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Breast Lift

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New York City Breast Lift

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a procedure that restores the breasts to a more upright, lifted position on the chest. Many different factors can cause breasts to sag, including:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Skin laxity due to aging
  • Weight loss
  • Gravity and natural causes

If your breasts have begun to sag for any reason, a breast lift procedure in Manhattan can be used to return them to their youthful perkiness. Dr. Marc Everett wants to help you achieve your dream body with a breast lift.

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The Procedure

The Procedure

A breast lift can fix a wide range of common aesthetic concerns, including:

  • Flattened or elongated breasts
  • Large, stretched areolas
  • Downward-pointing nipples
  • Breast asymmetry

The procedure is completed under general anesthesia. After the patient has been numbed, the surgeon will make the necessary incisions to begin the procedure. Multiple breast lift methods exist, and the method chosen will depend on the patient’s needs and the doctor’s recommendation.

Excess skin and breast tissue will be removed through the incision sites. The breast tissue will be repositioned to a higher and more youthful position. The surgeon will complete any other adjustments, verifying symmetry between the breasts, before closing the incisions. The procedure is completed on an outpatient basis, and patients can return home the same day.

The breast lift procedure lasts two to three hours. Breast lifts can result in a slight loss of size due to the removal of excess skin and tissue. Patients with a moderate amount of sagging can expect to go down about one cup size after their breast lift. If patients also wish to increase the size of their breasts, breast augmentation using implants can be completed simultaneously for complete breast enhancement.

Incision Methods

The three main incision methods utilized for breast lift surgery depend on the amount of lift required and the surgeon’s recommendation. Incision lines are an inevitability after a breast lift. While patients may naturally prefer the method that yields the least amount of scarring, choosing the option that provides the best results is the most critical factor when making the decision.

The traditional method, also known as the anchor breast lift, requires three separate, connecting incisions. Incisions are made in a crescent shape below the fold of the breast, around the outer lining of the areola and stretching from the bottom of the areola to the fold of the breast. This method allows for the most amount of lift and is beneficial for patients with moderate to severe sagging.

The vertical breast lift, or lollipop technique, utilizes incisions around the areola and between the bottom of the areola and the fold of the breast. This method does not require a crescent incision below the fold of the breast. Patients with mild to moderate sagging are the best candidates for this method.

For patients with minimal sagging who require a subtler lift, the circumareolar or periareolar lift is usually the preferred choice. This method requires a single incision around the areola, which blends in with the natural texture of the surrounding skin after healing. Only a small amount of skin can be removed using this method, so patients with moderate to severe sagging are not good candidates for this particular technique.

Recovery & Results

After patients have received their breast lift, they can immediately enjoy a visibly higher and more youthful breast profile. Common side effects of the procedure include bruising, soreness, and swelling. Most side effects diminish in the first couple of weeks, although swelling will take several months to subside entirely. If non-dissolvable stitches and surgical drains were used, they would be removed three to seven days following surgery.

Patients should plan on one week of downtime and refrain from strenuous activities for about four weeks. Extra help may be needed around the house with daily responsibilities, including taking care of children, for the first week. Excessive upper body movement and chest pressure will need to be avoided to allow for a prompt and comfortable recovery. Incision scars will appear pink and lumpy at first before fading into thin, white lines after 12 to 18 months. Results will finalize after a few months, once the swelling has subsided.

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Q&A with Dr. Marc Everett

How visible will the scars be?

The visibility of your scars will depend on which breast lift method was employed during your procedure. Incisions made around the areola will blend in well with the surrounding tissue. Incisions in other places will eventually fade to thin white lines, but the results will outweigh any visible scarring. We will take great care during and after your surgery to ensure scarring is kept to a minimum.

Can I sleep on my stomach after surgery?

No, you should avoid sleeping on your stomach for about four weeks to keep pressure off of your chest. We will go over this and any other essential lifestyle changes with you before your surgery so you can better prepare yourself for a quick and comfortable recovery.

