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Elevate sagging, drooping breasts to a more attractive position with a breast lift in Vancouver, WA

Whether due to pregnancy and nursing, gravity and the aging process, or simply poor genetics, the breasts sometimes begin to sag and deflate, with the nipples occasionally dropping below the breast crease. This condition can cause a less than attractive appearance and may interfere with one’s self-confidence.

A breast lift (mastopexy) is a procedure that can help reverse breast ptosis, along with a more appealing breast shape and nipple placement. While a breast lift can help improve the projection of the breasts, it cannot add volume, and is therefore often well-combined with a breast augmentation procedure.

Dr. Gabriel can suggest the best course of action for your needs and anatomy during your confidential consultation and perform some of the most amazing results in a breast lift Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA both have to offer.

Dr. Gabriel always uses a “nipple-sparing” technique that preserves sensitivity and breastfeeding ability in the areolar complex. He is also extremely conservative in his approach to incisions, ensuring minimal scarring.

Before and After

Breast Lift
Breast Lift

Advantages of a breast lift may include…

  • Reversal of breast ptosis
  • Improvement in nipple position and angle
  • A more youthful breast aesthetic
  • Reduction of breast chaffing and irritation
  • Improved stamina and energy
  • Boost in self-confidence
  • A better fit in swimwear, eveningwear and tight-fitting clothes
  • A more balanced, proportionate breast profile
  • An excellent complement to a breast augmentation or breast reduction procedure
  • Long-lasting, sustainable results

Who is considered a good candidate for a breast lift?

A breast lift is appropriate for women of all ages who are struggling with low-hanging, sagging breasts that have lost their perkiness due to pregnancy, aging or genetics.

Dr. Gabriel suggests the following guidelines for his breast lift clients:

  • Patients should be in good health, both emotionally and physically
  • Patients should be free from any major medical conditions such as hypertension or diabetes that might interfere with their treatment or recovery
  • Patients should be at or near a stable weight for their frame
  • Patients should be non-smokers, or willing to quit at least a month before surgery
  • Patients should have realistic expectations for their outcome based on consultation

Options for the incision

There are several different placements for the incision during a breast lift and Dr. Gabriel will work with you to determine the best one for your goals, anatomy and lifestyle.


The incision is made to encircle the nipples, and is well hidden in the darker pigments of the areolar complex. This is appropriate for women with minimal breast ptosis.


The incision is made around the nipple and then stretches down vertically to the breast crease. This kind of incision is useful for those with moderate breast ptosis.


This incision begins by encircling the nipple, it then stretches down vertically to the breast crease, and then horizontally to create an anchor or inverted T shape. This type of incision will be most appropriate for women with significant breast ptosis, such as those undergoing a breast reduction procedure in tandem with their breast lift.

What’s my next step?

If you are in the Portland, OR, Vancouver, WA or surrounding areas and are frustrated with drooping, sagging breasts that have lost their shape, please contact Dr. Gabriel today to learn how our breast lift in Vancouver, WA may be able to help create more youthful-looking breasts.

During your initial session, Dr. Gabriel will perform a physical exam along with a thorough review of your medical and surgical history. He will then take all the time needed to answer your questions in depth, including those regarding costs, financing and insurance; risks and benefits; recovery and downtime; and what you can expect from your final outcome.

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