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Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Savalia delivers some of the most aesthetic breast lifts in Newport Beach. A breast lift, also referred to as mastopexy, is designed to lift and reform breasts that are beginning to sag and hang lower on the chest wall. Dr. Savalia’s tried and true breast lift techniques are able to elevate the breasts, giving them a more youthful aesthetic. This protocol is often performed in tandem with a breast reduction or breast augmentation procedure. 

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The best candidates for a breast lift procedure are in good mental and physical health and have realistic expectations for the outcomes of the procedure. Breast lift procedures are most effective for women who are struggling with ptotic (sagging) breasts, elongated breast shape, downward-pointing nipples, or breasts that have a deflated look after weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. Some of the most common reasons women seek out a breast lift in Newport Beach include:

  • Wanting to reverse breast sagging to achieve a more youthful appearance
  • Wanting to address sagging breasts after childbirth 
  • Wanting to treat ‘deflated’ looking breasts following substantial weight loss 


Known for his dedication to excellence and results, Dr. Nirav Savalia has received numerous accolades throughout his career. He received the Orange County Medical Association 2018 Physician of Excellence Award and was also listed among the Orange Coast Top Doctors for 2019. He prefers achieving a natural look over an overly ‘worked-on’ appearance. He carefully curates every procedure so that the patient’s natural beauty is unaffected as he achieves their aesthetic goals.

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After performing a thorough assessment of the patient’s medical history and current state, Dr. Savalia uses his findings to choose the best breast lift technique.


Anchor breast lift:

This is the most conventional type of breast lift, with the incision encircling the areola, running vertically down to the breast crease, and then horizontally, creating a shape that resembles an upside down T, or an anchor. This type of breast lift procedure is well suited to those with moderate to severe breast ptosis, as it affords the doctor the most ease in removing excess fat, tissue and skin.

Lollipop breast lift:

Here, an incision is made encircling the areola and then running downwards to the inframammary fold (breast crease), creating the shape of a favorite childhood sweet. The lollipop breast lift is ideal for those women with moderate breast sagging.

Donut breast lift:

During the donut breast lift, a small incision is made around the areola, creating the shape of a policeman’s favorite snack. Scarring is well hidden within the darker pigments of the nipples. Donut breast lifts are well suited for patients with only the mildest drooping in the breasts.

I am very happy with how my breast lift and augmentation went with Dr. Savalia. He is extremely professional, has a great bedside manner, and makes you feel at ease. He did a wonderful job with getting my breasts very symmetrical despite being asymmetrical before the surgery.


The breast lift technique Dr. Savalia uses will depend on your existing anatomy and the extent of surgical correction needed. In most cases, he will use a pattern that will result in a lollipop-like incision or an anchor-like incision on the breast. This incision goes around the areola and down to the breast crease (lollipop shape) and may extend within the breast crease (anchor shape) as well. Through the incision, Dr. Savalia can remove excess skin and move the nipple/areola to a higher position.

Women with relatively small breasts and minimal sagging may be candidates for modified procedures, such as the crescent or donut (Benelli) mastopexy techniques that require less extensive incisions. Dr. Savalia cautions that these techniques are limited to minor repositioning of the nipple rather than elevating the entire breast. If you are thinking about a breast lift, chances are high that a lollipop or an anchor incision will be necessary.


Post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement to speed the healing process and recovery time. Dr. Savalia will wrap the breasts in a bandage right after surgery to protect the incisions and minimize any movement of the breasts.

Once the bandages are removed, you will need to wear a specialized surgical bra for several weeks. You can expect minor discomfort associated with surgery, which can be managed with over-the-counter or prescription medications. During this time, Dr. Savalia will start a scar-minimizing program to ensure scar appearance is minimal.

