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Breast Lift


Breast Lift

It is part of the body’s natural progression to sag as we age, and for many women, this comes in the form of their once perky breasts beginning to sag. This is caused by multiple factors, including gravity, breastfeeding, aging, and sudden weight loss or gain. A breast lift can help reverse this issue by repositioning the breasts into a perkier, more youthful position. At Henderson Breast Reconstruction, located in the heart of Union Square and servicing Manhattan and the greater NYC area, our breast lift technique is a great potential solution to achieve firm, natural, and perky breasts. Double-board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Peter Henderson strives to deliver the kind of results that can boost your confidence and have you feeling your best. 

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What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift, medically known as a mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure that can improve saggy breasts by removing excess skin and fat, allowing for your breasts to sit higher and look more youthful. Over time, some women will see their breasts sagging and lose perkiness, which can occur because of weight and breast volume fluctuation, pregnancy, natural aging, and/ or other inherited factors. A breast lift surgical procedure can elevate and tighten the breasts, lift the nipples, and create a more aesthetically pleasing look.

Please keep in mind that this procedure will not alter the volume of your breasts, but improves their placement to be more proportional to the rest of the body.

What are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?

Our patients who have received a breast lift in New York City have discovered the following benefits from their procedures:

  • Boost in self-esteem
  • Long-lasting results
  • More active lifestyle
  • Natural nipple projection
  • Perky breasts
  • Reduced rashes and irritation under the breasts
  • Youthful breast appearance

Who are the Best Candidates for the Breast Lift Procedure?

The best candidates for a breast lift in New York City are those with some of the following characteristics:

  • Have good skin elasticity
  • Have nipples that are pointing downward or lower than they used to be
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Have sagging breasts
  • Maintain stable weight
  • No underlying medical conditions

What’s the first step?

The first step in getting a breast lift is to schedule your consultation with double-board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Peter Henderson at our Manhattan office. During your consultation, Dr. Henderson will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your breasts, discuss your medical history, and determine if you are a suitable candidate for this procedure. He will ask you about your goals, expectations, and concerns. 

When examining your breasts, Dr. Henderson will determine the best incision sites as well as techniques for you. If you have lost a considerable amount of volume in your breasts, he may advise you to consider combining your breast lift procedure with a breast augmentation. 

If you and Dr. Henderson both feel that a breast lift is the best solution for your aesthetic needs, he will recommend a surgical plan that you can then take to a patient coordinator to book the surgery at a time convenient for you and provide you with pre and postoperative instructions.

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How do I prepare for my Breast Lift?

We want you to have the best experience possible, which is why we have included some of the following tips to prepare for your breast lift surgery in New York City:

  • Get your lab work done
  • Get your x-rays and imaging done
  • Stop smoking or vaping
  • Avoid taking blood thinners to prevent bleeding   
  • Keep hydrated and rest as much as you can 
  • Arranging for someone to drive you to and from surgery

What to Expect on the Day of Breast Lift Surgery

On the day of your breast lift surgery at Henderson Breast Reconstruction, Dr. Henderson will review your surgical plan once more in case of any last-minute questions and/or concerns. Once you are ready for surgery, an anesthesiologist will place you under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.

During this cosmetic procedure, excess skin and fat are removed from the breast. The nipple and areola are moved to a more youthful, natural position, or resized if needed. There are three incision types that are determined depending on your size, shape, and desired goals. During your consultation, Dr. Henderson will determine the incision that will provide the best results. The more common lifts and incisions include:

  • Anchor lift: Dr. Henderson will place an incision that runs around the areola, go vertically down the lower breast tissue, and horizontally across the lower breast crease. This is typically used when more intensive lifting is required.
  • Donut breast lift: Also called a peri-areolar lift, it involves making a circular incision around the areola. It is also often used to reduce the size of the areola. This technique is best for women with mild sagging.
  • Lollipop lift: During a lollipop lift, Dr. Henderson makes the incision vertically along your chest wall. It corrects moderate sagging and is a good option for women needing a slight lift.
  • Crescent Lift: This approach involves a small incision that follows the upper half of the

Breast Lift Recovery

When finished, you will be closely monitored in a recovery area until sedation wears off. It is recommended to bring a family or friend to drive you home to be cautious. You will be outfitted with a special surgical bra to help minimize swelling during your initial recovery.

Expect to avoid strenuous activities, including exercise and heavy lifting, for the first four weeks post-surgery. Typically, our breast lift patients enjoy their enhanced breast shape and contour for many years afterward. However, your breasts’ natural shape will continue to change due to the natural aging process, pregnancy, or weight fluctuations.

Tips for Recovery

We want to make sure patients understand how important recovery is following breast lift surgery. Our office will provide you with full post-operative instructions before your surgery. Below, we’ve included some helpful tips for recovery: 

  • Attend follow-up appointments
  • Avoid exercise
  • Eat anti-inflammatory and healthy foods
  • Elevate your chest area
  • Follow post-operative instructions
  • Sleep as much as you can
  • Keep hydrated
  • Keep on your medications
  • Wear the prescribed compression garment

Breast augmentation cost

How much does a Breast Lift cost in New York City, NY?

The cost of a breast lift in New York City can vary based on the specific procedure and treatment plan. During your consultation, we will thoroughly evaluate your unique needs and goals to create a personalized approach. Once Dr. Henderson and you agree on a treatment plan, our Patient Coordinator will then provide you with detailed pricing information based on the specific factors involved in your breast implant removal procedure.


Why choose Dr. Henderson?

Double-board-certified reconstructive surgeon and microsurgeon, Dr. Peter Henderson, should be your choice for a Breast Lift in New York City. At Henderson Breast Reconstruction, Dr. Henderson is committed to helping patients restore, maintain, or improve their function and appearance. Dr. Henderson’s clinical care is supported by his research and academic pursuits in the field of microsurgery and breast reconstruction.   

Dr. Henderson is a member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), American Board of Surgery (ABS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)American College of Surgeons (FACS), American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM), American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS), Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons (NSPS) and New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYRSPS).

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If you are tired of sagging breasts and want to rejuvenate your chest, consider getting a breast lift in New York City. Please contact Henderson Breast Reconstruction today! You can call us directly or use our website to fill out an appointment form and a member of our team will be in touch with you.

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