Breast Lift (Mastopexy) in New York, NY

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About Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift or mastopexy is a procedure designed to bring the drooping or ptotic breast back up to a more youthful position. Dr. Lawrence Bass, board-certified plastic surgeon, accomplishes this through the removal of skin that cones the breast into an attractive, more upright shape while elevating the position of the nipple. More modern techniques utilize breast tissue, muscle, Alloderm, Strattice, or other substances rather than skin as the “brassiere” that supports the elevation of the breast. At Bass Plastic Surgery, patients can learn about all of their treatment options, and Dr. Bass takes special care to ensure everyone is well informed about their procedure. Schedule a consultation today at our Great Neck or Manhattan, NY offices to learn more about the benefits of breast lift surgery. 

best Candidates

During the initial consultation and after a thorough exam, we will help determine if a breast lift is the right surgery. Ideal candidates for this operation are women who:

  • Have realistic ideas about what breast lift surgery can do
  • Have breasts that sag or need a better shape
  • Have breasts that hang, are stretched out, or are asymmetrical
  • Have nipples that point downward or rest underneath the breasts
  • Have lost skin elasticity with weight loss, pregnancy, or age

What to Expect

Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and is considered an outpatient surgery. There will be many factors to discuss prior to the surgery, including where the incision will be placed. There are three commonly practiced incision points made in lift surgery:

  • Incision made along each areola
  • Incision made along each areola, plus a vertical incision down to the crease under the breasts
  • Incision made along each areola, plus a vertical incision down to the crease under the breast, and another horizontal line following the direction of the breast fold

The incision is usually chosen based on how invasive the lift needs to be. This procedure will produce surgery scars; however, our skilled plastic surgeon will do everything possible to make the scars less visible or easily concealed. We will also provide information on how to best care for the surgical wounds for more attractive results. In some cases, breast implants may be recommended to achieve the full aesthetic that the patient is desiring. Dr. Bass will discuss thoroughly with every patient beforehand to ensure they are knowleadgable about their options. 

Anticipated Results

With breast lift surgery, the patient will see results right away in the shape of the breasts, but the final result will be visible after the swelling from surgery subsides. The recovery will vary since many patients will have a breast lift in combination with another plastic surgery procedure, such as a breast augmentation, breast reduction, or tummy tuck. Patients will be urged to do light activities, such as slowly moving around the room, or spend a few minutes standing within the first 48 hours to stimulate blood circulation. There should be no heavy lifting or strenuous activity involving the chest whatsoever. Patients can restart their normal activities within 2 – 3 weeks, but exercise should not be attempted for 6 – 8 weeks. There is a myth that women who have breast lift surgery never have to wear a bra again. This is not true as patients will want to wear a bra to keep the breasts in the right position. The breast skin will continue to age regardless of this surgical intervention, but it should not be as severe as it was before breast lift surgery.

Get Back Your Perky Breasts

You can have the healthy and youthful breasts you once had with breast lift surgery. We invite you to have a consultation with our plastic surgeon today and discuss if this surgery is right for you. Whether it is suggested to have just a breast lift or more, we can help you look and feel younger and fantastic.

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