Breast Lift  (Mastopexy)

A breast lift, otherwise known as a mastopexy, can reshape your breast to create a more youthful appearance.

Breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness.   The areola sometimes stretches as well.  Reasons for this include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Weight change
  • Aging

If this has happened to you, a breast lift can correct some of these changes by removing excess skin.   This most often involves repositioning of the nipple / areolar region while the breast becomes tighter.   A breast lift can rejuvenate your look with an image that is youthful and uplifted.

Request a consultation online or call us at (908) 654-6540 to schedule your appointment.

Breast Lift Surgery with Breast Implants

A Breast lift does not significantly change the size of your breasts.  After all, nothing is being added.   Furthermore, even though the breast becomes tighter, the upper part of the breast probably changes the least. If you want your breasts to look fuller as well as “lifted”, an implant can be used in combination with the lift.

Dr. Richard Tepper, Dr. Jerrold Zeitels, Dr. Howard Tepper, and Dr. Charles Loguda are board-certified plastic surgeons with the experience and knowledge to help you achieve your goals.

Breast image is a very personal decision.  The surgeons at Associates in Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery can assist you with your decision regarding breast shape and size.

Who is a good candidate?

  • Patients in Springfield, Summit, or other northern and central New Jersey areas with sagging breasts and loose skin
  • Patients with large nipples and areola
  • Patients with nipples at or below the breast crease
  • Patients who experienced loss of volume after pregnancy
  • Patients who want to regain a more sensual breast appearance

 Some things for you to consider prior to undergoing surgery:

  • Are you healthy
  • Is your weight stable
  • Do you smoke?
  • Do you have realistic expectations
  • Additionally, your doctor may ask about your own breast history as well as family history

The Procedure

  • Breast Lift may be performed in a hospital or fully accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Patients may choose between general anesthesia and IV sedation
  • Incisions are made on the breast, typically around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease beneath the breast.  Some women also have a horizontal scar
  • Breast Implants can be combined for added fullness
  • Some women undergo a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) at the same time, which constitutes a “mommy makeover”
  • The procedure often lasts between 2 and 3 hours
  • A surgical bra or bandage is often utilized

 The Recovery

  • Patients go home the same day
  • You may experience moderate pain for 2-3 days, followed by soreness that lasts for a week or two
  • You may experience mild to moderate swelling and a little bruising
  • Patients often return to work after a week, but some return sooner
  • Many light activities are resumed within the first week
  • The Breast may appear a bit square-shaped for the first few weeks until the tissues fully relax


  • The breast are lifted and more youthful
  • The results are visible immediately.
  • Your new appearance will last for years

 Request a consultation online or call us at (908) 654-6540 to schedule your appointment.