Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, surgically lifts and reshapes the breasts in order to look more youthful, shapely, and firm. 

Ideal Candidates for Breast Lift Surgery

Women consider breast lift surgery for a variety of reasons and may have a number of goals, including to:

  • Restore breast shape and position after pregnancy or weight loss
  • Correct downward-pointing or uneven nipples
  • Reduce overly-large areolas
  • Create a more confident, body contour that harmonizes with the rest of the body
  • Complement breast augmentation results to give a fuller, lifted, and more youthful breast contour.

Dr. Markarian will personalize your procedure – for Dr. Markarian, your satisfaction is the focus of each breast lift (mastopexy) procedure. His patients appreciate the care he takes to understand their needs from their perspective. With his sophisticated measuring systems, artistic talent, experience, and advanced surgical training, Dr. Markarian always seeks to provide his patients the highest levels of care even in particularly demanding or complex situations. 

During Your Consultation

When you meet with Dr. Markarian, he will assess your breast shape and position to determine the degree of sagging, explain your options, and recommend an approach focused on your aesthetic goals. Dr. Markarian will advise you on the type of lift procedure necessary to correct your degree of breast sagging. Surgeons have developed three “basic” surgical techniques for different degrees of breast sagging which will lead to a “circle”, “lollipop”, or “anchor” incision scar. Dr. Markarian has the advanced aesthetic training to combine the techniques that will offer the best results for your body. He can also explain the special measures he takes to minimize scarring and achieve a high aesthetic standard for each patient. 

Having Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift (mastopexy) surgery is performed under general anesthesia, meaning you will be completely asleep and feel nothing during surgery. The outpatient surgery takes a few hours, although you should expect to spend extra time in the operating room if your procedure will focus on multiple areas.

Patient Results

Dr. Markarian’s strives to provide exceptional results for his breast lift patients in terms of skin smoothness and natural appearance. In providing natural looking results, he gives patients healthy expectations and prepares individualized procedure plans to meet their breast enhancement goals.

A young woman with tuberous breast is shown 3 months after a breast lift with 300cc implants.  The typical components of tubular/tuberous breasts include a widened areola, constricted/shortened lower pole (i.e. area between your nipple and inframammary fold), herniation of breast tissue through the nipple areola complex, and a narrow breast base. 
This young woman had elements of a tubular breast and underwent an implant to fill out and expand the lower pole of her breasts with a surgical release of the constricting bands of the lower pole, in addition to a breast lift to improve the nipple positioning and reduce the size of her areola. 
Her breast appearance improved significantly.

A young woman in her 20s is shown 7 months after a breast lift with 225cc silicone implants.

A woman in her 20s is shown after a breast lift with implants for Tuberous Breasts — this is a condition where there are varying degrees of the following hallmark characteristics: a constricted breast, a deficient lower pole, and breast tissue “telescoping” through an enlarged areola.  An anchor breast incision was used with 350cc silicone implants placed under the muscle utilizing a dual-plane technique.  The areola was narrowed, and the lower pole of the breast was expanded with placement of the implant, combined with radial scoring of the lower pole breast tissue.