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Breast Lift

We will discuss your goals, evaluate your specific needs, and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve a more youthful and lifted breast appearance. 

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Indications for a Mastopexy (Breast Lift) at Neaman Plastic Surgery

A mastopexy, or breast lift, is a surgical procedure designed to lift and reshape sagging breasts, enhancing their appearance and providing a more youthful contour. At Neaman Plastic Surgery, we typically recommend a mastopexy for patients experiencing the following conditions:

Sagging or Drooping Breasts (Ptosis):

Indication: Breasts that have lost their firmness and appear saggy or droopy due to aging, gravity, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or significant weight fluctuations.

Benefit: A breast lift raises and reshapes the breasts, restoring a more youthful and perky contour.

Downward-Pointing Nipples and Areolas:

Indication: Nipples and areolas that point downward or fall below the breast crease when unsupported.

Benefit: The procedure repositions the nipples and areolas to a higher, more natural position on the breast mound, enhancing the overall breast appearance.

Enlarged or Stretched Areolas:

Indication: Areolas that have become enlarged or stretched over time.

Benefit: A breast lift can reduce the size of the areolas and reposition them for a more proportionate and youthful look.

Breast Asymmetry:

Indication: Noticeable differences in the size, shape, or position of the breasts, where one breast may sag more than the other.

Benefit: A mastopexy can help create a more symmetrical and balanced breast appearance.

Loss of Breast Volume:

Indication: Breasts that have lost volume and firmness, often appearing “deflated”.

Benefit: While a breast lift primarily addresses sagging, it can be combined with breast augmentation (implants) to restore lost volume and enhance the overall shape.

Skin Laxity:

Indication: Excess or loose skin on the breasts, which contributes to a sagging appearance.

Benefit: Removing the excess skin tightens the breast envelope, creating a firmer and more lifted breast contour.

Personal Desire for Improved Breast Appearance:

Indication: Candidates should be motivated by a personal desire to improve the appearance of their breasts rather than external pressures.

Benefit: Personal motivation contributes to greater satisfaction with the results.

Mastopexy Techniques Used at Neaman Plastic Surgery 

At Neaman Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of mastopexy (breast lift) techniques tailored to meet each patient’s unique needs and goals. The choice of technique depends on factors such as the degree of sagging, breast size and shape, skin elasticity, and individual aesthetic goals. Here are the different mastopexy techniques we use: 

Benelli Lift (Circumareolar or Doughnut Mastopexy): 

  • Overview: Involves a circular incision around the areola. 
  • Indication: Ideal for patients with mild to moderate sagging and needing areolar reduction or repositioning. 
  • Benefit: Scarring is limited to the edge of the areola, making it less noticeable. 

Vertical Lift (Lollipop Mastopexy): 

  • Overview: Involves two incisions—one around the areola and another vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease, creating a lollipop shape. 
  • Indication: Suitable for patients with moderate sagging who need significant reshaping and lifting. 
  • Benefit: Provides more lift and reshaping than the Benelli lift while minimizing scarring compared to more extensive techniques. 

Anchor Lift (Inverted-T or Wise Pattern Mastopexy): 

  • Overview: Involves three incisions—one around the areola, one vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease, and a horizontal incision along the breast crease, forming an anchor or inverted-T shape. 
  • Indication: Ideal for patients with significant sagging, large breasts or those requiring extensive reshaping and lifting. 
  • Benefit: Provides the most significant lift and reshaping, making it suitable for extensive corrections. 

Personalized care

At Neaman Plastic Surgery, our brand and tone revolve around personalized care, empathy, and a commitment to helping individuals achieve their unique aesthetic goals. We believe that everyone deserves to feel confident and comfortable in their own skin, and our procedures are designed to do just that—empower individuals to embrace their beauty and feel their best.



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Difference Between a Breast Lift and Breast Reduction

At Neaman Plastic Surgery, both breast lift (mastopexy) and breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty) are popular procedures designed to enhance the appearance and comfort of the breasts. While they share some similarities, they serve different purposes and address distinct concerns. Here’s an overview of the differences between the two: 


Breast Lift

Primary Goal: To lift and reshape sagging breasts, providing a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing contour. 

