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As women age, they naturally lose some of the elasticity and firmness in their breasts. Additionally, a significant weight loss or nursing after pregnancy, for example, can leave a woman feeling insecure about the appearance of her breasts and wishing for a way to restore volume and the location of the nipples.

A breast lift with implants, often referred to as a boob lift, restores volume and removes excess skin to provide the patient with a more youthful appearance. Dr. Tanya Judge is a board eligible plastic surgeon who believes in listening to her clients desires above all else. She knows that educating her patients is an important part of the surgical process and works one-on-one with her patients to ensure that her patients achieve their desired results. Her unique perspective as a woman lends her an intimate understanding of the needs and wants of her patients.

Dr. Judge collaborates with her patients to tailor each boob lift surgery to what the patient wants aesthetically. She firmly believes in finding the right solution to empower her clients and restore confidence, making her an ideal choice for women looking to turn their vision into a reality.*

Visit our clinic in San Francisco or seek an appointment at (415) 409-9760 with our plastic surgeon to determine the best line of treatment. You can fill out the online contact us form to hear back from us.


A breast lift restores the breasts to a rounder, elevated, more youthful looking state by removing excess tissue and tightening the surrounding skin.*

During your consultation with Dr. Judge she will help determine if the procedure is right for you, and present you with all the information you need. It is common for women to have an implant put in during the breast lift, but not necessary. The path your procedure takes will we be entirely up to you and Dr. Judge.

Incision styles

There are four primary incisions utilized during a boob lift surgery: the lollipop, the donut, the crescent and the inverted-T.

The lollipop incision is a vertical incision on the breast, and works to reduce sagging. In this technique Dr. Judge will make a keyhole shaped incision on the breast, preserving the nipple but removing any excess skin below.

The crescent lift gets its name from the crescent shaped skin above the areola that is excised during the procedure. This incision is generally used for raising the location of the nipple by a small amount.

The donut incision is known for less scarring. With this procedure, Dr. Judge creates an incision on or around the perimeter of the areola and later a second outer incision to remove the “donut” of skin around it.

The inverted T incision is the oldest breast lift technique and is a great option for women with severe ptosis or sag requiring a significant amount of skin to be removed.

All of the incisions have pros and cons. Ultimately your incision will vary depending on your aesthetic goals, which Dr. Judge will discuss with you at length.


Performed under general anesthesia with a licensed anesthetist overseeing the procedure, this outpatient surgery takes anywhere from one to three hours depending on the degree of reconstruction needed. All of Dr. Judge’s breast lift surgeries are performed at an outpatient surgery center in San Francisco.

Breast lifts are often combined with breast augmentations, breast reductions, tummy tucks, or liposuction. Dr. Judge will discuss the best way to achieve your desired aesthetic during your consultation.


Expect to feel tired and sore after the procedure. There will be postoperative discomfort, but generally the pain is managed with oral pain killers and subsides within a couple of days.*

Additionally, it will be necessary to wear a specialized soft bra for providing added support for patients recovering from surgery.

After the boob lift surgery, the patient goes home and must walk. they will be unable to perform any strenuous activity and it is important to limit movement so that the tissue may heal. It is advised that a capable adult stay with the patient for a 24 hour period following the surgery to monitor recovery.

Most patients are able to return to work within a week.*

*Individual results may vary. Not a guarantee.


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