What kind of bra will I need to wear after surgery?

You will need to wear a tight, supportive bra while your breasts heal to provide support as they adjust to their new position. Compression will also help reduce swelling. Avoid underwire bras for several weeks as they might distort the shape of your breasts and can harm your incisions. Most patients can resume wearing regular bras after one month.

Can I shower or swim after my breast lift?

You will be required to keep your bandages on for 24 to 48 hours, during which time you will not be able to shower. After your bandages have been removed, you are free to shower. However, you will need to avoid bathing or submerging your breasts in still water until your incisions have completed healed. Most patients can go swimming after about one month.

How long do results from a breast lift last?

A breast lift can restore your breasts to a more youthful position, counteracting the effects of pregnancy and aging. However, it will not stop breasts from continuing to sag. Some patients do require a revision breast lift after enjoying their results for several years, while others enjoy lifelong results from their surgery. To best prolong your results, make sure to live a healthy lifestyle, maintain a stable weight, and avoid smoking.

Who is a good candidate for breast lift surgery?

Good candidates for a breast lift are Manhattan, NY women who are done having children and are unhappy with the position of their breasts. Breast lift surgery can make breastfeeding difficult, while pregnancy can distort results and cause breasts to sag, so patients should be sure they are done having children to ensure they receive the most out of their procedure. If you would like to learn if you are a good candidate for mastopexy based on your breasts’ position and your desired results, then schedule a consultation with us to receive an in-person evaluation.

If you are unhappy with your sagging or asymmetrical breasts, then consider a breast lift from Dr. Marc Everett. Aging and motherhood can be unkind to your breasts, and we want to help you restore them to their youthful appearance. If you would like to learn more about breast lift surgery or determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Marc Everett. You can reach our New York office at 212-774-7715 to book your appointment.


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Rapid Recovery Breast Reduction In NYC

It’s time you chose the right doctor to perform your breast reduction in NYC. Achieving your ideal body image is no easy endeavor, but Dr. Marc Everett has helped thousands of women attain this goal by creating and sculpting a more attractive and proportionate breast. Dr. Everett performs the breast reduction operation more than any other, and his techniques and care strategies are designed in such a way to result in spectacular outcomes with almost no care needed after surgery and minimal downtime.

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“The breast is the three dimensional body structure that I enjoy building the most. The key to designing the perfect breast operation is to interpret the nuances that make your breasts different from everyone elses’, and then design the blueprint that results in the operation that will create a beautiful, high breast with longevity.”

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Reasons to Consider Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery can help individuals relieve the physical discomfort and emotional distress that many people with large breasts may feel. This procedure can offer many benefits to patients, including:

  • Improved self-image and self-confidence
  • More balanced body proportions
  • Increased ability to exercise and be physically active
  • Expanded clothing options
  • Reduced bra strap indentations and skin irritation
  • Improved posture
  • Alleviated neck, shoulder and back pain

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Right for You?

Dr. Everett will determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure after an in-person evaluation. You may be a good candidate for a breast reduction if:

  • You are in good general health
  • You do not smoke
  • You are suffering from negative physical and mental effects due to overly large breasts
  • Your breasts are finished developing
  • You have realistic expectations of the outcome of the procedure

New York City Breast Reduction In NYC

Breast reduction surgery begins with a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Everett, who has garnered a reputation as one of the best breast reduction surgeons in NYC. As this is the procedure he performs most often, it’s also the consultation he sees the most patients for.

During this initial meeting, Dr. Everett will explain the options available to you and educate you about the implications of future pregnancy, ability to breastfeed, changes in nipple sensation, and more so that you may make informed decisions about your procedure. Multiple techniques may be considered, but the method you and Dr. Everett ultimately choose will depend on multiple factors, including: the size of your breasts, the type of excess tissue present, and your individual goals. The objectives of the breast reduction surgery are threefold.

