Undergo the Procedure with Expertly-Qualified Body Plastic Surgeons in the Metropolitan New York City Area
Breast lift surgery, medically termed “Mastopexy,” is an elective procedure designed to reshape and elevate the position of a woman’s breasts. Each board-certified plastic surgeon at Doctors Plastic Surgery has extensive experience in performing breast lift surgery and is able to deliver a less costly experience to patients. Doctors Plastic Surgery boasts the best breast lift in New York due to their large patient base.
Why Undergo Breast Lift in New York?
Women may choose to receive breast lift surgery to improve the look of their breasts due to the effects of pregnancy, nursing their children, gravity and age, or genetics. Extreme weight loss and improperly fitting bras can also contribute to the look of pendulous breasts, also called breast ptosis, which can be described in varying levels of severity. Lifted breasts can reshape the entire midsection, elongating the body and restoring a youthful look to the chest. The surgery will provide better structural support to the breasts and will also reposition the nipples to the center of each breast. This type of surgery can be performed with minimal scarring to offer maximum cosmetic results. Breast lift is performed in Doctors Plastic Surgery Long Island City surgery center on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia, so women are free to return to the comfort of their homes once discharged from care.
Prior to a lifting surgery, the breasts may cause affected women discomfort due to their positioning on the chest. Clothing may not fit well, and activities like exercise may prove uncomfortable. Many women also feel self-conscious about the appearance of their sagging breasts and may want to alter their position for their own aesthetic ideals. To ensure a personalized experience, patients will begin their breast lift experience by meeting with a doctor to discuss the procedure in detail.
How Breast Lift is Performed
Typically, women seeking breast lift have extra tissues that require surgical excision. The skin is often stretched out beyond natural repair, causing the appearance of drooping, deflated breasts. The surgeon may use one of several incisions (including those to create the Crescent Lift, Anchor Lift, Benelli Lift/Doughnut Lift/Circumareolar Lift, or Lollipop Lift) to rejuvenate the breasts by eliminating extra skin. The areola and nipple are surgically repositioned to an outward facing position (rather than downward), and the skin in sutured together, resulting in a tighter breast structure. Over time, the postsurgical shape of the breasts will continue to improve.
Breast lift is often combined with breast augmentation to restore volume to the breasts. The dual procedures first eliminate the extra skin of each breast, then restore artificial tissue to the breasts for a more voluptuous, youthful appearance. Both breast lift and breast augmentation can be performed alone, though the surgeon may recommend this combination based on individual patient needs.
Beyond Breast Lift
The breasts can be repositioned in a standalone procedure, or alongside other cosmetic procedures for the greatest outcome. Often, saggy breasts may also suffer from a loss of volume that can be restored through breast augmentation. Breast lift patients may have undergone a breast procedure with another practice that did not provide satisfactory results, in which case breast revision may be necessary. Contouring procedures like liposuction can also create the best shape for a woman’s body, emphasizing her newly contoured chest. Regardless of the surgery or set of surgeries a patient chooses to undergo, each is performed at the Doctors Plastic Surgery in-house facility in Long Island City, New York. Patients can return home to recover once their procedure(s) has been completed, ending a close-to-home experience with familiar surroundings.
Candidates for Breast Lift Surgery
Women who are interested in repositioning drooping breasts may benefit from a breast lift. Patients must be healthy enough to undergo surgery under general anesthesia, and understand the restrictions and risks for the procedure. In many cases, breast lift candidates seek to reduce the size of the breasts. Other patients may elect to undergo a combined breast lift and breast augmentation for their desired breast position and size.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to perform Breast Lift?
Generally, the surgeon will schedule at least two hours to perform the procedure. If the breast lift is performed alongside a secondary surgery, like breast augmentation as described above, the surgeon may require three or more hours to complete the surgery.
Will surgery reduce the size of the breasts?
The goal of the breast lift is to remove extra tissue and reposition the breasts so they sit higher on the chest and the nipples return to an outward-facing position. The breasts will be reduced in size but may be more visually appealing following the lift. Women who seek to maintain breast volume can undergo breast augmentation during the same treatment time.
How long will the recovery period last?
Recuperation can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks depending on the surgical technique used, the patient’s health, and other factors. Patients can return to low-impact activities within the week after surgery but should wait an extra week or two to be more active.
Choosing Doctors Plastic Surgery for Your New York Breast Lift
New York City is known for its inflated costs. As one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, people from all over relocate to the City to experience all it has to offer. It is because of this demand that costs are driven up. Would-be patients assume that plastic surgery costs more in New York City than it does elsewhere in the country and even abroad, and they are correct; however, Doctors Plastic Surgery is a rare exception to the City’s trend. Each surgeon accommodates more patients, so surgery rates can remain low. Some surgeons work fewer hours than a part-time employee, but Doctors Plastic Surgery surgeons spend more time doing what they love: transforming the bodies of plastic surgery patients. This practice model ensures that plastic surgeons are expertly qualified to operate due to more time spent performing cosmetic procedures, logging thousands of more hours in the medical manipulation of anatomy than other plastic surgeons.
Doctors Plastic Surgery invites potential breast lift patients to come meet with a surgeon free of charge, which allows more women to learn about their aesthetic options. Consultations at other New York City plastic surgeons’ offices can cost several hundred dollars, which is an investment women may not yet be prepared to make.
The Convenience of Breast Lift in the Metropolitan New York City Area
Some group practices have a complex setup, where doctors meet patients in one office location (and possibly perform minimally-invasive procedures in a sterile back patient room), and perform surgery in a separate surgical facility, sometimes affiliated with an area hospital. Doctors Plastic Surgery’s Long Island City facility accommodates the initial consultation, plastic surgery procedure, and follow-up appointments in one convenient location. Patients can easily find parking outside of the building or nearby areas. Each aspect of the expansive facility was designed to provide our patients with the best experience possible.
Recovering from Breast Lift
After breast lift surgery, the surgeon will fit the patient with a compression garment that controls swelling and promotes blood circulation. This article looks like a bra but offers closer support of the breasts. It is suggested that patients take one week off from work for their own comfort, though many feel recovered in just a few days. It can take anywhere from 2-3 weeks for patients to resume their regular schedules, including more strenuous activities like exercise. Patients will have sutures in the aftermath of the procedure, but the medical staff will provide written postoperative instructions on how to care for them.
New York’s Most Affordable Breast Lift Surgery
As previously explained, Doctors Plastic Surgery caters to patients in a number of ways, including offering an affordable alternative to traditional practices. The low-cost treatment options, combined with complimentary consultations, create a more budget-friendly experience. The third way Doctors meets patients’ financial needs is through financing options for the various treatment plans to suit every budget.
Scheduling a New York Breast Lift Consultation
Doctors plastic surgery has provided those interested in a plastic surgery with a seamless way to communicate with the office and learn more about breast lift surgery. After submitting a New York Office Contact Form, a member of our staff will reach out to you right away. If a phone call is more convenient, dial 718.395.5220 to speak with a breast lift specialist about the procedure. Come in for a surgical evaluation appointment at no cost to you to learn about aesthetic options that may appeal to you.