Get A Perfect Shape And Natural Position With A Breast Lift Procedure By Dr. Ferraro In Our Paramus Office
Gravity is the master of all, even your breasts. That constant downward pull, often coupled with the effects of weight gain and loss from pregnancy/childbirth and breastfeeding leave a woman’s breasts less firm, positioned lower on the chest, and sagging. In some cases, the nipples even begin pointing downward. A breast lift (Mastopexy) from Dr. Ferraro in our Paramus, NJ office can fix these issues.
Why Should I Get A Breast Lift (Mastopexy)?
The goal of a breast lift is to return the breasts back to a higher position on the chest. To accomplish this, excess skin is removed and tissue is repositioned to firm the breasts back up. The nipples and areolae are usually repositioned, too. In cases where there has been volume loss or the patient would simply like to increase her size, Dr. Ferraro combines a breast lift with breast implants.
Breast Lift Before & After Photos
Who are the Ideal Candidates for a Breast Lift Procedure?
If you look in the mirror and wonder who stole the perky breasts of your youth, you could be a good candidate for a breast lift. If you’ve had weight gain and loss, whether from pregnancy or not, chances are your breasts have dropped to some degree. If you’ve breastfed, odds are you’ve also lost volume. A breast lift can address all of these issues. And if you’d like to replace volume or add a cup size or two, augmentation with the lift is a good option.
There is a big “if,” however. IF you are planning on having additional children, Dr. Ferraro advises you to not have your breast lift until after that future pregnancy. Why? The change in breast size from the weight gain and loss, coupled with breastfeeding, will negate any benefits you get from a lift now.
What is Involved In a Breast Lifts Procedure?
The breast lift will position the breast into a more youthful place. By adding an implant, the patient can increase the size and shape of the breast. However, not all patients need or desire an implant
What Are The Different Breast Lift Incision Options?
During your consultation with Dr. Ferraro, you’ll discuss incision options. These can be dictated by various conditions unique to you: breast size and shape, breast firmness, the elasticity of your skin, and the position of your areolae.
There are three typical incision patterns:
- In cases where not a lot of skin needs to be removed, the incisions may only need to be around the areolae.
- The second option begins at the areolae and traverses downward to the breast crease.
- The third option follows that same pattern, but then extends along the breast crease in an anchor-shaped incision.
Once the incisions are made, the underlying breast tissue is reshaped, the areolae are moved, and excess skin is trimmed. If implants are involved, pockets are created and the implants placed through the same incisions.
Can You Combine a Breast Lift with a Breast Augmentation?
In mastopexy, the clinical term for a breast lift, while patients don’t actually lose any cup size, sometimes it can appear that your breasts are smaller. This is because the breasts are now more firm and sitting higher on your chest. To counteract this perception, having implants placed during your breast lift may make you happier with your final results. If you’ve breastfed, the implants will replace lost volume. And, by combining the two procedures, you only need deal with one recovery period.
Breast Lift Recovery:
The first couple of days after your surgery you will need pain medication. After your bandages are removed, you’ll wear a support bra for a few weeks to reduce swelling and aid the healing process. Your breasts will be swollen, however, and there will be bruising. This will last a couple weeks and will mask your results to a degree. Most patients can return to work in seven days, but need to avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for six weeks after surgery. Taking it easy allows your scar tissue to reach its maximum strength.
About that scarring, there will be scarring with your breast lift. But your scars will fade dramatically with time. Dr. Ferraro also uses scar creams to reduce the incisions to fine white lines.
How Much Does A Breast Lift Cost?
The total cost for a breast lift is $9,900. We invite you to contact our office today to schedule a consultation where we would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the procedure.
When You Can Exercise After A Breast Lift
Patients are asked to wait four weeks for formal exercise.
"Dr. Ferraro is highly professional and extremely talented plastic surgeon. My results came out perfect. I couldn't ask for more. Dr. Ferraro was able to answer all my questions and make me feel at ease throughout the whole process."
"I went to Dr. Ferraro for breast aug/lift and fat transfer. Both of his receptionists were very kind caring and informative. I always get a response back within minutes either through phone or email. I was so nervous to have these surgeries done but I had all my questions and concerns answered and addressed. Even on holidays, Dr. Ferraro has gotten back to me within minutes I am so impressed with him and his staff I would and have recommended him to family. Not only that but after years I finally love looking in the mirror he did an amazing job I couldn't ask for more!" - Beth Breighner