Breast Lift Surgery in New York City
Also known as a mastopexy, a breast lift can be done on its own or in conjunction with other procedures, including a Mommy Makeover procedure. This breast surgery by Dr. Ascherman changes the shape of the breast as well as its contour. As a woman ages, the breasts often change by losing their original firmness. Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and gravity can cause this movement. A patient might consider breast lift surgery if her breasts sag, if the nipples fall below the crease of her breasts, if the nipples point downward, if the areolae are stretched out, or if one of the breasts falls lower than the other.
A breast lift isn’t for everyone and Dr. Ascherman can evaluate a woman and give a professional opinion on what plastic surgery procedures will benefit her most. Patients should be aware that breast lift surgery does leave some scarring, as does any surgery, but scars are placed in locations that minimize their visibility.
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During breast lift surgery, excess skin is removed and the existing breast tissue is reshaped in order to raise the breasts and to restore some firmness. The tightening process of this surgery helps to support the contours of the newly-shaped breasts. The technique that Dr. Ascherman uses will depend on the specific breast lift being conducted. Typically, he will use incisions around the areolae, and vertically at the bottom edge of the areolae to the crease below the breast. A third one under the breast is sometimes used, depending on the amount of skin removed. From these incisions, excess breast skin is removed and the nipple/areola is repositioned. In some cases, the areola’s size is also reduced.
Recovery from breast lift surgery may take several weeks. Swelling will sometimes last two to three weeks. A surgical bra will need to be worn for the first few weeks following a breast lift surgery. After that, a sports bra may be worn for at least several more weeks following the surgery. Patients return to work when they are comfortable, but should avoid strenuous activities for at least several weeks postop.
Ultimately, when you’re considering breast lift surgery in New York, look for an experienced New York plastic surgeon such as Dr. Ascherman who is well versed and experienced in plastic surgery procedures. To learn more about breast lift surgery and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ascherman, call his office today.