Breast lift surgery, also known as “mastopexy,” tightens the breast tissue and removes excess skin in order to reshape, elevate, and restore firmness to the breasts. Breasts can lose their elasticity from pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, aging, and gravity, which can cause them to lose their shape and sag.
Our New York plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Douglas Taranow, routinely performs breast lift surgery at his New York practice to raise and reshape the breasts for a more youthful appearance. If the breasts have also lost volume, Dr. Taranow often combines the breast lift procedure with breast augmentation surgery to lift and restore volume to the breasts with implants.
Breast lift surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis with the use of intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. One of three incision patterns will be used:
- Around the edge of the areola;
- Around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease; or
- Around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease, and horizontally along the crease.
After the incision is made, the underlying breast tissue will be reshaped and raised, and the nipple and areola may be elevated to a more youthful position before excess skin is removed. If necessary, the size of the areola may also be reduced during the breast lift procedure.Before & After
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The results of breast lift surgery will be noticeable immediately after surgery and will continue to improve as bruising and swelling resolve. Incision lines will also continue to fade over time. Breast lift surgery will provide long lasting results as long as the patient maintains her weight and a healthy lifestyle, but the breasts will continue to be affected by gravity and age naturally.
If you are interested in restoring a youthful, uplifted appearance to your breasts, please call (212) 772-2100 to schedule your initial consultation. Our board certified New York City plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Taranow, looks forward to meeting you.