BREAST LIFT SURGERY (MASTOPEXY) BY DR. ZUCKERMAN IN NEW YORK CITY

Frontal view of a breast lift surgery (mastopexy) outcome from Dr. Zuckerman before surgery and one year after surgery.

A before and after image set of one of Dr. Zuckerman’s breast lift surgery (mastopexy) patients. Images taken before surgery and one week after surgery.

Introduction to Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)

With breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, Dr. Zuckerman can help you eliminate sag and droop in your breasts caused by weight loss, aging, pregnancy, and the natural effects of gravity. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2016, breast lift surgery is one of the fastest growing cosmetic surgery procedures. Dr. Zuckerman is very experienced in this procedure and can help you alleviate pain, discomfort, and other issues in addition to restoring a high “perky” breast. Click to view each section in the breast lift guide below for more detail about the procedure. Or, if you’re ready for your consultation with Dr. Zuckerman, contact his office today.


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Am I A Candidate For Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)?



Breast lift surgery with Dr. Zuckerman can help women eliminate sag or droop in their breasts. This sag, or ptosis, can range from mild to severe, up to and including the nipple being located at the lowest portion of the breast mound, and can be caused by a variety of factors including weight loss, pregnancy, aging, and the natural effects of gravity. With a mastopexy, Dr. Zuckerman can restor your bustline to a “perky,” beautiful contour. He has specialty training in breast surgery procedures and has attended some of the most respected medical institutions in the world including Brown University and NYU. He seeks to create a natural-looking appearance and to restore your breasts to a more youthful shape. If you have pain or discomfort due to overly large breasts and would like breast tissue removed, a breast reduction may be the best fit for you.


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Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy) in Detail



The three different types of incisions in breast lift surgery (mastopexy): Periareolar, Circumferential (

The three different types of incisions in breast lift surgery (mastopexy): Periareolar, Circumferential (“Lollipop”), Wise Pattern (Anchor)..

Dr. Zuckerman’s breast lift surgery improves a drooping appearance in the breasts by removing extra skin and tightening the skin of the breast area, thereby “lifting” the breasts to a firmer position. It can also reposition and improve the appearance of the areola, the dark-pigmented skin surrounding the nipple. By trimming tissue from the areola, Dr. Zuckerman’s breast lift can also reduce the size of the nipple. Although the procedure can provide a more youthful-looking bustline, it does not add volume or fullness to the breasts. However, this can be achieved by a breast lift in combination with breast augmentation.

There are three main techniques, or incision patterns, that Dr. Zuckerman uses in his breast lifts: Perioareolar (an incision around the nipple only), Circumvertical (“”Lollipop””), Wise Pattern (or Anchor). The decision of which incision to use depends on the amount of excess skin and, if a breast reduction, breast issue, that Dr. Zuckerman needs to remove. He most commonly uses the Circumvertical incision pattern.

Although mastopexy can provide a number of aesthetic benefits and address a range of concerns, it may not be the best option for everyone. Since pregnancy and breastfeeding can stretch the skin of the breasts, Dr. Zuckerman can discuss alternatives to breast lift surgery for women who are planning to have children.

Breast Lift Procedure

Dr. Zuckerman custom-tailors breast lift procedures to your own unique needs using the incision pattern you and he have chosen. Excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin is tightened. The breasts and nipples are lifted to a higher position, and the incisions closed. Breast lift procedures are typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. The entire procedure usually takes less than two hours to complete. Breast lift surgery can be performed at the private, accredited operating room inside Dr. Zuckerman’s office located in midtown Manhattan. These state-of-the-art, fully equipped facilities are certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF), indicating the highest standard of care.

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Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy) Recovery



Some degree of bruising and swelling can be expected after a breast lift procedure. As noted above, on the day of surgery, Dr. Zuckerman applies a long-acting local anesthetic called EXPAREL® for all his patients undergoing this procedure. Whereas most pain traditional pain medicines last up to a maximum of twelve hours, EXPAREL® gradually releases medication to a particular region for up to three days. This approach is a significant departure from previous techniques and minimizes postoperative pain and discomfort.

Most patients are able to return to normal daily routines after about a week; however, patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities for several weeks after surgery. Any residual scarring from the incisions should be very mild and should fade with time.

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Before & After Images of Dr. Zuckerman’s Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)



Left oblique view of a breast lift surgery (mastopexy) outcome from Dr. Zuckerman before surgery and one month after surgery.
Right oblique view of a breast lift surgery (mastopexy) outcome from Dr. Zuckerman before surgery and one month after surgery.

Dr. Zuckerman publishes many of his previous breast lift surgery results with patient consent. The before and after image gallery has pairs of high resolution images from three to four angles for each patient. Many prospective patients enjoy finding a similar case to their own that Dr. Zuckerman has performed in the past. Take a look through the gallery by clicking on the button below.


BEFORE & AFTER IMAGE GALLERY

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Risks of Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)



Dr. Zuckerman will take every precaution to ensure your safety and the success of your procedure. All risks and benefits will be discussed with you at your initial consultation, and Dr. Zuckerman will be happy to address any and all concerns you may have. Breast lift surgery is a very common procedure and is extraordinarily safe, but all surgery carries some risk, however low, of complication. Below are a few:

• Wound breakdown
• Alterations in nipple or breast sensation
• Hypertrophic, raised, scarring
• Bleeding or hematoma formation
• Infection of the incision sites
• Remaining breast asymmetry
• Fat necrosis
For more information on possible risks of this procedure, you may visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons page or The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery page, in both of which Dr. Zuckerman is an active member.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)



Below are the answers to some questions Dr. Zuckerman most frequently receives from prospective patients. If you don’t see your question below, feel free to contact Dr. Zuckerman’s office, and a member of his staff will be glad to reach out to you.

• Can I combine a breast lift with a breast augmentation?
Yes, this is a very common combination. If you wish to raise the level of the breast mound on the chest wall, a mastopexy is the appropriate option, with or without the addition of an implant. A well-done mastopexy results in a high, round, but natural-looking breast. Breast lift surgery will reduce the size of the areola as well. Placement of a breast implant is appropriate for you if you desire additional volume, especially upper pole fullness, and an implant can to some extent disguise mild ptosis or sag. However, a breast lift is required if you desire a substanitally higher breast mound and smaller areola. Breast augmentation and mastopexy can be combined into a single operation called an augmentation mastopexy.

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Schedule Your Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy) Consultation with Dr. Zuckerman



Are you ready for your breast lift surgery consultation with Dr. Zuckerman? He will perform a thorough evaluation of your desired outcome and needs based on your anatomy and medical history. Dr. Zuckerman will also address any questions or concerns you may have about the surgery and discuss with you the details of his approach: incision location(s), procedure length and techniques, likely operative outcome, etc. Contact his office by clicking the button below or by calling 212-231-9897. Dr. Zuckerman also offers consultations via Skype and a process for out-of-town patients to visit New York City to have surgery with him.


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Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row, recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row.


Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.

Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.


Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.

Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.


A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.

A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office, undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.

Dr. Zuckerman opined on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.

Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.


Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.


For ReadersDigest.com, Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.

Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.


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