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A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a procedure to help raise and reshape the breast into a more youthful position and contour. Dr. Brandon Richland strives to deliver the best breast lift Newport Beach has to offer. Additionally, with this procedure, you can address breast asymmetries, reduce large areolas, and raise low nipples.

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Dr. Brandon Richland, the trailblazer behind the revolutionary Natural Internal Bra™ approach, offers all the advantages of the conventional internal bra technique, minus the apprehensions related to mesh implantation in the breasts. This revolutionary technique uses your own body's natural tissue only to provide support for your breast tissue and/or implant, ensuring enduring aesthetic results without compromising safety.

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to lift and reshape sagging breasts, creating a more youthful and lifted appearance. Dr. Richland at Richland Aesthetics uses advanced techniques to address drooping breasts and achieve optimal results. In some cases, a breast lift may be combined with other procedures, such as breast augmentation or breast reduction, for enhanced outcomes and concurrent recovery.

Benefits of a Breast Lift

A breast lift offers numerous benefits to improve both physical appearance and emotional well-being. Some of the advantages of receiving a breast lift include:

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A breast lift may be right for you if:

  • Your breasts have lost their youthful shape, position, and firmness
  • Your breasts are “saggy” or “droopy” (also called ptosis)
  • Your breasts have lost volume and skin elasticity or are lower on the chest wall
  • Your breasts are asymmetric, different sizes, or different shapes
  • You have large areolas that you are unhappy with

These changes can result from not only age, but also pregnancy, breastfeeding, fluctuations in body weight, and genetics. A breast lift does not significantly change the size of your breasts. If you are looking to increase the size of your breasts, you may be interested in a mastopexy augmentation, or breast augmentation. If you are looking to reduce the size of your breasts, you may think about a breast reduction.


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Breast Lift Options

During your consultation, Dr. Richland will review multiple treatment options and discuss which may best suit you. Then, he will recommend a unique surgical plan based on your specific goals and breast anatomy. There are two main considerations when considering a breast lift. The first is if you would like a lift alone vs. a lift combined with an augmentation. The second is the type of incision.

Breast Lift vs. Lift + Augmentation

You may be a good candidate for a breast lift alone if you only need to “tighten up” or reshape your breasts and have sufficient breast tissue and volume. If you are looking to not only reshape your breasts but also add volume, you may want to look into a mastopexy and augmentation type of surgery.



Periareolar Lift

A periareolar lift has several variations, including a partial “crescent lift” and a full periareolar lift, also called a “circumareolar mastopexy” or “donut mastopexy”. Crescent Lift – The crescent lift is the most minimal lift and is used when there is minimal breast ptosis. It can be used to elevate or move the nipple a maximum of one to two centimeters. In this type of lift, a small crescent-shaped piece of skin is removed above the areola. The small scar is hidden between the upper pigmented areola and normal skin.

Circumareolar Mastopexy

A circumareolar mastopexy, also called a “donut mastopexy”, is an extended version of the partial crescent lift. It can be used to elevate the nipple two to four centimeters. For this type of lift, skin is removed not only above but entirely around the areola, resulting in a scar that travels entirely around the areola. The scar again is hidden between the pigmented areola and normal skin. This type of circumareolar lift can also be used to reduce large areolas or correct areolar asymmetry. It can be common to get scar widening with this type of lift, so Dr. Richland uses a specialized type of suture and technique that helps to prevent this.

Vertical/Short Scar Lift

This is also referred to as a “lollipop” lift and works best for women who have moderate to severe breast ptosis or skin laxity. The circumareolar incision is combined with a vertical incision that travels from the areola straight down to the breast fold. This allows skin to be removed from the lower breast, therefore resulting in a much more powerful reshaping and recontouring procedure. Dr. Richland prefers this type of vertical/short scar mastopexy as it results in a shorter scar than the wise pattern lift below, and in most women results in a more aesthetic breast shape.

Wise Pattern Lift

This lift is also referred to as an “anchor scar breast lift” or “inverted T mastopexy” and is reserved for women who have severe breast ptosis, or skin laxity. Since a significant amount of skin needs to be removed, the scar is longer and additional travels horizontally along the breast fold. One downside to this lift, in addition to the longer scar, is that in some women, the breasts can appear “boxy” or “wide” after this type of lift.

“Scarless Dual-Plane Breast Lift”

This refers to the lifting effect that can be achieved with a dual-plane augmentation. A breast augmentation can help restore youthful volume to the upper part of the breast and increase “cleavage”. When the implant is placed in a dual plane fashion, a modest lifting effect can be achieved of the surrounding breast tissue, nipple, and areola. This technique is best for patients with mild ptosis or breast laxity who are looking to increase breast volume and avoid the scars of a traditional breast lift. While no surgical procedure is truly scarless, the only incision required for this technique is a small three-centimeter incision for the implant, and therefore the traditional breast lift incisions can be avoided.

