For many women, a breast augmentation and/or breast lift is at the top of their list of most-wanted plastic surgeries. An appealing breast contour and size are often associated with youth, femininity, and beauty, so it is understandable that breast augmentation and breast lift are among the most popular procedures performed in America year after year. A large number of patients seeking a breast enhancement procedure are concerned about saggy breasts more than anything. The weight and volume fluctuations associated with pregnancy and breastfeeding are common culprits of sagging breast skin and tissue, but the aging process alone can cause the breasts to droop or sag as well. A breast lift, formally known as a mastopexy, is a fabulous option for removing excess sagging skin from the breasts and repositioning them for a more youthful and perky look.
The exceptional team at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery in Long Island, including board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev, takes great pride in helping women achieve or restore their ideal physiques through a breast lift and other associated procedures. To find out how a breast lift may be able to help you reach your aesthetic goals, it is important to first understand the procedure, how it works, and what results are possible.
What is a breast lift?
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to improve the shape and position of sagging breasts through the removal of excess skin. During a breast lift, the surgeon will make an incision on the breast, excise the excess skin, and tighten the remaining skin, ultimately repositioning the breast. In the majority of breast lift procedures, a “lollipop” incision is used. This incision goes around the nipple and vertically down the center of the breast.
Is there an alternative to a breast lift?
While there are several tips and tricks for non-surgical breast lifts floating around on the Internet, a breast lift is undoubtedly the best long-term solution for effectively correcting sagging breasts.
For some women, a breast augmentation alone may be enough to achieve the desired look. If the size of the implant is large enough, it may fill out the excess skin and give the breast a better overall appearance and contour. However, for women looking to fix drooping or sagging breasts without increasing breast volume, a breast lift may be most appropriate option. During your initial consultation at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Romanelli or Dr. Layliev will carefully evaluate your case, listen to your concerns, explain all of your options in detail, and answer your questions fully before recommending a surgical plan to help you best achieve your individual goals.
Can I get a breast lift at the same time as a breast augmentation?
Absolutely! A large number of women who undergo a breast lift choose to also have breast implants placed. In addition, many women combine their breast lift with other surgeries as part of a larger mommy makeover procedure to dramatically transform their body in a single surgical setting. Some of the most common procedures performed in conjunction with a breast lift include:
- Breast augmentation
- Tummy tuck
- Brazilian butt lift
Am I a good candidate for a breast lift?
Women considering a breast lift should be in good health, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations for the procedure. It is important to remember that while the results of a breast lift can be enjoyed for many years, the aging process will still take place, and certain factors may contribute to the need for a second or subsequent procedure in the future. Weight fluctuation plays a significant role in the stretching and sagging of breast skin. For this reason, it is highly recommended that women wait until they are certain that they are done having children before undergoing a breast lift. The best way to determine if you are a candidate for a breast lift is to be evaluated by a qualified, certified, and experienced Long Island plastic surgeon.
How do I find the best breast lift surgeon in Long Island?
If you are ready to begin your breast lift journey, the first step is to select your surgeon. Use your consultation as an opportunity to ask the doctor about his or her training, experience, and education, and read reviews online from previous patients. It is also helpful to browse before-and-after photo galleries on the surgeon’s website to get an idea of what kinds of results may be possible for you.
The talented surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery are highly experienced in the modern tightening techniques involved in a breast lift and enjoy helping women achieve an elevated contour time and time again. Call our convenient Huntington, NY office to schedule your consultation with Dr. James Romanelli or Dr. John Layliev today, and say goodbye to saggy breasts once and for all!