About Breast Lift Surgery
Breast lift surgery is a cosmetic treatment that lifts and reshapes the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to create a firmer, younger appearance. This body contouring surgery is reserved for women who have lost breast shape and volume and who have breast sag due to breastfeeding, weight loss, aging, or gravity. Huge advancements in breast lift surgery have made this surgical procedure so successful that new stats from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show an approximate 70% increase in demand since 2000. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio is pleased to offer this surgery at Back Bay Plastic Surgery in Boston, MA. By integrating the most state-of-the-art methods, Dr. Del Vecchio can decide on the correct technique according to the level of sag present, as well as the desired outcome.
You may visit Back Bay Plastic Surgery believing you are a candidate for fuller breasts with breast implants; however, after a physical exam, you may realize that a breast lift is a better choice. This is dependent on the level of sag that is present. Breasts that point downward in most cases need a lift to correct skin irregularities and lift the breasts to a higher position. If your nipples point downward and your breasts appear stretched, a cosmetic lift can improve their appearance. If you are considering a breast lift, you should be physically healthy and at a stable weight.
"Let me start off by saying that I never post reviews but this Doctor definitely deserves it. I had liposuction done by him and he exceeded my expectations. So much so that I have referred many of my clients to him. My body has made a complete transformation. Dr. Del Vecchio is very honest and to the point. I first had a consultation in 2018 but didn't decide to get the procedure until this year. My only regret is not doing it sooner. His new staff is very attentive and helpful. They went out of their way to help me through the entire process from beginning to end."- A.B. / Yelp / Oct 09, 2019
"Let me start off by saying that I never post reviews but this Doctor definitely deserves it. I had liposuction done by him and he exceeded my expectations. So much so that I have referred many of my clients to him. My body has made a complete transformation. Dr. Del Vecchio is very honest and to the point. I first had a consultation in 2018 but didn’t decide to get the procedure until this year. My only regret is not doing it sooner. His new staff is very attentive and helpful. They went out of their way to help me through the entire process from beginning to end."- A.B. / Google / Oct 09, 2019
"I had a bbl procedure with Dr. D in 2017 and I have to say that I absolutely love my results! He really outdid himself and I could not be happier with my results. In addition to giving me outstanding results, Dr. D gave me back my confidence back. I am able wear sexy and complimentary clothes and I feel great. I love his work so much that I will be going back for a second round! Hands down one of the best in the business!!!"- S.F. / Google / Oct 04, 2019
"Dr. Daniel A. Delvecchio is the best of the best. I have had many many cosmetic surgeries with many many surgeons all around the world and so I have the experience to say he is the best. I have been to 2 of his offices, the one in NYC & Boston. They’re gorgeous & clean. To have a great doctor he must not only be experienced but intelligent & confident. Dr. D is so confident in his work & I love that. There is nothing more reassuring than knowing when you wake up you’re going to get the results you want. I read somewhere that he humiliates women? His entire office staff is women. I personally have sent SIX of my own friends and family to him as well & they have ALL been elated with their results. Anyone who speaks negatively on his name or practice is not only ignorant but they’re giving inaccurate information. If they don’t have good results it’s how their own personal body is reacting and not how his technique. I know for a fact that Dr. D travels all around the world to learn new things & is beyond informed with the latest & greatest techniques. When I did my surgery with him, he gave me his cell # & was available to me 24/7 with anything I needed. Other doctors I’ve used have passed me onto their assistants but he helped me himself. I can only speak for myself but the other 6 people that I have sent to him have their own judge of character and opinions-they have been nothing less than thrilled. You also don’t get an office on Newbury St. in Boston Mass if you are not top notch."- M.C. / Google / Sep 18, 2019
"I was browsing forever for a good BBL surgeon, I decided to go with DelVecchio and I would choose him over and over again. He is very straightforward and will not give you false expectations. I love that he works with most body shapes. I have had successfully multiple rounds with him with no problems. Any concerns I had he was quick to answer via email or text and follow up appointments. You won’t regret his work. I get compliments EVERYDAY AND I LOVE IT!"- M.M. / Google / Sep 22, 2019
Breast lift surgery takes approximately 2 – 4 hours and is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The timeframe of this procedure depends on the complexity of breast ptosis. The method used for cosmetic breast lift surgery generally falls under two categories — these are based on the size and location needed for the incision. The anchor technique (inverted-T) and the vertical incisions are the most commonly used types. After making the incision, any wrinkly and loose skin is removed along with breast tissue and fat that is not needed. The remaining skin is then pulled tight and the breasts are lifted so they look healthy. In many cases, the size and shape of the areola are decreased to match the new breast. At this time, an implant can be inserted within the breast if this was agreed upon with Dr. Del Vecchio prior to surgery. If a breast lift is the only surgery being performed and if breast size is a concern, silicone or saline implants can be done at a later date.
What To Expect
The recovery for breast lift surgery is more lengthy than a breast augmentation. After surgery, you will be fitted with a support bra to minimize swelling. A small tube will also be placed near the incision site to assist with excess draining that can sometimes occur after a surgery of this nature. The post-surgical swelling will diminish within 3 – 5 days. Dr. Del Vecchio or a member of his team will provide detailed, at-home incision care instructions to help your healing process. Results following a surgical breast lift are most noticeable after several months as your newly shaped breasts take their new position on your chest wall. The breasts will look and feel natural, providing an alluring figure.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a breast lift cost?
In your initial consultation, Dr. Del Vecchio will listen to your needs and aesthetic goals before developing your unique treatment plan. After that, he can better estimate your costs. When done well, a breast lift can significantly improve your appearance so it's important to focus on having an experienced surgeon with extensive training, like Dr. Del Vecchio, over costs. To help make cosmetic surgery easier to afford, Back Bay Plastic Surgery can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should get a breast lift, an augmentation with implants or both will depend on your unique concerns and goals. In many patients, a breast lift can improve the shape and fullness of the breasts without implants. Dr. Del Vecchio will assess your physical condition and listen to your goals in your consultation, then decide whether you should get a lift, implants, or a breast augmentation with a lift.
Will my nipples be moved?
In most cases, the nipple-areola complex will be shifted up during the breast lift. If your areolas are overly large or stretched, Dr. Del Vecchio can include an areola reduction during your surgery. This can be discussed during your consultation so he can decide on the best incision pattern and technique to use during your breast lift.
How long will my results last?
With proper care after surgery, your results should last for many years. Your breasts will continue to age normally so you may begin to see sagging and loose skin over time. Factors, like significant weight gain or loss, can alter your results so it's best to maintain a stable weight after your breast lift. Pregnancy or breastfeeding after a breast lift can also affect your results, which is why Dr. Del Vecchio recommends patients wait until they are done having children to get a breast lift.
Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?
A lift can improve asymmetry in your breasts if they are different in size, firmness, or degree of sagging. Dr. Del Vecchio will assess the physical condition and appearance of your breasts during your consultation and discuss how a breast lift can help you. During your surgery, he will shape the tissue so your breasts are equal in size and position for better symmetry.
Mastopexy has changed the lives of numerous Boston, MA patients. If you are troubled by sagging breasts that get in the way of everyday activities or prohibit you from buying certain clothing, a breast lift at Back Bay Plastic Surgery may be the right surgery for you. During your first private one-on-one consultation, a thorough examination will be given by plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio and your aesthetic concerns will be discussed. We will provide a tailored treatment plan to help transform your breasts. Please contact Back Bay Plastic Surgery and learn more about how to begin your cosmetic surgery journey.