As a person ages, they can experience natural changes to the breast. Unfortunately, these changes aren’t always desired. Breasts can begin to sag and droop, making a woman feel less confident in her body. Thankfully, with the breast lift procedure, Dr. Herbstman is able to help women restore the shape and balance of the breasts so they are happier with their appearance.
Breast Lift Overview
What Are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?
Improved appearance and self-confidence are the two main benefits of breast lifts for patients. This is because breast lifts are able to:
- Pull the breast up higher to reduce sag.
- Help the breast look shapelier by redistributing fat.
- Bring the nipple up above the inframammary fold (the place where the breast connects to the chest).
- Reduce the size of the areola to improve symmetry of the breasts.
While a breast lift doesn’t drastically pump up a patient’s cup size (no extra volume is added to the breast), because the breast tissue has been redistributed, patients may find that their bras fit better than before.
What’s more, a breast lift won’t result in ugly, noticeable scars. Dr. Herbstman carefully places each incision so that it is hidden by the natural curves of the breast. In many patients, these scars fade over time so that they’re hardly noticeable.
Breast Lift Before & After Photos
Is a Breast Lift Right for You?
Not every woman is a candidate for a breast lift. In particular, the top candidates are those who:
- Have most of their breast tissue below the inframammary fold.
- Have nipples that fall below the inframammary fold.
Women of all ages can have these problems, but usually, they’re more severe in patients who are older or who have had children.
To know for certain if a woman is a candidate for a breast lift is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Herbstman at his office. By examining the breast, he can tell right away which restorative procedure would achieve the desired result. For example, many patients may be better suited for breast augmentation, which uses implants to provide extra fullness rather than lift.
What Is the Cost of a Breast Lift?
The cost of a breast lift varies for every woman. This is because each procedure is highly individualized — some women may need more lift than others. In addition, many women choose to combine a breast lift with a breast augmentation. Therefore, the only way for Dr. Herbstman to accurately quote a price is to give the patient a thorough exam at the initial consultation.
Whatever a breast lift ends up costing, patients will be able to utilize CareCredit, a type of medical financing. CareCredit covers the cost of the procedure upfront, and patients just need to make affordable monthly payments for a set term.
What Is the Recovery After a Breast Lift?
Most patients report the recovery after a breast lift isn’t too strenuous. Patients may be a little sore immediately afterward, but this can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medications. Dr. Herbstman will provide full post-operative instructions to help facilitate recovery. Overall, it takes about two weeks to two months for healing to be complete.
Patients won’t be able to see the results of the procedure right away. This is because it takes the chest time to settle, even after the outward incisions have closed up. At first, the breasts may look high on the chest, but within three to six months, they should relax into their final position.
Request a breast lift consultation online or contact us at our office in East Brunswick or Red Bank at (732) 253-4404.