Considering Breast lift surgery in New Jersey? Mastopexy aka Breast lift can raise the breasts and give you a younger, perkier look.
This popular cosmetic procedure can lift the breasts to give you a more attractive appearance and boost confidence. You also may have breast augmentation at the same time as a lift to increase lost volume.
Dr. Smita R. Ramanadham can perform a mastopexy that offers you the look and self-confidence you seek. She is a double board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast procedures in the New Jersey.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift, also referred to as mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to alter the shape of the breasts.
Its primary goal is to raise and reshape the breasts by eliminating excess skin and modifying the breast tissue. This procedure is particularly suitable for individuals experiencing sagging breast or downward-pointing nipples.
By undergoing a breast lift surgery, one can not only restore a more youthful breast appearance but also potentially enhance their self-image and boost self-confidence.
Breast Lift with Implants
For women seeking both breast elevation and increased volume, opting for a lift with implants, also referred to as augmentation mastopexy, proves to be an excellent choice. At SR Plastic Surgery of New Jersey, our female plastic surgeon possess extensive expertise in performing breast lift with implants procedures, dedicated to helping you attain your desired breast aesthetic.
The surgery, a fusion of a lift and breast augmentation techniques, involves lifting sagging breasts and reshaping the breasts, repositioning the nipples and areolas for a more youthful appearance, and incorporating breast implants to augment volume and enhance breast contours. Employing cutting-edge techniques we deliver optimal results.
Smita R. Ramanadham, M.D.– Female Plastic Surgeon
As a New Jersey native, Dr. Smita Ramanadham understands the unique goals of women and men in the New Jersey Area. After a successful academic career at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. she is excited to be back in her home state.
Dr. Ramanadham completed her plastic and reconstructive surgery training at the prestigious University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX, nationally ranked number one by Doximity for their plastic surgery program. Here, she trained directly under the world’s leading experts.
She serves as an active member of The Aesthetic Society, a highly esteemed society representing the most qualified group of aesthetic plastic surgeons. Additionally, she serves as an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and values the opportunity to improve the field of plastic surgery on a greater scale. Here she serves on multiple national committees, including, Women Plastic Surgeons, Young Plastic Surgeons Steering Committee, Curriculum Committee, Social Medial Subcommittee, Wellness Task Force, and Coding and Payment Policy Committee.
The Breast Lift Procedure
Dr. Smita may recommend a lift to raise the breasts because of age, breastfeeding, and other factors.
She can perform your lift with implants or a variety of other procedures. The one Dr. Smita chooses in your case depends on the shape and size of your breasts and the amount of lift needed.
Before surgery, Dr. Smita will ask you to stop taking medications that thin the blood, such as aspirin. If you smoke, you’ll need to stop about a month before your breast lift. Smoking interferes with the healing process and may cause problems with the incisions.
Undergoing breast lift surgery generally involves these steps:
- Smita will mark your breasts while you’re standing to determine the degree of lift required.
- You’ll receive anesthesia to put you to sleep for the duration of the breast lift.
- She’ll make incisions around the areola. It will go down the front of the breast from the areola bottom to the breast crease. It also may extend from the sides of the areola.
- She’ll lift and reshape the breasts to give you the ideal profile. Also, she will move up the areolas and may decrease the breast size as needed.
- Smita will remove excess skin to make the breasts firmer and higher.
- She’ll close your incisions with sutures and skin adhesives. Then, she’ll try to place the incisions where they are less visible.
If you decide to have breast augmentation, she’ll insert the silicone or saline breast implants to increase the size of the breasts.
Pregnancy, weight loss, aging, and other factors can make the breasts age faster, which can cause excessive sagging.
Many women feel self-conscious and unattractive because their breasts sag and want a breast lift to make them look more feminine. Also, the procedure repositions the nipples higher on the chest to give the breasts the ideal appearance.
Most women who have mastopexy report feeling more attractive and self-confident, which can also help in the bedroom.
Breast lift surgery also has one of the highest satisfaction rates of all cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Smita will have a consultation with you to determine if you’re a good fit for this procedure. You may be an ideal candidate for a breast lift surgery if:
- You are in good health and near your ideal weight
- You aren’t a smoker
- You are concerned that your drooping breasts aren’t as attractive as they were
- Your breasts are pendulous or flat
- Your areolas and nipples point downward
- Your breasts have enlarged areolas and stretched skin
- One breast is higher than the other
Before having a breast lift, Dr. Smita may ask you to do the following:
- Have a medical evaluation and blood bests
- Stop taking certain medications or begin taking some
- Have a mammogram before and after the procedure to watch for changes in the breast tissue
- Stop smoking
- Not to take herbal supplements, anti-inflammatory drugs, and aspirin because they can cause bleeding.
You will need to have someone take you to and from the surgical center. Also, you should have a friend or relative stay with you the first night after surgery.
Risks and Complications
Breast lift surgery is highly advanced, and most patients seldom have serious problems. But a breast lift is a serious surgery, so complications are possible. The most complications and risks of a breast lift are:
- Anesthesia complications
- Hematoma or bleeding
- Breast asymmetry
- Breast shape and contour problems
- Changes in breast or nipple sensation, which can be long-term or short-term
- Fluid accumulation
- Incisions don’t heal
- Revision surgery
- Loss of areola or nipple
- Cardiac and pulmonary problems
- Fatty tissue may die
Dr. Smita will talk to you before surgery about the potential risks. Please remember to ask her any questions you have during this consultation.
