Procedures > Breast Lift (Mastoplexy)

 

Breast augmentation or breast implants are a viable option for women who wish to increase the size of their breasts.  However, some women are satisfied with the size or their breasts, but are dissatisfied because of sagging or drooping breasts.  For these women, a breast lift may be a viable option.  The breast lift cosmetic plastic surgery procedure can improve the overall appearance of the breasts.

The purpose of a breast lift, or mastopexy, is to return youthful shape and lift to breasts.  A breast lift is the procedure of choice to correct breasts that have sagged as a result of weight loss, pregnancy, loss of the skin’s natural elasticity or simply the effects of gravity. In addition, the breast lift procedure can reduce areolar size (the dark skin surrounding the nipple), and a breast lift can be combined with mastopexy (breast augmentation) for added breast volume and firmness.  Women with breasts of any size can be undergo a breast lift.  However, a breast lifts results last longest when the breasts are originally small and sagging. Mastopexy may be performed in a hospital, an outpatient surgery center or in Dr. Schwartz’s Woodbury, Long Island Cosmetic Plastic Surgery facility that is fully approved by the American Association for the Accreditation of Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).  The breast lift cosmetic plastic surgery procedure is generally done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia, and lasts from 1½ to 3½ hours.

Over time, a woman’s breasts can begin to lose firmness and fullness.  Pregnancy and breastfeeding may also have an effect on the firmness or fullness of a woman’s breasts. The breast lift cosmetic plastic surgery procedure can restore youthful firmness, symmetry, and volume to drooping breasts.  The breast lift procedure works by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.

A breast lift can also be enhanced when done in conjunction with breast augmentation.  Breast implants and breast lift performing together can yield amazing results.

A breast lift can be a very effective cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that is effective in reversing the effects of pregnancy and aging on the breasts. Patients who have undergone breast lift are generally pleased with the results.  Breast lifts are especially effective because they help women to regain the youthful look and feel of their breasts.

A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness.  A breast lift is a viable option for women who have loss of skin elasticity.  Breast lifts can be effective for women who have a change in breast elasticity due to pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Women who experience weight fluctuation may also benefit from a breast lift.  A breast lift can be used to reduce areolas that have become enlarged over time.

Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.

It is important to keep in mind that breast lift surgery does not significantly change the size of your breasts. If you want your breasts to look fuller or smaller, you might want to consider either breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery.

 

Am I a Breast Lift Candidate?

Are you self conscious about your sagging breasts?  Have pregnancy or breastfeeding changed the shape and lift of your breasts?  Have the results of aging left your breasts drooping?  Has a fluctuation in weight caused your breasts to sag?  Are you genetically predisposed to sagging breasts? 

Dr. Schwartz will discuss the possibilities of a breast lift with potential patients at his Woodbury Long Island Cosmetic Plastic Surgery facility.  After a careful evaluation, Dr. Schwartz will give his recommendations. 

Dr. Schwartz will make recommendations depending on the size of the breasts.  The exact nature of the breast lift cosmetic plastic surgery procedure varies from patient to patient.

 

Where is the Breast Lift Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedure Performed?

Dr. Schwartz generally performs breast lift (mastopexy) surgery at his Woodbury, Long Island Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in-office surgical state-of-the-art facility that is fully approved by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF).

 

Commonly Asked Questions About The Breast Lift Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedure

What is a breast lift?  A breast lift, or mastopexy as it is also known, is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure in which the appearance of sagging breasts is improved.  During the breast lift cosmetic plastic surgery procedure, excess skin is removed.  Another feature of the breast lift is that the breast tissue and nipples are repositioned.  The purpose of the breast lift is to raise and reshape the breasts.  If necessary, the breast lift may also address correcting the size of enlarged areolas.

Am I a candidate for a breast lift?  Breast lift candidates include women who are seeking to improve the appearance of sagging breasts. Breast lift candidates should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations as to the results of the breast lift procedure.  Women considering a future pregnancy may be advised to postpone breast lift surgery until there are no more future pregnancy plans.

What should I expect at a breast lift consultation with Dr. Schwartz?  During the complimentary breast lift consultation, Dr. Schwartz will discuss your expectations and the different options that are available.  Based on an individual evaluation, Dr. Schwartz will help you choose the path that is best for you.

Where is the breast lift cosmetic plastic surgery procedure performed?  Dr. Schwartz generally performs breast lift cosmetic plastic surgery procedure in his state of the art cosmetic plastic surgery facility in Woodbury, Long Island that is fully approved by the American Association for the Accreditation of Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).

How is the breast lift cosmetic plastic surgery procedure performed?  The breast lift surgery starts with a carefully placed incision.  Excess skin is removed through the incision and the nipples and areolas are moved to a higher position.

The size of the breasts directly effects the extent of the breast lift procedure.

How long does the breast lift cosmetic plastic surgery procedure take?  The breast lift cosmetic plastic surgery procedure takes an average of one to three hours to perform.

 

Breast Lift Results

The results of a breast lift cosmetic plastic surgery procedure will be long lasting. Women who have breast lifts find it easier to wear certain styles of clothing and swim suits. Most women who have had a breast lift experience a boost in self-esteem.  Over time, the effects of a breast lift can diminish.  To maintain the results of a breast lift for as long as possible, it is best if women maintain their weight.