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Breast Lift

Feeling happy with the appearance of your breasts can enhance your self-image and help you feel more fulfilled in general. Because gravity, pregnancy, and weight changes can cause the breasts to flatten and sag, many women find themselves wishing for a breast makeover. Dr. Wayne Yamahata is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can renew your look with breast lift surgery in Sacramento and Roseville. Through decades of specialized experience, he will customize the procedure for your body and give your breasts back a more firm and youthful shape.

To find out about your breast enhancement possibilities, request a consultation with Dr. Yamahata or call his office in Sacramento at (916) 929-1833 or Roseville at (916) 773-5559 .

Breast Lift Before & After Photos


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Breast Lift Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Breast Beauty Designed for You

Breast lift surgery, technically called a mastopexy, provides breast enhancement for Sacramento and Roseville women by:

  • Lifting breasts that are saggy and drawn
  • Restoring a firm, rounded shape
  • Raising nipples that point downwards
  • Reducing enlarged areolas
  • Providing balance between breasts

"Kind, compassionate bedside manner. He listened to what I wanted to see for results of the surgery and he called me at home to check on me personally after surgery. My results are just as I hoped for."*
*Your results may vary.

Breast Lift & Augmentation

Although a breast lift is a wonderful procedure on its own for women who are already satisfied with the size of their breasts, it's quite common to combine the surgery with a breast augmentation for a comprehensive improvement in both the size and position of the breasts.

You're likely a candidate for this option if you wish to enlarge your breasts as well as see less sagging, as was the case for the patient in the photos below. Dr. Yamahata can perform the 2 procedures simultaneously for your convenience.

Beafore and After Photos

Explore the possibilities. View before-and-after photos of some of Dr. Yamahata's actual plastic surgery patients.

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Incision Options

Dr. Yamahata can use different incision options for breast lift procedures. In general, more significant lifts will require more significant incisions. Although he makes every effort to ensure your incisions heal to faint, discreet scars, some scarring is inevitable. During your consultation, Dr. Yamahata gives you a better idea of the incision that may be best for you and explains how you can further minimize your scars with good aftercare habits. Your options are:

  • Doughnut: This incision traces completely around the perimeter of the areola. In most cases, this incision fades to a discreet scar that blends with the natural color delineation of this skin.

    Diagram of a doghnut incision for a breast lift

  • Lollipop: This incision is so named because it traces around the areola and then extends vertically down the bottom half of the breast in a lollipop-shaped pattern.

    Diagram of a lollipop incision for a breast lift

  • Anchor: The most significant incision, called the anchor incision, traces around the areola, down the bottom of the breast, and across the breast crease beneath the breast. This incision allows Dr. Yamahata to make a major improvement in the appearance of the breasts. The overwhelming majority of women who undergo breast lift surgery agree that their scars are small prices to pay for their beautiful, revived breasts.

    Diagram of a anchor incision for a breast lift

About the Surgery

Dr. Yamahata typically performs breast lift surgery as an outpatient procedure in his AAAA-certified surgery center, using either intravenous sedation with local anesthetic or general anesthesia. The surgery takes approximately 2 to 4 hours to complete, depending on the amount of correction you need and whether your breast lift is combined with other procedures. During the surgery, he removes excess tissue and stretched skin, reshapes and repositions the nipples and areolas if desired, and then lifts and sculpts the breasts. While Dr. Yamahata is skilled in traditional breast lift techniques, he frequently uses a customized approach to ensure each woman attains the most flattering results for her body.


After your breast lift, you will be asked to wear a surgical bra for about a month to minimize swelling and promote healing. In addition to personally phoning you following your surgery, Dr. Yamahata will schedule regular appointments to monitor your recovery and reassure you if any concerns arise. While individual experiences vary, most women can return to their daily activities after about a week and more strenuous activities within about a month.

Your Next Step

Dr. Yamahata and his staff understand that the decision to undergo any sort of cosmetic surgery can be overwhelming. To help aid your research, explore the most frequently asked questions about breast lift surgery.

When you're ready, request a consultation online or call his office directly in Sacramento at (916) 929-1833 or Roseville at (916) 773-5559 .

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