Breast Lift Recovery
Most breast lift patients take off three to seven days from work to recover. You should avoid strenuous physical activity for the first three weeks after surgery, but it helps recovery to go for a daily walk.
It takes from six to 12 weeks for your breasts to reveal your more youthful breast shape. Scars will take up to a year to fade but are usually difficult to see after full recovery.
Pain after a breast lift is moderate, and you may only need over-the-counter pain drugs, but Dr. Smita can prescribe a painkiller if needed.
Breast Lift Cost New Jersey
Every breast lift patient is different, and every breast lift surgery is different. As such, it can be challenging to give an accurate estimate for the breast lift cost New Jersey patients will typically pay.
Generally speaking, most New Jersey patients should expect to pay around $8,000 for the main portion of their surgery. Other expenses will be added to this sum, including operating room costs, anesthesia costs, the cost of preoperative labs and other tests, charges for special garments and medications, and more.
When discussing New Jersey breast lift surgery cost with Dr. Smita, you should receive an itemized estimate for the cost of your procedure.
New Jersey Breast Lift Surgery Cost Factors
When deciding where to undergo your breast lift procedure, cost will naturally be a factor for most patients. In some ways, the New Jersey breast lift cost you are quoted could be a sign about the quality of the surgeon you are considering as well. That is, it’s important to remember that any doctor offering breast lift surgery for an extremely low price should be avoided.
Breast surgery is a serious medical procedure that requires the skill and expertise of a board-certified plastic surgeon. Patients should look for a professional, board-certified surgeon like Dr. Smita Ramanadham who has been extensively trained and has specific experience with this procedure.
Below are the most common questions we receive:
How long do breast lift last?
Many of Dr. Smita’s patients report the procedure lasts 10-15 years, but some may want to make minor changes sooner. Remember that your body and breasts will continue to age after a breast lift, so you may need revision eventually.
Is A Breast Lift Worth It?
Yes. Lifting the breasts will give them a more shapely and younger appearance, leading to increased self-confidence.
Remember that breast lift procedures won’t increase their size, so consider breast augmentation if that’s what you want.
What Is A Natural Breast Lift?
A natural lift hides the incisions in various positions, so there are no visible scars after surgery.
A traditional breast lift leaves scars on the front of the breasts, but they usually fade substantially after a year.
Will A Breast Lift Reduce My Cup Size?
After this procedure, many patients find they wear a bra size about one cup smaller. This is because Dr. Smita will remove some breast skin and tissue during the procedure.
If you’re concerned about the breasts being smaller, you may want to have breast augmentation, as well.
What Is A Lollipop Breast Lift Technique?
This procedure is intended for women who need more lift. It involves making incisions around the areola and the straight one that runs from the areola bottom to the middle of your breast crease.
What is included in a breast lift?
In the process of a breast lift, a plastic surgeon eliminates excess skin and sculpts the breast tissue to elevate both the breasts and nipples on the chest.
Incisions, or cuts, may be strategically placed encircling the darker regions bordering the nipples (areolae), extending downwards to the creases beneath the breasts, and horizontally along these creases.
What is the recovery time for a breast lift with implants?
Individuals can typically resume work within 7 to 14 days, with the recommendation to refrain from strenuous activities for the initial 3 weeks. Visible bruising is expected to diminish within 2 weeks, while swelling is anticipated to gradually decrease within 3 weeks.
How Painful Is A Breast Lift?
Most of Dr. Smita’s patients report a mild to moderate amount of pain, usually within two or three days of the procedure. She can prescribe pain drugs if needed, but many can use over-the-counter pain medications.
What Can Go Wrong With My Breast Lift?
Some typical side effects from this procedure include mild to moderate pain, tingling, tightness, or numbness. The pain usually fades after the first few days. But you may have sensation changes that take a few months to resolve.
Can I Go Without A Bra After My Breast Lift?
You’ll need to wear a supportive medical bra for the first few weeks. This will reduce swelling and speed healing. It also helps to keep you comfortable.
Does Anyone Ever Die From A Breast Lift?
Deaths during breast lifts and augmentations are infrequent in the United States. You can feel confident that Dr. Smita, a double board-certified plastic surgeon, has the training and skill to ensure you have a safe and highly satisfying procedure.
Is It Safe To Have A Breast Lift?
Any surgery has risks, especially when there’s anesthesia. But breast lift surgery is very safe when done by a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Dr. Smita and her staff will check on you during recovery and are always available if you have concerns.
When Can I Get A Breast Lift?
You can have a breast lift at any age if your breasts are no longer developing. Many women have the procedure after pregnancy or significant weight loss.
Which is cheaper breast implants or breast lift?
Breast implants are generally more affordable than mastopexy, although the costs can significantly differ depending on the location and the individual surgeon.
How do you fix breast ptosis?
To achieve the best results in addressing ptosis or laxity, a combination procedure with breast mastopexy is frequently recommended. This approach enables the removal of excess breast tissue and simultaneously eliminates the surplus skin resulting from the breast reduction mammoplasty procedure.
Mastopexy gives women the chance to have more perkier breast,
Breast lift surgery involves many choices. The first and most important is selecting a board certified plastic surgeons you can trust in your area.
Contact our office today and book your surgery!