It’s vital to talk to your doctor to discuss your medical history and expectations from a breast lift. This means we can help create a breast lift that works for you and your future. Dr. Grossman is an experienced provider of breast lifts in New York and will discuss the benefits, risks, and expectations of your surgery during your consultation.
You may want to take into account whether you are planning to become pregnant after a breast lift as the natural changes may affect the reshaping after surgery. Breastfeeding is possible after a well performed breast lift as the nipples aren’t separated from the underlying tissue.
You may notice that your breasts are ever-so-slightly smaller after a lift, this is because they become firmer and rounder but the results of a lift are immediate. Your breasts should look more youthful especially once the healing process is fully complete. Scarring is permanent but will reduce after a year and can be easily concealed by bras and bikinis.
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As a woman, you know when the time has come to get a breast lift. The breasts just don’t look and feel the way they did in the past. When you were younger, the breasts looked like two halves of a grapefruit on the chest or melons if you were well endowed, and best of all they were perky. But as you get older, have children or have gone through weight fluctuations, your breasts just aren’t the same anymore. The breasts may be pointing down, look flatter, have stretch marks and sometimes they just don’t hang sexy.
So, if you know you need a breast lift, then find out about the options you have.
Mastopexy or a Breast Lift is a procedure that involves removing extra skin and restoring the breast into a perkier, more youthful shape.
What are your options you may ask?
There are five of them.
Up to date, the great majority of Plastic Surgeons perform the Wise or the Anchor Breast Lift, but that procedure is notorious for bad scarring and loss of sensation to the nipple. The scars run around the breast areola (the dark circle around the nipple), down to the fold of the breast and extend from the breastbone nearly to the underarm.
Then there is the Vertical or the Lollipop Breast Lift and that procedure has many advantages over the Anchor Lift in that it has fewer scars, where the scar lines run from the circle of the areola to the fold of the breast, plus it provides fewer problems with sensation to the breast as well as improved healing of the skin.
The third option is the Periareolar Lift. This Mastopexy procedure has many names yet very few doctors are well versed in this particular procedure, as there is limited training available in this procedure. Periareolar Lift is also known as the Benelli Lift or the Doughnut Mastopexy and it happens to be the procedure of choice for Dr. Leonard Grossman as it provides his patients with minimal scarring and no loss of sensation. The scar runs around the areola only and is usually as thin as one of the lines on the palm of your hand.
Dr. Grossman also performs TUBAL (Transumbilical Breast Augmentation and Lift). This procedure is for the patients who have become droopy and lost a volume in the breasts thereby needing to replenish the cup size. By going through the belly button (incision is less than 1/2 inch in length) Dr. Grossman can increase the volume of the breast with an implant and lift the breasts simultaneously from inside. This way there are NO visible scars on the breasts.
Lastly, there is a procedure which is one of our favorites. It involves removal of fat where it is NOT wanted, the fat is then processed and injected in to the breasts restoring the breast’s volume. This procedure is completely without any scars and leaves the breasts natural to touch and appearance. In some patients a periareolar lift may still be required for the best results.
When you first come for a consultation with Dr. Grossman, you will find out if you are a candidate for the Fat Transfer, TUBAL, Periareolar Breast Lift, Lollipop or Lift. Dr. Grossman will discuss with you what your best options are, expectations and possible complications of the procedure. Make sure you bring a list of questions for Dr. Grossman, since everyone gets a little nervous and forgets to ask a question or two. Your medical history is very important, as is your smoking history (heavy smokers don’t heal nearly as well as non-smokers).
The Breast Lift Procedure:
Most of the time the breast Periareolar Lift or breast augmentation is done under Twilight or Intravenous Anesthesia, this way you wake up easily without any postoperative nausea and feeling rather refreshed within minutes after the breast lift surgery. The procedure can also be performed under Pro-Nox (laughing gas) combined with local anesthesia and this way the patients can drive themselves home or back to work, making this a True Lunch Time Procedure. The same holds true for the Fat Grafting breast lift alone or with the periareolar lift combined.
The breast lift surgery in NYC takes anywhere between one to two hours of operating time.
If you are like the majority of our patients, you should experience no postoperative pain. You may return to work the same or the next day, take regular showers and resume normal gym workouts at the same time.
In our practice we encourage patients to speak to other patients like yourself and we encourage you to view a segment form the Cosmetic Surgery Live show that was dedicated to Dr. Grossman’s Periareolar Breast Lift. In this segment many of your questions may be answered, you will see the breast lift procedure itself, see how the patient feels during and after the procedure, as well as the results of the procedure.
Should you like to schedule a consultation for breast lift surgery in New York with Dr. Grossman, please call our office at 212-585-2133 or email.