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Breast Lift

Breastfeeding, pregnancy, weight loss, and the natural aging process can cause breasts to sag.

A breast lift (mastopexy) can restore a youthful figure and boost your confidence.

Wondering what breast lift surgery by Dr. Bernard Kopchinski in San Antonio, TX, can do for you?

The Benefits of Breast Lift Surgery

Patients who undergo this safe and effective procedure at Prestige Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio can benefit from: 

Restored Breast Dimensions

Breast lift procedures eliminate sagging tissue and excess skin to produce breasts that are firmer, perkier, and more balanced.

A More Youthful Appearance

Breasts tend to sag as women age. A breast lift results in a more attractive silhouette that can take years off of your appearance.

Improved Shape Without Implants

A breast lift enhances the shape and contour of the breasts without breast implants. However, depending on your goals, the procedure can be combined with breast augmentation to enhance both shape and size.

Breast Lift Basics

A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure in which a plastic surgeon raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining breast tissue. Breast lift procedures result in a youthful, natural-looking bust that makes patients feel younger, more attractive, and more confident. While breast lift surgery results in perkier, firmer breasts, it does not significantly alter the size of the breasts. Women who want to change the size of their breasts should consider breast augmentation or breast reduction.

Asymmetrical Breasts? A Breast Lift Can Help

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Breast asymmetry can present itself in terms of distance from the collarbone or from the fold beneath the breast. A breast lift can improve the balance and proportion of lopsided breasts. Breast lift surgery can be performed on just one breast or on both breasts, depending on the needs of the patient.

Considering a Breast Lift in San Antonio? Choose Our Trusted Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Bernard Kopchinski of Prestige Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio, TX, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical experience. During his career, he has helped many patients achieve exceptional results through breast lift surgery. If you are curious about how a breast lift could enhance your appearance, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Kopchinski today.

During your free consultation, Dr. Kopchinski will examine your breasts, ask questions about your cosmetic goals, and determine whether he thinks a breast lift or another procedure, such as breast reduction or augmentation, is right for you. If you and the doctor agree that a breast lift is the best option for you, we can schedule your surgery at one of the finest hospitals in the San Antonio area.

You can schedule your free consultation right now by filling out our online form or calling

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Dr. Bernard Kopchinski can tailor a mastopexy to your needs. He strives to minimize scars and achieve natural-looking results.

"He's Gained My Trust." Prestige Cosmetic Surgery Puts Patients First


Valerie Orendain


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Absolutely Amazing!   Excellent-Excellent-Excellent 
I highly recommend Dr. K and his amazing office team. Dr. K performed both of my breast augmentations, lip injections and I'm currently scheduled for neck and chin liposuction. I'm absolutely pleased with all results within his care. Dr. K is super friendly and very professional. He's gained my trust with his cosmetic expertise-for many years to come...

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Amy Daugherty


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Just had surgery with Dr K on 4/11/19 he is so amazing he is very honest and informative about the procedure. His staff is amazing and sweet they will answer any questions no matter how silly you might think they are. Dr K even calls you himself the night after your surgery to check on you. Would highly recommend him to anyone and will be going back to him if I need anything else done.

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Breast Lift Candidacy

Candidates for a breast lift:

  • Have one breast that is larger than the other
  • Have experienced significant weight loss resulting in sagging breasts
  • Have experienced unwanted changes in their breasts due to pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Are dissatisfied with the position of their nipples
  • Are generally unhappy with the shape of their breasts

It is important for anyone who undergoes breast lift surgery to have realistic expectations about what plastic surgery can deliver. Elective surgery can deliver a more attractive bust, but it cannot address emotional or relationship issues. During your consultation at our San Antonio, TX, plastic surgery office, Dr. Kopchinski will ask about your cosmetic goals for plastic surgery. Above all else, you should only undergo cosmetic surgery for your own satisfaction.

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We Perform Surgery at an Elite Hospital

Dr. Kopchinski performs his breast lifts and other surgical procedures at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital here in San Antonio. This hospital has earned accreditation from the Joint Commission, which is America's largest and longest-running health care accrediting organization. Accreditation confirms that the hospital where you will receive your breast lift has met elite standards of safety, quality, and more. 

