Beautiful breasts aren’t all about size – the shape and perkiness matter just as much. For women who want to achieve the perfect shape and lift or those that feel that just increasing the size will not achieve their desired goal, a breast lift may be a viable option.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift (mastopexy) is commonly performed in cases where the breast sags. By lifting the breast (hence the name) and shaping the tissue to be firmer and perkier, the procedure can help achieve a more youthful breast shape.
Breast Lift Without Implants
Through his years of experience, Dr. Spiro has refined a procedure which internally shapes breast tissue to give a look close to what a breast implant would appear like. This is known as auto augmentation mastopexy, or the use of one’s own breast to fill voids within the breast. This operation requires creativity in addition to surgical skill. In addition to the re-positioning of saggy breast tissue, Dr. Spiro supports the reshaped breast with the addition of an absorbable mesh material placed over the reshaped deeper tissue and under the skin envelope. This mesh material supports the tissues as they heal into its new form and then slowly dissolves away in about a year. Therefore, it will not interfere with long term imaging and surveillance of the breast. It is especially useful in patients who have very thin skin and anticipated poor tissue support structure.
Breast Lift with Implants
A breast lift can be combined with traditional breast augmentation. The decision to place an implant while performing a breast lift may be due to the following reasons:
- If a patient desires a “breast augmentation look”
- When a breast lift is done, although the intent may be to save virtually all breast tissue (gland and fat), the loose saggy surrounding skin is naturally eliminated and the combination of this process typically leaves the breast appearing slightly smaller.
- In certain circumstances with saggy breasts, it is desirable to remove saggy tissue (a reduction) while lifting and placing an implant even if the patient prefers to “remain the same size”. This is known as a breast lift-reduction-augmentation and although it may sound counterintuitive, it actually creates a more superior aesthetically appealing youthful breast that stands up to the aging process and gravity far better.
Dr. Spiro prefers to do these two procedures as a combined single step surgery, not staged in 2 steps as many surgeons do. In fact, Dr. Spiro has taught a course at the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) annual meeting on this very subject: Mastopexy Augmentation.
Breast Lift Consultation
The consultation for a breast lift is the time for you and Dr. Spiro to go over the following items:
- Your goals; what your desired outcome for your breasts is after surgery
- Medical history & current conditions
- History of cosmetic surgeries
After reviewing these general items, Dr. Spiro may also:
- Review your surgery options
- Take photos
- Discus surgical guidelines and risks
Breast Lift Recovery
Breast lifts are generally known to be less painful procedures both during and post-op. The surgery is typically around 1 to 2 hours long and is performed outpatient, with patients returning home the same day. While Dr. Spiro will prescribe pain medication to help ease the swelling and pain, many patients find that they are able to switch to over-the-counter medications after the first few days. During this recovery period, the breasts will be bandaged. It is optimal that you keep them in the surgical bra provided. After about a week, patients are usually able to resume their regular lives. Depending on the nature of the breast lift, you may have to limit physical activity until your bandages and stitches are removed.
Breast Lift Procedure with the Top Surgeon in New Jersey
If you are considering undergoing a breast lift, look no further than Dr. Spiro, M.D., F.A.C.S. Dr. Spiro is the top plastic surgeon in New Jersey with over 20 years of experience. If you’re considering breast augmentation, he has years of combined experience in both medical surgery and artistry, which has helped hone his skills for only the most satisfactory results for his patients. We want your experience at Spiro Plastic Surgery in West Orange, NJ to be life-changing – schedule a consultation appointment today!
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Do you know what it’s like to look in the mirror and finally not look pregnant every day? Thanks to Dr. Spiro, I regained my self-esteem and now look better than I ever have. I have put off writing this testimonial for way too long, because I felt no words can adequately express the gratitude I have for Dr. Spiro who was willing to take on the challenge, when no one else would…and for this I’m forever grateful!
My abdomen went from being a deformity and a source of shame to becoming a body part that is now an asset that I am extremely proud of and want to show off! Ii actually have definition in my abs…something that I thought was never possible!! Dr. Spiro also performed an incredible breast augmentation and breast lift, transforming my sad looking breasts into a front and center source of pride and confidence! After losing 75 pounds, I had unsightly amount of loose saggy skin which compromised my weight loss results. Dr. Spiro performed a lower body lift and back lift that was nothing short of miraculous! When my husband saw the result, he spoke volumes with one word…”WOW!” I can speak from personal experience Dr. Spiro’s level of skill is so far above other surgeons…he is in a league of his own. He truly cares about his patients and wants and consistently delivers a perfect result. Additionally, his aftercare is outstanding. His entire team is top-notch and is always eager to help in any way they can. They are genuinely kind, caring & compassionate and work like a well-oiled machine!!! Dr. Spiro is a miracle worker and the only plastic surgeon I will ever use…period!!!
Researching, contemplating, and vacillating back and forth for YEARS over whether or not to have a surgical procedure to correct my prematurely sagging breasts, my husband and I were never confident enough in ANY surgeon’s breast lift/augmentation results to pull the trigger and go for it. We are now THRILLED to have put our trust in Dr. Spiro and his team! Upon viewing Dr. Spiro’s astoundingly consistent results in his extensive Before/After galleries I immediately contacted Diane Arias, Office Manager. Diane patiently listened to my story and answered not only my concerns, but questions from my husband (a lawyer) and my sister (a doctor). Our quest was complete, we had found THE BEST. Dr. Spiro’s team then worked diligently to ensure my surgery was performed within the month in St. Barnabas Hospital as I requested. I am already 4 weeks post-op and my results are better than we could have imagined! My family and I are so grateful to have been under the superb care of Dr. Spiro and his team. At brunch with a few girlfriends, last weekend I confided in them I had undergone a breast lift/augmentation and felt thrilled with my result! The Miss One Upper of our group announced that she had her breasts reduced/lifted a year ago and inquired who my surgeon had been. When I answered, “Dr. Spiro” the group waited with baited breath for her inevitable “One UP”. A pause; finally, one of us had stumped her. “Dr. Spiro was my surgeon too,” she said. The consensus was unanimous Dr. Spiro must indeed be THE BEST!
I chose Dr. Spiro to be my surgeon when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and preparing for a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction. So much to process and work through!! I wish I had the words to describe the level of gratitude I have for Dr. Spiro and his team! Dr. Spiro reconstructed my breasts to a beautiful and very natural looking C. I am beyond pleased with my recovery and results. The scars are minimal (and still very new). I anticipate having next to none before I know it. I don’t have any skin “ripples” either. My breasts look and feel absolutely fabulous!! Every step through my year long journey…Dr. Spiro has been a staple in my life. No doubt I made the right choice coming here. The entire team at Spiro Plastic Surgery is second to none!! Thank you Dr. Spiro & Team, I will always be grateful for all you’ve done. I could not be happier!!!