Breast Lift


iStock_000019558765_LargeA breast lift, or mastopexy, is performed to return youthful shape and lift to breasts that have sagged as a result of weight loss, pregnancy, the loss of the skin’s natural elasticity or the effects of gravity. The procedure can also reduce areolar size (the dark skin surrounding the nipple), and it can be combined with breast augmentation for added breast volume and firmness. Breasts of any size can be lifted and can also be combined with a reduction, as well. (See ‘breast reduction’ for an explanation of the incision options).

Women planning to have children may consider postponing this surgery, since pregnancy and nursing can counteract its effects by stretching the skin. Mastopexy may also affect your ability to breast-feed.

After surgery, a bra is worn fulltime for several weeks, but a return to work can be relatively quick, depending on a patient’s profession. Patient’s are advised not to purchase new expensive bras until several months after surgery, when all the swelling and final changes to breast shape are complete. Dr. Berger usually performs the procedure on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.

Get in Touch with us

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
CURRENTLY, IN ACCORDANCE WITH RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS, WE ARE ONLY SEEING PATIENTS ON AN URGENT BASIS. ALL ELECTIVE PROCEDURES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED AND WE HAVE OFFERED OUR VENTILATOR AND SURGERY CENTER SUPPLIES TO LOCAL HOSPITALS.


DR. BERGER IS, HOWEVER, DOING NEW CONSULTS BY ZOOM CONFERENCE. AS USUAL, THERE IS NO CHARGE. PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE AT 212-446-9500 TO SCHEDULE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. WE HOPE TO BE BACK TO NORMAL AS SOON AS CONDITIONS PERMIT. STAY SAFE.