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Considering breast lift surgery?

Are you seeking breast lift surgery because you are unsatisfied with the shape or position of your breasts? Or are looking to regain that youthful shape you had when you were younger? During your consultation Dr. Jason will guide you through the breast lift and augmentation options and processes, while answering any questions and/or concerns you may have. He will listen to what your are looking to achieve with the surgery in order to deliver the highest quality, natural-looking enhancement you desire. 

Dr. Jason Roostaeian is a Los Angeles breast lift surgeon who is exceptionally skilled in achieving lifted, symmetrical, natural-looking breasts with minimal downtime.

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Am I a good candidate for breast lift surgery?

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If you are experiencing any of the following, you may be an ideal candidate for a breast lift:

  • Unhappy with the sagging of your breasts
  • Wanting to achieve a perkier, more youthful appearance
  • Bothered by deflated, droopy looking breasts

In women with significantly sagging breasts, it is important to realize that breast augmentation surgery alone cannot adequately improve breast shape. In such instances, a breast lift is often necessary, which may be performed at the same time as a breast augmentation. During your consultation, Dr. Jason will assess your breasts and discuss whether you would benefit from a breast lift.

Natural looking breast lift results

Dr. Roostaeian specializes in creating the most stunningly natural plastic surgery, which means that when you choose him as your breast surgeon, you will experience a result that looks as though you may have been born with it. Dr. Jason carefully considers not only your aesthetic goals and vision, but your individual anatomy to craft a result that is perfectly harmonious.

A breast lift, also referred to as a mastopexy or breast reshaping, works by removing the excess skin in your breast and tightening the deep tissue to raise the breast and give a more youthful appearance. While a breast lift can restore the shape of your breast thereby visually increasing its fullness, some women choose to combine the procedure with a breast augmentation to add additional size and volume to their breast. 

UCLA breast lift consultation

Coming in for a consultation with Dr. Roostaeian is the best way to determine whether breast lift surgery is right for you.

During your meeting, you’ll have the chance to explain your concerns and ask as many questions as you need, without being rushed or feeling obligated to book a procedure. Dr. Roostaeian prefers to listen and get to know patients first, which helps him guide you to a solution that works best for you. Together, you’ll discuss the look you’re trying to achieve, and you’ll be able to view standardized before and after photos of Dr. Jason’s previous results that are similar to your aesthetic goals.

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All consultation fees may be credited to any subsequent service performed by Dr. Jason. To book a consultation, please complete the form and we will contact you within two business days.

Alternatively, you may call 310.825.8827 to speak with Lili to make an appointment.

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      Everything you need to know about breast lift surgery



      Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


      During your consultation, Dr. Roostaeian will listen to your goals, answer any questions, and help you determine the best treatment plan for you. If you decide to reserve a date for your mastopexy, Dr. Jason’s surgery coordinator, Lili, will also schedule you a pre-op appointment to take place about a week or two prior to your surgery.

      As with any surgical procedure, you must be physically and mentally fit for breast surgery. To ensure patient safety, Dr. Jason only operates on patients who do not smoke, and who have received anesthesia clearance by their primary physician.

      Am I a good candidate for a breast augmentation?

      If you are experiencing any of the following, you may be an ideal candidate for breast augmentation with Dr. Jason:

      • Unhappy with the size and shape of your breasts
      • Wanting to achieve a perkier, more youthful appearance
      • Bothered by breast asymmetry

      In addition, Dr. Jason will only perform a breast augmentation on patients who meet the following criteria:

      • Are in good health
      • Do not smoke
      • Are able to avoid any blood-thinning medications for several weeks
      • Have been cleared for surgery by a primary care physician
      • Have reasonable expectations and aesthetic goals
      How do I find the best breast lift surgeon?

      When searching for the best breast surgeon to perform your mastopexy, Dr. Roostaeian advises you to consider several key factors:

      1. Credentials and Certifications: Research your prospective breast surgeon online – not just on their website, but on industry credentialing sites such as www.surgery.org, which lists board certified plastic surgeons. Do not choose a cosmetic surgeon who is a member of the ABCS – they do not receive the extensive training and oversight that plastic surgeons do. Look for plastic/cosmetic surgeons like Dr. Roostaeian, who are ABPS and ASAPS members.
      2. Before and After Photos: The doctor you choose to perform your breast lift should be happy to show you an extensive array of standardized before and after photographs. Scrutinize them carefully, making sure the lighting is consistent and the various views are shown with detail. View enough breast lift pictures to determine whether or not the work is of high quality, with an aesthetic that matches your personal goals. Dr. Jason strives to provide patients with the highest quality of standardized breast surgery photographs so you can feel confident in your choice. Click here to view Dr. Jason’s gallery of before and after breast surgery photos. [LINK]
      3. Office and Surgery Facility: Before choosing an aesthetic surgeon to perform your breast surgery, closely evaluate the office staff, as well as the surgery facility. All of the staff should be helpful and friendly, and pleased to provide you with detailed information about their operating rooms and equipment. Dr. Jason and his staff are proud to be affiliated with UCLA, world renowned for state-of-the-art surgical facilities and patient care. Click to learn more about our top-ranked hospital.[LINK]
      4. Personal Connection: Seeing eye to eye with your breast lift surgeon is just as important as assessing their operating skills. Plastic surgery is a very personal endeavor, and Dr. Jason strongly believes in creating a connection with all of his patients prior to heading into the OR. 


