One of the most satisfying aspects about being a plastic surgeon is being able to help patients feel better about themselves and their bodies. This is often achieved by body enhancing surgery, such as a Brazilian butt lift, Mommy Makeover, breast augmentation, tummy tuck or liposuction. Yet these days, the body shaping procedure that more and more of my patients are asking for is a breast lift. And they’re not alone. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast lifts have grown 70% since 2000, outpacing breast implants 2-to-1.
Like these patients, maybe this type of cosmetic surgery could benefit you too. Have your breasts begun to droop and sag? Do your nipples now point downward rather than straight ahead or upward? Do you long to once again have breasts that look youthful, uplifted and voluptuous? If so, a breast lift can be a very effective solution.
Positive benefits of a breast lift
Having a breast lift can dramatically change not only the way you feel about yourself as a woman but how you look in bathing suits and lingerie, the type of clothes you want to wear, and the way you’re perceived by others. What I hear from my patients who have had a breast lift is that it was a very positive turning point in their lives, helping them feel younger, sexier and more attractive.
What happens during a breast lift procedure?
A breast lift is a surgical procedure that raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast silhouette. Rather than making breasts larger, a breast lift reshapes and repositions breasts that have sagged and dropped as a result of pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, age, gravity or heredity. Sometimes the areola (the pink skin surrounding the nipple) becomes enlarged over time; a breast lift can reduce this as well.
During the procedure, a plastic surgeon moves the nipple and areola to a higher position, repositions the breast tissue to a higher level, removes excess skin from the lower portion of the breast, and reshapes the remaining breast skin. A variety of incision patterns are possible, depending on the desired results and the correction needed. Another benefit of this procedure is that in most cases, breast and nipple sensation can be preserved.
3 most common reasons why women choose breast lift surgery
1) To restore a better breast shape and overall appearance following pregnancy and breastfeeding. Pregnancy often causes breasts to stretch and sag. A breast lift, with or without implants, can help undo these changes and restore a more youthful, attractive bust.
2) To improve breast contour after significant weight loss. Losing a lot of weight often means losing breast volume. By removing excess skin and tightening the remaining breast tissue, a breast lift can help restore a more proportional, youthful breast shape.
3) To have sexy, perky breasts again (or for the first time). Some of my patients have had drooping breasts since their teens. Breast lift surgery can help them get the breast shape and fullness they have always wanted.
What breast lift surgery won't do
A breast lift does not significantly change the size of your breasts or round out the upper part of your breast. If you want larger, fuller breasts, consider having breast augmentation surgery at the same time as a breast lift. If you want smaller breasts, you might want to combine a breast lift and breast reduction surgery.
To learn more about breast lifts, breast augmentation and breast reduction, watch this short video
Very experienced in performing breast lifts
In my plastic surgery practice in Westchester, NY, I have performed hundreds of successful breast lift procedures for more than 20 years, with very few complications.
My credentials as a plastic surgeon
Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), I am a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). With over 20 years’ experience and a thorough command of the most advanced surgical techniques and technologies, I consistently provide my patients with the highest level of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, skin and body. In addition, I am on staff at White Plains Hospital, Northern Westchester Hospital and Lennox Hill Hospital.
I perform my procedures at the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester
For almost every plastic surgery procedure I perform, I use the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester. As the standard of excellence in the region, this technologically advanced, leading-edge facility was specifically designed by our group of surgeons (Cosmetic Surgery Associates) to provide our patients with the highest level of care, personal privacy and optimal surgical results.
The Surgical Specialty Center is Medicare approved, state licensed and meets all current requirements at the top level of New York State. To learn more about the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester, watch this short video by clicking on the image below.
Seeing is believing
To see unretouched “before and after” photos of actual patients of mine who have had successful breast lifts, please visit the Breast Lift page in the Photo Gallery section of my website.
Considering a breast lift?
If you are thinking about breast lift surgery and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact me and I will send you additional information prior to your appointment. I specialize in the most advanced techniques of breast lift surgery and am ready to help you achieve your goals. I will assess the current appearance of your breasts, your reasons for wanting surgery, and your expectations. Then together, we will decide the best shaping technique to bring you the results you’re looking for.
For more information on breast lifts, read these 3 blogs
So that you can be fully informed before you decide to have a breast lift, I’ve written these 3 blogs explaining this procedure and its many benefits:
- How Is A Breast Lift Different From Breast Augmentation?
- Thinking About A Breast Lift? Here's A Short Video
- What’s A Breast Lift And Should You Get One?
Learn more about the breast procedures I offer
- 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 Surgery (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.