Our skilled plastic surgeons can perform breast lift surgery to reduce excess skin and sagginess, elevating your breasts to a more youthful position on the chest wall. In addition, the areola and nipple can be repositioned for an improved aesthetic. Breasts may begin to sag or droop for a variety of reasons, including pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, simple gravity, and the natural aging process. By eliminating excess skin, the breasts can be lifted for natural-looking, “perky,” and beautiful results. Since breast lift surgery is primarily designed to address sagging, our patients at New York Plastic Surgical Group who also wish to restore lost breast volume may opt to combine a breast lift with breast augmentation for a more complete rejuvenation. In addition, some mothers choose breast lift surgery as part of a comprehensive mommy makeover treatment plan.
For more information about breast lift surgery, or to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons at NYPSG, please contact our office today.
Breast Lift Procedure
The initial consultation process is a time to discuss your individual cosmetic goals for your breast lift surgery. One of our experienced plastic surgeons will carefully listen to your goals before designing a custom-tailored treatment plan that can achieve your desired results. The breast lift procedure typically begins with an incision along the outer edge of the areolas that extends to the crease beneath the breasts. Any excess skin is then removed, the remaining skin tightened, and the breasts, areolas, and nipples repositioned. Breast lift surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia, and takes approximately two hours to compete.
Breast Lift with Implants
Patients who wish to increase breast volume in addition to their lift are often good candidates for a combination lift with breast implants procedure. By lifting the breast while also enhancing its size, individuals can achieve a greater transformation that may align better with their ideal outcome. At NYPSG, our plastic surgeons offer a variety of saline and silicone implants. During the consultation process, patients will have the chance to compare different types and sizes to find the right implant for their needs.
Breast Lift Recovery and Results
Most patients will experience some swelling and bruising after their breast lift surgery. Post-operative discomfort can be controlled with medication. Our surgeons take special care during surgery to minimize tissue trauma and reduce residual scarring. Breast lift patients are advised to avoid strenuous exercise for approximately three weeks. Most patients return to work and their normal daily activities within seven to ten days.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Breast Lift Surgery
At NYPSG, we believe the more knowledge you have about breast lift surgery, the more likely you are to be satisfied with the results. Our experienced surgeons have answered several commonly asked questions about this procedure to help you become well-informed about your options. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, please reach out to our skilled medical team.
What concerns besides sagging can a breast lift improve?
Breast tissue can go through many changes due to the natural progression of time, pregnancy and childbirth, and genetic influences. In addition to addressing droop, breast lift surgery can elevate the nipples and modify their size. Some women are interested in achieving firmer breasts with more volume, which can be obtained by using breast implants. Mastopexy can also enhance symmetry if one breast is larger than the other. With the latest techniques and technology, the possibilities are nearly endless. Share your goals and concerns, and we can help you find the ideal treatment plan.
What will my scars look like?
As excess skin is being trimmed, some scarring is inevitable. However, our extensively trained plastic surgeons utilize advanced techniques to make the incisions as inconspicuous as possible. Once healed, the scars should become skin-colored and smooth to the touch, and laser skin resurfacing options through our Deep Blue Med Spa can also be used to reduce the appearance of these marks. We understand you want your outcome to be as natural-looking as possible, and we will explain what to expect during your first appointment.
Can I just get a breast augmentation instead of a breast lift?
Some women with smaller breasts can address mild droop by having a breast augmentation alone, but this is a rare circumstance. Most patients will benefit from elevating the breast tissue to a higher, more youthful location and removing the excess tissue. A breast augmentation without a lift could potentially exacerbate the sagging effect and cause a less ideal outcome. We will discuss all your options based on your individual anatomic characteristics and expressed goals to help guide you toward the most effective approach. Ultimately, the final decision will be up to you.
Will I lose sensation in or around my nipples?
In some cases, some nipple sensation may be lost in the long term or potentially permanently. However, in our surgeons’ experience, the majority of women maintain or regain most if not all sensation in this area.
Can I get a breast lift without implants?
Yes, absolutely. Many women opt to have a breast lift without implants, while others enjoy the additional boost in volume and shape that implants can provide. Your cosmetic preferences are yours alone. Depending on the level of excess tissue removed, your breasts may be smaller after a mastopexy than before. If you would like to remain the same size, using implants can help assure this outcome. The latest styles offer very natural-looking and -feeling results, and should you choose to have them, we can help you select an implant type that suits your aesthetics tastes.
To learn more about breast lift surgery, or to schedule a consultation, please contact New York Plastic Surgical Group today.