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The Three Goals of Breast Reduction according to Dr. Everett

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The first objective is to remove anywhere between a third and two-thirds of your breast tissue, reducing the actual weight that neck, upper back and shoulders have to carry.

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The second objective is the redistribution of the remaining breast tissue higher onto your chest wall. This changes the weight bearing dynamic and now your breasts will be seated high and pointed forward, facing your movements, instead of hanging low and away from you and working against your movements, i.e. “the pendulum effect.”

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The third objective is to create two beautiful breast mounds that are nearly identical in size, shape and position. The third objective is never less important than the first two. In fact, Dr. Everett considers every single breast reduction to be a “Cosmetic Breast Reduction.” It doesn’t matter if your operation is covered by your insurance or paid for out of pocket.

Rapid Recovery

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New York breast reduction is easier than you would ever imagine it to be. NYC breast surgery is an outpatient surgery performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Everett also never uses drains in this operation, as he doesn’t feel there is an indication to do so.

Additionally, Dr. Everett utilizes the most cutting edge pain reduction techniques for breast reduction surgery. In fact, most of our patients do not take a single pain pill, and as long as your job doesn’t demand significant physical labor, you can return to work in 4-5 days.

The tensions on your neck and shoulders can disappear immediately and some patients improve their posture in weeks. You will notice results right away and will continue seeing the evolution of your breast surgery results over the next several months. Some subtle changes can continue for up to a year until your breasts are fully settled.

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NYC Breast Surgery:
Reductions and Insurance

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The cost of plastic surgery is something that many of our clients wonder about before they visit. Most health insurance plans do not cover elective procedures like cosmetic surgery. This means that no matter what the cost of your surgery is, you will likely need to pay out of pocket. There are some exceptions, however, and New York breast reduction surgery may be one.

In many cases, a breast reduction procedure alleviates unpleasant or painful symptoms that women experience as a result of having disproportionately large breasts. Consider the ways your breast size impacts your daily life and create a list that details how your breasts are problematic for your health and well-being. Women whose breasts are sizable enough to cause problems such as neck and shoulder pain, skin irritation or difficulty exercising may be eligible for breast reduction surgery that is partially or fully covered by their health insurance plan. It’s unlikely that your procedure will be covered if you have no symptoms and are seeking a breast reduction solely for cosmetic purposes.

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If you aren’t sure whether your breasts are impacting your health, a visit with a visit to Dr. Everett or your primary care doctor for an exam can help bring any medical concerns to light.
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The Procedure

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Breast reduction surgery in NYC begins with a consultation. During this initial meeting, Dr. Everett will explain the options available to you so that you may make informed decisions about your procedure. Multiple techniques can be utilized when performing breast reduction surgery. The method used for you will depend on the size of your breasts, the type of excess tissue present and your desired outcome.

To begin the procedure, Dr. Everett will make incisions in the designated areas. The nipple will then be adjusted to place it in a more upright and centered location. If necessary, the areola will be reduced at this point. Dr. Everett will then remove excess skin and tissue and reshape the remaining tissue, ensuring symmetry between both breasts. The incisions will be sutured closed to complete the procedure.

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Traditional or Anchor Incision

The traditional or anchor incision technique requires three incisions: one around the areola within the natural texture of the skin, one extending vertically from the areola to the natural crease beneath the breast and one horizontally underneath the fold of the breast. This method maximizes the amount of tissue removal possible and can treat moderate to severe sagging.

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Vertical or Lollipop

The vertical or lollipop incision technique utilizes two of the incisions from the traditional technique but avoids the horizontal incision beneath the breast. This is a newer method that allows for mild to moderate tissue removal, meaning it is not the best option for all patients.

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The vertical or lollipop incision technique utilizes two of the incisions from the traditional technique but avoids the horizontal incision beneath the breast. This is a newer method that allows for mild to moderate tissue removal, meaning it is not the best option for all patients.

Recovery & Results

Expect to rest for about 48 hours after your procedure. Common side effects include swelling, bruising, soreness, numbness and discomfort that can last several hours. Some patients can return to work in one week, while others may need to wait two weeks before resuming their daily schedules. Plan to wear a sports bra for at least four weeks after your procedure. Underwire and push-up bras can harm your results and irritate your incisions while they heal. Dr. Everett will provide you with thorough postoperative instructions so you can ensure your body receives the care it needs to heal and deliver beautiful results.

Breast Reduction Results

Results will be noticeable right away and will continue to develop over the coming weeks. Swelling will make your breasts larger at first and they may temporarily appear asymmetrical if they heal at different rates. Final results are typically visible three to six months into recovery, although subtle changes in size can continue for up to one year. The scars will reach full maturity in about 12 to 18 months. Once your breasts have settled into their new size and shape, you can enjoy your size reduction — as well as improved self-confidence, relief from discomfort and a broader range of clothing options — well into the future.

Recovery and back to work in

4 to 5 Days

Back to exercise in

2 Weeks

Final results in

3 to 6 Months

Scars reach full maturity in

12 to 18 Months

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What makes Dr. Marc Everett the best breast reduction surgeon in NYC?

It starts with his expertise and experience, as well as his compassion for every patient who walks through the doors of our office. No two women’s bodies are identical — which means breast reduction requires an artistic and detail-oriented approach in order to achieve results that are beautiful and balanced.

Dr. Everett is a thought leader of New York’s surgical community, and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of The Aesthetic Society’s Product Development & Market Research Committee and a reviewer for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

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Breast Reduction FAQ’s

Why is it called rapid recovery breast reduction?

Dr. Everett utilizes the most cutting-edge pain reduction techniques for breast reduction surgery.  In fact, most of our patients do not take a single pain pill, and as long as your job doesn’t demand significant physical labor, you can return to work in 4-5 days. Dr. Everett also never uses drains in this operation, as he doesn’t feel there is an indication to do so.

Am I a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?

Good candidates for breast reduction surgery are women who are in good health, do not smoke, are suffering from negative physical and mental effects due to overly large breasts, and whose breasts are finished developing. We can better determine if you are a good candidate after an in-person evaluation.

Which incision technique is best for me?

We will discuss this with you in detail after performing an in-person evaluation. Not every option is available to each patient. Sometimes the best method for patients may not correlate with their desires for minimal scarring, but we always emphasize placing a priority on results and improved quality of life, rather than the presence of minor scarring. We will help you make an informed incision during this part of the process so that you can be satisfied with your results.

How long before I can go swimming or take a bath?

Once your surgical bandages have been removed, you are free to shower and get your incisions wet. However, you should refrain from submerging your breasts until your incisions have fully healed. Avoid swimming or taking a bath for at least two days following surgery.

Will I be able to breastfeed after breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery can make breastfeeding more difficult later in life. Depending on the method used for the surgery, breastfeeding may not be an option for all patients following breast reduction. We will go over this with you more in-depth before your surgery and take every precaution necessary to both provide optimal results and retain your ability to breastfeed if possible.

How long will results last?

You can enjoy your size reduction following surgery well into the future. We only perform breast reduction after the patient’s breasts have stopped developing, so you will not need to worry about returning to your pre-surgery size. Pregnancy and weight gain can affect your results, however, since both can lead to an increase in breast size. We can discuss this in more detail during an initial consultation.

What kind of bra will I need to wear following surgery?

You should plan on wearing a sports bra for at least four weeks after your procedure. Underwire and push-up bras can harm your results and also irritate incisions while they heal. You should refrain from purchasing new and expensive bras until most of your swelling has diminished, around two or three months into your recovery.

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At Marc Everett MD, we know that breast reduction can be a life-changing procedure for women who struggle with the physical and mental weight of macromastia. We believe every woman should be able to feel comfortable and confident in her own body and we are here to assist you in reaching that goal. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marc Everett in Manhattan or Queens — you can reach us at 212-774-7715.

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