Breast Lift Surgery in New Jersey
A breast lift or mastopexy is intended to improve sagging drooping breasts caused by pregnancy, fluctuations in weight, heredity and hormonal fluxes (menopause). The skin stretches as a result of these conditions and loses some of its elasticity. A breast lift can restore the breast to a more youthful appearance by adjusting the nipple height and tightening the breast tissue. The areola (pigmented area around the nipple) is frequently reduced in size during a mastopexy. The cup size does not change with uplift alone, but can be increased if the surgery is performed in conjunction with breast augmentation.
Dr. Friedlander will discuss the variables, including the size and shape of your breasts, the location of the incisions and the condition of your skin. She will advise you of the best procedure. When only a small amount of sagging is present, the incisions can be made only around the areola. However, more frequently an incision will be required around the areola and vertically between the areola and the fold and finally in the fold itself. An implant can be inserted with any of these approaches. If the breast appears to sag, but the position of the breast and nipple are correct, a condition known as pseudoptosis, then only an implant may be necessary. This condition is frequently caused by pregnancy and nursing, or significant weight loss. This distinction can be confusing and will be reviewed by Dr. Friedlander, if necessary.
The surgery is performed as an outpatient. You are seen the day after surgery, at which time a surgical bra is applied. Post operative swelling is normal, and resolves fairly rapidly. Most women are sore for a few days after the surgery, and return to work after approximately one week. Strenuous activity and working out is restricted for four weeks.
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