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Breast Lift New York City

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight changes, the normal aging process, and genetics can all cause breasts to sag and lose elasticity. A breast lift, can rejuvenate the bust line and help restore confidence. Dr. Matthew Schulman is among the most well-respected researchers, authors, and teachers of advanced breast lift techniques.

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight changes, the normal aging process, and genetics can all cause breasts to sag and lose elasticity. A breast lift, can rejuvenate the bust line and help restore confidence. Dr. Matthew Schulman is among the most well-respected researchers, authors, and teachers of advanced breast lift techniques.

A Breast lift raises the elevates the breast on the chest wall, lift the nipple, reduces excess skin, and creates a new breast contour. A breast lift creates a lifted and perky breast, but does not change the size of the breasts. It is a good option for women who are satisfied with the amount of breast tissue but feel their breasts are simply too saggy.

Women who like the appearance of their breasts in a push-up bra, would likely benefit from a breast lift procedure. For those who desire their breast to be lifted and larger, a breast lift with implants is possible. 

What is a Breast Lift Surgery

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgical procedures designed to lift and reshape the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. This procedure is commonly performed on women who have experienced sagging or drooping of the breasts due to aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, or genetics.

During a breast lift procedure, the surgeon will make incisions on the breasts and remove any excess skin to lift and reshape the breasts. The nipple and areola are also repositioned to a higher position to improve the overall appearance of the breasts. In some cases, the surgeon may also use breast implants to enhance the size and shape of the breasts.

Breast lift surgery can improve the firmness, shape, and position of the breasts, giving them a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Am I a Breast Lift Surgery Candidate

Mastopexy, or breast lift, is popular among women who desire to:

  • Reverse breast changes of pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss, often as part of a mommy makeover
  • Reduce breast sagging and drooping
  • Correct breast asymmetry
  • Reduce areolar size

While breast augmentation (breast implants) remains the most common cosmetic surgery in the United States, mastopexy is actually growing more than breast augmentation, according to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Breast lifts have grown at a rate of 108% since 2000, more than twice the rate of growth of breast augmentation. They are popular in part because of their ability to change the breast shape without the need for a breast implant.

Breast Lift surgery does not significantly alter the size of your breasts. For women who want their breasts to appear larger, having a breast lift with augmentation may be necessary.

Conversely, some women want less breast tissue, so they may combine breast reduction surgery with lift.

Also, consider your life plans. If you intend to have children in the future, it may be best to delay your surgery since pregnancy and breastfeeding can undo the results. Additionally, a small number of women who have surgery may have difficulty breastfeeding after their surgery.

Your weight and fitness journey also plays a role. The ideal patient is one who has maintained their current weight for an extended period and is at or near their ideal weight. Fluctuations in weight, up or down, can cause the breasts to change.

Breast Lift Before and After

Breast lift in NYC Patient 1

Breast Lift: Patient 1

This patient experienced breast drooping after pregnancies. She wanted her breast higher and also a little fuller. To accomplish this, she underwent a breast lift to lift her breasts to a more youthful position. She also had a small breast implant placed…
Breast lift NYC Patient 2

Breast Lift: Patient 2

This patient always felt like her breasts were hanging too low, even as a teenager. This is not uncommon, since people are born with many different breast shapes. She had a breast lift, to raise them to a higher position and give the roundness that she…
Breast lift NYC Patient 2

Breast Lift: Patient 3

This woman had lost some weight and as a result, her breasts “deflated” and drooped. She had a breast lift as well as a small reduction in breast tissue to raise and reshape her breasts. This is a good example of needing to remove some breast tissue…
breast lift NYC patient 4

Breast Lift: Patient 4

Our patient had dense breasts that began to drop over time. She was unhappy with the flatness of her upper chest and wanted her breasts to be higher on her chest. This was accomplished with a breast lift. Because she was happy with the amount of breast…
Breast lift in NYC Patient 1

