Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Breast Lift in NYC
You are still the same woman you were when you were younger, but sometimes the changes your body goes through after pregnancy or weight loss can have you feeling the opposite. If life has left your breasts sagging and without their once youthful perk, a breast lift with Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega is an effective way to redefine your youthful feminine figure.
What is a breast lift?
Breast lift surgery is simply a lifting and reshaping of the breast skin and tissue to achieve a firmer look and feel. A breast lift alone does not add volume, though it can be performed in conjunction with breast implant surgery for further enhancement of the shape and size of the breasts.
Is a breast lift right for me?
Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega recommend breast lift surgery for women who are happy with the size of their breasts, but not the appearance. Whether the result of aging, pregnancy, or breastfeeding, a loss of skin elasticity can cause the breasts to drop or sag over time. While the size of the breasts may not have changed, the sagging can produce a flattened or deflated look of the breasts. Similarly, women who have lost a large amount of weight may experience sagging from excess skin or loss of elasticity.
How soon can I have a breast lift?
During your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega, she will listen to your concerns and help you determine if a lift will achieve your goals on its own. Your surgical appointment may be scheduled a short time after consultation. Call us today at 646.559.2854 if you have any questions regarding the the breast lift procedure or would like to schedule a breast lift consultation, or schedule a consultation online at either of our NYC locations: Manhattan or Brooklyn. Schedule Consultation Online
When will I see the results of my breast lift?
You will enjoy the results of your breast lift immediately after surgery. However, you will need to wear a small surgical bra or compression garment for a few days to help skin heal correctly.
How should I prepare for a breast lift?
Blood-thinning medication and NSAIDs such as aspirin, Advil® or ibuprofen, Aleve®, and smoking must be avoided 10-14 days before and after surgery.
How is a breast lift performed?
Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega will perform your breast lift by making a series of incisions on the breast and around the areola. Each woman is different and, as such, Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega skillfully perform each procedure according to your own unique needs and goals. Most often your New York cosmetic surgeon will pull the breast tissue up and reposition the nipple and areola higher on the breast to create the lifting effect. During this time, she can also address the size or appearance of your areola and nipple.
How long does a breast lift take?
Breast lift surgery takes approximately 2-2.5 hours and can be performed at our surgical centers in either Brooklyn or Manhattan.
Do I have to stay overnight after a breast lift?
There is no need to stay overnight after your procedure, but it is important that a family member or friend is available to drive you home and stay with you to assist you during recovery.
How long does recovery take?
Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega will advise you to rest at home for 2-3 days after surgery before returning to work. You will be somewhat sore and stiff during your recovery and must be careful to avoid straining, lifting, or running. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega 1 day after surgery and again 7 days after surgery. Nipple sensation will gradually return and scars will diminish in the months following your breast lift.
How soon can I start exercising after a breast lift?
You will need to take caution with your improved breasts after lift surgery, but you should be able to start exercising again within 7-10 days.
What are the breast lift risks?
You are in experienced surgical hands with Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega. However, as with other surgical procedures, complications could include infection, bleeding, or poor scarring. The severity of your breast lift scars will significantly reduce over time. Some visible scars will remain, which are easily covered by clothing and bathing suits.
Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega’s cell phone immediately.
How long will my breast lift results last?
Breast lift surgery results are long lasting, but, depending on your age, you may opt to repeat the surgery after your skin relaxes over many years.
How much does a breast lift cost?
At New Look New Life, breast lift surgery starts as low as $8,500. A fairly competitive price in New York City (NYC) area. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation. The cost of your breast lift will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits. Click here for information on how to pay for your breast lift in New York.
What are patients saying after a breast lift?
Our patients are thrilled with the youthful appearance and firmness of their breasts after lift surgery. See what they’re saying here.
What are the alternatives to a breast lift?
While breast lift surgery works very well for some women, others desire more fullness, which can only be achieved with breast implants or fat transfer surgery. Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega are very adept at each of these procedures and may recommend combining one of them with your breast lift for the most pleasing results.
At New Look New Life, helping you achieve beautiful results with minimal time away from your busy life is our goal. Dr. Victoria Karlinsky and Dr. Elena Vega are New York cosmetic surgeons whose eye for detail and careful attention to their patients showcases itself in the gorgeous and natural-looking results they are able to provide. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega, give our office a call today at one of our three New York locations (Manhattan, Westchester and Brooklyn) and get ready for a new, more confident you.