Breast Lift New Jersey
Many factors can cause a woman’s breasts to droop, including weight loss, pregnancy, breast-feeding, and the natural effects of gravity over time. In addition, if at some time you ever choose to have your breast implants removed, you may need a breast lift to help tighten up the excess skin. A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, can raise the breasts and make them look firmer and fuller. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Glatt incorporates several techniques to achieve a natural, balanced look for his breast lift patients who travel to his practice from throughout New Jersey, including Morristown, as well as the entire tri-state area.
The Breast Lift Procedure
As breast lift surgery aims to correct sagging breasts with excess skin. Removing excess skin is the main focus of the surgery. As such, incisions on the skin will always be required, but Dr. Glatt makes every effort to reduce scarring by using the least invasive incision method possible for your breast lift procedure.
During breast lift surgery, Dr. Glatt makes an incision on the breast to remove excess skin, and then moves the nipple to a higher position, thus creating a tighter, uplifted appearance. The surgery typically takes two to three hours to complete, and there are several surgical techniques and incision options that may be used. During your breast lift consultation with Dr. Glatt at his New Jersey practice, he will help determine which method will work best for your body type and your ultimate goals.
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Incision Location Options
Dr. Glatt prefers to perform breast lift procedures using the periareolar method whenever possible for minimal scarring. During this procedure, an incision is made just around the areola and a circular patch of skin is removed. The surrounding skin is then reattached to the areola for a lifted appearance. Any resulting scars are usually hidden by darker skin at the edge of the areola and virtually unnoticeable.
Depending on your breast size and shape, Dr. Glatt may need to remove more skin than the periareolar incision will allow. If a more extensive breast lift is needed, a vertical incision is made under the breast from the crease to the areola, with a circular incision around the areola. Excess skin below the nipple is removed, the nipple is moved to a higher position, and skin above the nipple is brought down and around to create a firmer, lifted appearance.
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Breast Lift and Implants
For women who are unhappy with the size as well as the droopiness of their breasts, Dr. Glatt can incorporate the placement of breast implants while performing a breast lift procedure. The combination of breast lift and breast augmentation is popular for many women, especially as part of post pregnancy plastic surgery, and is a typical component of many “mommy makeovers” performed by Dr. Glatt.
Contact Dr. Glatt for a Breast Lift Consultation
A breast lift performed by Dr. Glatt can create a more youthful appearance. If you are ready to learn more about the breast lift procedure, contact Dr. Glatt at his New Jersey practice to schedule a consultation.
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