Breast Lift: Patient 1

This patient experienced breast drooping after pregnancies. She wanted her breast higher and also a little fuller. To accomplish this, she underwent a breast lift to lift her breasts to a more youthful position. She also had a small breast implant placed…
Breast lift NYC Patient 2

Breast Lift: Patient 2

This patient always felt like her breasts were hanging too low, even as a teenager. This is not uncommon, since people are born with many different breast shapes. She had a breast lift, to raise them to a higher position and give the roundness that she…
Breast lift NYC Patient 2

Breast Lift: Patient 3

This woman had lost some weight and as a result, her breasts “deflated” and drooped. She had a breast lift as well as a small reduction in breast tissue to raise and reshape her breasts. This is a good example of needing to remove some breast tissue…
breast lift NYC patient 4

Breast Lift: Patient 4

Our patient had dense breasts that began to drop over time. She was unhappy with the flatness of her upper chest and wanted her breasts to be higher on her chest. This was accomplished with a breast lift. Because she was happy with the amount of breast…

Breast Lift Surgery Procedure

Every surgery is different, as each breast lift patients has their own unique set of physical factors and aesthetic goals. The specific techniques Dr. Schulman a board certified plastic surgeon will use are designed to minimize incisions and decrease scarring compared to traditional breast lift New York city procedures.

The techniques used in your procedure will depend on the size and shape of your breasts, the degree of sagging breasts, the size and position of your areolas, and the elasticity of your skin. You’ll know well before the procedure the specific techniques Dr. Schulman plans on using, as that’s something you’ll discuss during your consultation.

Once anesthesia has been administered and you are ready for surgery, Dr. Schulman will begin by making a series incisions in your breast. The location and pattern of the incisions will depend on your breast shape and areola size.

After the incision is made, the underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped. Then the nipple and areola are moved to a higher and more youthful positions. Large areolas are made smaller. Excess breast skin is then removed.

The final step after the breasts have been lifted and reshaped is to close the incisions. Depending on the location of your incisions, they may be concealed in the breast’s natural contours, but they may be visible. Dr. Schulman will determine the best incision placement based on your anatomy and surgical goals. Your incision lines will fade over time.

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Meet Dr. Schulman – Breast Lift Surgeon NYC

“There are many reasons why your breasts may be drooping. It may be changes in weight, pregnancies, aging, or just the way your breasts developed. Regardless, a breast lift can lift your breasts to a higher position and make them perkier.

During your consultation, I will evaluate your breasts and determine the amount of lifting that you will need. This will determine the specific technique that you need and the types of scars you will require. 

It may surprise you that there is very little pain associated with a mastopexy. It is likely that you will return to normal activities very quickly and my office will guide you through the entire process.”

 
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Breast Lift Surgery Risks

Undergoing a breast lift surgery comes with certain risks that include the following:

  • Scarring: Although scars from a breast lift are permanent, they typically soften and fade within 1 to 2 years. In rare cases, scars may become thick and wide due to poor healing.
  • Fortunately, scars from the procedure can usually be concealed by bras and bathing suits.
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation: While sensation usually returns within a few weeks, there is a possibility of permanent loss of feeling. However, this is rare and does not typically affect erotic sensation.
  • Uneven shape and size of the breasts: Changes during the healing process can lead to an asymmetrical appearance of the breasts. Additionally, the surgery does not usually alter the size difference between breasts that existed before the procedure.
  • Partial or total loss of the nipples or areolae: In rare cases, the blood supply to the nipple or areola may be disrupted, leading to damage of the breast tissue and the partial or total loss of the nipple or areola.
  • Difficulty breastfeeding: While most women can still breastfeed after a breast lift, some may have trouble producing enough milk.

In addition to these risks, undergoing a breast lift surgery also carries the typical risks associated with major surgery, such as bleeding, infection, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Allergic reactions to surgical tape or other materials used during or after the procedure are also possible.

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Breast Lift Recovery Time

The recovery time after a breast lift (mastopexy) can vary depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure. In general, it takes about 2-4 weeks for patients to recover fully from the surgery and resume their normal daily activities. However, it may take longer for some patients, particularly those who undergo a more extensive breast lift procedure.

