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Breast Lift


Aging, genetics, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy and nursing can all have an impact on the perkiness of breast tissue. For many women, these factors combine to produce a look that is both more aged and less appealing than desired; they may even impact clothing options and physical activity.

Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)

Los Angeles & Pasadena California

If you are experiencing ptosis (sagging) breast tissue and would like to learn how best to restore the firm and ideally contoured look you desire, it may be time to schedule a consultation with Pasadena plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole and learn if you are a good candidate for breast lift surgery.

To schedule your free breast lift consultation with Dr. O’Toole, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery or call us at (626) 671-1756 today.

Breast Lift Options

Breast lift incision options offered by Dr. O’Toole include:

  • Crescent – made in a half moon shape around the areola
  • Donut – circling the entire areola
  • Lollipop – circling the areola with an additional incision vertical to the breast crease
  • Anchor – around the areola, vertical to the breast crease, and along the underside of the crease itself

Which of these incisions will best correct your ptosis is dependent on factors entirely unique to your body and can be effectively determined during your free initial consultation. During this consultation, Dr. O’Toole will also assess volume loss, symmetry, and other issues that may better be addressed by combining breast lift with breast augmentation. As with all aspects of your breast enhancement, this is different for each patient and can be modified to meet your specific needs and desires.

If you have questions about breast lift surgery in Pasadena or would like to schedule a free consultation with our board-certified breast surgeon, please call us at (626) 671-1756 today. Dr. O’Toole provides individualized breast enhancement for women living in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and surrounding California communities.

Breast Lift Candidates

If your breasts have begun to lose their perkiness and are beginning to detract from your confidence in your appearance, you may be a good candidate for breast lift surgery. The best way to determine if this procedure is right for your needs is through a one-on-one consultation with board-certified Los Angeles breast surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole.

If you are considering breast lift surgery, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery online or by calling our office at (626) 671-1756 to schedule your free breast surgery consultation with Dr. O’Toole.

Good Breast Lift Candidates

Good candidates for breast lift surgery should be unhappy with the way ptosis (sagging) of breast tissue has impacted the overall appearance. It is important to remember that breast lift surgery can result in a reduction in cup size. If this is a concern, Dr. O’Toole may recommend adding breast implants during your lift. This recommendation will be based on your specific needs and desires.

In addition to being unhappy with the appearance of the breasts, good candidates for lift surgery should be:

  • In good general health
  • Prepared for a surgical procedure
  • Willing to refrain from certain activities during a necessary recovery period
  • Prepared to carefully follow Dr. O’Toole’s pre and postoperative instructions

If you are a smoker, Dr. O’Toole will recommend you quit at least six weeks before your procedure. Smoking may interfere with surgical success, recovery, and even final aesthetic results. This can be discussed in greater detail during your free breast surgery consultation with Dr. O’Toole.

Breast lift surgery is a wonderfully effective way to restore a perky and youthful look to your upper body. Dr. O’Toole welcomes an opportunity to meet with you free of charge to assess your frame, discuss your concerns, and help you determine if breast lift surgery can help you reach your goals.

To schedule your free breast enhancement consultation with our board-certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon, please contact us today.

Pasadena Breast Lift Incision Options

Board-certified Pasadena plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole customizes every breast lift procedure to meet the exact needs of individual patients. During your breast lift consultation, Dr. O’Toole will carefully examine the amount of ptosis (sagging) present and take into consideration which surgical techniques will best enhance your frame.

Your input is encouraged and appreciated during the planning phase of your breast lift procedure. Dr. O’Toole will listen to your concerns, discuss all of your options, and help you determine which breast lift incision option will best meet your needs.

If you are interested in learning more about your breast lift options, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery or call (626) 671-1756 to schedule your consultation with Dr. O’Toole.

Incision Options

Breast lift incision options offered at Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery include:

  • The Crescent – Made in a crescent shape in the areola. The Crescent addresses minor levels of ptosis
  • The donut – A circular incision around the nipple. The donut addresses mild levels of ptosis
    The lollipop – This incision is made around the nipple and continues vertically from the areola to the base of the breast. The lollipop addresses moderate levels of ptosis
  • The anchor – The anchor incision begins with the lollipop and continues in both directions in the crease where breast and chest meet. This incision is best for more pronounced levels of ptosis

Scars from incisions made in the areola are hidden in the dark skin around the nipple, making that location ideal for breast lift incisions. For incisions made vertically on the breasts or in their creases, Dr. O’Toole exercises the greatest care to help minimize obvious scarring. The care you take of your incisions and how well you follow Dr. O’Toole’s postoperative advice will play a decisive role in the final appearance of your procedure, including the visibility of scars.

To learn more about your Pasadena breast lift incision options, please contact our experienced Southern California plastic surgeon today. Dr. O’Toole serves Los Angeles, Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and surrounding areas of California.

Questions about Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

What is a breast lift?

A breast lift is a procedure that addresses ptosis (sagging) of the breasts. Age, gravity, pregnancy, and genetics are all factors that can make your breasts lose their youthful appearance. With a breast lift, Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole can restore a perky appearance to your breasts and greatly improve the profile of your upper body.

Where are the incisions for a breast lift placed?

While there are several different types of breast lift incision options, Dr. O’Toole generally prefers to use either the anchor incision or the donut incision with all of his patients. The anchor incision option involves an incision that goes around the areola, down the underside of the breast, and then along the inframammary fold.

The donut incision option is ideal for women requiring minimal lifting. This incision only runs around the areola, and results in less scarring than the anchor incision. This technique is also used to reduce the size and diameter of the areola. At your initial consultation, Dr. O’Toole will explain each option to you before recommending the ideal one to achieve your goals.

How is a breast lift performed?

Once incisions have been made, Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole will remove excess skin and tissue from your breasts before adjusting the position of your breast mound. Once your breast tissue has been lifted into a more attractive position, your skin is firmed to its contours.

Will a breast lift change the size of my breasts?

A breast lift addresses sagging issues, not breast size. However, if you wish to increase your breast size as well as reduce sagging, Dr. O’Toole may recommend combining your breast lift with breast augmentation for optimal results.

How long does it take to recover from a breast lift?

Your breast lift recovery will depend on your body’s natural ability to heal, the incision option used, and whether you have combined your procedure with breast augmentation. You will need to take time off of work and be prepared for some slight adjustments in your daily activities and sleeping positions during the breast lift recovery period. All of this will be discussed with you during your initial consultation with Dr. Martin O’Toole.


If you live in Los Angeles, Arcadia, Covina, or Hollywood, California, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule your initial breast lift consultation with Dr. O’Toole.

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