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Dermal Auto-Augmentation Mastopexy
(DAAM Breast Lift)

After pregnancy, weight loss, aging, and in some cases from inherited traits, the breasts may lose their ideal feminine shape and tone with the nipples drooping below the lower breast crease and looseness and laxity of the tissues replacing their youthful tone and firmness. These are common and natural conditions but can be a source of much unhappiness in those patients with breast ptosis (the medical word for drooping).

Luckily, Dr. Rand offers an excellent solution for patients looking to correct sagging breasts and wishing to keep all of their own tissue and volume. If the patient has sufficient volume, breast implants may be avoided. In addition, breast implants may be removed and the remaining breast tissues sculpted and lifted in the DAAM procedure if a breast lift is needed.

Dermal Auto-Augmentation Mastopexy (DAAM Breast Lift) is a surgery that was invented by Dr. Rand in 2014. He has performed hundreds of them and has published his years of experience in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal which is the most prestigious peer reviewed plastic surgery journal in the world. He has also presented his procedure and results at the 2022 meeting of the Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons.


What is a DAAM Breast Lift?

For patients who wish to combat breast ptosis without sacrificing breast size and without turning to breast implants, the auto-augmentation breast lift procedure is an excellent option. The procedure uses the woman’s excess breast tissue to reshape, enhance, and refine the breast mounds, resulting in retaining all of a patient’s natural volume if desired. Subtle reductions can also be done to optimize size and symmetry if indicated.

Dr. Rand is presently the only surgeon who performs the DAAM lift. As the inventor of this unique procedure, Dr. Rand can optimally apply its advantages to your specific situation.

Dr. Rand Explains the
Dermal Auto-Augmentation
Mastopexy Procedure

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How is the DAAM Breast Lift performed?

Dr. Rand carefully marks the patients standing so gravity is in full effect. Surgery takes roughly 2 hours and is performed under general anesthesia with an anesthesia doctor. Surgery begins by custom tailoring the breasts in a semi-upright position with temporary clips creating symmetrical breast mounds with excellent conical shape and form. Only once Dr. Rand is pleased with the shape and symmetry are any incisions made.

The surgery differs from all other mastopexies because it is much less internally invasive. This maximizes the preservation of blood flow for healthy healing and maximizes nerve preservation for feeling and sensation.

After limited lifting of the skin, the excess breast tissues from the lower breast are advanced up under the breast to enhance projection and shape. The nipple and areola are elevated to their desired position. Closure with dissolvable sutures completes the surgery. There are no drains used in the DAAM lift.

What are the benefits of the DAAM procedure?

  • Utilizes a patient’s own tissues and can avoid the need for implants
  • Creates beautiful lifted breast shapes whose results are preserved long into the future
  • Sensation is usually preserved in most cases
  • Revisions are extremely rare

Who are good candidates for a DAAM Breast Lift?

DAAM breast lifts are ideal for women who have sagging breasts (ptosis) but have enough of their own volume to be happy without adding breast implants. But implants can always be added later if there is a desire for more size and upper pole fullness. Patients should be healthy medically and psychologically. A thorough evaluation will be performed by Dr. Rand to determine if the DAAM lift is right for you.

Why choose Dr. Rand?

Dr. Rand is an accomplished, meticulously detailed plastic surgeon serving patients in Bellevue and the greater Seattle area. Thanks to his artistry, skill, and compassion, he is regarded as among the foremost talents in the area when it comes to delivering superior breast augmentation and mastopexy results.

For over 10 years, Dr. Rand served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center. Dr. Rand has owned and operated the Northwest Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for over 22 years. He and his outstanding staff won the 2018 MyFaceMyBody national award for the top online reviews from his patients. In 2019 they also finished at the top. You can trust your care to Dr. Rand.

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