Portland Breast Lift
Dr. Ronald DeMars

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Breast Lift SurgeryDr. DeMars is a talented plastic surgeon specializing in a range of breast procedures, including breast lift. He has treated many women throughout the greater Portland area, as well as female patients from Vancouver, WA. He performs all procedures at his state-of-the-art plastic surgery facility, which is designed to provide maximum comfort, safety and privacy. In the paragraphs below, Dr. DeMars explains his treatment approach and describes women who might be candidates for breast lift surgery.

A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes, including loss of skin elasticity, can result from pregnancy, breast-feeding, weight fluctuations, aging and gravity. Heredity may also be a factor, which is why even a woman in her teens may experience loose, sagging breast tissue. Breasts that have lost their firm, uplifted contours can negatively affect a woman’s self-image and confidence.

Breast Lift: Is it for you?

If you desire to restore the firmness and shape of your breasts, then a breast lift in Portland may be right for you. In general, breast lift raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Sometimes the areola (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipple) has become enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well. A breast lift rejuvenates the female figure with a breast profile that is more youthful, uplifted and firm.

Breast Lift is Individualized

Breast lift is a highly individualized procedure, which can be completed using a variety of incision techniques. Dr. DeMars determines which surgical approach is best for each one of his Portland and Vancouver breast lift patients by analyzing the following factors:

  • Breast size and shape
  • The size and position of the areola
  • The degree of breast sagging
  • Skin quality and skin elasticity

Some of the patients who seek breast lift in Portland are women who desire to uplift and improve the shape of breasts that:


  • Sags or are pendulous
  • Have lost firmness and skin elasticity
  • Have a flatter, elongated shape
  • When unsupported, nipples fall below the breast crease
  • Have nipples and areolas that point downward
  • Have stretched skin and an enlarged areolas

During pre-surgical consultations, Dr. DeMars emphasizes that breast lift is most appropriate for women who wish to improve the shape and position of their breasts. When an increase in breast volume is also desired, women should undergo breast lift in conjunction with breast augmentation. On the other hand, women who have disproportionately large breasts and desire both a lift and reduction in volume should undergo a combination of breast lift and breast reduction.

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