Breast Lift

Breast Lift Before and After Pictures

Women who are dissatisfied with the shape and natural position of their breasts may wish to consider a breast lift. A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can raise and reshape a woman's breasts and reduce the size of the areola if necessary. The procedure is especially beneficial to women whose breasts have begun to sag as a result of genetics, aging, pregnancy, and/or nursing. A semi-permanent procedure, a breast lift tightens up the tissues to create a more aesthetically pleasing breast shape.

Good candidates for a New Jersey breast lift are women who are in good physical and psychological health with realistic expectations about the procedure. Women who are planning on having children may wish to postpone a breast lift procedure in order to achieve optimal results. It is important for prospective breast lift patients to provide the surgeon with their full medical history, including current use of medications, to ensure that a breast lift is safe and appropriate.

The breast lift procedure itself is performed on an outpatient basis and takes anywhere from one to four hours to complete. Patients are given either a general anesthetic or a local anesthetic plus sedation, depending on which would benefit the patient the most. During the breast lift procedure, the surgeon will make an anchor shaped incision in the breast fold and around the nipple area. Excess breast tissue will be removed and the nipple will be repositioned in order to achieve the desired aesthetic result.

After a breast lift procedure, the patient will be wrapped in a surgical garment and required to wear a surgical bra in the weeks to come. It is common for breast lift patients to experience some degree of swelling, discomfort and bruising in the initial period following surgery. A surgeon may prescribe pain medication to mitigate unfavorable symptoms. A breast lift patient may also experience numbness in the breast area for six weeks or longer.

As with any surgical procedure, breast lift surgery is not without the risk of complications. Although breast lift complications are rare, they may include: anesthesia reactions, infection, bleeding, excess scarring, permanent loss of sensation, and nipple asymmetry. The benefits of breast lift surgery generally outweigh the risks, although patients will determine this together with their physician during the initial consultation.

Because breast lift is an elective procedure, medical insurance will typically not cover it. Breast lift procedures usually range between $4,000 and $8,000. However, costs will vary depending on the surgeon, type of anesthesia, facility, and additional fees. Many breast lift surgeons will work with their patients to determine payment options.

If you would like to learn more about New Jersey breast lift surgery, please contact us to speak with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon in your area.

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