Breast Lift

Age, significant weight fluctuation, and having children considerably affect skin laxity and breast structure causing our breasts to sag.


Breast lifts can be performed as outpatient procedures under general anesthesia. Depending on your skin laxity, volume of breast tissue, and desired outcome, a custom procedure will be crafted to lift and firm your breasts.


A breast lift involves making an incision around the nipple and down toward the bottom of the breast (the area we call the 'inframammary crease'). Skin and fatty tissues are removed, and the incision is pulled together to reshape the breast tissue into a more youthful looking contour with cleavage. Sometimes, for proportion or personal preference, the circumference of the areola is reduced, as well.


Depending on individual circumstances, a mastopexy may or may not involve the placement of a small breast implant to give you exactly the look you want. Dr. Morehouse can advise you as to what approach will give you the effect you're looking for.


Most clients tell us breast lift surgery isn't too uncomfortable. You'll need to wear a surgical bra for several weeks post-operatively, and you should plan on at least two weeks for recuperation. If you still have small children or infants at home, be aware that you won't be able to lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk for at least a couple of weeks.

View our gallery of Breast Lift before-and-after photos HERE. ¹ ² ³


 ¹ Caution – Graphic Images. By clicking on the link for the gallery, you will enter a gallery of actual before and after photos of DaVita Medical Group Mariposa Plastic Surgery Center patients. Some of the photographs in the DaVita Medical Group Mariposa Plastic Surgery Center gallery show images of patients who have undergone plastic surgery in areas of the body that are not normally public. You may find the images to be personal and graphic, and some images contain nudity. Viewer discretion is advised.

 ² Disclaimer – The photographs on these pages illustrate typical results of some plastic surgery procedures. Results will vary. The outcome of any plastic surgery procedure depends on the particulars of each patient’s individual case. In providing the photos and statements on this web site DaVita Medical Group Mariposa Plastic Surgery Center does not state or imply any guarantee.

 ³ Privacy Protection – All of the patients shown in these pictures have given their consent to have their photos published on this web site and their privacy has been fully protected.

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