Dr. Joshua A. Greenwald
Dr. Joshua A. Greenwald is an experienced provider of breast lift, also known as mastopexy, for his breast augmentation patients who are dissatisfied with the appearance of drooping, sagging breasts. As women age, their skin loses its elasticity, causing breasts to lose their firmness and shape and begin to sag. This process is made worse by various factors such as weight loss, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Breast lift performed by the highly regarded White Plains breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Greenwald at his Westchester County surgical center can help women regain a more youthful shape and position to their breasts and achieve bustlines that more closely match their aesthetic ideal. Breast lift can also reduce the size of the areolae, the dark circles of skin surrounding the nipples, helping to add further youthfulness to the breasts.
In addition to sagging, aging often causes the breasts to lose volume and size. In such cases, Dr. Greenwald may recommend breast augmentation with silicone or saline breast implants at the same time as breast lift. This combination, which is commonly performed as part of a “mommy makeover,” does not require any additional scars since the implant can be placed through the same incision as is used for the breast lift. With a combination of breast lift and breast augmentation, Dr. Greenwald can restore both fullness and perkiness to breasts that had previously appeared deflated.
Candidates for Breast Lift
The best candidates for breast lift are those with healthy skin who are satisfied with the size of their breasts when wearing a bra but displeased with the way they droop when unsupported. Women who believe their breasts are too large may be better candidates for breast reduction, in which breast tissue is removed rather than merely rearranged in a more youthful-appearing position. In order to determine your candidacy for breast lift, Dr. Greenwald will carefully examine your breasts and listen attentively to your concerns regarding your breast appearance. Next, he will recommend the most appropriate breast lift technique or combination treatment to meet your specific breast enhancement needs.
The Breast Lift Procedure
Dr. Greenwald performs breast lift surgery at his Westchester County, New York surgical facilities. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis using twilight anesthesia and typically takes two hours to complete.
When performing breast lift, Dr. Greenwald makes an “anchor incision.” This technique requires three incisions—one encircling the areola, one extending down from the nipple to the inframammary fold (the fold beneath the breast), and one across the fold itself. Next, he removes excess skin from above the areola and beneath the breast in order to bring the nipple-areola complex higher, along with the rest of the breast.
In some instances, Dr. Greenwald, a renowned breast lift surgeon, may use a “short scar” technique, which allows him to eliminate the incision beneath the breast. The short scar method can be used for patients who require only a moderate lift.
Your Breast Lift Results
The results of your breast lift procedure with Dr. Greenwald should be durable and long-lasing, although subsequent pregnancy or dramatic weight fluctuations can have an impact on your breast appearance following breast lift. Dr. Greenwald uses extreme care to produce the least visible scars possible for patients and will instruct you on how to care for your incisions in order to ensure the best possible appearance-enhancing outcome from your breast lift surgery.
Breast Surgery with Dr. Greenwald
As a highly accomplished plastic surgery specialist, Dr. Greenwald is committed to ensuring patient satisfaction. Using a variety of sophisticated techniques and technologies, Dr. Greenwald helps breast lift, breast reduction and breast augmentation patients attain the perfect breast size and shape to complement their figure. In addition, he is an extremely talented breast reconstruction and breast implant revisions specialist. Please contact Dr. Greenwald’s offices today for a consultation regarding your breast enhancement options.