Breast Lift

Pacific Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery Center located in Santa Barbara, CA

It’s common for women to experience sagging breasts as they age, but this doesn't have to cause a loss of confidence in your appearance. Board-certified plastic surgeon Douglas J. Mackenzie, MD, at Pacific Plastic Surgery in Santa Barbara, California, offers breast lift procedures to address sagging and restore a youthful, rounded appearance to your breasts. To learn more, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Breast Lift

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What is a breast lift?

A breast lift can help to restore volume if your breasts have begun to sag. Breast sagging can be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Genetics
  • Age

Breast lifts can also address a condition called mastopexy where your breast is sagging such that the nipple is below the fold underneath your breast.


Can I get implants at the same time as my breast lift procedure?

No two women are alike, so there are different types of breast lifts for different types and degrees of sag. Dr. Mackenzie can even perform a breast lift with implants to produce more dramatic results, as doing the lift alone sometimes doesn’t provide the dramatic perkiness or firmness of an implant.

At your consultation, Dr. MacKenzie discusses your cosmetic goals and also advises you of the type of breast lift that best suits your needs, and whether implants would further improve your results.


What should I expect during a breast lift procedure?

The breast lift procedure requires general anesthesia, and generally takes about an hour and a half to two and a half hours, depending on the degree to which your breasts are sagging.

At Pacific Plastic Surgery, Dr. Mackenzie doesn’t take a cookie-cutter approach to breast surgery, and chooses the procedure that’s best for you. He tries to minimize breast scars, doing limited incision techniques whenever possible. If you also want breast implants, these are generally placed at the time of the breast lift procedure.


What is the recovery like following breast lift surgery?

Dr. Mackenzie works with you before and after the breast lift surgery to achieve maximum results and comfort. Normal side effects of breast lift surgery include:

  • Pain
  • Soreness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • General fatigue

However, all of these symptoms fade with time and you can begin to enjoy your new, youthful curves. The staff at Pacific Plastic Surgery even provide complimentary SkinCeuticals products to expedite the recovery process.

If you’re interested in achieving more youthful breasts through a breast lift surgery, call Pacific Plastic or use online booking to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mackenzie today.

In the video below, Lisa describes her experience with vertical mastopexy combined with exchange of her old saline implants for silicone gel implants.