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Breast Lift

Sagging breasts can affect self-image and comfort. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva’s breast lift surgery is designed to elevate and reshape your bust, providing a more youthful and perky appearance. Choose Dr. Taghva in Newport Beach, CA., for renewed confidence and a natural, revitalized silhouette.

Elevate Your Beauty with Breast Lift Benefits

Breast lift surgery is more than just an aesthetic procedure—it’s a transformative journey. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva, with her unmatched expertise, offers benefits that go beyond appearance.

Breast Lift Transformation

Factors such as childbirth, weight loss, and aging can lead the breasts to change, resulting in sagging and deflation over time. While some women choose to live with sagging breasts, others prefer to seek options for breast enhancement and rejuvenation. A breast lift procedure, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that is performed to contour the breast tissue and raise the breasts to a more youthful position.

What is a Breast Lift (Maxtopexy)?

A mastopexy or breast lift is a surgical procedure that raises and reshapes the breasts according to the patient’s unique needs. This procedure involves the removal of excess skin and tightening and lifting of the breast tissue. The nipples and areolas are repositioned and sometimes resized if necessary. The external and internal breast tissue is then reshaped.

Sometimes, a breast implant is used to add volume to each breast during a mastopexy.

Many breast lift patients choose to pair their surgery with another enhancement procedure, and augmentation with breast implants to give the breasts a fuller appearance is the most popular option. Women with extremely large breasts, however, may choose to pair this treatment with breast reduction instead to reduce the size of their breasts, which may be causing them discomfort or self-consciousness.

A breast lift surgery restores a youthful appearance to drooping breasts

Who is Eligible for a Breast Lift Procedure?

If you are in Orange County and considering a breast lift procedure, you may be eligible if you are looking to enhance the appearance of sagging breasts or nipples that point downward. Candidates for breast lift surgery often have lost volume and elasticity in their breasts due to factors such as pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. It is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Taghva to discuss your goals and determine if a breast lift is the right option for you.

During your consultation with Dr. Taghva, she will evaluate your breast size, shape, and skin elasticity to create a customized surgical plan that will help achieve a more youthful appearance. She may recommend combining the breast lift with breast augmentation to add fullness and improve symmetry. By choosing an experienced surgeon in Orange County like Dr. Taghva, you can feel confident knowing you are in good hands for your transformative journey toward a revitalized silhouette.

Can I Get a Breast Lift?

A mastopexy surgery should always be done for the patient, never to fulfill someone else’s expectations. Ideal candidates for mastopexy are healthy women who are non-smokers and have good psychological health. Being in a stable weight is also a requirement.

Good breast lift candidates will have realistic expectations for what the surgery can do for them and should aim for improvement rather than perfection. Women who have recently given birth should wait at least three months after they are done breastfeeding their last child before undergoing a breast lift.

A meticulous technique ensures natural breast contours

The Breast Lift Procedure Explained

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva is committed to her patient’s safety and well-being, which is why she operates out of the GALEA Center for Advanced Surgery, a Medicare-accredited facility. Breast lifts are performed on an outpatient basis at the Center, which is located adjacent to LEA Plastic Surgery.

Breast lift surgeries can be performed using one of several incision pattern options. There will be a minimal scar on or near each breast, regardless of the breast lift technique used, but most patients find the results to be worth this inevitable downside of surgery.

The right technique for your cosmetic procedure will depend on your breast size and shape, the size and position of your areolas, the amount of sagging present, and the elasticity of your skin.

During your consultation, Dr. Ho Taghva will discuss which incision option is right for you and will make every effort to minimize scarring during the procedure.

General anesthesia is typically used, but in some cases, local anesthesia with intravenous sedation is preferable. Incisions can be made around the nipple/areola, around the areola with a vertical incision down to the crease, or around the areola with a vertical incision and a horizontal incision along the crease.

After the incisions are made, the sagging breast tissue is lifted and shaped. If necessary, Dr. Ho Taghva reduces the size of the areola on each breast and repositions it upward. Any excess skin is trimmed and tightened. Finally, the incisions are sutured closed, and stitches are placed deep within the breast tissue to support the new breast contour.

The Breast Lift Consultation in Newport Beach

A mastopexy consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva at our Orange County plastic surgery center is an important part of the process. During this meeting, your surgical goals will be discussed, along with any current medical conditions and medications. You should be prepared to discuss your full medical history with the surgeon, including any pre-existing conditions and risk factors.

Dr. Ho Taghva will examine your breasts, take measurements, and assess your skin quality. The surgeon may discuss potential accommodations and supplemental or alternative treatment options based on the information gathered during the consultation process.

It is important to come to the consultation prepared with a list of questions for Dr. Ho Taghva. She can ease any concerns you have and provide you with all the information you need to decide on your treatment plan. Consulting with a qualified breast lift surgeon can help you understand if this procedure is right for you.

Preparation for a Breast Lift in Newport Beach

Depending on what was discussed during the initial consultation, a mammogram and/or physical exam may be required before surgery to help ensure the patient’s safety. Patients who smoke should quit at least six weeks before surgery, as smoking blocks blood flow and can impede healing. Certain medications should be avoided in the weeks leading up to a mastopexy — including aspirin, which can increase bleeding.

