Breast Lift

Darren M. Smith, MD -  - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Darren M. Smith, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

A single or multiple pregnancies, nursing, or simple genetics have left you with sagging breasts, you can lift and contour your bust line through a modern breast lift procedure. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Darren M. Smith, MD, is known for his expertise in customized breast lift procedures. To schedule an evaluation at his New York City practice, use the online booking feature or call the office directly.

Breast Lift

How can a breast lift help me?

A breast lift (mastopexy) involves lifting and sculpting your breasts to achieve an aesthetically pleasing appearance. You might want to consider a breast lift if you:

  • Feel self-conscious about the appearance of your breasts
  • Have loose or stretched breast skin
  • Notice that your breasts are asymmetrical
  • Have nipples that face downwards

You might need a breast lift due to pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or genetic breast shape. In some cases, women request breast lifts to help reverse the signs of aging if gravity has taken a toll on their breasts.

Do I need breast implants with a breast lift?

Possibly. If you have natural breast fullness, you might simply need a lift. But if your breasts seem deflated or to have lost volume, Dr. Smith might recommend pairing your breast lift with a breast augmentation, which involves implants. This allows you to get fuller, more natural-looking breasts, all in one surgical procedure.

Will I have visible scars after a breast lift?

Dr. Smith does have to make incisions to perform a breast lift, so scars will be present after surgery. However, in manycases they are hidden in discrete areas so that they are not very noticeable. For example, breast lift scars are frequently hidden in at the border between the areola and regular breast skin or directly below the breasts. In some cases over severely ptotic (drooping) breasts, a vertical incision running down from the areola is necessary. In any of these scenarios the scars are located in areas covered by a bra or swimsuit.

Dr. Smith has extensive training in cutting edge breast lift and breast augmentation procedures. He uses advanced techniques that result in the most discrete scarring possible. He will work with you to understand your aesthetic goals so he can deliver results that exceed your expectations.

How long is the recovery after a breast lift?

Dr. Smith recommends that you plan on a week to 10 days off of work to recover from a breast lift. After 10 to 14 days, almost all bruising will have resolved, and your swelling will have dramatically improved. It can take several months for your swelling to completely resolve and reveal the final result of your procedure. Usually, Dr. Smith advises you to wait  4-6 weeks prior to resume full activities, including upper body exercise or heavy lifting. This ensures adequate time for healing, so you can have a smooth recovery.

Book your breast lift consultation at the practice of Darren M. Smith, MD, today. You can either request an appointment online or call the clinic.

 

Book your breast lift consultation at the practice of Darren M. Smith, MD, today. You can either request an appointment online or call the clinic.