About Breast Lift Surgery
A surgical breast lift is a cosmetic treatment that reshapes the breasts by reducing excess skin and pulling tight the leftover tissue to produce a firmer, younger appearance. This body contouring surgery is offered for women who have lost breast fullness and shape and who have breast sagging due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. Medical breakthroughs in breast lift surgery have made this treatment so effective that new stats released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show around a 70% increase in demand since 2000. Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio, a plastic surgeon in New York, NY, offers this cosmetic breast surgery at Uptown Body Contouring. By implementing the most advanced methods, Dr. Del Vecchio can decide on the proper technique, depending on the level of sag present in addition to the desired aesthetic goal.
You may visit Uptown Body Contouring hoping to get breast augmentation using implants; however, after a physical exam, you may realize that a breast lift is what you need. This is because of the severity of breast sagging that is present. Breasts and nipples that point downward most often need a breast lift to correct skin irregularities and raise the breasts higher up on the chest wall. If your nipples point downward and your breasts look elongated, a lift surgery can improve their appearance. If you are considering a breast lift, you should be physically healthy and at a stable weight.
"Let me start off by saying that I never post reviews but this Doctor definitely deserves it. I had liposuction done by him and he exceeded my expectations. So much so that I have referred many of my clients to him. My body has made a complete transformation. Dr. Del Vecchio is very honest and to the point. I first had a consultation in 2018 but didn't decide to get the procedure until this year. My only regret is not doing it sooner. His new staff is very attentive and helpful. They went out of their way to help me through the entire process from beginning to end."- A.B. / Yelp / Oct 09, 2019
"Let me start off by saying that I never post reviews but this Doctor definitely deserves it. I had liposuction done by him and he exceeded my expectations. So much so that I have referred many of my clients to him. My body has made a complete transformation. Dr. Del Vecchio is very honest and to the point. I first had a consultation in 2018 but didn’t decide to get the procedure until this year. My only regret is not doing it sooner. His new staff is very attentive and helpful. They went out of their way to help me through the entire process from beginning to end."- A.B. / Google / Oct 09, 2019
"I had a bbl procedure with Dr. D in 2017 and I have to say that I absolutely love my results! He really outdid himself and I could not be happier with my results. In addition to giving me outstanding results, Dr. D gave me back my confidence back. I am able wear sexy and complimentary clothes and I feel great. I love his work so much that I will be going back for a second round! Hands down one of the best in the business!!!"- S.F. / Google / Oct 04, 2019
"I was browsing forever for a good BBL surgeon, I decided to go with DelVecchio and I would choose him over and over again. He is very straightforward and will not give you false expectations. I love that he works with most body shapes. I have had successfully multiple rounds with him with no problems. Any concerns I had he was quick to answer via email or text and follow up appointments. You won’t regret his work. I get compliments EVERYDAY AND I LOVE IT!"- M.M. / Google / Sep 22, 2019
"I’ve had such an amazing experience with Dr. Delvecchio and his staff. They are all very welcoming and knowledgeable. During my consultation, i knew right away that i 100% wanted to get my surgery with Dr. DelVechhio. He’s attentive, caring, SAFE, and really knows what he’s talking about. No wonder he is well-known internationally, because his work is amazing!!! I’m currently 3 weeks post-op, and i’m feeling great. I’ve had a speedy recovery and best of all, i love my results and i’m not even fully recovered yet! I’ve had a really low self-esteem these past few years, and Dr. DelVechhio has brought my self-esteem back up. I 100% recommend Dr. DelVecchio! His work is out of this world! Thank you Dr. DelVechhio and staff for taking great care of me and helping me feel great again!"- Y.R. / Google / Sep 18, 2019
Breast lift surgery takes about 2 – 4 hours and is performed using general anesthesia. The timeframe of this surgery depends on the severity of breast sag. The method used for mastopexy surgery generally falls within two categories — these are based on the nature of the incision. The anchor technique (inverted-T) and the vertical incisions are the preferred types. Once the incision is made, any loose and excess skin is carefully trimmed away along with breast tissue and fat that is not desired. The skin left behind is then pulled tight and the breasts are brought up and lifted so they look younger and healthy. In many cases, the size and shape of the areola are reduced to match the new shape of the breast. It is during this time an implant can be inserted inside the breast if this was agreed upon with Dr. Del Vecchio before surgery. If a breast lift is the only technique being performed and if breast fullness and shape are a concern, breast implants can be done at a later date.
What To Expect
The overall recovery period for a mastopexy is more lengthy than breast augmentation surgery. After your procedure, you will be fitted with a support bra to reduce swelling. A tiny tube will also be placed near the surgical area to assist with excess drainage that can sometimes occur after surgery. The post-surgical swelling will often decrease within the first week. Dr. Del Vecchio or a member of his team will provide specific, at-home incision care instructions to assist in your healing process. Results following a breast lift treatment become evident after several months as your newly shaped breasts take their new position on your chest. The breasts will appear natural, and you will feel younger and more healthy.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a breast lift cost?
In your initial consultation, Dr. Del Vecchio will listen to your needs and goals before developing your unique treatment plan. After that, he can estimate your costs. When done well, a breast lift can significantly improve your body so it's important to focus on having an experienced surgeon with extensive training, like Dr. Del Vecchio, over costs. To help make surgery easier to afford, Uptown Body Contouring can help you find low-interest financing.
Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should get a breast lift, implants, or both will depend on your special concerns. In many patients, a breast lift can improve the shape and fullness of the breasts without implants. Dr. Del Vecchio will assess your physical condition and listen to your goals in your consultation, then decide whether you should get a lift, implants, or a breast augmentation with a lift.
Will my nipples be moved?
Typically, the nipple-areola complex will be shifted up during the breast lift. If your areolas are overly large or stretched, Dr. Del Vecchio can include an areola reduction during your surgery. This can be discussed during your consultation so he can decide on the best incision pattern and technique to use during your breast lift.
How long will my results last?
With proper care after surgery, your results should last for many years. Your breasts will continue to age normally so you might begin to see sagging and loose skin over time. Factors, like significant weight gain or loss, can alter your results so it's best to maintain a stable weight after your breast lift. Pregnancy or breastfeeding after a breast lift can also affect your results, which is why Dr. Del Vecchio recommends patients wait until they are done having children to get a breast lift.
Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?
A lift can improve asymmetry in your breasts if they are different in size, firmness, or degree of sagging. Dr. Del Vecchio will assess the appearance and physical condition of your breasts during your consultation and discuss how a lift can help you. During your lift, he will shape the tissue so your breasts are equal in size and position for symmetry.
Plan Your Procedure
Breast lift surgery has altered the lives of thousands of New York, NY women. If you experience drooping breasts that get in the way of everyday activities or prevent you from wearing the clothes you want, a breast lift at Uptown Body Contouring may be the right surgery for you. During your first consult, a thorough physical exam will be given by plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio and your goals for surgery will be discussed. We will customize a tailored surgical plan to help transform your breasts. We invite you to contact Uptown Body Contouring and learn more about how to schedule your first visit.