Women who have experienced changes in their breasts over time often feel uneasy about how their chest appears when wearing revealing clothing. They may find themselves hiding their body in spaces such as the pool or beach and might avoid situations where others may see them without clothing. It is not uncommon for the breasts to change over time in volume, shape, size, and location on the chest, which is why plastic surgery procedures such as the breast lift exist.
What is a breast lift?
Dr. Edmund Kwan and his team perform breast lift procedures in Fort Lee, New Jersey, and the tri-state area to help women achieve a higher position of the breasts on the chest and restore a youthful look. This procedure is often chosen by patients who have experienced significant changes to their breasts caused by:
- The natural process of aging
- Changes in the body during pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Significant weight fluctuations with time
Breast lifts do not involve the placement of implants, though many women choose to add breast augmentation alongside their procedure to add volume and size to the breasts. If the breasts are sagging significantly, the entire breast is lifted and the nipple and the areola is placed higher.
What can I expect during my initial consultation?
During the first appointment with Dr. Edmund Kwan, the breast lift process will be explained to the patient. Dr. Kwan often examines the patient’s current situation to assist in deciding whether this is the correct procedure for their needs. Women can also take this time to talk about other options available to them to enhance the breast area or other parts of the body. In fact, some patients will integrate a breast lift into their mommy makeover, another set of body procedures performed by our experienced plastic surgeon.
Who is a good candidate for this procedure?
Women with a realistic expectation regarding what can be achieved with the breast lift will be advised to schedule an appointment with a doctor for an initial evaluation to determine if they are a good fit for this procedure. Before moving forward with this treatment, patients should also have recent mammograms completed to ensure they do not have certain concerns, such as breast cancer. This procedure is best for adult women looking to improve their self-confidence and those not having this procedure done for someone else.
Learn more about the breast lift procedure with Dr. Edmund Kwan
Patients of the Manhattan, New Jersey, and Flushing areas who are interested in finding out if they are an appropriate candidate for the breast lift procedure are strongly encouraged to take the time to learn about the plastic and reconstructive surgeries available at the office. Our team of professionals can help you feel at ease in our facility and work side-by-side with patients to help them fully understand the procedures available that may allow them to achieve their ideal body changes. With three convenient office locations in the tri-state area, patients can find a practice readily available for their needs. Call today or request a virtual consultation online.