Focus: Elevates the position of the breasts and nipples without significantly changing the breast size. 

Breast Reduction

Primary Goal: To reduce the size and weight of overly large breasts, alleviating physical discomfort and improving aesthetic appearance. 

Focus: Removes excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to achieve a smaller, more proportionate breast size. 


Breast Lift

Sagging Breasts: Due to aging, gravity, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight fluctuations. 

Downward-Pointing Nipples and Areolas: Nipples that fall below the breast crease or point downward. 

Stretched Skin and Areolas: Loose, stretched skin and enlarged areolas.

Breast Reduction

Large, Heavy Breasts: Causing physical discomfort such as back, neck, and shoulder pain, skin irritation, or bra strap indentations. 

Asymmetry: Noticeable differences in breast size that cause discomfort or self-consciousness. 

Difficulty with Physical Activities: Breasts that hinder participation in physical activities or exercise. 


Breast Lift

Incisions: Various techniques can be used, such as crescent, Benelli (circumareolar), vertical (lollipop), or anchor (inverted-T) incisions. 

Reshaping: Excess skin is removed, and the breast tissue is lifted and reshaped. The nipples and areolas may be repositioned to a higher, more natural position. 

Volume: The breast’s overall volume remains unchanged unless combined with augmentation (implants) or reduction. 

Breast Reduction

Incisions: Techniques similar to those used in breast lifts, such as anchor (inverted-T), vertical (lollipop), or other patterns based on the amount of tissue to be removed. 

Reduction and Reshaping: Excess breast tissue, fat, and skin are removed. The remaining tissue is reshaped, and the nipples and areolas are repositioned to a higher, more natural position. 

Volume: Significant reduction in breast size, resulting in lighter, smaller, and more proportionate breasts. 

Ideal Candidates

Breast Lift

Women with good overall breast volume but experiencing sagging or drooping. 

Those seeking an improved breast shape and position without a significant change in size. 

Breast Reduction

Women experiencing physical discomfort or health issues due to overly large breasts. 

Those seeking a reduced breast size for a more balanced and proportionate figure. 

Choosing the Right Technique 

During your consultation at Neaman Plastic Surgery, our experienced surgeons will: 

  • Evaluate Your Anatomy: Assess your breast size, shape, degree of sagging, skin quality, and overall health. 
  • Discuss Your Goals: Understand your aesthetic preferences and desired outcomes. 
  • Recommend the Best Technique: Suggest the most appropriate mastopexy technique based on your individual needs and goals. 

Offering a range of mastopexy techniques, we can provide personalized treatment plans that ensure optimal results and patient satisfaction. Please schedule a consultation with us to discuss your options and develop a customized approach to achieving your desired breast appearance. 

Benefits of Adding Breast Implants to a Breast Lift Procedure 

Combining breast implants with a breast lift (augmentation mastopexy) offers numerous benefits for patients looking to enhance both the size and shape of their breasts. Here are the key advantages of adding breast implants to a breast lift:

Enhanced Volume and Fullness: 

  • Benefit: Breast implants increase the overall volume of the breasts, providing a fuller, more rounded appearance. This is particularly beneficial for women who have lost breast volume due to aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss. 

Improved Breast Shape and Contour: 

  • Benefit: While a breast lift alone reshapes and lifts the breasts, adding implants can enhance the overall contour and create a more aesthetically pleasing, youthful shape. Implants can provide upper pole fullness, which may not be achieved with a lift alone. 

Customizable Results: 

  • Benefit: Combining implants with a lift allows for greater customization of the final results. Patients can choose the size, shape, and type of implants that best suit their body and aesthetic goals, leading to a more personalized outcome. 

Increased Projection: 

  • Benefit: Implants add forward projection to the breasts, which can create a more pronounced and attractive profile. This is especially beneficial for women who desire a more prominent bustline. 

Correction of Breast Asymmetry: 

  • Benefit: Implants can correct asymmetry between the breasts, ensuring a more balanced and harmonious appearance. This can be achieved using different implant sizes or shapes for each breast as needed. 

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