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Page Updated on May 31, 2022 by Dr. Norman Rowe (Plastic Surgeon) of Rowe Plastic Surgery

Scarless Breast Lift

Breast lifts have become more popular than breast augmentation, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Nearly twice as many women are consulting plastic surgeons to fix sagging breasts. Age, gravity, weight loss or gain, pregnancy, breastfeeding, a lack of proper support are all reasons for falling breasts.

In the end, you’re stuck with flatter, pendulous or elongated tubular breasts, with your nipples often moving downward. But you don’t have to live with saggy breasts. The team at Rowe Plastic Surgery, with six locations in Manhattan, Long Island, New Jersey and the Hamptons, are board certified plastic surgeons who specialize in breast procedures.

According to top cosmetic surgeons, these are the best of times for women seeking breast surgeries, as many breakthroughs have appeared in recent years. For women previously seeking a breast lift, your surgeon had to describe the types of breast lift scars to expect. Women now can opt for the revolutionary scarless breast lift that’s FDA-approved and delivers results without the need for invasive surgery.

What Is a Breast Lift?

Your breasts are composed of fat and other soft tissue. With no muscles, you can’t exercise your way to a tighter bust. You need a breast lift to remove the excess skin and tighten the underlying tissues to reshape and lift your breasts. Sometimes, you may also need a reduction or correction of your nipples if they’ve significantly stretched. From a breast lift, you can expect:

  • Improvement in the shape and symmetry of your breasts
  • Regaining a youthful breast profile
  • Improved self-confidence and self-image
  • Breasts that feel firm
  • Nipples and areolas capping your breasts in a naturally high position
  • No more clothing worries, as your bras and swimsuits fit perfectly

A breast lift does have limitations, though. You can’t increase the size of your breast, for one. For that, you need a breast augmentation with breast implants or a fat transfer. If you want to decrease the size of your breasts, then you need a breast reduction. You can opt to combine surgeries for efficiency, cost and a faster recovery.

How Is a Scarless Breast Lift Different from a Traditional Breast Lift?

In the past, a breast lift involved cutting into your breasts to eliminate the excess tissue. The surrounding loose skin that lost its elasticity was also surgically removed. The nipple and areola were then repositioned in proportion to the new breast contours. Full recovery often took weeks or even months, and you had visible scars on your breasts to deal with.

By comparison, a scarless breast lift has many advantages over a traditional breast lift. For instance, the scarless breast lift:

  • Is a safe and painless procedure
  • Is considered minimally invasive
  • Is an in-office, outpatient procedure
  • Doesn’t require any large incisions to achieve the lift
  • Uses radiofrequency waves to target your breast tissues
  • Boosts the production of new collagen, which improves your skin structure
  • Can be done even before you’re done child-bearing
  • Is a repeatable procedure
  • Leaves no visible scars
  • Lasts for up to two years, while you can visibly see your breasts tighten and lift

Am I a Good Candidate for a Scarless Breast Lift?

While a breast lift is an ideal way to get perkier breasts, many women hesitate. The idea of having scars on their breasts isn’t appealing. Besides, some women only require a minimal lift. Getting a breast lift may be overkill.

Most plastic surgeons agree that you’re a good candidate for a scarless breast lift if:

  • You want a non-surgical method to lift your breasts.
  • You don’t want any incision scars.
  • You’re looking for a modest enhancement to your breasts’ drooping.
  • You have minimal sagging in your breasts.
  • You don’t have pendulous breasts, as these have less of the fatty tissues targeted by the radiofrequency device.
  • You have good skin tone.
  • You want well-proportioned breasts that are symmetrical.
  • You prefer a faster recovery time with no hospitalization.

How Does the Scarless Breast Lift Procedure Work?

Very little preparation is necessary when you get the scarless breast lift. During your consultation with your plastic surgeon in New Jersey or New York City, tell your doctor if you’re taking any medications; you may be advised to pause some of them to ensure no complications arise. You’re also advised to refrain from smoking or drinking before and even after the procedure.

The scarless breast lift is an outpatient procedure that takes place right in your cosmetic surgeon’s office. That means you’re able to go home after the procedure to continue your recovery. The procedure takes a series of steps, including:

  1. You’re administered a local anesthetic to reduce the pain and discomfort.
  2. Your surgeon makes a one- to two-millimeter incision in your breast.
  3. An ultra-thin device known as a cannula is inserted through the incision.
  4. The cannula emits the radiofrequency waves that heat the fat and the surrounding tissues inside your breast.
  5. Your breast tissues get visibly tightened.
  6. For better breast contours, fat deposits are targeted and liquefied.

What Can I Expect After a Scarless Breast Lift?

The surgery typically takes between one and three hours, although your surgeon may need more time if you’re combining it with another procedure. You can usually go home the same day. It’s best if you take a few days off work, as you can experience some swelling and bruising for at least a week.

Your scarless breast lift keeps working for several years, but in the immediate aftermath of your procedure, you can expect:

  • Advice to sleep on your back during the healing phase
  • Your recovery time to be short, but it depends on how many procedures you had
  • The need to wear some form of support bra or surgical tape for the next four to six weeks
  • Permission to start exercising in a week
  • Improvements in your breasts over the course of two to three months

Who Pays for My Scarless Breast Lift?

An estimate for your scarless breast lift starts around $3,000 and may be as high as $7,500. You may incur additional costs if you’ve opted to get a scarless breast augmentation, which doesn’t require breast implants.

As a rule, most insurance policies don’t cover cosmetic surgeries, unless you need a breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. You may need to investigate various financial support options, such as:

  • Ask your plastic surgeon about a flexible payment plan.
  • Ask your insurance company if the procedure is partially covered.
  • Pay using your credit cards.
  • Take out a personal loan from your bank.
  • Wait and save up before getting the procedure.

However you decide to pay for the procedure, contact Rowe Plastic Surgery in New York City and New Jersey for the best experience and personalized attention. The top-rated cosmetic surgeons at this practice listen to your wishes before recommending any procedure, including a scarless breast lift. Schedule a consultation to see if this procedure is right for you.

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