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Breast Lift

Age, breastfeeding, weight change and gravity can affect the natural shape and tone of your breasts. Volume may be lost, the skin of the breast may stretch, and the breast eventually loses its youthful shape. A breast lift restores the breasts’ and nipples’ youthful appearance while tightening the skin to enhance and improve shape.

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About the Procedure

During your initial consultations with Dr. Lefkowitz, you will discuss your desires and aesthetic goals. He will carefully examine your breasts, taking special note of drooping, nipple position, skin quality, asymmetry, and volume. Dr. Lefkowitz will then work with you to design a custom treatment plan.

The incisions required for a breast lift vary depending upon the amount of lift needed or desired, the amount of existing breast volume, and skin elasticity. Dr. Lefkowitz strives to use the fewest incisions necessary to achieve the best result. When appropriate, incisions are made around the areola with the addition of a small vertical incision beneath it. If there is severe drooping of the breast, a horizontal incision within the natural crease is added to help eliminate excess skin. Breast lifts are usually performed as an outpatient procedure in an ambulatory surgery center.

Complementary Procedures

Should you wish to add volume, a breast implant procedure can be performed simultaneously or at a later date. A breast lift (with or without implants) in conjunction with a tummy tuck is commonly referred to as a “mommy makeover.” 


Most patients experience only mild discomfort following a breast lift. Some swelling is expected and normal. You will be given prescription medication to help ease the healing process.

You are encouraged to go out to dinner that night after surgery. You are fitted with a sports bra immediately after surgery for your comfort during the healing process. You may need seven days for recovery, but many clients find they are able to return to work in as few as five days. Returning to light aerobic exercise (elliptical, walking, recumbent bike) after 10-14 days is recommended with a gradual increase over the next two to three weeks.

Dr. Lefkowitz believes continuing care is essential. He will advise you through all phases of the recovery process and general breast health issues, including self-examination and future mammographic needs.

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