Request Your Breast Lift Consultation

You are just one message away from starting your breast lift journey. To request a consultation with our award-winning surgeon who operates at a highly accredited hospital, simply call (210) 255-1764 or write to our San Antonio team today. 

San Antonio Has Great Things to Say


Mindy Davis


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Dr.K was amazing and very knowledgeable! ... There was never any pressure to do anything. I was able to ask all of the questions and always received very honest answers so I could make the best decision for me. His staff is amazing as well always returning calls or emails right away and they have always been very welcoming. I would definitely recommend Dr. K and his staff to anyone considering any type of cosmetic surgeries!!

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Sarah Chadwell


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Dr. Kopchinski and his staff are the most professional people in the business. Dr. K takes his time with each potential client to fully explain any questions you have and make you feel comfortable about any procedure you are considering. Many other doctors tend to rush you or tell you your questions can be answered from their website. He is detail oriented in his work, and his results are, therefore, phenomenal! I trust Prestige Cosmetics to take care of me.

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Breast Lifts  Are Increasingly Common


According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were more than 143,000 breast lifts performed in the United States in 2022.

Frequent Breast Lift Motivations

Breast lifts are commonly chosen by women who want to improve breast position without altering size or weight. Dr. Kopchinski has the skills to perform many types of lifts. Key reasons patients come to him to reshape breast tissue with a lift include:

  • Breasts that are uneven 
  • Noticeably sagging breasts
  • Breasts that are flat or droopy
  • Nipples that point downward
  • Nipples that are positioned too low
  • Stretched out breasts following weight fluctuation

A Lifted, Rejuvenated Bustline

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A breast lift corrected the drooping of this patient's breasts. Since the incisions were made around the areola and lower curve of the breasts, her post-surgical scarring was well-hidden and subtle. We can work with you to achieve natural-looking results like these. We can also discuss other enhancement options, such as breast augmentation and breast reduction.

Preparing for Your Breast Lift

You're in good hands at Prestige Cosmetic Surgery: Dr. Kopchinski became a general surgeon in 1998 and has been a board-certified plastic surgeon since 2008. His extensive experience allows him to give personalized preparation instructions for each of his patients. Following his guidelines helps to increase the efficacy of treatment while limiting the risk of complications. Common recommendations he gives to breast lift recipients include:

  • Not smoking for approximately one month before and after the procedure
  • Ceasing blood-thinning medications like aspirin for two weeks before a breast lift. 
  • Not drinking alcohol for a week prior to surgery
  • Avoiding the use of any self-tanning products

A Closer Look at the Procedure Breast Lift Surgery Timeline

Dr. Kopchinski thoughtfully plans every breast lift procedure so it results in as little scarring as possible.
Dr. Kopchinski thoughtfully plans every breast lift procedure so it results in as little scarring as possible.


Your breast lift surgery will begin with IV sedation or general anesthesia.
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Once you are fully sedated, Dr. Kopchinski will make multiple incisions around your areola.
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Breast Reshaping

The cosmetic surgeon will reshape the breast tissue to improve the shape and contour of the breasts, as well as reposition the nipple to a more youthful height. Excess skin will be removed as needed.
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Finally, Dr. Kopchinski will suture the incisions shut. While scars from these incisions cannot be avoided completely, Dr. Kopchinski will ensure that they are minimal and discreetly placed so they blend in with the natural contours of your breasts.
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You will be given detailed recovery guidelines before being released to rest at home. Dr. Kopchinski gives his after-hours cell phone number for patients to reach him 24/7. He even makes himself available on weekends.
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How Powerful Are the Results?

While breast lifts do not physically alter breast size or weight, they do provide great improvements to shape, definition, and volume. The results of a breast lift are permanent and noticeable right away. The improvements to your breast continue to become more apparent through the first few months after surgery. 

It is important to understand that you are more likely to receive transformative results if you seek treatment with a highly skilled surgeon. Dr. Kopchinski has earned board certification in plastic surgery. These honors indicate an elevated level of skill and knowledge compared to an average surgeon. The many remarkable before and after breast lift photos in his photogallery further prove his ability. 

