Breast Lift in Staten Island, NY

Dr. Decorato offers breast lift surgery (mastopexy) to patients throughout New York and New Jersey, including Staten Island, Manhattan, Manhattan, New York, NYBrooklyn, Elizabeth, Newark, Jersey City, and Perth Amboy.

Over the years, pregnancy, nursing, weight loss, and the natural aging process can take their toll on a woman’s breasts. The loss of skin elasticity can result in breasts that lose their firmness and start to sag. A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to lift the breasts to a higher position on the chest. This procedure is often performed in conjunction with breast augmentation to replace lost volume.

Is a Breast Lift Right for Me?

If your breasts sag or have lost volume, a condition known as ptosis, their appearance may benefit from a breast lift. Women who describe their breasts as feeling “empty,” lacking firmness, or as though the breasts have too much skin for their size may benefit from this procedure. A breast lift reduces the saggy and deflated look, resulting in breasts that appear perkier and more youthful.

This procedure may be performed on women of any age, although patients are advised to wait until after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or any planned weight loss, as these events can significantly impact the shape and size of the breasts. Most women in good overall health are medically qualified to undergo a breast lift. If you want to gauge the potential benefits of this procedure, view breast lift before and after images to see how mastopexy has helped other women.

The Costs of a Breast Lift in New York or New Jersey

Breast lift costs are dependent on the amount of ptosis and whether breast implants will be inserted during the procedure to increase breast volume, among other factors.

Procedure Details

Breast lift surgery takes between two and three hours and requires general anesthesia. Prior to the surgery, patients will discuss their expectations with Dr. Decorato so that they have realistic expectations about the amount of lifting that is possible.

The first step of the breast lift procedure is the creation of an incision. Through this incision, excess skin will be removed, and the breast tissue will be lifted to a higher position on the chest. The incision sites and lengths depend on the specific method used by the surgeon. Once the natural breast tissue has been lifted, implants may be added if they are being inserted during your surgery. Once the breasts have reached the maximum improvement, the incisions are closed using sutures.

Recovery After Breast Lifts

Following breast lift surgery, most patients take a week off from work or school. For six weeks, strenuous activities should be avoided. During this time, a surgical bra is worn to support the breasts in their new position, as well as to reduce discomfort.

Common side effects experienced by breast lift patients include:

  • Swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Soreness or tenderness
  • Tightness at the incision location 


Dr. John W. Decorato offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across New York & New Jersey including: Staten Island & Brooklyn New York. Elizabeth, Newark, Jersey City, Perth Amboy New Jersey. Contact Dr. John W. Decorato’s office today to schedule your Breast Lift Consultation!

Meet Dr. Decorato

One of Staten Island’s top cosmetic surgeons, John W. Decorato, M.D., believes that your choice of plastic surgeon is essential to the success of any procedure. Before selecting either a procedure or a surgeon, learn everything you can about the procedures available and about the doctor. Well-informed patients are able to forge a comfortable professional relationship with their surgeon and actively participate in discussions about the desired procedure.

Meet Dr. Decorato
Plastic Surgery, John W. Decorato, M.D., FACS, Staten Island, NY Plastic Surgery, John W. Decorato, M.D., FACS, Staten Island, NY