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Breast Lift in New Jersey

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New Jersey Breast Lift at Capella Plastic Surgery

Mastopexy (Breast Lift) is a very frequent procedure in Dr. Capella's practice. He has personally performed over 1,000 breast lifts. This represents one of the largest experiences in the Metropolitan area.

Dr. Joseph Capella has over two decades of experience in plastic surgery and specializes in plastic surgery and body contouring after weight loss. He's a renowned leader in his field, having performed over 10,000 body contouring procedures and over 1,000 breast lifts. Dr. Capella’s research, presentations, and publications demonstrate his dedication to surgical innovation and safety. In his work, he has also collaborated with his father, Dr. Rafael Capella, a well-known bariatric surgeon. Discover how a breast lift with Dr. Capella can tailor your physique and show off your weight-loss progress. Read on to learn more about Dr. Capella’s breast lift techniques, or call Capella Plastic Surgery today to schedule your Breast Lift consultation.

Background On Mastopexy

What is a Breast Lift?

Because of changes following pregnancy, with the passage of time, or following weight loss, breasts can begin to sag and look aged. This represents the effects of gravity and tissue stretching and leads to a disproportion between the amount of skin (excess) and the amount of breast gland (deficiency). In severe forms, the nipple points downward rather than forward. A breast lift focuses on removing the excess skin and lifting the breasts into a higher, more youthful position on the chest.

Mastopexy (breast lift) is a very frequent procedure in Dr. Capella's practice. The procedure is performed to rearrange the skin in such a way as to give the breasts a more youthful, firm appearance. Mastopexy can also decrease the size of the pigmented area around the nipple, known as the areola. If the volume of breast tissue has decreased, as often occurs after breastfeeding or significant weight loss, then a breast augmentation with breast implant can be performed at the time of the mastopexy to make the breasts appear larger and firmer.

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What are the benefits of a Breast Lift?

A mastopexy improves the shape of the breasts and lifts them to a higher, more youthful position on the chest. With a Breast Lift New Jersey patients can restore the look of their breasts and enhance their entire physique.

Benefits of a breast lift include improved confidence and the ability to wear more different clothing styles. A breast lift can also improve your comfort during exercise and other physical activities and reduce the chafing and skin irritation that some women experience under their breasts. This comprehensive procedure is completely customized around your needs and goals, providing beautifully natural-looking results that can improve your confidence and quality of life.

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Breast Lift in New Jersey  Ramsey

Mastopexy Consultation

Your Breast Lift Consultation

To learn more about how a breast lift can specifically benefit you, schedule your consultation at Capella Plastic Surgery, located in Ramsey, NJ. A thorough medical history and directed physical examination are obtained during your consultation.

Dr. Capella will examine your breasts, making measurements of the amount of sag and sizing the proportions of your existing breast tissue with respect to your rib cage size. Any existing scars are evaluated to give the doctor an idea of your scarring potential. He will tell you at the time of your visit exactly the approach he would recommend to provide you with the best possible result while minimizing scarring. Other details, such as whether a breast implant would be of benefit in your particular situation, are discussed. Dr. Capella is regarded among the most experienced New Jersey Breast Lift providers.

Preparing for Surgery

Breast Lift Pre-Operative Visit

It is imperative that patients refrain from ingesting any medications or other substances that could potentially be the cause of surgical complications.

A list of medications should be reviewed and discontinued at least two weeks prior to operation. During the pre-operative visit prior to their Breast Lift New Jersey patients are seen for a general physical examination to ensure that no underlying medical problems exist that may interfere with the safety of their surgery. Specifically, any infections that arise prior to operation, however seemingly trivial, should be reported to our office. Even an otherwise innocent infection can result in surgical wound infection and must be treated prior to surgery. Women aged 30 and above must obtain a baseline mammogram before surgery.

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What to Expect

Your Breast Lift Procedure

Prophylactic antibiotics are given at the time of surgery and for 24 hours following surgery to reduce the risk of surgical wound infection.