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What to Expect after Breast Lift

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Healing after Breast Lift Surgery

Bruising, swelling, and discomfort are common post-op side effects. Patients should focus on rest and avoid strenuous physical activities until they are cleared by our practice. Walking each day is encouraged to promote circulation and prevent blood clots.

Followup Visits

Patients will have multiple follow-up visits to our San Antonio office to monitor recovery. Attend all scheduled appointments. You can also contact our practice if any questions or concerns arise between visits.

Making a Full Recovery

Patients can return to exercise and other daily routines after two to three weeks. Side effects will continue to fade in the weeks after.

Breast Lift Scars


Many breast lift patients are worried about how visible their scars will be. However, since the incisions are made around the areola and the lower contour of the breast, they are usually hard to see. Short scar lifts are performed when possible. With time, these scars will fade and become even less noticeable. Breast lift scars can also be concealed by many tops, bathing suits, and undergarments.

Schedule a Breast Lift Consultation Contact Our Practice Today

A breast lift may be just what you need to rejuvenate your appearance. During your complimentary consultation, Dr. Kopchinski will review your cosmetic goals and go over the surgical procedure. He will answer all questions and address any concerns you may have about the process. By understanding the risks and benefits, you'll be able to make an informed decision about the procedure and if it's right for you. To learn more about breast lift surgery, contact our practice online. You can also reach our office in San Antonio, TX, by phone at:

(210) 255-1764

"What a Fantastic Experience!" 5 Stars for Patient Satisfaction


Mallory Jones


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This was my first surgical experience and Dr. K was nothing but professional and positive! Each appointment he made me feel so comfortable and important. He answered all of my questions and was always positive. He never rushed or made me feel like he didn’t have time for me. All of his staff are so wonderful! They welcome me so warmly each time I am there.

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Sarah Hobson


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What a fantastic experience! Dr. K and his staff are sweet, professional, walked me through every step of my procedure, and were so patient in answering all of my questions. For all of your plastic surgery needs, look no further! Dr. K is the best! My recovery time was minimal and I would not go anywhere else but to him.

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Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift Which Is Right for You?

Many women who want to enhance the appearance of their breasts assume that breast augmentation with breast implants is the best option for them. However, Dr. Kopchinski often encourages his patients to consider a breast lift instead. He does this for several reasons, including:

All-Natural Breasts

Sometimes, patients don't realize that the more youthful, feminine silhouette they desire is achievable by simply lifting and reshaping their natural tissue. If your primary complaint about your breasts is that they are sagging or asymmetrical, implants are not necessarily required to address those issues.

No Risk of Rupture or Capsular Contracture

Breast augmentation is the world's single most popular cosmetic treatment. When performed by a skilled surgeon, it is considered safe. However, it does carry a risk of implant rupture and capsular contracture. A breast lift can allow you to avoid these risks altogether.

Breast Augmentation Is a Powerful Alternative

Of course, if you do desire larger breasts, breast augmentation may be a great option for you. Dr. Kopchinski performs augmentation procedures using the safest and most reliable techniques and implants. In many cases, patients choose to combine the two procedures to achieve precisely the enhancements they desire.

If you're not sure which procedure is right for you, that's okay! Dr. Kopchinski can explain your treatment options and help you make an informed decision during a free consultation. 

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Lisa Romo


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I just had my procedure 4 weeks ago, which means I'm not yet fully healed but I love love love what I'm seeing in the mirror

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Anissa Medrano


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Dr.K fit me into his busy schedule and is so positive and knowledgeable! Dr. K made me feel welcomed as well as his staff. Everytime I call they make me feel like a priority and I feel I made a great choice coming to him!

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Prestige Cosmetic Surgery

At Prestige Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio, TX, board-certified plastic surgeon Bernard Kopchinski helps patients enhance their appearance through a variety of cosmetic procedures. Dr. Kopchinski is a member of several prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Texas Medical Association
  • The Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

Initial consultations with Dr. Kopchinski are free of charge. To schedule a consultation, contact us online or call (210) 255-1764.

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