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Douglas A. Taranow, DO, FACOS

New York, NY


Posted January 23, 2018 in Breast Lift

Plastic correction and surgery conceptOver time, a woman’s breasts undergo many changes. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, and the natural aging process contribute to how the breasts look and feel. Often, the results of these natural life experiences can make women feel unsatisfied with their breasts. Breast lift surgery corrects several imperfections to enhance the bust and replenishes a patient’s self-confidence. If you can relate to any of the following breast issues, you may want to consider breast lift surgery.

Lack of Firmness

When the breasts lack firmness, they can appear deflated. Many patients desire the plump, bouncy breasts they had before pregnancy or when they were younger. Patients who have adequate existing breast tissue can restore youthfulness to their chest with a breast lift.

Poor Nipple Placement

Poor nipple placement can be bothersome to many women. A breast lift can correct low-sitting or downward-pointing nipples so that they are placed in a more pleasing position on the breasts. This procedure can also reduce the size of areolas that have become stretched.


Women with breasts that fall below the inframammary line can benefit from breast lift surgery. A breast lift elevates sagging breasts to a more youthful position and removes excess skin. The type of incision used will depend on the degree of sagging and whether nipple and areola correction is required.

Sagging and Volume Loss

A breast lift does not restore breast volume, but it does reposition the existing tissue to create a firmer, perkier bustline. Breast augmentation, however, improves breast contours and increases volume using silicone or saline implants. Women who suffer from the concerns above and also lack adequate breast tissue may want to consider combining breast lift surgery with breast augmentation.

If you think you are a candidate for breast enhancement or if you would like more information about breast procedures, contact Dr. Douglas A. Taranow’s New York City office at 212.772.2100.