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Breast Lift in Poway, CA

Breast sagging (ptosis) is, sadly, an unavoidable consequence for most women. Most women experience sagging breasts due to childbirth, breastfeeding, weight loss, or other age-related factors. Fortunately, saggy breasts do not have to stay that way. Dr. Jindal at Coastal Plastic Surgeons offers breast lift procedures to restore your breasts to the perky and youthful appearance you desire. This procedure is performed by adjusting and reshaping loose breast tissue and excess skin to reposition the breasts. You may also combine your breast lift (mastopexy) with a breast augmentation or reduction to deliver even more precise and desirable results.

What Can a Breast Lift Improve?


Over time, breasts naturally sag as a result of age, gravity, and skin laxity. Factors such as pregnancy, weight loss, or poor breast care can speed this process. Sagging breasts may cause unwanted side effects, such as skin irritation under the breasts and physical insecurities. Fortunately, you can elevate your breasts and improve contours with a breast lift that tightens your skin and glandular tissues.


Some women find that breastfeeding, significant weight fluctuations, or aging can result in enlarged or stretched areolas. This can be aesthetically displeasing and lead to embarrassment. Fortunately, breast lift surgery can resize and reposition the areolas to an ideal size, shape, and placement. The procedure can also be used to re-project sagging or downward-facing nipples.


Breast ptosis is not the only thing that can occur with age. Volume can also be lost with time, causing breasts to shrink or deflate. Breast lift surgery does not add volume, but it can tighten the remaining breast tissue to restore perkiness. Breast augmentation surgery can be chosen if volume restoration is desired, and the two procedures may be combined.

Your Breast Lift Options

Donut Incision

  • Two concentric incisions run around the areola
  • Excess skin is removed, and the breast tissues are tightened moderately
  • This incision type is also called the periareolar incision or the Benelli lift
  • This is ideal for women with mild to moderate sagging
  • This incision results in minimal scarring
  • Scars can be easily hidden beneath revealing clothing

Lollipop Incision

  • The incision encircles the areola and extends vertically down to the lower breast
  • Breast tissues are tightened, and excess skin is excised
  • This type of incision is known as a keyhole incision
  • It is ideal for patients with moderate sagging. This incision placement allows for more correction than the donut lift
  • Scars can be hidden beneath revealing clothing, such as bathing suits

Anchor Incision

  • The incision encircles the areola, extends down the lower breast, and runs horizontally across the inframammary fold (breast crease) at the base of the breast
  • Breast tissue is tightened, and excess skin is removed
  • This is the standard incision type for many breast lift surgeons
  • It is ideal for patients with moderate to severe breast sagging
  • This incision type results in the most scarring but also allows for the most significant amount of correction
  • Scars can be hidden beneath revealing clothing, such as bras or bathing suits

Easing Your Concerns

Breast lift surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. After your operation, you will be provided a compression garment to keep the breasts elevated and supported as they heal. You will experience some bruising and swelling during your first week post-op. Most patients may resume light activities, including work, after one week. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities for up to six weeks after surgery to avoid injury or complications. You may return to wearing underwire bras after the incisions are fully closed. To help maintain your results, you should wear a well-fitted bra every day.
Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia. As such, you should not experience any pain during the procedure. During the first week, you may experience mild to moderate discomfort, which may be treated with over-the-counter medications to reduce pain and swelling. Most pain should fade within one week. If you are still experiencing pain two weeks after your surgery, contact your surgeon.
Some degree of scarring after a breast lift is unavoidable, regardless of the incision type used. Dr. Jindal does his best to ensure scars are as small and hidden as possible, but there will be scars at the incision sites. To help these scars heal and fade, you should keep the scars out of direct sunlight, avoid pressure or excessive movements around the incision sites, and apply silicone strips or gel to the incisions. All scars will fade with time, though the degree may vary.
The cost of plastic surgery will vary depending on your surgeon’s experience and technical skill, along with the breast lift incision techniques used and any combination procedures you may choose to add. In addition, anesthesia fees, facility fees, surgical fees, pre-surgical testing, post-surgical dressings, and prescribed medications can all vary, which may affect the total cost of your breast lift. Dr. Jindal will provide you with a personalized breast lift price during your consultation.

Breast Lift Results

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Frequently Asked Questions

A breast lift surgery tightens breast tissue and removes excess skin, resulting in a more compact breast. However, breast lift surgery is not designed to reduce the size of the breasts, and therefore it is unlikely that there will be a significant change in size. For those interested in reducing their breasts, we suggest combining a breast reduction to your operation.
Breast lift surgery carries minimal risk of complications. However, as with any surgical procedure, some rare side effects can occur, including:
  • Anesthesia complications
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Loss of nipple sensitivity
  • Changes in skin sensation
  • Fluid accumulation
Smoking within six weeks of your surgery, either before or after, can increase the chances of these complications.
Some women may experience difficulty breastfeeding after a breast lift procedure, as a breast lift can damage or even sever the milk ducts, resulting in difficulties. If breastfeeding is a concern for you, be sure to mention that to Dr. Jindal during your consultation, as this may cause him to adjust his approach. Most women will be able to produce some milk after treatment; however, it may need to be supplemented with formula.
The results of a breast lift are technically permanent. However, a breast lift does not stop the breasts’ natural aging. As such, age-related sagging or volume loss may still occur in the years following your breast lift. This may be exacerbated by additional factors, such as significant weight changes, pregnancy, or breastfeeding.
Yes. A breast lift may be combined with a breast augmentation to enhance the volume of the breast or breast reduction surgery to reduce the volume of the breast.
Choosing the right breast surgeon is the first step to achieving lasting, desirable results. Dr. Jindal is honored to be regarded as one of the most experienced plastic surgery specialists in the Poway, CA area, with over two decades of experience in breast-related procedures. He is proud to offer breast lift, breast augmentation, and breast reduction to women seeking breast surgery around San Diego.