Breast Lift - Mastoplexy

Breast lift, technically called a "mastopexy", is a surgical procedure to lift and reshape sagging breasts.

The Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Douglas Senderoff, MD offers complimentary Breast Lift consultations.
Factors such as pregnancy, nursing, weight loss, and the ageing process all contribute to the loss of elasticity and firmness of a women's breasts. These factors ultimately cause the breasts to sag.
A breast lift can create a more youthful appearance of the breast by re-positioning the nipple at a higher level. Additonally, the "areola", the darker skin surrounding the nipple is reduced in diameter as a result of this procedure.

If your breasts are small or have lost volume breast implants plastic surgery alone may provide the solution as opposed to seeking breast lift plastic surgery. For breasts with a greater degree of sagging insertion of a breast implant in conjunction with a breast lift can dramatically improve both breast size and shape.
Your breast lift plastic surgery will be performed in our fully accredited outpatient surgical facility on Park Avenue South in Manhattan, New York. The breast lift procedure usually takes about 2 to 2 1/2 hours. You may return home after one or two hours in the recovery area. Sutures are removed 7- 10 days after surgery.
The best candidates for a breast lift are healthy, emotionally-stable women who are realistic about what the breast lift surgery can accomplish.

Many women seek mastopexy (breast lift plastic surgery) because pregnancy and nursing have left them with stretched skin and less volume in their breasts. However, if you're planning to have more children, it may be a good idea to postpone your breast lift. While there are no special risks that affect future pregnancies (for example, a breast lift usually doesn't interfere with breast-feeding), pregnancy is likely to stretch your breasts again and offset the results of the procedure.

Breast Lift plastic surgery usually takes one and a half to three and a half hours. Techniques vary, but the most common procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision following the natural contour of the breast.

The incision outlines the area from which breast skin will be removed and defines the new location for the nipple. When the excess skin has been removed, the nipple and areola are moved to the higher position. The skin surrounding the areola is then brought down and together to reshape the breast. Stitches are usually located around the areola, in a vertical line extending downwards from the nipple area, and along the lower crease of the breast.

Some patients, especially those with relatively small breasts and minimal sagging, may be candidates for modified procedures requiring less extensive incisions. One such procedure is the "doughnut (or concentric) mastopexy," in which circular incisions are made around the areola, and a doughnut-shaped area of skin is removed.

If you're having a breast implant inserted along with your breast lift, it will be placed in a pocket directly under the breast tissue, or deeper, under the muscle of the chest wall.

If you have any questions about breast implants (silicone breast implants or saline breast implants), breast augmentation, breast lift, or any other plastic surgery procedures please feel free to contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Douglas Senderoff, MD, FACS at his Manhattan, New York or Westchester, New York office.




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