Dr. Boyd

Breast Lift in Palos Verdes, CA

What Is a Breast Lift?


Young adult women tend to have ‘perky,’ uplifted and firm breasts. After pregnancy and over time, sagging may occur, causing the breasts, nipples, and areolae to hang below the breast crease (inframammary fold). A breast lift (mastopexy) surgically removes excess breast skin, improves breast projection, and repositions the breasts and areolae so that they look more attractive and youthful.

Why Should I Choose a Breast Lift?

Breast lift surgery provides many benefits for both comfort and aesthetics.

The benefits of breast lift surgery include:

  • Creates youthful breast perkiness
  • Improves breast shape and firmness
  • Corrects the size, placement, and appearance of the areolas

How Does a Breast Lift Work?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Boyd will review your medical history and perform a thorough examination and analysis of your breasts to discuss the best options to achieve your goals.

  • With you under general anesthesia, Dr. Boyd will perform breast lift surgery using one of two incisions:
    • The anchor incision, which encircles the areola, runs vertically down to the breast crease, and extends horizontally along the breast crease.
    • The lollipop incision, which encircles the areola and runs vertically down to the breast crease.
  • Dr. Boyd will reposition the nipple-areolar complexes, tighten the breasts from underneath, and remove excess skin.
  • Afterward, your breasts will sit higher on the chest wall and appear more youthful, natural, and with an attractive shape.
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Is a Breast Lift Right for You?


Breast lift surgery is performed for aesthetic reasons, and individuals who are bothered by their degree of breast sagging may wish to consider this procedure. Ideal candidates are in good health and do not smoke. Candidates should also have realistic expectations about the results. Bear in mind that when more tissue is adjusted, there is greater potential for damage to the nerves and ducts that facilitate breastfeeding and erotic sensation of the nipple. Candidates should consider these potential risks before deciding to undergo breast lift surgery.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Lift Surgery

Women with breast ptosis (breast sagging) may be good candidates for breast lift surgery. While some degree of breast sagging will occur in all women over time, not all will need or want breast lift surgery. Those with more noticeable breast sagging or who are bothered by how it has affected their appearance should consider how this procedure could benefit them.

In nearly all cases, nipple sensation will be retained post-surgery or will return within approximately six months. Those who would normally have been able to breastfeed before breast lift surgery should not be affected by the procedure. However, operating on the breasts may have the potential to damage the nerves and ducts that make breastfeeding possible. Dr. Boyd can discuss this with you in greater detail, but if you are concerned, you may wish to wait to undergo breast lift surgery until you are finished having children.

Typically, breast lift surgery is not covered by health insurance because it is performed for aesthetic reasons.

Scarring will occur where the incisions are made, but these scars can easily be concealed by clothing and will fade with time.

Most women can return to work and normal activities within two weeks of breast lift surgery. All patients should avoid strenuous exercises for six weeks after their surgery.

While the results of breast lift surgery are technically permanent, gravity and aging will continue to pull the breasts downward over time. Still, breast lift surgery can produce long-lasting aesthetic improvements to your body shape and appearance. The procedure can even be repeated years later, if necessary.

A breast lift can be combined with other procedures such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, liposuction, or tummy tuck surgery (see Mommy Makeover) for full body rejuvenation. Dr. Boyd will help you determine which procedure(s) will be necessary to accomplish your aesthetic goals.

The cost of your breast lift will vary depending on the extent of the procedure and any combination breast surgeries (such as breast augmentation with implants, breast revision surgery, or breast reduction surgery). Dr. Boyd and his team will provide you with an accurate cost estimate during your consultation after a surgical plan has been established.

Financing is available through CareCredit® and Alphaeon® Credit.

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Dr. Boyd's office is located in Palos Verdes (Rolling Hills Estates)

550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 283
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

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