What is a Breast Lift?
Natural aging, gravity, weight loss, and pregnancy can cause the breasts to sag or droop overtime. A breast lift, also referred to as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to lift the breasts and restore their youthful shape and appearance. A breast lift does not address fullness or the size of the breast. A breast augmentation can be combined with a breast lift, and the saline or silicone implant can be used to achieve a fuller, larger breast.
- Women who are have sagging breasts
- Women who are non-Smokers
- Women who are in reasonably good health and have realistic expectations
- Women who are planning to have future pregnancies should consider postponing surgery
Dr. Lin and Dr. Cohen-Kashi perform breast lift surgery in Long Island, New York. Surgical times can vary between two to four hours, and general anesthesia is used. Through different types of incisions, excess skin is removed, the breasts are lifted reshaped, and the nipple and areola are moved to a higher position.
During the first few days of recovery, it is common to experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort. In some cases drainage tubes may also be inserted to help remove any excess fluid. Pain is controlled with medication. A few days after your procedure, Dr. Lin and Dr. Cohen-Kashi will remove the bandages and replace them with a soft supportive bra that should be worn for one month. Most patients are able to return to work after one to two weeks.