Breasts can lose their volume and shape due to pregnancy, weight loss, and the natural aging process. Sagging may also be genetic. Whatever the cause, a breast lift at The Loverme Center for Plastic Surgery can help to reverse those effects. Breast lift, or mastopexy, can recontour the breasts and literally lift them to create a firmer, more youthful and perkier silhouette.
About Breast Lift Surgery
Dr. Paul LoVerme combines art and science to give you the most natural-looking results with only minimal scarring. Dr. LoVerme may suggest a “donut” mastopexy for you, which utilizes only one incision around the areola. Techniques vary and Dr. LoVerme may use an anchor-shaped incision following the natural contour of the breast. Many women are candidates for short incision techniques which eliminate the scar under the breast. Breast lifts can be performed in conjunction with breast augmentation using breast implants or fat grafting. After the initial incision, Dr. LoVerme will remove the excess skin (or save it for the Internal Bra procedure) that causes the breasts to droop. He will then re-shape the breasts with internal sutures and move the nipples to a higher position to ensure a more natural and beautiful appearance. Only after the breasts are balanced and lifted will Dr. LoVerme close the incisions.
Breast lifts are often combined with liposuction or abdominoplasty (which can be performed in a Mommy Makeover procedure). Breast lift at our Northern New Jersey plastic surgery center is usually performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia. Although temporary swelling and bruising are common during recovery, most patients are able to return to their normal routines after a few days. Rigorous activity and exercise may be resumed about one month after surgery.
Breast lift is one of the many procedures we offer as part of our Mommy Makeover for patients desiring body renewal after pregnancy. For more information regarding breast lift surgery, contact Paul J. LoVerme, M.D. at the LoVerme Center for Plastic Surgery, located in Verona.
Visit our photo gallery to see results of Dr. LoVerme’s breast lift patients, and call our office anytime for your personal consultation.
Breast Augmentation with Lift
Though breast augmentation is used to create fuller breasts for women, the insertion of a breast implant will not address issues of skin or fat laxity due to the natural aging process, or an excess of skin after pregnancy or significant weight loss. For patients seeking fuller breasts in addition to countering the effects of pregnancy, breastfeeding, dramatic weight loss, or age, Dr. Paul LoVerme combines the breast augmentation procedure with a breast lift (mastopexy). Together, these two procedures can add volume, improve breast symmetry, raise a descended nipple, reduce the areolar size, and yield a more complete rejuvenation of the breasts for a younger, healthy appearance.
There are many styles of breast lifts and Dr. LoVerme has expertise in all of them. There are certain types that may be better for the particular anatomy or shape that you have. A breast lift can also reshape the breasts and can be combined with liposuction of the sides of the breasts (“bra fat”), or even fat grafting to improve fullness in the upper part of the breasts. Also breast augmentation with breast lift is often combined with liposculpture or abdominoplasty (which can all be part of a Mommy Makeover). Dr. LoVerme will discuss this option with you during the consultation process to see if this procedure is best suited to achieve your desired aesthetic results.
Breast Lift Results
Age: 20 / Ht: 5’8″ / Wt: 140 lbs