Breast Lift - Overview

Dr. Berman can do a simple Donut Mastopexy (Breast Lift) in the office under local anaesthetic (plus some oral sedation if you desire) in about 90 minutes and you can return to work the very next day. This involves an incision around the areola and excising the skin above it. The areola is left attached to you and will retain full sensation.

The procedure usually leaves a very inconspicuous scar around the areola. It is a painless procedure after the skin is numbed. However, not everyone is a candidate for this procedure. Dr. Berman will need to examine you to determine which procedure is best for you.

The second type of Mastopexy is a variation on a vertical Mastopexy, also called the Lollipop Mastopexy. This requires an incision around the entire areola that extends, to the inframammary crease and may have a short horizontal component. All scarring is hidden by a bra or a low cut dress. The breast tissue is reshaped internally. This is a more complicated procedure that takes approximately 2.5 hours to carry out.

If a Breast Lift is done as part of a Breast Augmentation or reduction, Dr. Berman will always do this in the operating room under general anesthesia.

Sometimes Dr. Berman will recommend a Wise Pattern Mastopexy, which utilizes an incision along the underside of the breast, as well as a vertical component and an incision around the areola.

Dr. Berman will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each technique as it pertains to your figure and your goals.

1What is a Breast Lift (Mastopexy)?

Mastopexy is a surgical procedure for correcting drooping or sagging breasts and can go hand-in-hand with a Breast Reduction or a Breast Augmentation. In cases of minor ptosis (sagging), sometimes a Breast Augmentation alone can correct the problem.

In some cases, only a Breast Lift is carried out with either a Breast Augmentation or a Breast Reduction. Your breast volume will not change but the breast shape will be more perky.

2Who is this for?

Mastopexy is designed for women with drooping or sagging breasts. In some cases, a woman's breast may have been stretched considerably due to pregnancy,  breastfeeding or weight gain.

The breast may have too much skin and not enough volume to fill up the skin. (An analogy would be to compare this condition to having too much wrapping paper and not enough contents.)

Dr. Berman can either increase the volume of the breasts, or decrease the amount of skin, or just lift them or do a combination of each of these.

3What post-op care is required for Breast Lift?

Post-operatively, Dr. Berman's Mastopexy patients experience surprisingly little pain. After a major Mastopexy, some patients say that the breast feels tight, like when they were nursing.

After a vertical Mastopexy it is important to wear a sports bra afterwards for several weeks to help shape the breast. Most breast scars fade quickly and will continue to become fainter with time. However, it is important to remember that no scar ever truly disappears.




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    Dr Berman is an EXCELLENT doctor. He is so experienced and knew exactly what I needed when I revisited his office after having had a breast augmentation by Dr. Berman almost 22 years prior. He made my breast augmentation completely balanced with my body. My breasts always looked natural and I was always very happy with them. Almost 22 years and 6 children later I felt it was time to have a breast implant removal and lift. My body had changed and my breasts have served me well but they have really been through a lot. Initially I was worried about how they would look but Dr. Berman was very confident that he could help me. I had the implant removal and a lift and I could not be more pleased with my results. Dr Berman is an artist!!! Not only was his work excellent but the level of care and concern he showed after the procedure was outstanding! Best plastic surgeon ever. I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone. Thank you Dr. Berman for changing my life and a job very well done!
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    I had a breast augmentation and lift with Dr. Berman about 3 weeks ago. I cannot speak highly enough about Dr Berman and his team. From initial consult, I knew he was my surgeon and that I wouldn’t find a better team. Not only does he take the time to hear your concerns and address every last aspect, but he’s available anytime of the day for recovery questions. He actually took the time to reach out and check on me every day for several days post op. My recovery was a breeze and I couldn’t be more excited for my results!! His work is beautiful and speaks for its self.
    Layla Fore
  • Dr. Berman is absolutely amazing!! The staff in the office are wonderful ... I could not ask for a better doctor ... very professional & personable!! I had a lift & augmentation ... One week post op today! Pain was very minimal & was off the pain medication by the 2nd day ... I’m extremely happy with my results so far & I know it will only get better! Lots of love to Dr. Berman... I will definitely refer him to my family & friends
  • I've always been small chested but after my first son, I went from a very small B to a DD then even smaller when all the nursing was over. I also had the worst stretch marks and inches of extra skin that wouldn't tighten up. This man works miracles. There is not enough space to truly tell the whole experience. It's been over two weeks now. Every day the results get better and better!
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