If you struggle with breasts that sag or have lost their firmness, Dr. Neal Goldberg is proud to offer breast lift procedures to patients in his Dobbs Ferry and Scarsdale offices. Breast lift surgery can help to:
- Reshape and reposition sagging breasts
- Change nipple size and/or position
- Restore firmness to breasts
Is a breast lift right for me?
As women age, their breasts may sag and often, a breast lift, or mastopexy, is one of the only ways to reshape the breasts. Aside from sagging breasts, women may also choose a breast lift to correct a downward-facing nipple, breasts that are relatively small, to add volume following pregnancy and childbirth or after weight loss.
3693 View Gallery Ideal candidates for this procedure should be non-smokers who are not planning a future pregnancy.
Breast droop is typically categorized in three ways:
- A mild droop means the nipple is level with the breast.
- A moderate droop is when the nipple is below the breast crease.
- A severe droop means the nipple is at the lowest point on the breast, pointing down.
These assessments are used to determine the surgical technique for lifting of the breast.
I am profoundly grateful for your marvelous skill. You did a beautiful job, my breasts look wonderful.
Do I need an implant in addition to a breast lift?
Dr. Goldberg is able to use some of the descended breast tissue to augment the volume of the breast and transfer it to the upper half. This will help increase the volume of the upper breast, however, certain patients who are looking for more volume may consider a breast augmentation with lift.
What can I expect from the procedure?
The breast lift procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis and can take between 1-3 hours to complete. The procedure can be performed with sedation or under general anesthesia, though for small incisions, based on the patient, a local anesthetic may be all that is necessary.
The incisions themselves can vary and may be made in a full or half circle around the areola, vertically from the areola to the breast crease or horizontally in the breast crease. Any combination of these incisions may be used. Once Dr. Goldberg has made the desired incision, excess skin is removed and the breast is reshaped. The surgeon will then reposition the nipple and areola and close the incisions with sutures.
In a procedure called a vertical incision breast lift, our plastic surgeon may choose to only make an incision around the areola extending down the front of the breast, which somewhat resembles a “lollipop” shape. If you undergo this procedure, scarring may be dramatically reduced.
What will my life be like after a breast lift?
You should expect up to two weeks for recovery and will wear a special bra for a time. During this time, the incisions and dissolvable sutures will be covered with gauze or tape that is removed after one week. You should expect some swelling, bruising and discomfort for which Dr. Goldberg may prescribe medication. Noticeable scars will fade and flatten over the following year and changes in nipple sensation are common.
As with other surgeries, some side effects are possible and may include infection, poor healing, uneven positioning of nipples and a possible permanent loss of feeling in the nipples or breast.
Cosmetic surgeon Neal Goldberg treats patients from many communities in Westchester, Bergen, and lower Fairfield County. For more information about breast lift surgery, call our office for a complimentary consultation at 914-722-1600.
*Individual Results May Vary