      Click to read Dr. Jason’s blog post How to Find the Best Plastic Surgeon.

      How much does a breast augmentation cost?

      The exact price for breast implants will vary but it is important to know that silicone implants are more expensive than saline. On average, silicone implants tend to be five-hundred to nearly one-thousand dollars more expensive for a pair when compared with saline implants. Call Dr. Jason Roostaeian’s UCLA office today at 310.825.8827 for more information on the costs of breast implants in Los Angeles.

      Will a breast lift make my breasts look bigger?

      While a breast lift can rejuvenate your body with a more youthful and uplifted appearance, it does not significantly change the size of your breasts. If you are looking to lift and increase the size of your breasts, you can discuss breast implants with Dr. Jason.

      Can I make my areolas smaller during a breast lift?

      Yes, since a breast lift involves a scar around the areola to move it to a higher position while also removing the extra skin in the breast, Dr. Jason can reduce the size of the areola to meet your aesthetic goals.

      Can I get breast implants at the same time as a breast lift

      Yes – Dr. Roostaeian can increase your breast size at the same time as your mastopexy by placing breast implants. In certain candidates, fat grafting can be used to add small amounts of volume rather than an implant.

      Visit our Breast Augmentation page for more information.

      Where will my breast lift scars be?

      Dr. Jason is very meticulous about his incision placement and suturing. Breast lift surgery scars are at minimum around the outer rim of the areola/nipple. If more lift is necessary, a scar down from the nipple toward the breast crease and/or a scar at the breast crease will be necessary.

      Please visit Dr. Jason’s breast surgery gallery to view examples of breast lift scars.

      How do I prepare for breast lift surgery?

      When preparing for a breast lift procedure, follow all instructions issued by Dr. Roostaeian, his office, and the staff at the UCLA Surgery Center. These guidelines include, but are not limited to:

      • No food or drink prior to surgery
      • Shower/cleanse the area with Hibiclens prior to coming in for surgery
      • Avoid certain drugs and supplements before and after surgery
      • Arrange transportation
      • Ensure you will have help around the house for the first few days
      • Obtain prescription and non-prescription medications ahead of time, including pain meds
      • Choose to wear loose, comfortable clothing
      • Plan out sleeping and resting arrangements (Which side of the bed is easiest to navigate to/from? Do I have enough pillows to make sleep/rest comfortable?)
      • Have frequently used items handy – you won’t be able to lift or strain right away
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      When you arrive for your breast surgery, the UCLA Surgery Center nurses will prepare you for your operation. Dr. Roostaeian will stop in to answer any remaining questions you may have, and to make surgical markings for the OR.

      Once you have received the anesthesia and are comfortably sleeping, Dr. Jason will perform the breast lift as discussed during your previous meetings.

      Dr. Jason will explain to you during your consultation that sometimes, a surgical plan may need to be slightly amended depending upon what is revealed in the operating room. He will make adjustments as needed in order to achieve the results that you’ve agreed upon. 

      Will I have local or general anesthesia during my mastopexy?

      Typically, Dr. Roostaeian performs breast lift surgery using general anesthesia. During your pre-operative appointment, Dr. Jason will review your options and help you decide on an whether to use local vs general anesthesia to best suit your needs.

      Is a breast lift an outpatient procedure?

      After mastopexy surgery, Dr. Jason often recommends a single overnight stay. The Surgery Center at UCLA is the only place in Los Angeles that allows you to have your surgery followed by a monitored overnight stay with a registered nurse (R.N.) in the same facility. This allows for a safer surgical experience which is one of the main reasons Dr. Jason is proud to be on faculty at UCLA.

      How long does breast lift surgery take?

      Although each case is unique, breast lift surgery with Dr. Jason Roostaeian takes about 2  – 4 hours.

      What happens during breast lift surgery?

      During breast lift surgery, Dr. Jason will create an incision to gain access behind the breast. The incision will be made as inconspicuously as possible, however, its length and appearance will vary depending on your body contours/skin laxity.

      Depending on your specific needs and anatomy, Dr. Jason will create an incision that runs vertically from the nipple to the breast fold, and possibly extending horizontally along the fold contour (known as an anchor lift). In some cases, he will perform a periareolar lift, in which the incision encircles the areola.

      Dr. Jason will then place a breast implant if that is part of your surgery plan.

