Breast Augmentation with Mastopexy


What is breast augmentation with a mastopexy?

Breast augmentation with a mastopexy is a popular procedure done to lift the breasts to a higher position, while adding implants to add fullness to the upper portion of the breasts. By removing excess skin, rearranging the breast tissue, repositioning the areola higher and inserting implants, Dr. Rojas will create a more lifted and youthful appearance that will compliment your frame and boost your confidence.

Who is a good candidate for breast augmentation with a mastopexy?

Any woman who has lost upper pole fullness, sagging breasts, nipples pointing downwards, or has lost shape and volume due to weight loss, aging or breastfeeding is a good candidate for a breast augmentation with a mastopexy.

How is breast augmentation with a mastopexy performed?

A breast lift is done in our surgery center under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Incisions are made to remove excess skin, reposition the breast tissue to a higher position and the areola is repositioned and may be reduced in size. Dr. Rojas will recommend the best type of incision for your body depending on your breast tissue, skin excess and goals. The incisions are meticulously placed in order to reduce the appearance of scars.

There are three different types of incisions that are used to for a breast lift:

■ Circumareolar (Periareolar)- a donut-shaped incision is made around the areola, used in women with minimal sagging/excess skin and minimal scarring.

■ Vertical- also known as the “lollipop” incision, a donut-shaped incision that extends down towards the breast crease.

■ Wise Pattern- also known as the “anchor” incision, same as the lollipop incision and extends along the breast crease.

Types of Implants


■ Inserted into the breast pocket unfilled
■ Higher risk of rippling
■ Weigh more than silicone implants


■ Inserted into the breast pocket unfilled
■ Higher risk of rippling
■ Weigh more than silicone implants

Recovery and Aftercare

  • Expectations after your surgery with Dr. Rojas will include carefully monitoring your progress postoperatively at your follow up appointments. Patients will be given a prescription for pain medications, antibiotics and other vitamins which will help with your recovery process. You will wake up from the procedure in a recovery suite wearing a surgical bra. Our amazing staff will monitor you postoperatively until you are ready to be picked up by a family member or friend.
  • Breast augmentations with a mastopexy are very common procedures, but every surgery has its risks. Risks include some asymmetry, implant rippling, capsular contracture, loss of nipple sensation, delayed wound healing, and hypertrophic/keloid scarring. Postoperative follow up appointments will be important to reduce the risk of longer recovery time or developing complications, as well as monitoring your progress.

Can I breastfeed after implants?

Yes, many women are able to breastfeed after breast augmentation, however there are risks. It is important to discuss pregnancy planning with Dr. Rojas so he can provide the best option for you and your goals.

Will there be loss of nipple sensation?

Patients experience a temporary loss of sensation or numbness after breast augmentation surgery. The majority of patients have this issue resolved within one year of the surgery date.

How long do implants last?

The general rule is that after ten years the risk of rupture increases. If there are no issues with the implant, you do not have to undergo surgery to replace them.



What is the cost of Breast Augmentation with Mastopexy?

Breast augmentation with mastopexy combines breast enlargement with a lift, addressing both size and position. Costs vary based on the surgeon’s expertise, the procedures’ complexity, location, and additional fees for anesthesia and facilities. Thoroughly discuss these factors during your consultation to grasp the full pricing.