The Ultimate Guide to Breast Lift Surgery: What You Need to Know

Breast shapes continuously change for many women throughout their lifetime. Fortunately, breast lift surgery is a transformative procedure designed to reshape sagging breasts. At Straith Clinic, we are dedicated to helping our patients gain comprehensive knowledge about any procedures that might help them reach their goals.

Defining Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift surgery involves removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to elevate the breasts to a higher position on the chest. This procedure can also reposition the nipples and areolas for a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing look.

Types of Lifts

There are several types of breast lift techniques, each tailored to address specific concerns and achieve optimal results:

  • Crescent Lift: This minimal lift is ideal for patients with mild sagging. It involves a small crescent-shaped incision around the top half of the areola.
  • Donut Lift: Also known as a peri-areolar lift, this technique involves a circular incision around the areola. It is suitable for patients with moderate sagging.
  • Lollipop Lift: This technique combines a vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease with a circular incision around the areola. It is effective for moderate to severe sagging.
  • Anchor Lift: The most extensive lift option, the anchor lift, involves an incision around the areola, a vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease, and a horizontal incision along the breast crease. It is suitable for patients with significant sagging.

Commons Reasons Patients Undergo a Breast Lift

Several factors may contribute to breast sagging over time, including aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, and genetics. Common reasons patients undergo a breast lift include:

Downward Pointing Nipples

As the breasts sag, the nipples may point downward rather than forward. A breast lift can reposition the nipples to a more youthful and upright orientation.


Breast sagging can lead to asymmetry, with one breast appearing lower or larger than the other. A breast lift can improve symmetry and create a more balanced appearance.

How to Find a Reputable Surgeon

Finding a reputable surgeon is essential for optimal breast lift surgery outcomes. When searching for a surgeon, consider the following factors:

  • Board certification: Choose a surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or another reputable certifying body.
  • Experience: Look for a surgeon with extensive experience performing breast lift surgery and a track record of successful outcomes.
  • Before-and-after photos: Review before-and-after photos of the surgeon’s previous patients to assess the quality of their work.
  • Patient reviews: Read reviews and testimonials from previous patients to learn about their experiences and satisfaction with the surgeon’s care.
  • Consultation: Schedule a consultation with the surgeon to discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations. Ask questions about the procedure, recovery process, and potential risks.

At Straith Clinic, our team of board-certified plastic surgeons, led by Dr. Sabbagh and Dr. Baca, are dedicated to providing personalized care and exceptional results. Schedule a consultation with us today to learn more about breast lift surgery and how it can help you achieve the lifted, youthful breasts you desire.

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