What Is A Breast Lift?

Also known as a mastopexy, a breast lift corrects sagging or drooping breasts by repositioning them higher on the chest and providing breast shaping. If fullness in the top half of the breast is preferred, implants are inserted during the procedure. In cases of minimal drooping, a breast implant may provide all the lift desired without a mastopexy.

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Breast Lift Or Augmentation?

Although they can create a beautiful transformation either individually or used in harmony, each achieves a distinct result. While they may seem similar, a number of distinctions exist between a lift and an augmentation. A breast lift is designed to eliminate sagging or drooping breast tissue and shape the breast.

It also elevates the nipple to effect a perkier look. A breast augmentation increases the size and volume of the breast with an implant or fat transfer. Dr. Bass will carefully listen to your aesthetic goals and indicate which correction is best for you. 

The Breast Lift Procedure

Breast lifts take place in our clinic’s fully accredited surgical suite. While excess skin is removed, the essential part of a breast lift is the internal supporting structure that the surgeon creates to keep the breasts lifted. 

All breast lifts are impacted by gravity. ‘Drop out,’ which is when the breast tissue settles to the lower half of the breast (below the nipple), is expected in the months following a breast lift, and mimics the ‘teardrop’ shape of youthful breasts. 

Your Recovery Process

Most patients can return to desk jobs and social activities in a week. Light exercise is generally possible two to three weeks after the operation. This procedure will leave scars, though they will be entirely hidden by a bra or bathing suit. Laser treatments effectively reduce scars, and Dr. Bass will walk you through your options.

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Is A Breast Lift Right For Me?

There is no right time for pursuing aesthetic surgery. However, if you feel consistently bothered by the way your breasts hang, it might be time to consider a breast lift. If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or plan to become pregnant, you should postpone a breast lift. Below are some common reasons people seek breast lifts:

  • Drooping breasts, nipples point downward (ptosis)
  • Breasts sit lower on the chest than desired
  • Skin is sagging or has poor elasticity
  • Breast look deflated after breastfeeding, significant weight loss, or due to genetics
  • Excessively large nipples

Dr. Bass Brings Experience And Skill

The key is paying meticulous attention to the nuances of the procedure, helping  the patient to obtain the most natural look possible. Dr. Bass is double board-certified and completed his undergraduate degree at Cornell University before earning his medical degree from Columbia University. Dr. Bass has maintained a successful practice for nearly three decades. 

Podcast on Advances in Aesthetic Breast Surgery

Patients should educate themselves as much as possible before choosing a plastic surgeon. In this episode of his podcast Park Avenue Plastic Surgery Class, Dr. Bass discusses the breast lift in addition to other cosmetic breast procedures. 

Listen to the Podcast

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