While wearing a bra to lift the breasts can improve appearance, saggy, ptotic (droopy) breasts can look deflated and flat, particularly after dramatic weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. With the education and experience Dr. Neil Tanna and his staff have, they perform arguably one of the best breast lifts Long Island offers.

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Restore Your Breasts For A More Youthful Figure

Breast lift surgery, also called a “mastopexy”, is a procedure to lift the breasts through the removal of excess stretched skin and reshaping the breast tissue so they are firm, round, and youthful. The procedure works to rejuvenate your look by restoring the breast to a more youthful position on the chest. If you have overlarge nipples or areola, the procedure can correct this aesthetic issue as part of the procedure.

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Ptosis: Saggy Breasts

The medical term for saggy breasts is “ptosis.” This condition has four different grades, based upon the degree of sagging. Each level may require a different approach in surgery.

Grade I

Your breasts are below the breast crease, but maintain a forward projection.

Grade II

The breasts and nipples are both drooping, and the lower breast is all below the breast crease.

Grade III

The nipples are starting to point down, and the breast tissue is mostly below the breast crease.

Grade IV

The nipples are pointing completely downwards, with all breast tissue below the breast crease.

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Candidates for Breast Lift Surgery

Women who are unhappy with ptotic, saggy breasts may want to undergo our Long Island breast lift surgery. Ideal candidates for the procedure include those:

  • In good general health
  • At a stable, healthy weight
  • Non-smoker
  • Breasts look flat, long, or pendulous
  • Nipples are overlarge or are pointing down
  • One breast at a different level than the other
  • Breasts have lost volume due to aging, weight loss, or pregnancy and breastfeeding
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Saggy Breasts: The Solution

Many women with age or those who have had children or lost weight may be left feeling inhibited about the shape and appearance of theirs breasts. Rather than being firm, rounded, and full, the breasts appear flat, deflated, or elongated. A breast lift can help you to restore a more youthful look to your breasts, by repositioning it higher on the chest and tightening the existing breast volume.

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Incision Types & Scars

Depending upon your particular anatomy, Dr. Tanna may utilize one of two incisions, each of which will produce a different scar:

  • Lollipop, which goes around the areola and directly down the front of the breast to the breast crease
  • Inverted T (anchor), which is the same as the above, but with the addition of a horizontal incision along the breast crease

Breast Lift with Augmentation

While our breast lift in Long Island is an appropriate surgery to lift sagging breasts, it cannot increase size or make the upper part of the breasts appear rounder.

Many patients choose to undergo a breast lift with augmentation to produce a total rejuvenation.

Placing breast implants with a breast lift will provide in an increase in breast volume and enhance the upper pole of the breasts. For women with overlarge breasts who are struggling with back pain, rashes, or other problems, a breast lift in conjunction with breast reduction surgery is often the most effective option.

Customized Breast Lift Surgery

Every breast lift is a custom-tailored procedure. The treatment plan is established after a full evaluation of your breasts and skin quality. Depending upon what needs to be done in your case, various types of surgical procedures may be employed. In every case, anesthetic is necessary, whether general or via intravenous sedation. The issues addressed in the surgery may include:

  • Restoring the nipples and repositioning them higher on the breast
  • Reshaping breast tissue
  • Excising excess skin to lift the breasts to a higher position on the chest
  • Adding an implant to enhance upper pole volume
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After A Breast Lift

After surgery, you will need plenty of time to rest and recover. Patients can shower as early as 24 to 48 hours after surgery. While recovery is quick, plan on ten days to two weeks to heal before returning to work. You will be bandaged and wear a supporting surgical bra to help minimize swelling. For the best breast lift Long Island has to offer, Dr. Tanna and his medical team will guide you through the recovery process, and you will be seeing us for several follow-up appointments. We provide full written aftercare instructions so you know what to expect, and we are always available to answer your questions and concerns.


Tips for Your Breast Lift Recovery

  1. Follow post-operative instructions meticulously.
  2. Rest and avoid strenuous activities.
  3. Wear a supportive bra as advised.
  4. Manage pain with prescribed medications.
  5. Apply cold compresses to reduce swelling.
  6. Keep incision sites clean and dry.
  7. Attend all follow-up appointments.
  8. Maintain a healthy diet and stay hydrated.
  9. Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
  10. Gradually resume normal activities per your surgeon's guidance.
  11. Reach out to your surgeon with any concerns or unusual symptoms.
  12. Embrace patience as full recovery can take several weeks.
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