      After the breast tissue is lifted (and an implant placed, if applicable), the incisions are then closed using absorbable sutures in the breast tissue, and at the skin so there is no need to later remove stitches.

      Can I combine a breast lift with other procedures?

      Yes, it is possible to combine a breast lift with other procedures. One of the most popular is known as the “mommy makeover” – where Dr. Jason rejuvenates both the breasts and the abdominal area during the same surgery.

      What are the main breast lift surgery risks?

      Serious complications following a breast lift, while possible, are unlikely. Some potential complications can be avoided by carefully following instructions. In addition to the usual risks associated with anesthesia, other risks include:

      • Capsular Contracture (if implants are placed): when the normal fibrous capsule that your body forms around your implant becomes excessive to the point it distorts its appearance or causes pain. The risk of this occurring is approximately 2% of patients/year.
      • Hematoma: Is a collection of blood beneath the skin and can be treated without compromising result, occurs in about 1%.
      • Nipple Problems: Changes in sensation, usually this is temporary.
      • Rippling (if implants are placed): more common in saline.
      Is a breast lift painful?

      As with any surgery, there is some discomfort following mastopexy surgery. Dr. Jason will inform and prepare you for any pain that can be expected following your breast operation.

      Breast lift recovery


      Prior to your breast lift procedure, Dr. Roostaeian will go over what you can expect after your surgery and answer any questions you may have. Before being discharged from the UCLA Surgery Center, you will receive detailed post-op instructions from the staff, as well as information about your follow-up appointment with Dr. Jason. If at any time you have a question or concern after your surgery, our staff is available to assist you. Dr. Jason cares deeply about providing the highest standard of care for his patients, and will closely monitor your healing process.

      As with any surgical procedure, recovery from a breast lift proceeds in stages. While everyone’s healing process is different, you may expect the immediate recovery period to take about one to two weeks, followed by an activity restriction. Full healing and results will be apparent around the 3-4 month mark, while your scar and swelling will continue to improve over time.


      What is breast lift recovery like?

      Although each patient is unique, here is a summary of a typical recovery after breast lift surgery with Dr. Jason:

      Fairly mild to moderate discomfort the first few days; up and about within the same day; start showering in two days; stitches are dissolvable; bruising mostly gone by 1 week; back to work if not strenuous after 1 week; avoid any exercise or significant increase in your heart rate for 2 weeks.  Return to full activity by 3 months. Scars will continue to lighten and mature over 6 months to a year.

      When will I see my final breast lift results?

      Your breast lift incisions will be healed and you can return to most activities by 6 weeks. Full activities such as strenuous workouts, running, etc is best to wait until 3 months, when your scars have achieved full strength. For a scar to fully mature, however, it takes at least 6 months to a year. Over this time you will see your scars become barely visible, they will lighten in color and become softer to the touch.

      When can I exercise or work out after a breast lift?

      For the first 2 weeks following surgery, Dr. Jason wants you to avoid straining (lifting anything more than 5 lbs), or getting your heart rate/blood pressure up as this can lead to bleeding. After 2-3 weeks you should avoid mechanical forces that will stress or put tension on your healing incisions for 3 months. This means you should avoid high impact activities that lead to excessive movement of your head and neck, such a running. If you feel up for it, after 2-3 weeks, Dr. Jason Roostaeian recommends starting with the seated stationary bicycle which is low impact and minimizes movement of your chest. Listen to what your body is telling you at all times, for instance stop the workout if you experience any new discomfort in your chest. Remember, getting plenty of rest and reducing your overall activity will give you time to heal and speed up your recovery.

      What does a breast lift scar look like?

      Dr. Jason is very meticulous about his incision placement and suturing. Breast lift surgery scars are at minimum around the outer rim of the areola/nipple. If more lift is necessary, a scar down from the nipple toward the breast crease and/or a scar at the breast crease will be necessary.

      Please visit Dr. Jason’s breast surgery gallery to view examples of breast lift scars.

      How much time off work should I take after a mastopexy?

      While everyone heals at a different pace, there are general guidelines to help determine how much work or school you’ll miss after a nose job. To promote proper healing, Dr. Roostaeian recommends taking a few days off after breast surgery. Most patients are able to work from home or do homework after a few days of rest. If your work requires significant physical activity you want to wait at least 14 days to prevent any increases in your blood pressure that can lead to bleeding while your breasts are still in the early stages of healing. Remember, you do not want to strain or lift anything that weighs more than five pounds for the first 2 weeks.

      How long does a breast lift last?

      The results of a breast lift with Dr. Jason Roostaeian will last for many years. It is rare to repeat a breast lift in a patient who achieves a result they are happy with.


      Can I get pregnant/breast feed after a breast lift?

      You should be able to breast feed following a breast lift procedure with Dr. Roostaeian. Most women, however, choose to wait to have all their children before undergoing a breast lift.

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