Breast Lift Surgery


Some women are predisposed to pendulous breasts while others may develop sagging breasts with age, following childbirth and nursing, or after substantial weight-loss. If you’re seeking firmer, more youthful breasts with a heightened profile, the team at Neaman Plastic Surgery can help you determine if a breast lift—or mastopexy—is right for you.

Dr. Keith Neaman, Dr. Dustin Christiansen and the entire staff at Neaman Plastic Surgery, are very attentive to your unique cosmetic desires, safety, comfort and satisfaction.  Please also see many before / after photos* in our breast lift photo gallery and learn more about related breast surgeries including breast augmentation and breast revision surgery. To schedule your personal consultation and learn if you’re a candidate for a breast lift, please contact Neaman Plastic Surgery today at 844-338-5445.

Breast Lift Benefits

A mastopexy may be used lift and firm your breasts for a youthful appearance with natural-looking contours. A breast lift can correct aesthetic imperfections including:

  • Breasts that droop
  • Breasts that have lost shape or volume
  • Stretched breast tissue and enlarged areolas
  • Nipples that point downward
  • Breasts that are asymmetrical

Although most women who experience at least one of these conditions and are in good general health are candidates for a breast lift, women who plan to become pregnant are generally advised to postpone a breast lift until after they have children and finish breastfeeding; pregnancy and nursing cause fluctuations in breast size that may impact the results of a mastopexy.

Ask Dr. Neaman: Should I have a breast lift with a breast augmentation?

Featured Breast Lift Before/After Photos*

Your Breast Lift Procedure

Breast lift procedures vary based on a number of individual factors, such as your physique, the condition of your breasts, and your aesthetic goals. A mastopexy typically includes the elevation of the nipples and areolas, the removal of excess breast tissue, and the tightening and reshaping of remaining tissue for a heightened profile with beautiful contours. Some women, particularly those with relatively small breasts that have lost volume or those with breasts that hang at different levels, may benefit from breast implants in conjunction with a breast lift. Dr. Keith Neaman or Dr. Dustin Christiansen will recommend a custom breast lift treatment plan based on your consultation and a thorough medical review.

Breast Lift FAQ’s

How is a breast lift different than a breast augmentation?

The breast lift involves removing excess skin, relocating the nipple and reshaping the breast profile. Many times, this procedure is done in conjunction with placement of breast implants. A breast augmentation procedure was created to enlarge the breast size, by placing implants.

Will breast augmentation correct droopy breasts?

Droopy breasts involve stretched skin, and placing breast implants inside the skin that is already stretched out, will not solve this problem. What will correct this is a breast lift – which will reposition your breasts to a higher plane.

Can a breast implant give the appearance of a lift?

A breast implant does give the illusion of a lift because you get upper pole fullness. This works for women who have a nipple that is at or above the level of the skin fold beneath the breast.

What is a breast lift exactly?

A breast lift does the following – repositions the nipple, aligns drooping breasts, gives a younger, “perkier” look to the breasts.

Will nipple sensation be impacted by a breast lift?

Although any surgery on the breast has the potential risk of affecting nipple sensation, in general, standard breast lifts do not result in loss of nipple sensation.

What type of breast lift should I get?

There are a variety of types of lifts including Crescent, Benelli, lollipop, and anchor lift techniques. You and your surgeon will discuss options and pick the method that is right for you.

Breast Lift Surgery Consultation with Dr. Keith Neaman

Many breast lift patients benefit from the raising of the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. If you would like to learn more about your breast lift options, please contact Neaman Plastic Surgery to schedule your personal consultation, and view breast lift before/after photos*. We welcome patients from the greater Portland, Salem, and Eugene, Oregon, areas.

“I was referred to Dr. Neaman by a friend when I was interested in plastic surgery and I’m glad I went to him. He was very helpful and educational with me at my consultation. He was always easy to talk too and super friendly at every appointment and always checked in to make sure I was happy with my outcome. I am 100% satisfied with my procedure and recommend him to everyone I talk to about my surgery. If you’re looking for a update, see Dr. Neaman!”

– Beka, Actual Patient*