers a completely natural result. It takes longer on the operating table and it requires specialized training which many doctors just don’t want to invest in. The results, however, are nothing short of spectacular.

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