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Breast Lift Long Island
If you would like to achieve a perkier, more youthful breast contour, a breast lift performed By Dr. Stephen Greengberg at his offices serving Long Island, Manhattan and the greater New York City, area can help you achieve your goals.
Breast lifts (mastopexy) are surgical procedures to raise the breast and re-shape sagging (ptosis) breasts. Breast lifts are performed by re-sculpting the breasts and removing the excess or stretched out skin, which has allowed the breasts to droop. The size of the breasts does not change after breast lifts, but the surgery will leave the breasts with a lifted and youthful appearance.
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When you look in the mirror, you can determine if you have a droop to your breast. If your nipples have drooped to a level beneath your breasts, then you have a mild droop. If they have drooped below this crease, then you have a moderate droop, and if the nipples are pointing to the ground, then you have an advanced droop. Most women find that they look and feel better after breast lifts, both with and without clothes. They find that clothing and bras fit better, and they often can wear clothing that they have not been able to wear in the past. The exact procedure and incisions depend on how "droopy" the breasts are. The breast lift procedure also reduces the size of the areola.
Dr. Greenberg performs breast lifts on patients who have lost volume in their breasts because of pregnancy, weight change, age, or loss of firmness. Breast implants may also be inserted during breast lifts to help give the breasts a fuller look. Dr. Greenberg can often use minimal incisions to perform breast lifts, which usually fade away! Breast lifts are performed as ambulatory procedures in Dr. Greenberg's accredited New York ambulatory operative facility. Breast lifts will restore a youthful appearance to your breasts. To learn more about how you can benefit from a breast lift, contact our Long Island practice today.
If You're Considering Breast Lifts...
A mastopexy (breast lift) is a surgical procedure to lift the breasts back to their natural position.
The best candidates for breast lifts are women who have stretched skin and less volume in their breasts due to pregnancy, nursing, or weight loss. Although women can still get pregnant and usually can breast-feed after breast lifts, the result may stretch out after subsequent pregnancies.
Breast Lifts are Best to:
- Lift the sagging or droopy breast
- Restore the contour of the breast after pregnancy or nursing
- Lift the breast after loss of breast volume, or weight changes
- Correct asymmetries in the breast.
The incisions for breast lifts are dependent on how "droopy" the breasts are. The extent of scars are often related to the droop: the greater the droop, the more extensive the incisions. Often for small breast lifts, incisions can be made just around the areola with no other visible scars. A modified lift is an option when the breast is fairly small and the sag is minimal. For complete breast lifts in patients who have significant loss of volume and "droopiness", incisions often have to be made in the standard "anchor" shape.
Breast Lifts by Dr. Greenberg
Dr. Greenberg will carefully evaluate your breasts to determine if a breast lift is appropriate or if a simple breast augmentation can be performed. He will discuss the eventual breast shape and size and give you an idea of what you can realistically expect after your breast lift.
The procedure involved in breast lifts is usually performed in Dr. Greenberg's accredited New York ambulatory surgery center. Breast lifts usually take about 1-2 hours, with the patient returning home after a short stay in our recovery suite. Dr. Greenberg removes the original surgical dressing on post-operative day one, and the patient is placed into a sports support bra. Most of the sutures do not need to be removed, and the patient typically only has mild discomfort. Patients can often get back to work in about 3-4 days after the surgical procedure and can start working out in the gym in about 3-4 weeks. If there is only minimal droop and if you want a slightly larger breast, breast augmentations can be performed without the typical incisions of breast lifts.
Basic Surgery and Recovery Facts for Breast Lifts
Anesthesia: Sedation or general (Board Certified Anesthesiologist)
Length of Procedure: 1-2 1/2 hours
Length of Stay: Outpatient
Where performed: In Dr. Greenberg's office ambulatory Surgery Center in Manhattan or on Long Island.
Discomfort: 1-3 days mild / moderate discomfort
Return to work: 1 week
Bandages: 24 hrs later all bandages will be removed . A surgical bra to be worn for 3-4 weeks.
Bruising: Most cases, there is no bruising
Stitches: Dr. Greenberg will remove all stitches in 5-7 days
Exercise: 3-4 weeks before doing upper body exercise
Results: Dr. Greenberg strives to obtain a natural look. The results will be noticed 3-4 months.
You can learn more about the costs and benefits of breast lifts during an appointment. View before and after photos of breast lifts or contact Dr. Greenberg's Manhattan or Long Island cosmetic plastic surgery office for your complimentary breast lift consultation. All of us look forward to helping you.
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