A prescription for pain medication is also written so that you have pain pills when you return home from the operation. Pre-operative photographs are taken so that you can see the improvement from your surgery afterward. We generally take post-operative photographs three to six months after your procedure. You will be asked to sign a surgical consent, which enumerates the risks of the procedure in detail. These risks are explained below but are also discussed at the consultation. Breast lifts are typically performed with general anesthesia. Mastopexy usually takes two hours. There are several techniques that Dr. Capella utilizes. When the amount of breast sag is small, only an incision around the areola may be necessary. With more sag, a vertical incision extending down from the areola may be necessary. For more severe forms of sagging breasts, a horizontal incision at the base of the breast may be required. If a breast implant is placed, that is done through these same incisions and is usually placed below the breast and below the chest muscles.

Beautiful Contours

Breast Lift Results

You will see more lifted, taut breasts immediately after surgery. However, your results will continue to become more refined as post-surgical swelling subsides, and it will take a few months for your breasts to settle into their optimal position. Your results are considered permanent. Of course, a breast lift does not prevent subsequent sagging that can occur over time. However, your breasts will continue to be more lifted and tightened than they would have been without surgery. Maintaining a stable weight and taking care of your health can help you enjoy the results of mastopexy for years.

A Natural Transformation

Breast Lift Recovery and Aftercare

You will need to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you to and from the operating suite. Patients cannot operate motor vehicles after surgery, and recently sedated patients will not be placed into taxis for transport home.

We can arrange for medical transportation in the event that you cannot find someone to drive you. It is mandatory to have someone stay with you for at least 24 hours after the day of Breast Lift surgery for your comfort and safety. At the conclusion of the procedure, sterile dressings and a surgical bra will be placed over your breasts. The breasts become bruised, swollen, and tender for a week or so, but the pain should not be severe and is usually well controlled with the pain medication that is prescribed. This is a normal part of the mastopexy recovery process.

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Two days after of your Breast Lift Surgery, the sterile dressings and bra may be removed for showering. Mild soap may be used. Scrubbing of the breasts should be avoided. Following the shower, the surgical bra may be replaced or any soft or supportive bra that does not have an underwire. Some patients feel more comfortable wearing a supportive bra day and night for the first week following surgery and during the day for the next several weeks. Though the skin of the breasts may feel numb for a while, the feeling usually returns in six to eight weeks. It normally takes approximately six to eight weeks for all of the initial swelling to subside, and it takes one to two years for the scars to mature and fade.

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Breast Lift Frequently Asked Questions

What are the risks of Breast Lift?

Complications of breast surgery are infrequent and usually minor. Nevertheless, there is always a possibility of complications, including infection, bleeding, or a reaction to the anesthetic or sedative medications. You may have temporary or even permanent areas of altered sensation, including numbness. There is usually some difference in the size of breasts normally, and this is almost never perfectly correctable. There can be fairly lengthy skin incisions that require a period of up to a year or two for completion of the scarring process for optimal appearance. In some ethnic skin types, scarring can be more prominent and may require further treatment. The doctor will discuss your particular scarring potential in more detail at the time of your consultation. When breast augmentation is performed in combination with the Breast Lift procedure, you need to be aware of the additional risks this imposes.

How much does a breast lift cost?

A breast lift is a highly individualized procedure. Dr. Capella designs every treatment plan around the patient’s unique needs and goals. The details of your procedure determine the cost of your breast lift. At your consultation, Dr. Capella will work with you to design an appropriate treatment plan, at which time our surgical coordinator can provide an individual cost estimate.

Do I need to have a breast implant placed if I have a Breast Lift?

No. Many women will have a very satisfactory outcome with a breast lift alone without the need for breast implants, particularly if their goal is not to be larger.

Is it better to avoid placing a breast implant at the same time as a Breast Lift in some cases?

Yes, in some cases it is best not to place a breast implant at the same time as a breast lift. Breast implants stretch the skin, and breast lifts tighten the skin envelope. The forces of each procedure oppose each other. For women with larger breasts and who have significant sag, Dr. Capella prefers to stage the procedures, with a breast lift being performed first and a breast implant placed approximately four months later. With staging, the results are much more consistent in this group of patients.

How often does Dr. Capella perform Breast Lifts?

Breast lifts or mastopexy surgeries are one of the most common operations performed by Dr. Capella. He has personally performed over 1,000 breast lifts.

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