Robert M. Wald, Jr., MD - The Aesthetic Institute
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Orange County | Fullerton, CA

Breast Lift


Natural physical changes that occur to a woman’s body can dramatically alter the positioning and shape of the breasts. Pregnancy, weight loss, or the natural aging process can lead to breast laxity and sagging. Breast lift surgery helps reshape and restore a firm breast appearance for improved positioning. Enhancing your breast through lift surgery can create a more youthful and pleasing look.

Thinking About Getting a Breast Lift?

Undergoing breast lift surgery can have many positive effects. Here are just a few of the benefits of this breast enhancement procedure.

Perkier Breasts

When you develop breast sagging, you lose firmness. Breast tissue sits below the inframammary line, and your breasts no longer have the youthful appearance they once did. With a breast lift, we can create breasts that look perky and natural.

Improved Shape

Drooping breasts are also known to appear deflated, lacking their attractive shape. When we lift the breasts, we then enhance their shape and restore definition. Women who have significantly lost volume and shape may consider combining their breast lift with implants.

Natural Nipple Positioning

If you are considering a breast lift, you may find that your nipples have poor positioning. They may be placed low on the breasts, or they may point down toward the floor. Proper nipple placement is an important aspect of creating a natural looking breast.

Areola Resizing

Breast laxity can often be associated with enlarged or stretched areolas. For some women, these enlarged areolas can create an unattractive breast appearance. We can improve the size and positioning of the areola for a more pleasing look.

Your Breast Lift Surgery

Dr. Wald will evaluate your breast needs and enhancement goals to determine the best option for you.

The Procedure

  • Breast lift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under general or local anesthesia.
  • Depending on the type of correction needed, your surgery may take between one and a half to three and a half hours.
  • An incision is created along the front of the breast through which your breast tissue is lifted and repositioned.
  • The extent of correction required will impact the type of incision used for your surgery. One of the following incisions will be chosen based on your physical needs and aesthetic desires:
    • Donut: around the outer border of the areola
    • Lollipop: around the areola and vertically down the lower breast tissue
    • Anchor: includes the areola and runs vertically down the lower breast and across the inframammary fold

You’ve just had a breast lift! Now what?

After breast lift, most patients experience the following in terms of the recovery timeline:

Immediately After

Following breast lift surgery, the breasts will be wrapped in bandages and a compression garment to help reduce swelling and to support the breasts as they take on their new shape. Prescribed medication will help alleviate any pain or discomfort.

1 Week After

Most patients can return to work and resume non-strenuous activities.

2 Weeks After

The majority of swelling and bruising will have resolved, and the breasts will begin to resemble their final appearance.

6 Weeks After

All swelling will have resolved, and the breast implants will have settled into their proper location.

Before & After Patient #01

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We're eager to inform you of all of your breast lift options and to answer any questions you may have. Schedule your consultation today, and start your journey toward achieving the breasts and confidence you desire!

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Robert M. Wald, Jr., M.D.
100 E. Valencia Mesa Drive, Suite 300
Fullerton, CA 92835


Phone: 714-312-3549
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