Breast procedures along with procedures of the Face, Body and Nose that I perform can help give you a renewed physical and emotional self confidence. The most important first step is for us to have a consultation to discuss your concerns, needs, expectations and to answer ALL of your questions.  Having a mutual understanding is valuable for your success since your well being is my main concern.

Brian D. Cohen M. D.

Breast Lifts in Great Neck, Throughout Nassau County, and in Manhattan

Today, some women choose to enhance their appearance by augmenting their breasts.
While strengthened chest muscles and supportive bras can make some positive impact, neither compares with the startling improvement in appearance achieved through surgical breast lifts. As we’re all aware, the mind-body connection is strong; improving your outward appearance can elevate your self-esteem and make you feel more at ease as well as more attractive.

Brian D. Cohen, M.D., who serves patients in Nassau County and Manhattan, has a well-earned reputation for excellence in the field of plastic surgery. In 2019, he has been selected by his peers for the seventh year in a row as a Super Doctor. More than that, he is well-recommended by his patients as a caring and caring physician. If you think you would benefit from a breast lift, you should contact the office of Dr. Brian D. Cohen to discuss the pros and cons of such a procedure in your particular case. Dr. Cohen is dedicated to helping his patients feel more self-confident as well as more beautiful.

Reasons You May Want a Breast Lift

A breast lift, known medically as a mastopexy, may be a wise choice for if you want to regain your youthful appearance. Women often have breast lifts because their breasts have sagged or lost volume, their nipples point downward, their areolas are now disproportionately large or one of your breasts falls lower than the other. These changes usually happen, due to:

  • Weight loss
  • Pregnancy
  • Simple aging (loss of skin elasticity and the effects of gravity over time)

Not only will the breast lift procedure raise your breasts and restore firmness; it can also reduce the size of the areolae (the region of dark skin surrounding the nipples). You may also choose to have breast augmentation or breast reduction at the same time as your mastopexy.

Types of Breast Lift Procedures Dr. Cohen Performs

Depending on the amount of breast tissue that requires reshaping and how much excess skin needs removal, Dr. Cohen performs one of two types of breast lifts:

  • Concentric (“doughnut”) mastopexy
  • Mastopexy with an anchor-shaped incision made from the location of the new nipple down to and around the crease beneath the breast

With either type of mastopexy, the procedure follows the same basic protocol. Once the surgery is complete, your breasts will be wrapped in gauze dressings which will, after a few days, be replaced with a soft support bra. You will have to wear the support bra 24 hours a day for about a month.

What to Expect After a Breast Lift

You can expect your breasts to be bruised, swollen, and uncomfortable for a few days following surgery. Numbness in the breasts and nipples is also normal and will diminish as swelling subsides. Mastopexies are usually performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia and typically take approximately two to three hours. The majority of patients can return to work within a week or two. Though there is always the possibility of complications with any type of surgical procedure, in the vast majority of cases, the process goes smoothly,

Possible Complications After a Breast Lift

Possible complications after mastopexies include infections, bleeding, extended numbness, or aesthetic imperfections such as unevenly positioned nipples or scars that widen. Scars, however, can be hidden, even under bathing suits or beneath low-cut outfits. You can rest assured that Dr. Cohen as your surgeon, in all likelihood any negative aftereffects of the breast lift procedure will be temporary and will usually resolve within 6 to 8 weeks. You will be left with a sense of satisfaction that you have taken a step to make yourself feel more attractive and more content.

How long do breast lifts last?

Many variables affect how long the improvement from a typical breast lift procedure will last — age, genetics, health, and dietary habits, as well as surgical techniques. One important variable to consider is pregnancy. Since pregnancy may have caused the problems that led you to consider breast lift surgery in the first place, it stands to reason that having a baby after a breast lift may affect the procedure’s longevity. You should also be aware that, depending on the extent of your surgery, your ability to breastfeed may be negatively impacted. For these reasons, it is usually a good idea to wait until after your last pregnancy to have a breast lift.

Maximizing Your Chances for a SuccessfulBefore Your Breast Lift

Dr. Cohen, like surgeons everywhere, encourages you to be as healthy as possible before you embark on this journey toward self-improvement. As before most surgical procedures, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid medications that can increase bleeding (e.g. aspirin, anti-inflammatories)
  • Lose any excess weight through a healthy diet and exercise

You will also be instructed to schedule a mammogram both before and after the mastopexy so that you have a baseline and a record of any changes in your breast tissue so future mammograms can be properly evaluated.

Before a breast lift, as before other elective surgeries, Dr. Cohen recommends that you be in the best possible shape in terms of your health. This means that this is a good time to stop smoking, eat a healthy diet and exercise so you will be at an optimal weight. It is also essential to schedule a mammogram, both before and after your breast lift so that your medical team will have baseline results and be able to see any tissue changes after the procedure. This is necessary so that your doctors can interpret future mammograms accurately.

After Your Breast Lift

Because you will have to restrict some activities for a short time, it may be necessary to arrange for some assistance during the recovery period. Beyond having someone to drive you home after your breast lift, you will need someone to help you do anything that involves straining, bending or lifting for a short time.

Dr. Cohen will advise you about how long you should wait to shower or bathe, wash your hair, or engage in sexual activity (it will only be a week or two). In order to avoid increased discomfort, you should sleep on your back or side to avoid putting pressure on your breasts. Dr. Cohen will recommend pain medication to keep you relaxed as you heal.

Until you are fully healed, you should not expose your breasts to the sun; afterward, you should make sure to protect your incisions during sun exposure. Prepare to be pleased with the appearance of your uplifted breasts, which will change a bit during the following few months. You should be aware that you may go down a bra size after a lift as a result of increased tissue firmness. Of course, you may have breast augmentation during your breast lift if you wish. If your breasts were disproportionately large before this procedure, you will be delighted to have them somewhat smaller and more rounded.

Why You Should Come to Brian D. Cohen, M.D. for Your Breast Lift

When you are seeking aesthetic improvements to your breasts, you want a sensitive and highly capable plastic surgeon. Dr. Brian Cohen is at the pinnacle of his profession, both in terms of credentials and in terms of a history of successful procedures. When you come to our office you can expect to be treated by a surgeon with enormous skill and extraordinary kindness. Contact us today for a consultation.