Breast lift plastic surgery is offered at our best in class Upper East Side plastic surgery practice by our Ivy League trained board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Umbareen Mahmood. Breast lift plastic surgery reshapes the breasts to create a fuller and more youthful position. The breast lift procedure removes excess skin and tissue which reshapes the remaining breast tissue and raises the nipples. Breast lifts are often performed at the same time during breast augmentation / breast implant plastic surgery. A breast lift also reduces the size of large areolas (dark skin around the nipple). Dr. Mahmood is a highly skilled breast specialist with a state-of-the-art plastic surgery facility on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
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Breasts often change and lose elasticity over time due to factors such as aging, weight loss, general weight fluctuations, pregnancy, genetics, breastfeeding, and gravity. The loss of elasticity stretches the ligaments that support the breasts and causes them to sag, with a downward pointing nipple and widened areola. Mastopexy does not significantly change breast size unless performed in combination with breast augmentation or reduction.
“I was unhappy with my appearance after having three kids, my breasts sagged. I came to Dr Mahmood for a mastopexy with breast augmentation (breast lift and breast implants). She was very professional while also personable and I felt comfortable opening up to her (she was going to see me naked after all!). I am now one year out and couldn’t be happier with the way I look. It was the best decision I have ever made. She is the best breast plastic surgeon in NYC! I have a confidence that I never thought I would have again, and I feel great in and out of clothing! Dr Mahmood is a fantastic surgeon and I highly recommend her!” ~ Yelp
Most patients experience fantastic healed results with minimal downtime and scarring!
Ideal candidates for breast lift surgery
Ideal candidates for breast lift plastic surgery are healthy, non-smoking women with breasts that sag below the breast fold, downward-pointing nipples, large areolas, or breast asymmetry. The best candidates also have realistic expectations of what a breast lift can achieve.
Types of breast lifts
The board certified plastic surgeon offers cutting-edge technology and techniques in her Upper East Side, NYC facility. There are several types of breast lift techniques and incisions that can be used in surgery and determining the right option is based on the amount of lift that is needed.
Dr. Mahmood is sensitive to the fact that many patients are prone to keloid or thickened scars, so she aims to limit the number of incisions while still achieving a beautiful result.
- Periareolar breast lift
For patients that only have slightly drooping nipple/areola and good breast tissue position, periareolar mastopexy may be a good option. This technique slightly raises the nipple and areola and reduces a large areola. The final scar is a fine line around the areola.
- Vertical breast lift
A vertical breast lift is a good option for patients with minor to moderate sagging breast tissue and nipples. This approach is effective at raising the breasts to a youthful position and beautiful shape, elevating the nipple, removing excess skin, and reducing the areola to a more appropriate size. The final incision looks like a ‘lollipop’ (around the nipple and one vertical line down). The vertical lift is the most common technique Dr. Mahmood performs as it is extremely effective and limits the number of scars on the chest.
- Wise pattern breast lift
The wise pattern approach results in an ‘anchor’ type scar that goes around the nipple, has a vertical line down, and a curved line along the breast fold. The wise pattern lift is ideal for patients who have a significant amount of excess skin and severely drooping breasts. While the wise pattern lift is the most common technique used in the U.S., it has the most scars, and as such, Dr. Mahmood uses it only when absolutely necessary.
Breast lift plastic surgery has a high patient satisfaction rate and can improve a woman’s body contour. Results are noticed immediately after surgery.
Ideal candidates for breast lift surgery
Ideal candidates for a breast lift are healthy, non-smoking women with breasts that sag below the breast fold, downward pointing nipples, enlarged areolas, or breast asymmetry. The best candidates also have realistic expectations of what mastopexy can achieve.
The first step towards your breast lift procedure is a consultation with the board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Mahmood at her Upper East Side, New York practice.
During the breast lift consultation, Dr. Mahmood reviews the patient’s medical history, including:
- Current and past medical conditions
- Smoking status
- Mammogram results
- Previous surgeries
Next, Dr. Mahmood performs a physical exam to evaluate patient chest measurements, asymmetries, breast skin quality, position of nipples and areola, and to determine the degree of breast tissue sagging, or ptosis. The information gathered during the consultation is used to customize a treatment plan and determine the type of breast lift that will achieve the patient’s unique goals.
The last step of the consultation process is a conversation about patient expectations and goals for surgery. Dr. Mahmood reviews risks and benefits, including incision, nipple or breast sensation, and breastfeeding potential.
Dr. Mahmood is experienced with ethnic patients and understands the importance of optimizing healing and scar appearance and will review the options for the best possible outcome for breast shape and smallest scar.
Recovery & aftercare
After a breast lift procedure, patients should wear a soft supportive surgical or sports bra. Patients should also avoid vigorous exercise or heavy lifting for 1 month after surgery.
Dr. Mahmood sees patients at her Upper East Side office one day, one week, one month, and three months after surgery, then as needed. At each postoperative visit, Dr. Mahmood will provide step-by-step guidance. She will advise on when to increase physical activity, optimal scar treatment, and steps to take to ensure a beautiful final result.
A consultation is necessary to determine if a breast lift plastic surgery procedure is right for you. During your consultation with the board certified plastic surgeon at our Upper East Side location in NYC, Dr. Umbareen Mahmood will work with you to help you achieve your breast lift plastic surgery goals. Contact us today to book your consultation at our Upper East Side, NYC office with Dr. Mahmood and be one step closer to your plastic surgery goals.
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