Boston Breast Lift Surgeon Performing Cosmetic Procedures For Women Who Want Firmer, Youthful Breasts
- Our award-winning practice has one of the best in-office surgical suites in the greater Boston, MA area.
- Shektman is a top breast surgeon in Boston and has performed over 500 breast lift procedures.
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Plastic Surgeons Helping Patients Feel Confident About Their Breasts
Pregnancy, breastfeeding, gravity, weight fluctuations and aging may cause your breasts to change shape and sag. Fortunately, a breast lift can help you regain the more youthful shape and firmness that you desire. To determine if you are a good candidate for a breast lift, contact Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery by phone or email today.
What Happens During A Breast Lift?
Patients are eager to learn what to expect during a breast lift. What does a breast lift consist of? During this procedure, the plastic surgeon will make incisions in a specific pattern and remove excess skin.
The surgeon will then reposition the breast tissue along with the nipple and areola, so it is in a much better position on your chest. Sutures will be placed within the breast tissue to support the new more youthful shape of your breasts.
Where Are Breast Lift Scars?
If appropriate, we prefer to perform our breast lifts through an approach called a Vertical Mastopexy. We believe, as do many Boston plastic surgeons, that this method leaves the least amount of scarring while producing consistently good results.
Typically, the scar pattern runs around the areola and down the breast, thus leaving the top of the breast free of scars. Usually, breast skin heals better than many other parts of the body.
Who Is A Good Candidate For A Breast Lift Procedure?
One of the first questions that patients often ask is “When is a breast lift necessary?” Breast lifts are performed on sagging breasts – those breasts where the nipple areola complex has descended to below the fold under the breast. Surgeons determine who needs a breast lift by examining patients and measuring the breast location in relation to the clavicles.
If your breasts are sagging, uneven, or pointing downward, a surgeon may suggest a breast lift. This procedure is also recommended for women with saggy breasts who have finished breastfeeding and do not have plans to breastfeed children in the future.
Can A Breast Lift Be Performed Without Implants?
Yes, breast lifts can be performed with or without implants. If you do not want to increase the size of your breasts, then no implants are needed. However, if you would like to raise your breasts and make them larger, then your plastic surgeon may suggest using an implant.
How Much Is Breast Lift In Massachusetts?
Breast lift prices will vary significantly, depending on whether breast implants are also used. It’s important to discuss the average cost of this procedure with the plastic surgeon prior to surgery, so you know what to expect.
How Long Is The Recovery For A Breast Lift?
Patients may be able to return to work after five days to a week, but only if their job does not require manual labor. You should not perform any physical exercises until you have been cleared by your surgeon. Most breast lift patients will need to wear a support bra for several weeks and will be able to resume their normal activities after four to six weeks.
Boob Lift vs. Reduction Surgery
Which is better: a breast lift or reduction surgery? The answer to this question depends on what you would like to do to your breasts. A breast lift involves removing excess skin and raising the breasts, so they appear more youthful and firmer.
However, a breast reduction involves removing tissue from the breast to reduce their size. Surgeons often perform these procedures together on patients who have large breasts. If you are happy with the size of your breasts, but not happy with their shape, a breast lift is the right choice.
i had a very good experience. I was very concerned that the breasts would be too large. The doctor was accommodating to my requested size and did a good job. – Corinne Greene
Breast Lift vs. Breast Implants
Which is better: a breast lift or breast implants? Again, the answer depends on what look you want to achieve. A breast lift will not increase the size of your breasts, but breast implants will.
If you want to raise your breasts and increase their size, then the surgeon may suggest doing both of these procedures at once. If you are happy with the size of your breasts but not their position on your chest, then the surgeon will recommend just a breast lift.
Are Breast Lifts Safe?
There are risks associated with every surgical procedure, including breast lifts. Some potential complications that may occur during a breast lift operation include scarring, infections, or changes in sensation. All the risks and benefits will be explained during your consultation.
There is no way to eliminate these risks completely, but the best way to avoid them is to work with an experienced plastic surgeon. Dr. Arthur Shektman is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Boston with over 20 years of experience. Contact our office today to set up an appointment with Dr. Shektman.
Contact Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery Today
Are you interested in having a breast lift procedure? Trust the team of professionals at Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery. Our team is dedicated to helping each patient achieve the best, most natural-looking results possible. We love helping patients look and feel their best!
Our practice performs liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lift, eyelid surgery, facelifts, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, body contouring, and vaginal rejuvenation procedures. We also provide Botox, fillers, and other injectable services. We encourage new patients to review the before and after pictures on our website. Also, don’t forget to read our reviews located on the “Testimonials” tab to learn more about our practice.
We currently serve patients in Wellesley, Boston, and throughout the state of Massachusetts. To schedule a consultation, please call our office at (617) 237-6061 or (781)-239-0680 today.