From time to time I make short videos where I talk about a certain plastic surgery procedure, and my patients seem to really like them. I describe if you’re a good candidate for that particular surgery, what happens during the procedure, what results to expect, and what the risks and benefits are.
As well as hearing me talk (rather than being handed a printed brochure), patients like the videos because they get a lot of important information from them. That said, I thought I’d make one about a common breast shaping procedure I perform: a breast lift. You can read what I talk about (here in this blog) or you can watch my short 2-minute video by clicking on the button below.
Have your breasts drooped and sagged over time? A breast lift can beautifully reverse that.
With a breast lift, I make a few incisions (they can vary—sometimes just around the areola, sometimes more extensive) in order to reshape the breast. Often, I’ll also insert an implant at the same time to create some fullness in the top of the chest. If the patient wants to maintain the same breast size, I’ll put in a small implant. If she wants to enlarge the size of her breasts, I’ll put in a larger implant. Both options are done while reshaping and resizing the breast.
Three types of breast implants
There are three types of breast implants available in the United States today:
- Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel
- Saline breast implants are filled with saline (sterile saltwater)
- New structured, saline-filled implant (Ideal Implant) that combines the natural look and feel of silicone gel with the safety and peace of mind of saline (not eligible for my special pricing)
Most women (and most plastic surgeons, myself included) prefer the look and feel of the new structured implant or silicone implants, both of which are generally considered to be more like real breast tissue. Saline implants are more prone to cause rippling of the skin.
It’s important to know that breast lifts are considered cosmetic surgeries by insurance companies and usually aren’t covered, meaning that they’re self-pay.
Considering a breast lift?
Deciding to have breast lift surgery is a big decision, impacting how your breasts look and feel for the rest of your life. If you are thinking about this procedure and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact me and I will send you additional information prior to your appointment. I will assess the current appearance of your breasts, your reasons for wanting surgery, and your expectations. Then together, we will decide which options will bring you the beautiful results you’re looking for.
More information on breast shaping surgery
You might also find these pages helpful on my website:
- Breast Procedures
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reconstruction
- Breast Reduction
- Breast Revision
Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Samuel J. Beran, MD is a highly accomplished plastic surgeon with offices in Manhattan, Harrison and Mount Kisco, NY. With more than 20 years’ experience and a thorough command of the most advanced techniques and technologies, Dr. Beran consistently provides his patients with the highest level of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, skin and body. Recently, Dr. Beran was named a “Top Doctor” by RealSelf for his dedication to responding to consumer questions and patient feedback. The “Top Doctor” designation is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf physician community.