For many women, the feel and look of sagging breasts due to age, weight changes or pregnancy and childbirth can lead to a lack of body confidence and self-assurance. However, sagging breasts can be reshaped in order to achieve a natural, beautiful perky look and feel. There are many life changes that can lead to a change in the appearance of the breasts and the body overall, and you may feel as if the resulting effects of gravity produce an aging appearance.
A breast lift or mastopexy is a plastic surgery procedure that allows each patient to address her unique concerns. This procedure can help to recreate and enhance a youthful, natural look and feel that rejuvenates your appearance and your self-confidence. At Cold Spring Plastic Surgery, our Long Island plastic surgeons have extensive experience in achieving beautiful results.
A mastopexy reshapes the breasts to create greater fullness in the upper portion as well as redirecting the nipples to a more forward-pointing direction.
Is a Breast Lift a Good Choice for Me?
This procedure is suitable for women with breasts of all sizes and can achieve excellent results for small or large breasts. A breast lift can help to restore perkier breasts with a youthful appearance or help to reshape the breasts to achieve a new look that you have always desired. This means that a breast lift can help you to feel more confident in bikinis, dresses and other body-conscious clothing as well as feeling more pride and comfort with your body overall.
Breasts naturally develop in an array of different shapes and sizes, and the Huntington plastic surgeons at Cold Spring Plastic Surgery can help to reveal and enhance your own natural beauty.
By working together with you to learn about your own goals for the procedure and designing results that work with your body shape, you can achieve personalized results that look beautiful, proportional and natural. It is also possible to combine a breast augmentation procedure with a breast lift for an overall makeover. This option can help women who want bigger and perkier breasts to achieve their goals.
Because the shape and size of your breasts can change with weight loss or gain, a breast lift is a good choice for people who are happy with their current weight and are not planning on a major change. This can help your results to be more long-lasting and effective. This surgery can be a good choice for healthy adult women who are experiencing sagging in the breasts. Your surgeon will provide detailed information and options during your breast lift consultation at Cold Spring Plastic Surgery.
How Does a Breast Lift Procedure Work?
Your Long Island plastic surgeon at Cold Spring Plastic Surgery will conduct this procedure under general anesthesia, and the surgery will generally take on average two hours. There are two types of incisions that can be used during the surgery, and your surgeon will determine which may be better for you to get the results that you wish to achieve. In both cases, your surgeon will remove excess skin and reset the nipple in order to achieve the look you desire.
Your surgeon can raise the position of the nipples in order for them to assume a more forward-looking stance. The areolae of the nipples can be raised to a higher position as well as reduced in size during this procedure, and the skin of the breasts can be tightened both horizontally and vertically.
On the other hand, a lollipop-type incision goes around the edge of the areola to the bra crease and is suitable for breasts that are sagging moderately and for patients who want to achieve a less radical change. This procedure involves reduced scarring and a quicker recovery time and allows your surgeon to tighten the breast skin horizontally.
What is Recovery Like After a Breast Lift?
You will be able to see an instant improvement in the look and feel of your breasts. Following surgery, you are likely to feel some numbness in the breasts, caused by swelling after the procedure. Feeling will return as the swelling gradually subsides over a six-week period. You can return to work in approximately one week after the procedure, and staying home during that resting period can help you enjoy a speedier recovery period. During the first week after surgery, it is best to restrict your arm movements and refrain from driving in order to protect your results. It is best to avoid lifting heavy objects or young children for a few weeks after the procedure is complete. You will wear a soft support bra for three or four weeks after surgery in order to provide support for your breasts.
How Does a Breast Lift Affect Pregnancy and Breastfeeding?
A breast lift does not affect your ability to breastfeed. You should be able to breastfeed normally after this procedure. However, you could expect to see an impact on the visual appearance of your breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Many women choose to have this procedure after breastfeeding in order to ensure its permanence; however, you could also choose to refresh your breast lift after breastfeeding. In general, you should wait until after your breasts are no longer producing milk and their size has stabilized.
Make an Appointment for a Breast Lift Consultation
The experienced Long Island plastic surgeons at Cold Spring Plastic Surgery look forward to discussing the possibilities for breast lift surgery with you. They will discuss your unique goals for your body and help to develop a personalized plan to help you attain the outcomes you desire. Call our office or use our online form to make an appointment at our convenient Suffolk County location. We work with patients across the country and around the world, and we look forward to speaking with you about how our plastic surgeons can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.