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Some benefits of a breast lift procedure include: 

  • A perkier, more aesthetically appealing profile 
  • Removes excess tissue from the breasts 
  • Repositions the nipples for an improved look 
  • More even and symmetrical breasts 
  • Articles of clothing such as tops, swimwear, bras, and dresses fit better
  • A major increase in self-confidence

Breast lift procedures help patients by giving them a more feminine and youthful profile. During the consultation, Dr. Savalia goes over the details of the procedure as well as other breast enhancement options to ensure that the patient makes a well-educated decision regarding their treatment. Feel free to reach out to us online or call 949-386-2747 today to schedule a consultation at Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery in Orange County and learn more about our breast lift procedure.

Breast Lift FAQs

If you are considering a breast lift, it is normal to have a lot of questions before surgery. Dr. Savalia takes the time to ensure you are fully educated about your options, so you are confident in your decision to undergo breast enhancement. Below, he has answered some of the questions he hears most often from women interested in improving their figures with a breast lift.

Will a breast lift increase my cup size?

Patients must understand that while a breast lift comes with many benefits, there are also some limitations. While breast lift procedures can greatly improve the look of the breasts, they are not designed to increase their size. The biggest benefit of a breast lift procedure is an improved profile, allowing the patient to experience more confidence.

Can I combine a breast lift with implants?

Many of Dr. Savalia’s patients choose to combine breast augmentation with their breast lift and combine the benefits of both procedures. In addition to reshaping and uplifting the natural breast, incorporating breast implants means an increase in cup size. It is not at all uncommon to perform these surgeries as a combination procedure, often as part of a mommy makeover.

What’s the difference between a breast lift and breast reduction?

A breast lift and breast reduction both recontour your existing breast tissue for a more flattering look. However, during a breast reduction, Dr. Savalia removes excess tissue and reshapes the breast to create a more proportionate look. Some skin and tissue may be removed during a breast lift as well, but the amount is much less substantial, as the focus is on lifting rather than reducing the breasts.

Will I have scars?

Regardless of the technique used in a breast lift procedure, there will be some amount of incisions, which means that there will undoubtedly be some scars. Dr. Savalia recommends a specially-formulated scar-minimizing regimen that heals breast lift incisions and renders them inconspicuous. It should be noted that most of Dr. Savalia’s patients are so thrilled with their new look that they don't mind the minimal amount of scarring they may experience.

Dr. Savalia and his staff are wonderful. I felt really cared for. The results of my breast lift and reduction and tummy tuck are even better than I could have imagined!


During the initial consultation with Dr. Savalia, patients have the opportunity to talk about their hopes for the procedure and learn about all of their options in detail. Patients who are interested in combining breast implants with their breast lift procedure can express that at this time.

Dr. Savalia will also carry out a full assessment of the patient’s current status and medical history in order to get a better idea of which surgical method will elicit the best outcome. Finally, patients will learn about the benefits and risks of breast lift surgery, and Dr. Savalia will give a full explanation of what to expect from the procedure and recovery period.


It is normal for the breasts to look swollen and feel tight immediately following breast lift surgery, and Dr. Savalia will instruct patients to wear a special support garment for a few weeks in order to keep their new breast contours in a good position. Patients will also be given specific instructions to follow during the recovery period, as well as a scar-minimizing program.

Over the following weeks, the swelling will decrease and the results will become more perceivable. While factors such as gravity and the natural aging process will still affect the breast appearance down the line, patients can enjoy their results for quite a long time. 

How much does a breast lift cost in Newport Beach?

Dr. Savalia’s surgical approach is fully customized to meet the unique needs of the patient. As such, the price can vary depending on the extent of work performed. Some of the fees involved in a breast lift procedure include:

  • Surgeon fees
  • Facility fees
  • Recovery fees
  • Anesthesia fees

During the private consultation, Dr. Savalia provides patients with a detailed quote based on all the particulars of the treatment plan and current rates. It is worth noting that we provide financing from our trusted healthcare lenders for patients who need assistance.


Reach out to us today to schedule a private consultation at our practice in Newport Beach. Dr. Savalia and his staff are fully committed to providing his patients with a positive experience, making them feel comfortable from the consultation all the way through the recovery process. 

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