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Breast Lift: The Unsung Hero of Breast Enhancement

Posted July 27, 2023 in Breast Surgery

If you are unhappy with the look of your bust, you may have already considered breast augmentation. Certainly, this procedure is the most popular breast enhancement surger, providing stunning results that last. However, many people overlook or underestimate the benefits of breast lift surgery. This fantastic option improves the look of the breasts as much as or more than other breast surgeries. 

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Breast lift surgery can elevate the position of the breasts, restoring more youthful bounce and perkiness. Additionally, this procedure removes excess, stretched-out skin, allowing your surgeon to reposition and improve the shape of your breasts for aesthetic enhancement. 

Breast lift surgery can significantly improve the size, shape, and position of the breasts for a transformative result. 

What Is Breast Lift Surgery?

Unlike breast augmentation, which adds volume to the breasts by inserting a breast implant, breast lift surgery focuses on lifting and reshaping the natural tissue. 

Many women dislike the look of their breasts because they sag (ptosis) or have an unappealing shape. Despite its popularity, these issues often cannot be solved by breast augmentation alone. 

The primary purpose of breast lift surgery is to lift the breasts. In addition, the areolar-nipple complex can be repositioned to a more pleasing placement on the breast. Some other benefits of breast lift surgery include: 

  • Tighten or eliminate excess skin (which often causes sagging)
  • Tighten loose or stretched tissue following pregnancy or weight loss
  • Provide more perky, youthful breasts
  • Create symmetry between the breasts by eliminating precise amounts of tissue or skin

While breast lift surgery cannot add volume, it does provide a full makeover to large, sagging, or disproportionate breasts, significantly improving the appearance of the breast for a more appealing bustline. 

Breasts can sag or alter throughout life, affecting women of all ages. Common candidates for breast lift surgery are women who have had children or have breastfed, as pregnancy weight fluctuations and breastfeeding often result in the sagging or stretching of the breast tissue and nipples. The natural aging process, hormone fluctuations, and weight gain are all possible causes for breast ptosis, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with these changes to your breasts. 

Breast lift surgery can help you restore or improve the shape, elevation, and position of your breasts. 

Common Breast Surgery Combinations

If you want lifted, perky breasts and added volume or another enhancement, don’t worry — you can have it all. 

At New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts, your board-certified New York cosmetic surgeon will walk you through the process during your consultation, where you can discuss your goals for your breasts — which can include combining breast surgeries. 

Breast lift surgery is ideal for removing excess skin and elevating breast tissue. Still, it can easily be combined with other procedures to enhance your breasts your way.

Breast Augmentation

By far the most common combination, your surgeon can remove excess breast tissue and sagging skin before inserting a breast implant for lifted, plump, voluptuous breasts. 

This is a popular procedure for women with children, as pregnancy and breastfeeding often result in both ptosis and volume loss in the breasts. 

Ptosis can happen at any age, so even if you have naturally small breasts, you can still experience sagging. This is where the combination of breast augmentation and breast lift surgeries can come in handy — no other procedure removes skin and repositions the breasts into a more pleasing position than the breast lift, so it is a wonderful companion procedure, especially with the breast augmentation, as adding more weight to an already sagging breast would just result in more ptosis. 

Breast Reduction

Many women quite literally suffer from overly large breasts. The daily back pain, neck pain, deep grooves from bra straps, and discomfort sleeping are terrible things to deal with. 

On top of that, large, heavy breasts can increase the rate at which the breast tissue and skin sags and stretches, sometimes expediting the natural aging process. 

This is why many women who desire breast reduction surgery include breast lift surgery in the same procedure. Breast reduction surgery removes excess tissue around the top and sides of the breasts, and the areola can be repositioned into a more appropriate placement. 

With the addition of breast lift surgery, your breasts can be elevated to the youthful, perkier position you’ve always dreamed of. 

Breast Revision

Sometimes heavy implants can cause ptosis, or the natural aging process can affect the appearance of your breast implants in ways you don’t necessarily love. No matter the reason, many women seek a second procedure after an initial breast augmentation. 

During your breast revision, our cosmetic surgeons can replace your breast implants with new ones or simply remove them. Either way, if you have experienced changes to your body as such your breast tissue has stretched or become otherwise unappealing, breast lift surgery can create symmetry and a more pleasing aesthetic. 

Your Manhattan Breast Lift Specialists

At New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts in Manhattan, your satisfaction and safety come first. During your consultation with our experienced cosmetic breast surgeons, you can discuss your goals for your breasts and they will create a custom surgical plan for you. 

If you want to learn more about breast surgeries in Manhattan, including breast lift and augmentation surgery, call us at (646) 559-2854 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you step into your new life!