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Breast Lift in New Jersey

Achieve an aesthetically pleasing breast lift in New Jersey with Dr. Beverly Friedlander. Time is not our friend, and as it passes, the effects of gravity and the loss of natural skin tone and elasticity begin to take a toll on our appearance. This is true in all areas of our bodies, including the breasts. In combination with pregnancy and nursing, these factors often wreak havoc, causing a loss of fullness and a loss of your youthful look. Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, is designed to reshape the breasts to achieve a lifted and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Reshape and Restore with a Breast Lift

Board Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Dr. Beverly Friedlander

Dr. Beverly Friedlander has 25 years of surgical experience and is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. She can help New Jersey Breast lift patients select the ideal mastopexy procedure to make their vision of full, perky breasts a reality. Keeping your individual preferences and anatomical traits in mind, she can help you attain a more youthful look through breast implant surgery performed in an accredited surgical facility.

What Is a Breast Lift?

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A breast lift is an outpatient procedure that restores the breasts to a more youthful appearance. A breast lift is intended to improve sagging, drooping breasts caused by pregnancy, weight changes, heredity, and hormonal fluxes (menopause).

The skin stretches as a result of these conditions and loses some of its elasticity. A breast lift restores the breasts to a more youthful appearance by adjusting the nipple height and tightening the breast skin and tissue. In addition, the areola (pigmented area around the nipple) is frequently reduced in size during a mastopexy. The breast volume does not change with a lift by itself, but it can be increased if the surgery is performed in conjunction with breast augmentation.

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Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

If you are healthy, have a positive outlook on life, and have finished having children, you are a good candidate for surgery.

To determine if you are a candidate for breast lift surgery, Dr. Friedlander will consider the size, shape, distribution, and droop in your natural breast tissue before making any recommendations. If you have any of the following, a breast lift may be for you:

  • Breasts that droop or sag
  • Nipples that point downward
  • Breasts that are of different sizes
  • Breasts that are elongated or pendulous
  • Breasts with a lot of loose skin that look empty or flat
  • Nipples or areolas that are located below the natural breast crease
  • Breast shape and size that has been affected by nursing or pregnancy

She is mindful of all of your concerns, such as desired shape and size, scars, and lifestyle issues, and will review your options and explain the benefits of each with you.

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Your Incision Options for a Breast Lift

If desired or needed, a breast implant can be inserted with any of these approaches. A breast lift is considered when the nipple and areola have drifted down below the natural crease. Dr. Friedlander will review her technique during your consultation. She will discuss the variables, including the size and shape of your breasts, the location of the incisions, and your skin condition. There are several types of incisions that can be used for a Breast Lift:


The lollipop incision is a good approach for moderate sagging and permits the redistribution of breast tissue to the upper portion of the breast. This is a novel approach that Dr. Friedlander refers to as auto-augmentation as it helps to restore some of the fullness to the top of the breast without using an implant.


The periareolar incision is best used for small breasts with minimal sagging. It will not correct moderate sagging or loose skin.

Inverted T (Anchor)

The inverted T approach remains an excellent technique for large amounts of drooping, and it offers excellent control to the procedure.If the breast appears to sag, but the position of the nipple and areola are correct, a condition known as pseudoptosis is present. This condition is frequently caused by pregnancy and nursing or significant weight loss. With pseudoptosis, the nipple is located above the crease, and only an implant is needed. This distinction can be confusing and will be reviewed by Dr. Friedlander if necessary.

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What if I want fullness, but I don’t want an implant? (Auto-Augmentation)

For New Jersey Breast Lift patients who desire fullness without an implant, Dr. Friedlander offers auto-augmentation. All women want to look and feel their best. For some, that means wishing to have perkier, fuller, and rounder breasts.

Over time, the breasts naturally lose fullness above the nipple and areola, usually because of pregnancy and nursing or from fluctuations in weight. The best way to restore this fullness is with a lift and implant. Women who do not want an implant but desire more fullness are candidates for auto-augmentation. The breast tissue below the nipple and areola is then redistributed to restore some of the superior fullness. Additional fullness can be achieved with fat transfers if desired. These procedures can help to restore your confidence and sexuality.

Breast Lift Recovery

Even though you feel good, you can hinder the healing process by returning to an active lifestyle too soon. Most women feel well enough to return to light activities the day after surgery, especially after a shower. However, everyone is encouraged to use their arms for routine daily activities such as blow-drying their hair and light household chores.

You will need to refrain from strenuous activity or working out for one month. Returning to the gym or treadmill prematurely can result in swelling, or worse, bleeding. Everyone experiences some swelling and light bruising, which disappears in a few weeks. Dr. Friedlander believes in an enhanced recovery after surgery and recommends Gabapentin, Celebrex, and Tylenol- non-narcotic medications after surgery. Narcotics are offered for backup pain relief. You may resume driving if you have not taken any pain medication for 24 hours, and you can comfortably turn to the side to look behind you. Most women return to the workplace after one week; although, you can begin to work remotely one or two days after the surgery.

Breast Lift Results

Board Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Dr. Beverly Friedlander

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It is recommended that you maintain your weight and lead a healthy lifestyle to achieve long-lasting results. The final results of your breast lift surgery will become noticeable over the first few months as the swelling subsides and the breasts settle into place.

As time passes, changes in your body caused by gravity and the loss of hormonal stimulation will occur, but these changes will be less noticeable as a result of your lift surgery. Breast lift surgery gives you the boost in confidence you’ve been wanting, so you can show off your new, youthful breasts.

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Schedule a Breast Lift Consultation

Beverly Friedlander MD

Get the lift you need with Dr. Beverly Friedlander in New Jersey To get an idea of the results you might expect, visit Dr. Friedlander’s online gallery to see unretouched breast lift before and after photos. Individual results may vary. For more details and to find out if you are a candidate for a breast lift, please contact us to schedule a consultation or call our office at (973) 912-9120 .

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Frequently Asked Questions

All surgeries carry risks; however, these risks are minimized when selecting an experienced board-certified surgeon such as Dr. Friedlander. Some risks may include scars (which fade with time), bleeding, infection, asymmetry.

Insurance rarely covers breast enhancement procedures as they are usually performed for cosmetic reasons alone. However, special financing may be available to help make the out-of-pocket cost more affordable.

Pricing typically includes the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia fee, and facility fee. Prescription medications and additional aftercare needs may incur a separate charge. The type of breast lift technique and implants used can impact pricing just as much as the surgeon’s qualifications and experience. To receive a complete outline of costs, book your private consultation with Dr. Beverly Friedlander today.

All surgery leaves scars, and breast lift surgery is no exception. Scars are placed under the breast fold where they are hidden and also on the breast mound itself. Certain types of breast lifts result in a scar around the nipple that is not readily visible unless you look closely, as the dark periareolar border helps hide the scar to an extent. It takes a year or more for scars to fade and mature. Scar Lightening Laser treatments may be available postoperatively for an additional fee. In addition, some patients benefit from scar revision surgery.

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Dr. Friedlander became a plastic surgeon to make a real difference in the lives of her patients. She started her practice in New Jersey three decades ago, and still treats some of her very first patients to this day! Experience the difference that comes from working with a true plastic surgery professional who cares about your results by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Bev.

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