Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is a procedure that is designed to treat and correct the condition of breast ptosis, which is the loss of elasticity in breast tissue. Breast ptosis causes breasts to sag, or to hang low, and results from a number of factors, including: breast feeding, gravity, aging, pregnancy, genetics, or significant weight loss/weight gain.

Breast Lifts Orange CountyMastopexy procedures correct breast sagging by lifting and firming the breasts through the removal of excess skin, and the creation of a supportive structure for the newly lifted breasts. Breast lifts can also address problematic breast-related issues such as: downward pointing nipples, asymmetrical or enlarged areolas, stretched breast skin, and asymmetrical breasts (breasts that are different sizes).

In order to achieve the best possible results from your breast lift surgery, this procedure should only be performed by a Board Certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Farbod Esmailian, whose private practice in Los Alamitos, CA serves patients in the greater Los Angeles area, including Newport Beach and Orange County. Dr. Esmailian has extensive experience performing all variations of breast surgery, and has helped many patients lift, firm, and enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of their breasts with breast lift surgery.


There are four primary techniques that can be utilized during mastopexy procedures, and after conducting a thorough medical evaluation and assessing the degree of your breast ptosis, Dr. Esmailian will select the optimal technique from the following options:

  • Crescent Lift (Nipple lift)
  • Benelli Lift (Donut mastopexy)
  • Vertical Lift (Lollipop lift)
  • Full Lift (Anchor lift )

It is important to remember that breast lift surgery will not increase the size or fullness of your breasts, so if you are interested in lifting your breasts and increasing their size (volume), a breast augmentation performed in conjunction with a breast lift may be a better procedural choice.


Following the completion of your breast lift surgery, Dr. Esmailian will wrap your incisions with bandages or dressings, and will insert a small drain to eliminate excess fluid or blood. He will provide you with a support bra to minimize swelling, and you may slowly resume your normal activities within 1-2 weeks, but will need to refrain from intense exercise and heavy lifting for the first few months after your procedure. Your incision scars will gradually fade from red to a thin white line, and you will be able to see the visible results of your breast lift immediately after surgery (these results will continue to improve as swelling and bruising subside over the next 2-3 weeks).


Dr. Esmailian is a double board certified plastic surgeon who focuses on providing superior patient care, and who makes it a priority to stay informed about the most cutting edge developments in the field of breast surgery. Supported by a compassionate and competent staff, Dr. Esmailian will work tirelessly to ensure that your mastopexy experience is as safe and comfortable as possible.

If you have additional questions about having your breast lift procedure performed by Dr. Esmailian, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Esmailian.