Over the course of their lives, most women develop some sagging, drooping, of loss of fullness in their breasts. Skin becomes stretched, and the breasts sag, leaving a gap between your bra and skin. Pregnancy or weight loss can also leave women with breasts that are smaller, leading to some deflation and sagging. Noticeable asymmetry at any age is also an issue.
Fortunately, breast lift surgery performed by Latham, NY, plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Rockmore can bring a youthful perkiness back to your silhouette by reshaping and repositioning the breasts. If deflation is a part of your concern, breast implants or fat grafting can restore the volume. Each breast lift patient is unique. Dr. Rockmore will assess your breasts and determine which options will work best for you.
At your consultation, Dr. Rockmore physically examines the quality and tone of the breast skin and evaluates the amount of sagging. Various techniques can be used for breast lift surgery (also called mastopexy), and you can discuss the type of breast lift options based on the amount of sag, the size of your breasts, the elasticity of your skin, and the shape you desire. You may also want to combine the breast lift with breast augmentation.
When there is mild or first-degree ptosis, breast implants used in breast augmentation surgery can sometimes restore the upper, or superior, volume of the breast and provide sufficient lift.
This method can be used to slightly elevate the nipple position. It is commonly performed in conjunction with breast augmentation and leaves a scar on the top edge of the areola.
This option is limited to patients with only mildly sagging breasts because the amount of lifting is minimal. Dr. Rockmore removes a doughnut-shaped portion of skin from around the areola, tightening the breast skin.
Combining a breast lift with augmentation is a common procedure. When breasts are sagging and deflated, as is often the case after a woman has children, breast implants can correct this with an improved breast shape and fullness above the bra line.
This is a more powerful lifting technique used when there is more significant sagging. It results in a scar around the areola and straight down like a lollipop, and it can be used to treat mild to moderate degrees of sag.
This method is used for more significant types of sag and allows for maximum lifting and reshaping of the breast. Dr. Rockmore makes incisions around the areola, straight down, and then along the crease of the breast, resembling the shape of an anchor.
A breast lift is performed as an outpatient procedure. When you wake up, you will have a bra in place that you will wear for the first week. There are no heavy wraps or compression devices, and you can shower the next day. Your breasts will have some swelling and bruising after your breast lift, which can take 1 to 2 weeks to completely resolve. Over the next couple of months, your scars will fade, and your breasts will soften. This settling process will lead to a more natural and final result — and lifted, beautiful breast contours.
$8,500 – $9,500
This price range is all-inclusive of anesthesia, facility, post-op care, and all office and surgeon fees. To learn more about costs associated with this procedure, schedule a consultation today.
If you’re looking for a plastic surgeon to perform a breast lift in Albany County, Dr. Rockmore sees breast lift patients from Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs, and throughout eastern New York. You can use the contact form to request a consultation or call our office at 518-328-3330 to schedule an appointment.