A breast lift can enhance the appearance of the breasts by tightening and lifting loose breasts tissue and improving the overall shape of the breasts. At Glassman Plastic surgery, our team is dedicated to providing our patients with the personalized care they need. Dr. Lawrence Glassman can provide you with beautiful results from a breast lift in Pomona or NYC.
Breast Lift Overview
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is performed to return youthful shape and lift to breasts that have sagged as a result of weight loss, pregnancy, loss of the skin’s natural elasticity or simply the effects of aging and gravity. The procedure can also reduce areolar size (the dark skin surrounding the nipple), and it can be combined with breast augmentation for added volume and firmness. It is usually done under general anesthesia, and lasts from one to three hours.
Am I a Candidate for a Breast Lift?
Breast lift candidates must be in good health with no medical conditions that can interfere with the body’s healing process. Candidates must be non-smokers or willing to abstain from smoking for an extended period of time, as directed by Dr. Glassman.
Realistic expectations are also important. Dr. Glassman will discuss the benefits and limitations of a breast lift with you in your consultation. You will be able to view before and after pictures of his patients to get a good idea of what results are possible with this procedure.
Ideal breast lift candidates are women who want to address:
- Sagging breast tissue
- Pendulous, elongated, or flat breasts
- Stretched skin
- Nipples that rest below the breast crease and/or point downward
- Large areolas
A breast lift cannot add volume or dramatically reshape the breasts. Patients who desire larger breasts in addition to a perkier breast position may be good candidates for a procedure that combines a breast augmentation with a breast lift. If the breasts are enlarged as well as droopy, Dr. Glassman may recommend combining a breast lift with a breast reduction.
Women who are planning to have children are often advised to wait till their family is complete before having a breast lift. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can significantly change the size and shape of the breasts, so it is possible you would need a revision surgery to restore your breast lift results.
Recovering from a Breast Lift
Once the procedure is complete the incisions will be sutured shut and the breasts will be bandaged. There will be some swelling and bruising around the breasts that will subside over the course of your recovery. A surgical bra may need to be worn to provide additional support and to help manage swelling. It will be around two weeks of recovery before you can resume most of your normal activities. Heavy lifting and exercise should be avoided for four weeks or longer.
The Cost of Breast Lift Surgery
A breast lift is a highly personalized surgical procedure that can involve the use of different surgical techniques and approaches in order to provide the best possible aesthetic results. During your consultation, Dr. Glassman can go over any questions you have about the procedure and let you know what the expected cost of your breast lift in NYC will be.
Schedule a Consultation
For many women, a breast lift can help to restore their comfort and confidence in their appearance. If you are unhappy with the saggy appearance of your breasts and would like to improve their shape and appearance, contact Glassman Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for a breast lift in Pomona or NYC.
Dr. Lawrence Glassman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who strives to offer the best breast lift results NYC has to offer.