Breast Lift

A breast lift (also known as a mastopexy) can add youthful-looking shape to the breasts by reducing sagging. Dr. Brandow can perform breast lift surgery to enhance breast symmetry and also improve the appearance of the nipples and areolas.

 

Your breasts may begin to lose firmness and definition as you age. Additional factors, such as genetics, pregnancy and breastfeeding may also lead to drooping breasts. Breast lift surgery is designed to tighten the breasts and improve contours. The nipples and surrounding areolas can also be repositioned during your mastopexy for more pronounced results.

Dr. Brandow is a premiere breast lift surgeon, having performed thousands of breast surgery procedures at the Brandow Clinic in Philadelphia and the New Jersey Shore. He uses the latest mastopexy techniques to achieve personalized results that best fit your individual body type.


Who is a Candidate for Breast Lift Surgery?

• Women who have sagging or drooping breasts.
• Women experiencing a loss of breast definition caused by aging, genetics, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Women who would like to improve the size and positioning of the nipples and areolas.


Intended Results of Mastopexy Surgery

Breast lift surgery can achieve firmer, shapelier breasts, as well as a more symmetrical breast shape. Mastopexy is designed to yield long-term improvements. Breast lift surgery can achieve a youthful-looking appearance, as younger breasts rest higher on the chest. Mastopexy can also improve the positioning of the nipples and surrounding areolas.


Procedure Description – Breast Lift

Mastopexy is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Dr. Brandow will carefully place incisions around the breasts and nipple areolar complexes. Loose skin can be redraped and repositioned, while any excess skin can be removed. Dr. Brandow will also raise the nipples and surrounding areolas to improve size. By combining these different approaches, the breasts can be symmetrically reshaped.


Recuperation and Healing After Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift patients are required to wear an elastic sports bra as a dressing for the initial weeks of recovery; this bra helps hold your breasts in the correct position to allow for optimal healing. After 2-3 weeks, the elastic bra will be removed. Your breast lift sutures are typically removed within 2-3 weeks, as well. Mastopexy patients are given oral medications to help control any discomfort following breast surgery. Many patients resume light activities after a week of recovery, but this will ultimately vary depending on the specifics of each procedure.


Other Options to Enhance Mastopexy Surgery

Breast augmentation is often combined with breast lift surgery to achieve substantial enhancements to breast size and shape. Dr. Brandow can place breast implants to add natural-looking definition while also performing mastopexy surgery to reduce sagging. Breast reduction may also be used in conjunction with a breast lift for patients with overly-large breasts. Dr. Brandow can further explain which breast enhancement procedures are right for you during your consultation at our Philadelphia / Jersey Shore offices.


Insurance Guidelines for Breast Lift Surgery in Philadelphia

Breast lift surgery is usually considered a cosmetic procedure and is not normally covered by insurance. Typically, you will be fully responsible for your breast lift payment.


Notes On Getting Breast Lift Surgery in Philadelphia

The specific risks and suitability associated with breast lift surgery can only be determined at your mastopexy consultation. It is important to remember that each and every surgical procedure carries some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the surgical outcome may occasionally occur. Major complications, however, are unusual.