A: Cup size will be determined by how much lift is needed. In theory, one should not lose any breast volume with a lift as no breast tissue is removed. Only skin is removed and tightened and the nipple moved upward in a breast lift. There is often a perception that the breast does seem smaller as the total surface area of the total breast is reduced through the skin removal. What most women expect from a breast lift is to have not only an uplifted breast, but one with more upper pole fullness as well.
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Breast Lift / Mastopexy
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, enhances the breast appearance by removing excess skin and tightening the underlying tissue to create a refined breast contour. Demands for breast lifts have grown more than 70% since 2000 based on The American Society of Plastic Surgeons statistical data.
If pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuation, aging, gravity, or heredity has left your breasts sagging and without their once youthful perk, a breast lift is an effective way to redefine your youthful appearance. The uplifted profile of the breasts will boost your confidence immensely.
Breast lift surgery is simply the lifting and reshaping of your breast skin and tissue to achieve a firmer look and feel. A breast lift alone does not add volume, though it can be performed in conjunction with Breast Augmentation with Implants or Fat Transfer Surgery for further enhancement of the shape and size of the breasts.
Breast lift surgery is the best option for women who are happy with the size of their breasts, but not the appearance of saggy breasts due to aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding or significant weight loss leaving excess skin or decrease in elasticity. While the size of the breasts may not have changed, the droopiness can produce a flattened or deflated look of the breasts.
How should I prepare for a breast lift?
Blood-thinning medication and supplements such as aspirin, Advil® / Aleve®, ibuprofen, Fish Oil and Vitamin E must be avoided 7-10 days before and after surgery. Smoking abstinence is mandatory for at least 4 weeks before and after surgery.
Your breast lift surgery is performed by making a series of incisions on the breast and around the areola tailored to your own unique needs and goals. Pulling the breast tissue up and repositioning the nipple and areola higher on the breast creates a lifting effect and addresses the size or appearance of your areola and nipple. As a result of the precise and artistic performance of the Breast Lift Surgery, you we will achieve lifted, reshaped and more youthful breasts with improved contour and firmness.
How long does a breast lift take?
The breast lift surgery takes on average 3-3.5 hours and is performed at the specialized surgical centers in either Long Island or Manhattan.
You will be sore and stiff especially during first 2-3 days after the surgery; therefore, we strongly recommend to rest at home and be very careful to avoid straining, lifting, or running. You should be able to start exercising again within 10-14 days.
The Breast Lift Procedure is safe but, as with other surgical procedures, complications could include infection, bleeding, loss of nipple sensation, asymmetry or poor scarring. The appearance of your breast lift scars will be significantly minimized over time and can be easily covered by clothing and swimsuits.
Patients experiencing any concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Danovich’s cell phone promptly.
You will enjoy the results of your breast lift immediately after surgery. However, you will see significant improvement as the skin heals completely. Usually, it takes 3 months to see final results. Breast lift surgery results are permanent*, but, depending on your age, you may consider revising the surgery after your skin relaxes with time.
*results may vary from person to person
The breast lift surgery starts from $6,500. You will be given a finalized quote during your consultation. The cost of your breast lift will include anesthesia / facility and surgeon’s fees, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits with the doctor. Click here for information on how to pay for your breast lift surgery in New York or Long Island.
We have an individualized approach to every single patient at SD Medical Arts. Breast lift surgery will be tailored to your specific needs, requests, and desires. This procedure can be combined with Breast Implants or Fat Transfer procedure in order to create more voluptuous look.
Q&A / QUESTIONS AND SD ANSWERS
Q: What cup size will my new breasts be after having breast lift surgery?
Q: Will I need an implant?
A: The answer ultimately depends on one’s individual needs and goals; but, in general, the answer is no. Breast lift surgery and breast augmentation are two completely different procedures and while the combination of the two treatments may be necessary to meet one person’s goals, a breast lift alone may be enough to yield satisfactory results in others.
Q: How long will I be out of work?
A: Full recovery following a breast lift is usually between 4 and 6 weeks for healing, but returning to exercise can be as early as 10 days.
Q: What scars will result from the procedure?
A: It’s not unusual for patients who undergo breast lift surgery to be concerned about scarring. When a Wise Pattern Breast Lift is performed, the keyhole pattern is used above the level of the nipple areola complex. The nipple areola is then moved in an upward direction into the keyhole and the excess skin is removed below this point. This typically leaves the patient with a circular scar around the areola, a vertical incision that runs from the areola to the transverse incision, which is hidden beneath the fold of the breast.
Q: Do I still get mammograms?
A: Yes. Mammograms are necessary for routine breast screening.
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