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McNemar Cosmetic Surgery Thomas B. McNemar, MD, FACS

Breast Lift

Choose breast lift if over time, gravity and the loss of the skin's natural elasticity have begun to sag and age your breasts. These factors, combined with pregnancies and nursing will often cause the breasts to lose their youthful shape and firmness.

When performed by Dr. Thomas McNemar, a breast lift offers Bay Area, Oakland and Modesto/Stockton women the ability to raise and reshape sagging breasts. Request your consultation online at Dr. McNemar's San Ramon or Tracy locations and receive a complimentary excerpt from his book, Breast Augmentation & Body Contouring, which includes information you need to know to help you achieve a satisfying cosmetic surgery experience.

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When you view our photo gallery, you can see breast lift before-and-after photos. This procedure can also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple). Breast implants inserted in conjunction with a breast lift procedure can increase both firmness and size.

What Is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that elevates your breasts to a higher position on your chest. The procedure restores the volume of the upper breast, tightens stretched skin, lifts sagging breast tissue, and raises droopy nipples to the center of the breast mound. The size of your areola can also be reduced with this procedure if you so desire. Cosmetic surgery to improve breast appearance is helping women achieve their ideal look.


After losing more than 200 pounds, Cindy turned to Dr. McNemar to refresh her body. In her real patient story, she talks candidly about her successful body contouring procedures, including a breast lift.

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Your Breast Lift

This procedure corrects loose, sagging breasts by reshaping the breasts, raising the nipples to a higher position and restoring breast firmness. Breast lift involves surgical removal of excess skin to raise the nipple and tighten the breast tissue. Incision patterns may vary, depending on degree of skin excess and amount of lifting required as well as patient and surgeon preference.

Common patterns include inverted T (incision around the areola, vertically down to a horizontal incision along the breast crease), vertical (incision around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease) and periareolar (incision around the areola). Dr. McNemar generally performs breast lifts under local anesthesia with sedation as an outpatient cosmetic surgery procedure. Women may choose to combine their lift with a breast reduction or breast augmentation.

Real Patients, Great Results

Browse our online photo gallery to see the beautiful results for yourself.



This patient got a breast lift along with breast implants to reduce sagging and add volume. See more details about her operation.

Swelling usually follows the procedure but in most cases subsides in 2 to 4 weeks. Breast shape may take 1 to 3 months to fully refine, with continued flattening and fading of incision lines for up to 1 year.

When searching for a plastic surgeon who performs breast lift surgery in the Bay Area, consider Dr. McNemar. Through his training and experience, he is able to achieve beautiful results. Request your consultation today and receive a complimentary excerpt from Dr. McNemar's book. Or, call (925) 967-2804 for our San Ramon office or (209) 834-0626 for our Tracy office to make your appointment.

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Before & After Photo Gallery

See the remarkable results of women and men who chose surgery from Dr. McNemar.

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