Breast Lift

Feel more confident with elevated, shapely breasts

A breast lift at our Bergen County practice in Paramus, NJ, enhances more than just the shape and position of your breasts. It can elevate your confidence and help you feel more attractive and youthful. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul M. Parker is a cosmetic breast surgery specialist who has performed thousands of breast lift procedures for patients from Ridgewood, Hackensack, Mahwah, Somerset, North New Jersey, NYC, and surrounding areas.

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What Are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?

Women considering breast lift surgery are typically seeking a “perkier” breast appearance and the following improvements:

  • Elevating saggy, elongated breasts to a more youthful position
  • Restoring a rounder, perkier breast shape
  • Improving the position of nipples
  • Reducing enlarged or stretched areolas

Dr. Parker discusses your concerns during the initial consultation and asks about your goals for surgery in addition to performing a limited physical exam.

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Dr. Paul M. Parker

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul M. Parker combines an unwavering dedication to patient satisfaction with surgical expertise to create aesthetically pleasing, natural-looking results.

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Credentials You Can Trust

Dr. Parkers credentials logos including Fellow Americna College of Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society, The Rhinoplasty Society, The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, New Jersey Society of Plastuc Surgeons, & The Plastic Surgery Foundation

Why Do Breasts Sag?

While gravity alone will eventually cause the breasts to sag (clinically called “ptosis”), pregnancy, hormonal changes, and weight fluctuation can exacerbate the process. The weight of the glandular tissue and fat (together called parenchyma) stretches the skin and suspensory ligaments that uphold the breasts, causing them to droop and change shape.

Breast Ptosis: Measuring Your Degree of Sagging

  • Normal breast: the nipple and parenchyma (glandular tissue and fat which compose the breast) of the breast sitting above the crease underneath the breast (inframammary fold).
  • Grade 1 ptosis: mild sagging in which the nipple lies at the level of the inframammary fold and the parenchyma below it.
  • Grade 2 ptosis: moderate sagging in which the nipple lies below the level of the inframammary fold but remains above the lowest hanging (or most dependent) part of the parenchyma.
  • Grade 3 ptosis: severe sagging in which the nipple lies well below the inframammary fold at the bottom of the breast and the lowest hanging part of the parenchyma along the inferior contour of the breast.
  • Pseudoptosis: not true ptosis because the nipple lies above or at the level of the inframammary fold. However, the majority of the breast parenchyma has descended below the level of the fold.
  • Parenchymal maldistribution: involves a lack of fullness in the lower portion of the breast, a high inframammary fold, and a relatively short distance from the fold to the nipple, seen in conditions such as a tuberous breast.

Because the results exceeded my expectation. I couldn’t be happier. No pain no bruises. I am healing beautiful. An excellent doctor and very professional.”*

-Breast Lift patient, December 2023

I am so happy with my results. Clearly, Dr. Parker is gentle and therefore I experienced minimal bruising! I would absolutely return if (when) I decide to have another procedure done! The office staff, nurses, anesthesiologist, and operating room nurses were absolutely perfect!”

-Breast Lift With Implants patient, 5-Star RealSelf review

How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost in New Jersey?

The total cost will depend on your anatomy, desired results, and the complexity of the procedure (for example, combining a lift with breast implants). At your cosmetic consultation, we will provide an all-inclusive, individualized price quote that includes:

  • Surgeon’s fees
  • Operating room and anesthesia costs
  • Pre- and post-op visits
  • Surgical garments
  • Breast implants (if applicable)

You can review the quote and think it over before making a decision.

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We believe plastic surgery should be accessible to as many people as possible. That’s why we offer financing through lenders that specialize in setting up payment plans for elective cosmetic surgery. We can discuss financing during your consultation.

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Breast Lift Incision Options

The degree of sagging and amount of excess skin determines the incision technique Dr. Parker uses for breast lift patients. He always aims to minimize scars while still producing excellent results. The most common technique is the vertical, or “lollipop,” incision pattern, but he also offers three other incision options.

Crescent Lift

Dr. Parker removes a small amount of skin just above the areola and elevates the nipple. He closes the incision with several layers of dissolvable sutures along the upper border of the areola so that the scar is inconspicuous. He performs this technique for patients with minimal Grade 2 sagging.

Crescent Lift

Periareolar Lift

This involves removing an asymmetric ellipse of skin from around the areola and more skin from above it to elevate it higher on the breast. This will elevate the nipple about 1 to 2 centimeters. Dr. Parker closes incisions with several layers of dissolvable sutures along the outer border of the areola to camouflage the scar. Patients with moderate Grade 2 ptosis (sagging) are candidates for this procedure.

