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.
To learn more about breast lift surgery, or to schedule a consultation, please contact New York Plastic Surgical Group today.