Patients should arrange for someone to drive them to and from their surgical appointment in Newport Beach and should ensure that they have help with everyday tasks during recovery. Daily activities such as hair washing and cooking can be a struggle in the days following surgery.

Before surgery, patients should make any necessary dietary changes and should consider following a regular exercise regimen to maintain a stable weight. 

Dr. Taghva ensures the best results for breast augmentation

Understanding Breast Lift Techniques: Find the Right One for You

At LEA Plastic Surgery, we understand that every woman’s journey towards rejuvenating her appearance is unique. That’s why we offer a range of breast lift (Mastopexy) techniques, each tailored to meet your individual needs and aesthetic goals. Let’s explore these techniques to help you understand your options:

Ideal for those with minimal sagging, the Crescent Lift involves a small incision running halfway around the top half of the areola.

This technique is perfect for slight lifting and can be combined with breast augmentation.

This technique is suitable for women who have mild sagging. It involves an incision around the entire edge of the areola.

It’s often used when a modest lift is needed and can be paired with breast augmentation.

Designed for moderate sagging, this technique involves two incisions: one around the edge of the areola and another running vertically from the bottom of the areola to the inframammary fold, creating a lollipop shape.

This allows for more significant reshaping and lifting.

Ideal for significant sagging, the Anchor Lift involves three incisions: around the areola, vertically from the breast crease to the areola, and along the inframammary fold.

This technique offers the most dramatic reshaping and lifting of the breasts.

Each technique has its unique approach and benefits.
During your consultation, Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva will work with you to determine the most suitable method based on you

The Breast Lift Recovery

Immediately After Mastopexy

After surgery, the breasts will be wrapped in gauze, and a compression bandage or surgical bra will help to keep swelling down and support proper healing.

Right after surgery, patients are taken to a recovery room, where they will remain for about an hour before being discharged. Detailed postoperative instructions will be provided before surgery. It is important to follow the breast surgeon’s orders closely and to take all the medications she prescribes, including pain medication and antibiotics, to prevent infection.

The First Few Days After Mastopexy

In the first few days after surgery, it is important to rest and take any medication prescribed by the surgeon to manage pain and keep swelling down. Avoid any strenuous activity, like straining or lifting, and avoid putting any pressure on the healing breasts by sleeping on your back or side.

The First One to Two Weeks After Mastopexy

Be patient while your newly shaped breasts heal, as swelling and bruising will remain for about two weeks. Soreness around the incision sites is normal for a couple of months after surgery. Some numbness of the breast tissue and around the nipples is normal for up to two months post-surgery. Final results will emerge in six months to a year once all residual swelling has subsided.

Personalized Care for Optimal Results in Newport Beach

At LEA Plastic Surgery, your journey is as important to us as your results. Dr. Ho Taghva will guide you through each step, from initial consultation to post-operative care, ensuring your experience is as comfortable and rewarding as possible. Our goal is to help you achieve a youthful, natural-looking lift that enhances your body contour and boosts your confidence.

What are the Possible Side Effects or Risks of Mastopexy?

As with any cosmetic surgery, mastopexy carries some risks. Choosing a reputable, board-certified plastic surgeon for your procedure keeps any risks to a minimum. Possible side effects and complications of mastopexy include:

  • Scarring
  • Changes in nipple sensation
  • Asymmetry or irregular breast shape and size
  • Partial or total loss of the areolae
  • Breastfeeding difficulty
  • Poor reaction to anesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Infection

Breast Lift Cost

The cost of a breast lift in Newport Beach, CA, depends on a number of factors, such as the surgeon’s experience and expertise, the complexity of the procedure, and any additional treatments being performed at the same time. Most insurance companies do not cover cosmetic procedures such as a breast lift; however, some financing options may be available to help make the costs of the surgery more manageable.

When consulting with Dr. Ho Taghva for your breast lift consultation, she will provide you with an accurate estimate for your individualized treatment plan.

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva
Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Lift

Are breast implants required with a mastopexy?

No. It all depends on the patient. A breast augmentation procedure is often recommended as an add-on to patients who want a larger cup size, as surgery does not add volume.

Should I wait to have a breast lift until after having children?

Ideally, women concerned about sagging breasts should wait until after having children to have a mastopexy to avoid having to redo the surgery later.

Can other cosmetic surgeries be performed with a mastopexy?

Absolutely! Many patients have a breast lift done as part of a mommy makeover and combine a tummy tuck and liposuction with a mastopexy. Breast augmentation is also commonly performed with a mastopexy.

What kind of results can I expect from a mastopexy?

A mastopexy is used to improve the appearance of the breasts by reversing breast sagging, adjusting breast symmetry, elevating and repositioning the nipples, and contouring the breast shape.

What breast lift office is near me?

If you live near Newport Beach, CA, LEA Plastic Surgery offers breast lift among its services, and is conveniently located at 20360 SW Birch Street Suite 180 Newport Beach, CA 92660

“I love doctor Ho! She is the best! She did my eyes ~ and my fat transfer ~ after the surgery she follows me every week ~ she always give me good advice!~ I am loving my new face now~ thanks and millions of thanks for her! ”


“I was born with left eye ptosis and always had one eye monolid and the other has double crease. It is very difficult for me to do makeup everyday. It bothered me very long time. Now I have even double eyelid and am happy with it. Thank you Dr. Taghva who has amazing skills for the beauty which brings happiness for women.”


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