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Jeffrey S. Yager, M.D.   |   130 Fort Washington Avenue @ West 165 Street   |   New York City 10032   |   212.543.1700   |   info@dryager.com

Breast Lift and Breast Reduction

Breast Lift

Duration: 45 to 90 mins

Recovery Time: 1 to 2 wks unless heavy lifting needed

Anesthesia: Monitored Sedation or General Anesthesia

Helpful Hints:

  • Shave underarms 48 hrs before procedure, as it is difficult to do so after.

Commonly Combined with:

  • Correction of Inverted Nipples
  • Liposuction of Axillas

Breast Reduction

Duration: 60 to 120 mins

Recovery Time: 1 to 2 wks unless heavy lifting needed

Anesthesia: General Anesthesia

Helpful Hints:

  • Sometimes insurance reimbursable
  • Shave armpit 48 hrs before surgery as is difficult after

Commonly Combined with:

  • Liposuction of Axillas
  • Correction of Inverted Nipples

 

Before & After Photos

If you feel comfortable with your breast volume in a bra, but without this support your breasts seem to be sagging, a breast lift, or mastopexy, may be a good option. Amazing changes to your body can be accomplished when skin is removed and breast tissue is repositioned.

If your breasts are too heavy or too large for your body, a breast reduction might be indicated to remove excess breast tissue and skin. Symptoms such as neck and back pain, grooves in your shoulders from bra straps, and rashes under the breasts may occur due to heavy, pendulous breasts. Similar to a breast lift procedure, extra skin must be removed, and the areola can be lifted and resized. If your breasts are asymmetric, these differences can be minimized at the same time.

Many patients worry about scarring, which is usually the scariest part of it all, but there are ways to significantly reduce the risk of scarring from surgery with alternative treatments such as laser and Skin Care. The Wise pattern, also called an anchor incision, places stitches around the areola, straight down, and under the breast fold. Another technique involves stitches around the nipple and straight down, without an incision placed under the breast fold, sometimes referred to as a lollipop incision or a vertical breast lift. The advantage is the elimination of the horizontal scar under the breast fold. Both techniques can be used for breast lifts as well as reductions, although the more tissue that needs to be removed, the more incisions may be required. For the right patient, a breast lift can sometimes be performed with stitches just around the areola. Dr. Yager can sometimes perform liposuction to reduce breast size through a tiny incision with virtually no scarring.

Our experienced patient coordinators have been successful on many occasions in obtaining financial reimbursement from a few select third party health insurance carriers for medically necessary breast reductions. Please feel free to inquire about this when you schedule your appointment.