“Scarless Internal Breast Lift”

This is a great option for patients who have had a previous breast augmentation and have mild to moderate breast laxity. With this technique, your internal breast capsule is tightened from the inside, thus elevating the implant and surrounding breast tissue. Again, while no surgical procedure is truly scarless, your previous breast augmentation incision can be used; therefore, the traditional breast lift incisions can be avoided.



Ensuring a successful breast lift requires a unique treatment plan tailored to each woman's specific anatomy and concerns. Dr. Richland's process for your transformation is outlined below:

  • Attentive Listening & Effective Communication
    Central to every case, Dr. Richland prioritizes the patient's individual goals, health, and safety. By attentively listening and understanding your lifestyle, aspirations, concerns, and issues, he ensures that your results and surgical procedure are custom-made for you.
  • Tailoring the Path to Your Best Body
    Collaborating closely with you, Dr. Richland identifies the most suitable options based on your unique anatomy. He provides a comprehensive overview of each procedure option, highlighting the distinct advantages and considerations for your specific needs.
  • Personalized Consultation
    Thoroughly examining your body and carefully considering your concerns, Dr. Richland devises surgical plans that align with your requirements. His vast experience encompasses patients of all ages, body types, and conditions, and guarantees a confidential consultation that equips you with the knowledge and impartial guidance necessary to make an informed decision, ultimately leading to a natural and satisfying outcome.
  • Revitalized by Dr. Richland
    Dr. Richland's approach ensures a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance, avoiding any sense of artificiality. Your definition of the best outcome will be actualized in collaboration with him, resulting in a reflection of your aspirations and desires.



Following the procedure, our Newport Beach breast lift patients will be provided with a gentle post-surgical bra to ensure comfort during the recovery phase, typically for a few weeks. Experiencing soreness and tightness in the breasts is a normal occurrence during the initial days. In the majority of cases, individuals can resume their regular work and daily activities, excluding strenuous physical tasks or vigorous exercise, within three to seven days postoperatively.

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Breast Lift Results

Patients can typically see immediate improvements in breast shape and position after a breast lift. However, it may take a few weeks for swelling to subside and the final results to fully manifest. During the recovery period, our Newport Beach breast lift patients should avoid strenuous activities and follow post-operative instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and long-lasting results.

How much does a Breast Lift Cost?

The cost of a breast lift can vary based on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure, the surgeon's expertise, and the geographic location of the practice. The total cost typically includes surgical fees, anesthesia, facility fees, and any necessary follow-up care. To receive an accurate cost estimate, schedule a consultation with Dr. Richland at Richland Aesthetics.

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Breast Lift FAQs

A breast augmentation will increase the volume or size of your breasts, while a breast lift is used to raise and reshape the breast into a more youthful position and contour. Some women may wish to have both done at the same time.

Generally, a breast lift will not significantly change the size of your breasts but will change the shape, position, and contour. If you wish to increase the size of your breasts, you may be interested in a breast augmentation or combined mastopexy augmentation. If you wish to decrease the size of your breasts, you may want to think about a breast reduction.

While no surgical procedure is truly scarless, the only incision required for this technique is a small incision just larger than one-inch for the implant.

It is common to experience a short-term decrease in sensation that usually subsides over the next few months. Usually, these changes are temporary, but in some rare cases, they can be permanent.

In the case of our patients undergoing breast lift procedures in Newport Beach, outcomes may endure for extensive periods, possibly spanning years or even decades. However, it is important to acknowledge that individual cases vary, and occasional minor adjustments might be necessary in some instances after several years. Long-lasting results depend on many factors such as age, genetic makeup, skin condition, overall health, and the specific surgical approach employed. Dr. Richland employs a distinctive internal lifting suture technique, which effectively aids in maintaining breast shape and position over time.

Both breast lift and breast implant procedures are generally safe when performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon. The safety of each procedure depends on individual factors, such as the patient's health and medical history. During your consultation, Dr. Richland will discuss your specific needs and recommend the most suitable approach for achieving your desired results.

During a breast lift, Dr. Richland carefully removes excess skin and tightens the surrounding tissues to lift and reshape the breasts. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and incisions are typically placed around the areola and may extend vertically or horizontally on the breast, depending on the degree of lift required. Dr. Richland utilizes advanced techniques to minimize scarring and achieve natural-looking results.

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The journey to your ideal look and life should be one of excitement and assuredness. With Dr. Brandon Richland, you can expect nothing short of excellence from your initial consultation to the moment you realize your final results. Take the first step to realizing your aesthetic goals by scheduling a consultation in Newport Beach, Fountain Valley or Huntington Beach. Please complete this form to request an in-person consultation or click here for a Virtual Consultation.

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