Breast lift surgery is designed to raise and reshape sagging breasts secondary to factors such as pregnancy, nursing, weight change, aging, and gravity. If you have not yet finished having children, consider waiting, or your breasts may sag again after the surgery. This operation can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin around the nipple. If your breasts are small or have lost volume, breast implants inserted at the same time as the breast lift can increase both firmness and size. Breasts of any size can be lifted, but the results may not last as long in women with large breasts.
Incisions must be made to lift the breasts. The number of incisions necessary depends on the severity of the sagging. If there is a very minimal amount of sagging or nipple asymmetry, a small crescent (half-moon) incision can be made above the areola, which will be hidden at the edge of the areola. If there is more sagging, the incision may need to extend around the areola, but again would be essentially hidden at the edge. More severe sagging would require an incision around the areola, as well as an incision vertically down from the lower edge of the areola to the crease. Very severe sagging may require all of the above incisions, as well as an incision in the breast crease (anchor-shaped incisions). The extent of post-operative scarring will be discussed during your consultation with us.
If you are considering a breast lift, please call TriBeCa Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation at (212) 571-5200 or fill out our online contact form today.