Breast Lift

Breast Lift – Mastopexy Surgery in Paramus at Art Plastic Surgery

Pregnancy, weight loss, and normal aging can substantially change the shape of the breasts. Over time, the breasts often lose their roundness and firmness, becoming flat and oblong in appearance. This issue is so common that most women say they want to change the shape, and not the size, of their breasts. Breast lift surgery, formally known as mastopexy, can help these patients achieve their goal. This procedure is designed to elevate and contour the breasts and areolas, restoring their youthful fullness.

About Breast Lift Surgery

Breast drooping is caused by the presence of excess skin. When the breasts expand, as they do with weight gain or pregnancy, the skin stretches to accommodate. Unfortunately, when the breasts return to their normal size, the skin usually can’t bounce back to its previous shape. As a result, tissue looks deflated.  

During breast lift surgery, excess skin is removed and the breasts are raised on the chest wall. After complete healing, the skin will conform to the patient’s breast tissue, making the breasts look round, full, and perky. Breast lift surgery can also be used to make the areolas smaller and to make the breasts symmetrical. Unlike breast augmentation, this procedure will not make the breasts larger.

Mastopexy can be incorporated into a mommy makeover, or it can be performed as a standalone procedure. This treatment is also highly versatile; board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Luis A. Zapiach and Dr. John T. Cozzone are experienced in performing several breast lift techniques, each optimized to treat a different grade of ptosis (sagging).

Breast Lift Methods

The crescent lift requires just one short incision halfway around the circumference of each areola. This incision allows our surgeons to elevate the nipple and remove a small amount of loose skin from each breast. The crescent lift technique is suitable for treating cases of mild ptosis.

During a periareolar lift, an incision is made around the full circumference of each areola. Extending the incision around the areola permits the removal of more loose skin and the adjustment of the areolas. This technique is, therefore, best for patients who have mild to moderate ptosis and large areolas that they want to be reshaped.

The vertical lift is recommended for patients with moderate to moderately severe breast ptosis. This mastopexy method is sometimes called the lollipop lift because its incision pattern resembles a lollipop shape, with a round incision around each areola and a vertical incision down the underside of each breast. The addition of a vertical incision gives our surgeons the ability to remove a substantial amount of skin from below each breast. They can also raise and reshape the areolas.

The inverted T lift is like the vertical lift, with the addition of another incision within the crease below each breast. This breast lift method can profoundly alter the shape of the breasts, treating even the most severe cases of ptosis.

When you visit Art Plastic Surgery for a consultation, Dr. Cozzone and Dr. Zapiach will attentively listen to your cosmetic goals. They will then customize your breast lift based on your recovery preferences and the extent of the changes you desire. During your consultation, you’ll also be invited to ask questions about this procedure, view before and after photos, and meet our staff. We strive to make every patient feel at home as they get to know our team.

If you would like to get in touch with Dr. Cozzone and Dr. Zapiach, feel free to contact us at any time. You can also consult the FAQ provided below to learn more about breast lift surgery.

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Our team is ready to help you navigate through the next steps of you booking your procedure. Contact us today!

Breast Lift FAQ

The ideal breast lift candidate is a healthy adult who doesn’t smoke and who is close to their ideal weight. Your breast lift will be most effective if you wait until you’re done losing weight and having children before you have this procedure. Further weight loss and future pregnancies have the potential to alter the results of mastopexy. However, if you would like to have more children, we can surgically revise your breast lift after you’re done breastfeeding.

Yes, absolutely. Dr. Cozzone and Dr. Zapiach are skilled in performing a wide range of breast revision surgeries. If your breasts have been altered by past augmentation or mastopexy and you’re not happy with their current appearance, we can restore their contours.

Yes. If you’ve lost breast volume after breastfeeding or menopause, our surgeons can restore that volume with implants while lifting your breasts.

Most patients need to take one week off work after having a crescent or donut lift. Two weeks of rest may be required after having a vertical or anchor lift. Some swelling and bruising are normal after having this procedure, but we’ll give you pain medication to keep discomfort at bay. You’ll also be given a special supportive bra to wear for about one month after your surgery.

Most patients need to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for four to six weeks after having a breast lift. Our doctors will let you know when you’re ready to resume all your normal activities.

Arrange a Breast Lift Consultation in Paramus, NJ

The recreation of youthful breast contours can give you a powerful confidence boost, making you feel more at home in your own body. If you’re ready to explore the many benefits of this procedure, contact Art Plastic Surgery in Paramus via our online portal, or by phone at (201) 251-6622.

We look forward to welcoming you to our practice and providing you with thorough, compassionate care.