During the initial recovery period, patients may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Pain medication and compression garments may be prescribed by the surgeon to help manage these symptoms. Patients should avoid any strenuous activities, heavy lifting, or exercise for at least 4-6 weeks after the surgery to allow the breasts to heal properly.

The surgeon may also provide specific post-operative care instructions, such as keeping the incisions clean and dry and wearing a surgical bra to help with the healing process. It’s important to follow all instructions provided by the surgeon to ensure a safe and successful recovery.

Breast Lift Surgery Cost in New York City 

The cost of a breast lift (mastopexy) can vary widely depending on various factors such as the surgeon’s experience and qualifications, the location where the surgery is performed, the complexity of the procedure, and other related expenses such as anesthesia, facility fees, and post-operative care.

In the United States, the average cost of a breast lift is typically between $10,000-15,000, but it could be higher or lower depending on the factors mentioned above. It’s important to note that health insurance usually does not cover cosmetic procedures like breast lifts unless it’s deemed medically necessary, such as in cases of breast reconstruction after cancer surgery.

Questions and Answers about Breast Lift Surgery

The results of a breast lift procedure are long-lasting, but it’s important to keep in mind that the aging process, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy can all affect the appearance of the breasts over time. Generally, a breast lift can last for several years, but the exact duration will depend on several factors, such as:

In general, the results of a breast lift can last between 5 to 10 years or longer. To maintain the results of the procedure, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, a balanced diet, and avoiding habits like smoking that can impact skin elasticity. Additionally, wearing a supportive bra can also help to prolong the results of a breast lift.

You will be completely asleep with general anesthesia for your breast lift.

The surgical time will depend on exactly what you need done and how much lifting your require. In general, a breast lift takes two to three hours.

Yes, a breast lift is done as an outpatient procedure. You will be able to go home a few hours after your procedure.

As with any surgery, you should be prepared for pain, but a breast lift tends to be well tolerated. It is one of the least painful cosmetic surgery procedures there is. We can never promise no pain, but people are generally surprised at how little pain they experience. Dr. Schulman will provide you with all necessary pain medications.

The scars will depend on how much lift you require. For very small lift, sometimes the scar only needs to be around the areola. If more lifting is needed, then you will also require an up-and-down scar. This is referred to as a “lollipop lift”.

For more severe drooping, you will require an “Anchor lift” pattern where there is also an a scar in the breast fold. Dr. Schulman will be able to tell you where your scars will be, before your surgery.

During a breast lift, the milk-producing mechanism of the breast is unaltered so you should be able to breastfeed. There is a very small percentage of women who may have difficulty breastfeeding so we recommend waiting until after having children, if breastfeeding is important to you.

Anytime an incision is made on the skin, small sensory nerves can be affected. This means that it is almost certain that there will be some numbness of your breast skin and nipples. However, this tends to last only a few weeks and the small nerves will sprout again. In rare cases of breasts that require significant lifting, there can be permanent decrease in sensation. Luckily this occurs in a small proportion of cases, and even if there is a decrease in sensation, it does not mean that there is no sensation. Also, in some cases, there can even be an increase in sensation since the lifting of the breast also reduces the stretching of the nerves.

Yes, it is common for a breast lift to performed together with other body contouring procedures. A “mommy makeover” is an operation that often includes cosmetic breast surgery (such as a breast lift, breast reduction, or breast augmentation) with liposuction, tummy tuck, and brazilian butt lift. During your consultation, you can speak with Dr. Schulman about the other areas of your body that may be bothering you, and he can discuss if a combined procedure is a good idea.

Breast drooping is a normal part of the aging process. As the skin ages, and loses its elasticity, it is unable to hold up the weight of your breasts. This means that over time, as you age, your breasts may begin to droop again. Hopefully though, it will take many many years. You have to remember that any cosmetic procedure does not stop the aging process. It only turns the clock back.

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