Your Guide to Breast Augmentation & More: Which Enhancement Surgery Is Right for You?
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Rockmore Plastic Surgery: Jeffrey Rockmore, MD
15 Old Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110
Phone: (518) 328-3330
Fax: (518) 328-3337
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Over the course of their lives, gravity and aging will cause most women to develop sagging, drooping, or loss of fullness in their breasts. Pregnancy or weight loss can also leave women with deflated, sagging breasts. Fortunately, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Rockmore specializes in breast lift surgery at his Latham practice in Albany County, NY. This procedure brings a youthful perkiness back to your silhouette by reshaping and repositioning the breasts.
At your consultation, Dr. Rockmore physically examines the quality and tone of the breast skin and evaluates the sagging (ptosis). 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 degree of ptosis, the size of your breasts, the elasticity of your skin, and the shape you desire.
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Dr. Rockmore has treated thousands of women, and he knows each breast lift patient is unique. Behind each woman is a different lifestyle, a different medical and genetic history, and a different motivation for seeking surgery. Nonetheless there are some common causes behind the sagging that these patients aim to correct. The most common causes of breast sagging include:
One or more of these components can lead to sagging breasts. In some women, sag can develop at a young age without any of these causes being present.
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At your consultation, Dr. Rockmore will ask you questions and perform an examination to evaluate your level of ptosis. The amount of sag is measured in degrees, from first to third degree. There are a variety of breast lifting procedures, including:
During the consultation, Dr. Rockmore will assess your breasts and discuss the options that will work best for your unique needs.
The cost of a breast lift at our practice in Latham near Albany, NY, ranges between $8,500 and $10,000. This price range is all-inclusive of anesthesia, facility, post-op care, and all office and surgeon fees.
In many women, Dr. Rockmore places breast implants at the same time as the lift. The advantages of combining breast augmentation with a breast lift are:
The implants can be either saline or silicone, and they do not have to be overly large. If a lift is performed without implants, the breasts can often seem smaller than they did when sagging. The implants can correct this. If you have sufficient breast tissue of your own, it may be possible or preferable to do a breast lift without implants.
A breast lift is performed as an outpatient procedure at the surgery center near our office. On the day of surgery, you will meet with Dr. Rockmore, and he will mark your chest with you standing. You will then be brought to the operating room, and a board-certified anesthesiologist will administer the anesthesia for your procedure. You will then have your breast lift using one of the techniques described above.
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. You will recover in the surgery center for 2 hours before your friend or family member drives you home.
Although you will have pain medications prescribed, most women need them for only a couple of days at most. You should be able to drive after 2 to 3 days and slowly get back to your daily routine. Dr. Rockmore asks that you avoid strenuous activities for 2 weeks after your breast lift and avoid heavy lifting for 3 weeks.
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.
“I am very happy with the results of my breast lift surgery with Dr. Rockmore. He is very pleasant, and whenever I had a question, or wanted to come into the office, he was very accommodating.”-Real patient
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If you’re looking for the best plastic surgeon to perform your 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.