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Breast Lift NYC

A breast lift—also called a mastopexy—is an operation that lifts and rejuvenates the breast. This is accomplished by removing excess skin while tightening and sculpting the remaining tissues for a firmer, more lifted breast. For many cases, this involves raising the position of the nipple on the breast, and also possibly reducing the size of the areola. Dr. Avraham has extensive experience helping women restore a more youthful breast contour with mastopexy. Contact us today to schedule a personalized consultation.

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What Are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?

The breast lift procedure aims for a variety of benefits, including:

Am I a Candidate for Breast Lift Surgery?

Many, if not most, women are candidates for a mastopexy. Time, age, and pregnancies are some of the factors that may cause a woman to have breast ptosis, more commonly referred to as “sagging” or “drooping.” Many women voice concerns relating to breast symmetry, areola size, and nipple position, and these too can be addressed at the time of a mastopexy. During an initial consultation, Dr. Avraham will evaluate the anatomy of an individual’s breasts before tailoring a plan that meets her specific needs and offers the best possible results.

Do I Need Breast Implants for a Breast Lift?

Breast implants are not a necessary part of most breast lifts. That said, a breast lift with implants—also called an augmentation mastopexy or breast augmentation with lift—can be performed for women who wish to have significantly more fullness than their baseline. For patients who would like their breasts to be significantly larger, not just more lifted, then an implant may be considered. If the goal is simply a more youthful-appearing, “perkier” breast, then implants are not necessary.

How Is a Breast Lift Performed?

Dr. Avraham performs a breast lift using a variety of techniques, depending on the needs and anatomy of the patient.

Crescentric Lift

A crescentric mastopexy is performed utilizing an incision made around the top edge of the areola. This allows for the nipple to be elevated on the breast, and is generally reserved for women with mild ptosis who do not need excess skin removed.

Periareolar Lift

The periareolar mastopexy—also called a donut mastopexy—involves an incision that goes completely around the areola. It is typically employed in cases of mild to moderate ptosis and for those with relatively small breasts.

Vertical Lift

A vertical lift—also called a short scar or lollipop scar lift—entails an incision around the areola as well as one that extends vertically down the middle of the breast. It is often employed in cases of more extensive ptosis, as it allows for a greater amount of tissue repositioning and skin removal.

Wise Pattern Lift

A wise pattern lift utilizes an incision pattern that is often referred to as an anchor. An incision is made around the areola, down the middle of the breast, and in the crease under the breast.  While this does involve more incisions than other mastopexy techniques, it is a powerful tool in creating a lifted breast and removing excess skin. For women with significant sagging of the breast, this can often yield the most dramatic aesthetic improvement.

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What Does Breast Lift Recovery Entail?

While the idea of surgery involving incisions on the breast may seem daunting, the reality is that this is largely an operation of skin and fat. As such, pain control may not be a challenge, and recovery may be surprisingly quick. Post-operatively, we will ask that patients wear a surgical bra and refrain from strenuous exercise for about four weeks. Time out from work can usually be limited to a few days to a week. These procedures are performed as outpatient surgeries, and women are generally back at home in just a few hours.

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For those interested in learning more about breast lift procedures or who would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Avraham, please reach out to our office today.