When you are looking to change your silhouette, breast lift surgery is an excellent way to rejuvenate your breasts and address the effects of gravity, aging, breastfeeding, and more. However, not all breast lift procedures are quite the same. At Newman Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott E. Newman helps Westchester, Long Island, and Manhattan, NY, women restore youthful, feminine breasts with specialized breast lift techniques. These advanced approaches create customized outcomes and provide a long-lasting lift so you can enjoy your results as much as possible for as long as possible.
In this blog post, we will share a few tips for achieving your most rewarding breast lift transformation, from opting for the right incision pattern to enhancing volume using your own breast tissue.
Choose the right technique for you.
Customize your results and minimize scarring as much as possible by choosing the right approach for your body and goals. Techniques include:
- Crescent lift: The incision runs around the top half of the areola and primarily lifts the nipple.
- Inverted T (“anchor” or “Wise pattern”): The incision runs around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease and horizontally along the breast crease.
- Vertical lift (“lollipop”): This is similar to the inverted T but without the horizontal incision along the breast crease.
- Horizontal lift: This variation of the inverted T lift does not include the vertical incision.
Each variation addresses a different degree of sagging and creates a different final shape. Your plastic surgeon will work with you to decide on your best approach.
Add volume if needed.
A breast lift does not improve breast volume, so you may choose to include breast implants to create the shape and size breasts you want. At Newman Plastic Surgery, you also have the option to combine your lift with auto-augmentation, a breast augmentation technique that redistributes tissue near the bottom of the breast to create more upper pole fullness and a rounder, more feminine shape.
Incorporate an internal bra with GalaFLEX®.
Get extra support and lift with GalaFLEX, a natural mesh material that acts as an internal bra. During your breast lift surgery, your surgeon places this material just below the superficial layer of fat, where it serves as a structure for new collagen and elastin production. It naturally dissolves over the next 12 to 18 months, leaving behind firmer and more youthful tissues.
Wait until the timing is right.
Choosing the right time for your surgery is one of the best ways to achieve satisfying results that last. It is best to wait until you are at or near a stable weight; losing a substantial amount of weight after a breast lift may result in additional sagging that compromises your results. Many women choose to wait until after they have children because breastfeeding may also affect the breast’s volume and shape. However, the timing of your surgery is a personal choice worth discussing with your surgeon.
Work with an experienced breast lift surgeon.
Trust your results only to a plastic surgeon with extensive experience and expertise in breast lifts. In addition to being board certified, your surgeon should also have glowing patient reviews and a gallery full of beautiful before-and-after photos. At your consultation, ask your surgeon how frequently they perform breast lifts and which techniques they use to create exceptional results.
To see examples of the results you can expect after a breast lift at Newman Plastic Surgery, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.
If you would like to learn more about breast lift surgery from a doctor many consider one of the best plastic surgeons in New York, please contact us online or call (914) 423-9000 (Westchester), (516) 882-1020 (Long Island), or (212) 472-6100 (Manhattan).