A breast lift, or mastopexy, can restore a more youthful shape and a firmer feel to the breasts. (A) Excess skin is removed and the breast tissue is surgically sculpted to support the new contour of the breast. In addition to raising and firming the breast, the nipple and areola are lifted to a higher position. (B) The scar for a mastopexy can occasionally be limited to the perimeter around the areola, but most often, a breast lift includes a vertical scar from the bottom of the areola to the crease that defines the bottom of the breast (known technically as the inframammary fold).
Excess skin is removed and the breast tissue is surgically sculpted to support the new contour of the breast. In addition raising and firming the breast the nipple and areola are lifted to a higher position. Whenever possible, Dr. Greenspun uses a minimal-incision vertical technique to reshape and lift the breasts, a technique which produces a minimal amount of scarring. A breast lift can be performed under general anesthesia or under local anesthesia in combination with sedation.
Most women are able to return to work within about a week of surgery, unless heavy lifting or strenuous physical activity is involved. More vigorous activity and exercise can usually be resumed in about 3 to 4 weeks.
Contact us if you would like more information about breast lift procedures or to schedule a consultation. Our practice has offices in New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut.