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Breast Lift with Implants in New York

Written by Dr. Jacobs

Have you tried on every push-up bra you can find without achieving the look of youthful breasts with upper fullness? Does it seem that although you may have cleavage, you lack that attractive curve at the top?

Fullness at the top of the breast is referred to by plastic surgeons as “superior fullness” or fullness at the “upper pole.” It’s attractive because it signals youth and femininity. Unfortunately it can’t always be achieved with a push-up bra, or even a breast lift alone. For some women, breast lift surgery including small breast implants is the answer.

Some of our New York breast lift patients are initially surprised when we recommend they consider including breast implants in the surgical plan. When we explain the advantage of adding volume—whether it was lost due to child bearing, weight loss or simple aging, or was never there to begin with—the strategy makes sense. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Jacobs, he’ll work with you to help you determine what’s right for your unique needs.

Our Philosophy About Breast Lift Surgery with Implants

Because breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, requires removing skin and repositioning existing tissue, adding an implant at the same time can seem a bit strange! Dr. Jacobs is adept at educating his patients about all the options, and he’ll give you an idea how you might look with implants and without. The ultimate decision is up to you.

Dr. Jacobs has been performing plastic surgery in Manhattan for three decades and has worked with women of all shapes, sizes and desires. His goal is for you to look natural and feel good about yourself.

Breast Lift with Implants Overview

Surgery details for breast lifts with implants are much the same as those of a regular mastopexy procedure. Additional considerations include what type of breast implant is best for you—silicone or saline, and whether the implants should be placed under or over the chest muscle. Dr. Jacobs will walk you through all these choices well in advance of surgery.

Most breast lift surgeries are performed in our accredited surgical suite and we like to use twilight anesthesia, or intravenous sedation, whenever possible. Sometimes it’s best for a particular patient to have mastopexy in a hospital under general anesthesia—that option is available to you too. Normally a breast lift takes three or four hours.

Initial recovery for this procedure is about the same as a breast lift without implants. The one difference you’ll notice as you resume your normal life is more volume in your breasts. We’d advise you to wait to shop for new bras, tops and bathing suits for a few weeks until swelling is completely resolved and you’ve had the chance to get accustomed to your new shape.

Contact us online to find out more about mastopexy in New York with or without implants. You can also give us a call at 212-570-6080.

Breast Lift with Implants FAQ

  • Are silicone implants really safe?

Silicone implants are absolutely safe. They were re-approved by the FDA for widespread use in the U.S. in 2006.

  • Do most women choose silicone implants these days?

Dr. Jacobs offers both saline and silicone breast implants, so you may choose either type. Many of his patients choose silicone implants today due to their advantages in creating a natural look and feel.

  • Will I lose sensation in my nipples?

Almost any type of breast surgery typically interrupts nipple sensation for a time. Most patients find that all or nearly all sensation returns over a period of weeks or months. Occasionally some sensation is lost. Electing to have implants with breast lift surgery should not make a difference one way or the other.

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