Procedures

New York Breast Lift

As the years go by, almost every woman notices a gradual deterioration in the size, shape, and firmness of her breasts. Gravity, pregnancy, breast feeding, running, aerobics, weight gain and loss all take their toll. Breasts sag. Droop. Soften. Flatten out. Sometimes they also atrophy and shrink. Even when the volume stays the same, the firmness, elasticity, and youthful position in often lost. The breasts may look and feel old — but, they don't have to.

A breast lift can help.

It can reshape, rejuvenate, firm up, lift up and shape up sagging, shrinking, atrophied breasts. It can also reduce the size of an enlarged, stretched areola.

In the breast-lift procedure, as we perform it, the incision is a circular one, around the areola and a midline vertical incision to the crease. Excess skin is removed from the lower part of the breast, and the nipple, areola, and underlying breast tissue are elevated to a new, higher position.

Incisions are closed with very precise, buried sutures that never need to be removed. The procedure takes about two hours, after which a dressing and surgical bra are applied. Post-operative discomfort is well controlled with the prescribed medications. Most of our breast lifts are done at our New York plastic surgery center, but for your convenience you can choose to have your consultation and aftercare at our Connecticut office.

Swelling and bruising usually subside within a few days. Most patients are back to work within one week, provided that their work isn't physically strenuous. Most patients will experience some degree of temporary loss of sensation. This will improve with time, as will the scars, which gradually fade.

Although the incision sites may always remain visible to some degree, patients who choose to have this procedure are very happy with their firmer, younger looking appearance.

If you think you are a candidate for a breast lift, Dr. Erlich at Profiles & Contours invites you to request a consultation or call 212.861.4100 today to schedule your appointment. You can meet with Dr. Erlich at our Connecticut plastic surgery center or in New York City to discuss your surgical expectations and breast lift questions.

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