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What to expect from breast lift surgery

Pregnancy, nursing, weight changes, aging and gravity all take their toll on a woman’s breasts. If you’ve noticed your breasts have lost their elasticity, firmness and shape, then a breast lift may be right for you. Here are some fast facts about what you can expect from breast lift surgery:

 

You’ll need transportation. A breast lift is an outpatient surgery that takes about 1-3 hours. You’ll need someone to drive you to and from your surgery and to stay for you the first night following surgery. This is because you have had anesthesia and will be tired and need monitoring.

 

Your surgeon will help you determine the incision pattern. Each patient is unique. The size and shape of your breasts, the size and position of each areola, the degree of sagging and the quality of the skin, amount of skin and elasticity all factor into which incision pattern and technique is used during your surgery.

 

There are three common incision patterns, all of which begin by encircling each areola. The lollipop-shape incision goes around each areola and vertically down to the breast crease. The anchor-shaped pattern starts by going around each areola, vertically down to the breast crease and horizontally along the crease.

 

The breasts are lifted reshaped to create a more youthful appearance. Underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped to improve contour and firmness. Areolae may be reduced around the perimeter if they are large to be more balanced with the breast size and shape, and the nipple and areola are repositioned. Excess breast skin is removed, and remaining skin is tightened before incisions are closed with sutures, skin adhesives or surgical tape.

 

You’ll see immediate results. You will be able to see results immediately after surgery. As swelling subsides and scars begin to fade, you’ll continue to see results improve.

 

You can retain long-term results with proper care. Your breasts will continue to change due to aging and gravity, but the results of surgery are long-lasting. You can maintain your look longer if you follow a healthy lifestyle and maintain your weight. Too much weight gain or loss can negatively impact the appearance.

 

If you’re interested in learning more about a breast lift and if you’re a good candidate for this surgery, call us at (908) 879-2222 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Weinstein.

Frequently asked questions about male breast reduction

Male Breast Reduction New JerseyIf you suffer from gynecomastia, which is when the male breast exhibits abnormal enlargement, then male breast reduction may be the solution for you. Here are some of the more common questions patients ask about this surgical procedure:

What is male breast reduction surgery?

Also known as gynecomastia surgery or reduction mammaplasty, male breast reduction surgery is the surgical correction of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men, reducing breast size and flattening and enhancing the chest contours.

What causes gynecomastia?

The causes of abnormally large breasts in men include congenital, developmental, hormonal or medication- or drug-related. The most common cause seen in practice is the use of bulking-up compounds that contain steroids, which influence the abnormal production of estrogens responsible for increasing male breast size. The second most common cause is drug-related. Marijuana, heroin, methadone, amphetamines and prescription drugs turn on estrogen production. Other causes include renal failure, liver failure, starvation, alcohol abuse, loss of testicles, abnormal thyroid hormone production, pituitary abnormalities, adrenal gland abnormalities, HIV and stress.

Who is a good candidate for surgery?

Men who are good candidates for male breast reduction are those whose condition cannot be corrected through more conservative medical treatments. Men who are healthy, nonsmokers and non-drug users with no serious illnesses or medical conditions are good candidates. Candidates are also physically healthy and close to their normal weight.

Can adolescents have male breast reduction surgery?

Surgery is ideal for men whose breast development has stabilized, but adolescents may benefit from surgery. Secondary procedures may be needed in the future if breast development continues.

How is surgery performed?

Surgery can be performed in a number of ways. Liposuction alone can be used for cases that are the result of excess fatty tissue. An excision technique is recommended for men whose glandular breast tissue or excess skin must be removed to correct the problem. The areola can be reduced or repositioned to a more natural contour. Sometimes surgery consists of liposuction and excision to achieve optimal results.

Men who suffer from abnormal breast enlargement do not have to suffer from this condition. To learn more about male breast reduction, please call (908) 879-2222 for a consultation

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