Peri-Areolar Lift

Vertical Lift

A vertical lift is the most common breast lift technique Dr. Parker uses. He removes a V-shaped piece of skin and breast tissue from beneath and around the areola. He elevates the nipple-areolar complex, supporting it with layers of dissolvable sutures that close the incisions. The incision pattern has a lollipop shape, so it’s often called a “lollipop lift.” Dr. Parker performs this technique if patients have more severe Grade 2 or moderate Grade 3 sagging.

Vertical Lift

Inverted T Lift

Patients with more severe Grade 3 ptosis are candidates for this procedure. An inverted T lift used to be the standard incision for breast lift surgery until the advent of the crescent, periareolar, and vertical mastopexies several years ago. In this procedure, Dr. Parker removes excess skin and breast tissue through an anchor-shaped incision. The anchor incision is more commonly used for breast reduction procedures, in which Dr. Parker removes breast tissue and reshapes the breast. As with other breast lift techniques, he closes incisions with several layers of dissolvable sutures.

Inverted T Lift

Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation—Or Both?

Patients concerned about sagging breasts often ask if they can get the desired results with breast augmentation alone. Unless you have mild Grade 1 degree sagging, breast implants without a lift can make sagging worse. Your options include:

Breast lift

If you want your breasts to sit higher on your chest and look perkier in and out of clothing but don’t want a size increase, a breast lift is appropriate.

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Breast lift with implants

Women whose breasts lose volume and elasticity after having children often ask to combine a breast lift with breast augmentation. This elevates the breasts and restores fullness. In a sizing and shaping session, we discuss the implant size that is best suited for you.

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Breast lift and reduction

If you want smaller, more elevated breasts, Dr. Parker will remove excess breast tissue through a breast reduction combined with your breast lift.

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Breast lift with autogenous augmentation

In some cases, Dr. Parker transfers breast tissue from the lower portion of the breasts to the upper portion, securing it with sutures to create the fullness you desire. He combines this with a lift using one of the techniques described above.

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Dual Plane 2-3 Breast Augmentation

Dr. Parker may perform this procedure if you only need a subtle lift. He inserts implants through an incision made at the base of the breast (inframammary incision) and places them partially behind the pectoralis major muscle. He will then lift the muscle off the breast tissue a varying amount to achieve the desired result.

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What Do Breast Lift Scars Look Like?

Dr. Parker makes every effort to use limited incisions and minimize scarring while achieving an aesthetically pleasing breast shape. The amount of skin to remove and the degree of nipple elevation needed determine the extent of your incisions.

We will show you before-and-after pictures of breast lift patients like you to help educate you about the possibilities. At the Parker Center, we are committed to patient education, having found it to be a major factor in giving our patients the best surgical experience possible.

Rapid Recovery Breast Lift

The Parker Center’s Rapid Recovery techniques, used during and after your breast lift, help you heal more rapidly and comfortably than you might experience at another practice. This means less time off from work and a sooner return to your normal activities.

Dr. Parker’s Rapid Recovery protocol includes:

  • Short-acting anesthetic agents and anti-emetic medications to hasten the recovery from anesthesia
  • A tailored regimen of medications given before, during, and after surgery to minimize postoperative pain, swelling, and bruising
  • Three postoperative medical manual lymphatic drainage massages to reduce swelling and bruising as well as accelerate healing
  • Topically applied state-of-the-art scar cream to help minimize the scars’ appearance.

The day after your breast lift surgery, you can shower and resume light activities. We encourage you to move around briefly starting the first day to boost circulation.

Most patients experience minimal discomfort, and the dissolvable sutures don’t need removal. If you have a desk job, plan to take several days off. You can usually start light exercise within 2 weeks and upper body exercises within 3 to 4 weeks. You should be back to unrestricted activity in 4 to 6 weeks.

We encourage you to move around briefly starting the first day to boost circulation.

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How Long Do Breast Lift Results Last?

You can expect breast lift results to last for many years, particularly if you maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid significant weight fluctuations. In addition to removing excess sagging skin, Dr. Parker uses layers of internal sutures to support your breasts so they remain elevated and attractive.

Your Consultation & Imaging Session

Consultations at the Parker Center are special. Dr. Parker will spend extra time with you, ensuring that he understands your goals and that you are fully educated about each potential solution. Additionally, our imaging expert will help you see the possibilities with digital photo imaging to show you what you will look like after surgery. Patients who are comparing providers often tell us our consults are the most thorough and informative they’ve ever experienced!

Request a Breast Lift Consultation With Dr. Parker

If you’re considering breast lift surgery and want to discuss your options with an experienced plastic surgeon, request a consultation with Dr. Parker using the online form. He will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and explain the procedure with no pressure to make an immediate decision. You can also call us at (201) 967-1212 to schedule an appointment.

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Results: Dr. Parker is known for remarkable results that may surpass your expectations

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Education: We give you all the information, empowering you to make informed decisions

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Rapid Recovery: Our protocol includes massage, medications, and advanced surgical techniques for reduced downtime

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