The best in class Manhattan, New York plastic surgeons of the Breast Reduction Center of NYC routinely perform a breast lift (also known as a “mastopexy”) to realign sagging breasts by removing extra skin and re-suspending the breast tissue. A breast lift also elevates the position of the areola and nipple, giving the breasts a more naturally youthful appearance overall. In order to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing outcome, some patients choose to combine a breast lift with a breast reduction. This plastic surgery procedure is performed under general anesthesia and a specialized local anesthetic (called a nerve block) is utilized to ensure there is no need for post-operative narcotics or drains.
Your top rated Manhattan based board certified / eligible plastic surgeon of the Breast Reduction Center of NYC will talk to you about your goals and expectations during your appointment, and they’ll describe a personalized surgical strategy created specifically for your unique anatomy.
Please Note: Our top rated breast reduction surgery team offers virtual consultations (from anywhere in the world). Most insurance accepted.
Your plastic surgeon can choose from a variety of locations for the mastopexy incision depending on the patient’s breast size and the degree of ptosis, which is pronounced “toh-sis.” The incision may partially or completely encircle the areola, with or without a vertical extension down towards the base of the breast (creating a lollipop shape), or with an additional incision within the breasts’ under fold (creating an anchor shape). The procedure lasts approximately two to three hours. Patients return home the day of surgery.
Bleeding and swelling are normal post-operative occurrences that may take a few weeks to go away. Your stitches do not need to be removed because they will naturally dissolve beneath the skin and we do not use drains. Following surgery, patients may walk and resume their normal daily activities; however, for two weeks, they should refrain from intense activity as well as heavy lifting and pushing. In about a week, patients can usually resume their non-manual labor jobs. Patients feel that they can resume their preoperative activity level after around one to two months.
Major issues and unexpected postoperative situations are rare. Prior to performing surgery, our surgeons will go through all the risks, options, and advantages in great detail. They adopt a conservative and informed approach to breast lift surgery.
A breast lift can be enhanced with cosmetic chest liposuction. By helping to flatten the rolls on the sides of the chest and sculpt a more rounded and symmetrical breast form, this will improve the overall breast aesthetic.
Health insurance will not cover a breast lift unless it is a component of a medically necessary breast reduction.
The Breast Reduction Center of NYC specializes in taking exceptional care of each patient from the initial breast reduction consultation to the post-recovery period. The honor and privilege of caring for our patients come with the responsibility and dedication of the best in class board certified/board eligible plastic surgeons and our staff to adhere to the utmost standards of excellence in patient care and final breast reduction surgical outcome. As best in class top rated breast reduction surgery specialists we provide highly personalized and comprehensive care. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a breast reduction surgery consultation please feel free to contact our Upper East Side, Manhattan practice:
Breast Reduction Center of NYC
800A 5th Ave
Floor 3, Suite B
New York, NY 10065