Information About Breast Lift Surgery in New York
As women age, their skin begins to lose elasticity, and gravity causes their breasts to sag. Other factors, including weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding, can also impact the shape and firmness of the breasts.
Breast Changes Can Be A Result Of:
- Weight Fluctuations
Fortunately, women who are unhappy with their sagging breasts can undergo a surgical procedure called a breast lift.
Dr. Jacono’s board-certified plastic surgery associates perform breast lifts not only to improve the shape and perkiness of patients’ breasts, but to restore the general harmony of the female figure. Breast lift surgery aims to remove excess skin and raise the nipple and areola to a more desirable forward position.
Breast Lift Surgery
The breast lift can be completed using a number of incision techniques. Our surgeons will choose just one of these, and base their decision upon the patient’s body shape, existing quality of breast tissue, and amount of excess skin.
Types of Breast Lift Surgery
Breast Lift Surgery Techniques Include:
- Crescent Lift – corrects minimal sagging
- Peri-Areolar Lift / Donut Lift – corrects mild sagging
- Vertical Lift / Lollipop Lift – Corrects moderate sagging and reshapes the breasts
- Inverted T Lift / Anchor Lift – Correct extensive sagging and allows for more dramatic breast reshaping
Crescent Breast Lift
The crescent breast lift is a wonderful surgical option for women who experience minimal sagging. Our associates cut a small, crescent-shaped incision around the top half of the areola before manipulating the underlying anatomy. Typically, this lift is paired with a breast augmentation.
Peri-Areolar Breast Lift / Donut Lift
The peri-areolar breast lift is for women with some sagging. As is the case with the crescent breast lift, the peri-areolar breast lift is usually paired with a breast augmentation, and its incision is placed around the outside edge of the areola.
The peri-areolar lift is also an exceptional choice for women who wish to reduce the size of their areola; the scar is small enough to fade almost completely.
Vertical Breast Lift / Lollipop Lift
The vertical breast lift is the most common breast lifting technique. Our surgeons cut two incisions in the shape of a lollipop; the first is placed around the outer edge of the areola, and the second is placed below the bottom of the areola and extends into the breast crease.
The vertical breast lift allows for total breast reshaping, and the scar, which is usually temporary, can be easily hidden in a bra or bikini top.
Inverted T Breast Lift / Anchor Breast Lift
The inverted T breast lift is best for women whose breasts are pendulous enough to hang below the chest’s breast crease line. For this particular procedure, our surgeons use three incisions; the first two mirror that of the lollipop lift, though the third is placed within the breast crease itself. These incisions form the shape of an anchor. This technique can sometimes be paired with a breast reduction which allows for more extensive breast reshaping.
Breast Lift Surgery Recovery
After surgery, surgical dressings and bandages are usually applied to incision sites. In some cases, we may temporarily place a small drainage tube under the skin to remove excess blood and fluids. In addition, patients must wear a surgical compression bra to minimize swelling.
Patients should expect some bruising and swelling, as well as minor discomfort. We usually prescribe pain medication to keep patients comfortable and recommend that patients sleep on their backs or sides. Sleeping on the stomach will put pressure on the breasts and can negatively affect results.
The majority of breast lift patients can return to work in a week, though we recommend avoiding strenuous physical activity for the first 5 weeks of recovery.
Breast Lift Candidates
Generally speaking, women who are bothered by the size and shape of their breasts are good candidates for a breast lift. Patients should also be in good physical health and have realistic expectations about their surgical goals.
Candidates should also schedule a consultation at our surgical center to see if they are truly a good fit. During the appointment, we are happy to discuss any concerns and determine which technique is best for your particular needs.
Breast Lift Surgery Consultations
To schedule your consultation today, feel free to call our New York City location at 212-570-2500, or our Long Island office at 516-773-4646. You may also schedule an appointment by completing our online contact form.