Mastopexy / Breast Lift NJ
Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing, and gravity take their toll on a woman’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. Mastopexy, or a breast lift, is a cosmetic procedure designed to raise and reshape sagging breasts for a more youthful appearance.
Mastopexy can reduce the extra skin and give the breasts their former firmer shape and feel. In some cases, breast implants are inserted in conjunction with a breast lift, which affords patients the ability to increase breast size in addition to obtaining a more shapely, firmer look. This is called breast augmentation-mastopexy.
Who is the best candidate for a breast lift?
Ideal candidates for the breast lift are healthy women at least 18 years of age who are bothered by sagging breasts. Other candidates include women who have fluctuated in breast size or have developed sagging breasts due to breast-feeding.
What are the risks of having a Mastopexy?
Any surgical procedure comes with inherent risks, such as the effects of anesthesia, infection, bleeding, swelling, and discomfort. These and other complications rarely occur and can usually be avoided. Thousands of women undergo breast lift surgery successfully every year and are very satisfied with the outcome. Dr. Ganchi will discuss the risks with you thoroughly during your consultation.
How long is the recovery period for breast lift?
- You will go home with a bra that acts as a dressing and support. You will wear this for 4-6 weeks.
- You will be examined in a few days at a post-operative visit.
- Dr. Ganchi uses dissolving sutures that do not need to be removed.
- Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication.
- Light activities may begin in 7-10 days.
- Scars are permanent but will fade considerably over time.
- Results generally last 10 to 15 years or longer.
How do I choose the right breast lift surgeon for me?
Finding a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon for your breast lift is extremely important and highly recommended to ensure the overall safety and satisfaction of your surgery. Every surgical procedure carries risks and uncertainties; however, a highly trained, board-certified plastic surgeon may be better prepared to deal with complications.
How is a mastopexy performed?
Dr. Ganchi usually performs breast lifts on an out-patient basis under sedation or general anesthesia. The design of the incision varies, but usually includes an incision around the nipple-areolar complex and in the crease under the breast. Dr. Ganchi uses the latest techniques, including vertical and periareolar mastopexy, that not only reduce the amount of scar but also shape the breast tissue into a more pleasing and long-lasting contour.
The nipple-areolar complex is repositioned higher, the excess skin is removed, and the breast is reshaped in a more pleasing contour. A breast lift involves moving the nipple and breast tissue to a higher level on your chest so that the nipple will lie at the level of the breast fold. The skin below the nipple is then tightened and contoured to your new shape. If breast augmentation or enlargement is also desired, a breast implant can be used in conjunction with the breast lift. That decision will be based on your personal goals and the amount of available breast tissue.
Is a breast lift procedure right for me?
You may be a candidate for breast lift surgery if you have sagging breasts due to past pregnancies, genetics, weight loss or aging. The decision to have a breast lift is an important one that requires researching the facts and identifying your personal body goals. Your doctor can help you visualize your breast lift results, but only you can decide if the procedure is right for you.
Where will my Breast Lift be performed?
All breast lift surgeries are performed at Ganchi Plastic Surgery Center. Our Plastic Surgery Clinic is located in Wayne, New Jersey, where we welcome local and out of town guests for consultations and the best breast lift in New Jersey.
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The breast lift in New Jersey is but one of the many procedures we offer to revitalize your appearance. Please ask us about other procedures to refresh and renew your natural beauty. Click here to see a brief list of procedures we offer.