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Points to Consider for Breast Lifts

Posted August 02, 2011 in Uncategorized, by Dr. Fiorillo

You can enhance your look with a breast lift. The breasts are among a woman’s most appreciated assets. But due to many reasons, they can lose their appeal. They may droop because of aging, heredity, gravity, pregnancy, breast feeding or weight loss. Mastopexy or breast lift can be performed to return youthful shape and lift to breasts that have sagged or lost volume and firmness. Breast lifts rejuvenate the breasts by trimming excess skin and tightening supporting tissues to achieve an uplifted , youthful contour.
Whether it is a breast lift in NYC or breast lift in New Jersey, you can always undergo it provided you suffer from any of the following conditions:
• Breasts sag
• Breasts have lost shape or volume
• Breasts are flat, elongated, or pendulous
• Breast skin or areola is stretched
• Nipples point downward
• Nipples are located in the breast crease when breasts are unsupported
• One breast is lower than the other

Moreover, it is very important for women who are planning to undergo a breast lift to maintain a stable weight. She should avoid smoking. However, women planning to have children are advised to postpone this surgery.

You should know that mastopexy does not affect the breast size or upper fullness. If you want larger or smaller breasts, you have to consider a breast augmentation or breast reduction either together with a breast lift or instead of a breast lift.

A breast lift may be performed in a hospital or in a plastic surgeon’s clinic. It is usually done under general anesthesia and lasts from 1 ½ to 3 ½ hours. There are several types of incision methods that can be used when performing a breast lift.

The technique a surgeon chooses depends on the patient’s:
• Breast size and shape
• Degree of sagging
• Size and position of the nipples
• Amount of excess skin

The three most common incision types are two rings around the areola; around the areola and down to the breast crease; and the lollipop with an additional half-moon incision along the breast crease. In all cases, breast lift surgery begins with administration of anesthesia or IV sedation. When the mastopexy is complete, the skin is closed with stitches, tissue adhesive or surgical tape. All scars will mature with time.

If you are planning a breast lift in NYC or breast lifts in New Jersey, Dr. Fiorillo is the top plastic surgeon in the NY Metro area. Contact us for a free consultation at (845) 623-6141.

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