Why Choose a Breast Lift?
The number-one reason to undergo a breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is to enhance or restore the shape of your breasts after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or major weight loss.
If your breasts point downward or if the nipples/areolae are positioned beneath the breasts, this procedure is an excellent option.
Additionally, if your breasts are asymmetrical or if they have an unusual shape that makes you self-conscious, then mastopexy is right for you. It can improve symmetry and restore your breasts to a more natural and rounded shape.
Remember, the breast lift is specifically used to address breast shape issues. To enlarge the breasts, breast augmentation with implants is the better option.
In some cases, a breast lift and a breast augmentation can be performed during the same surgical session. This is called augmentation mastopexy. A breast lift with implants requires only a single recovery period and provides comprehensive breast enhancement.
Which Lift Is Best for Me?
During your consultation, Dr. Ganchi will perform an examination and advise you on the best type of mastopexy surgery for you.
There are three types to choose from:
- Donut Lift (Periareolar Lift) – This corrects minor to moderate sagging and involves two concentric circles around the areola.
- Lollipop Lift (Vertical Lift) – This is used to address moderate sagging. It features the creation of a circular incision around the areola and an incision down to the breast crease.
- Anchor Lift (Inverted-T Lift) – This rectifies breasts that sag severely and are pendulous. It involves creation of a lollipop incision, along with a curved incision along the breast crease.
Before & Afters
What Happens During the Breast Lift Procedure?
Breast lifts are mostly performed on an outpatient basis. The procedure lasts for an hour or two. First, the patient is given general anesthesia or a combination of local anesthesia and sedation.
Once the anesthesia has taken effect and the patient is comfortable, the chosen incisions are created. Dr. Ganchi removes the excess skin and reshapes the breast tissues while also lifting up the nipples and areolae. Areolae that are stretched or oversized can also be reduced. Finally, incisions are closed with the help of surgical stitches.
The Mastopexy Recovery Process
After surgery, your breasts will be bandaged, or you may be asked to wear a surgical bra. Mild swelling and soreness will be felt, but you can walk around in your home on the day of the surgery. Bruising will also be present for a time.
After a week, you can most likely return to work. After around four to six weeks, you will be able to resume strenuous activities like heavy exercise and sports. After eight weeks, you may resume wearing underwire bras.
Once all healing is complete and swelling has fully disappeared, the breasts will look more proportional and natural. Look over our breast lift before-and-after photos to learn more.
Breast Lift Cost
Patients typically list the cost of their mastopexy procedure as a major consideration. The price of your breast lift will depend on the exact techniques utilized, along with factors like the total surgery time and anesthesia fees.
Find Out More About Mastopexy
A consultation at Ganchi Plastic Surgery is the best way to learn more about breast lifts in New Jersey. To get the impressive and natural results that you’ve been searching for, contact our office today and set up your appointment.