Breast Lift - Breast Enhancement - Boston South Shore
Many women complain about the droopiness of their breasts. Some may be happy with the overall volume or size of their breasts, but feel they tend to wrinkle and fold in a bra. Dr. Hamori and Dr. DiEdwardo regularly peform breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, which reduces excess skin and elevates the sagging nipple to a more acceptable level. No implant is necessary if a patient is happy with her overall size. The surgery takes about two hours to perform and the recovery is about one week off from work.
“This was the best investment I have ever made for my personal satisfaction and I could not be happier with the results.
Dr. Hamori made me feel completely confident and comfortable.”M
Breast lift surgery up 65% since 2000
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons' 2020 statistics report, breast lifts — which can be done with or without breast implants — were up 65% in 2020 from 2000.
Dr. DiEdwardo describes the surgical approaches to breast lift surgery.
Breast lift with augmentation
Other women feel that in addition to droopy breasts, they have lost volume over the years. This is quite common in women who have had and nursed children. Mastopexy augment, or a breast lift augmentation, tightens the breast skin, elevates the nipple to a better height and increases the size for better upper chest fullness. A common preference is a partial sub pectoral implant plane—the recovery from this surgery is a bit lengthier than just a breast lift. Most patients are able to return to work after two weeks and to the gym after three weeks. Click for more information about breast augmentation choices.
Dr. Hamori describes her preferred method for a breast lift with implants in this video.
Better healing, less scarring
Dr. Hamori and Dr. DiEdwardo stay up-to-date on surgical and non-surgical techniques and technologies in order to bring their patients the best experience, care, and outcomes. In their surgical practice they now offer the Brijjit tissue bridge — a breakthrough clip used to close surgical wounds instead of sutures. The Brijjit tissue bridge closes and supports breast lift wounds and eliminates the tension that leads to scarring. Ask your breast lift surgeon about the enhanced healing advantage available with Brijjit. Learn more here.
Understanding breast lift surgery
If you are considering a breast lift, please explore the informative resources below. Prior to scheduling your surgical consultation with Dr. Hamori or Dr. DiEdwardo, please view the animations below in order to have a basic understanding of the surgery and the terminology. Feel free to take and bring in any notes regarding questions you may have. Just click on the links explore.
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- Before And After
Breast Lift - Actual Patients
The same “before” and “after” results may not occur for all patients
Patient 0 - Breast Lift with gel augmentation
Patient 1 - Breast Lift - Bilateral Mastopexy with Saline Implant and Fat Grafting
Before 34A, After 34 C/D
Patient 2 - Breast Lift - Bilateral Hall-Findlay Mastopexy
Before 34DD After 34C/D
Patient 3 - Breast Lift / Mastopexy
Before: 36 years old, cup size B with left congenital breast deformity.
After: Left periareolar breast augmentation with 325cc saline implant filled to 350cc;
right mastopexy augment("lollipop scar") with a 300cc saline implant filled to 345cc, cup size C.
Patient 4 - Breast Implant Exchange/Lift
Implant: Sientra Textured Shaped
Implant size: 450cc bilateral
Cup size: 36D after
Note: Implant exchange with breast lift
Patient 5 - Breast Lift w/Augmentation
See more breast lift before-and-after images in our Before + After Gallery.
- Testimonials / Reviews
Breast lift testimonials:
“This was the best investment I have ever made for my personal satisfaction and I could not be happier with the results. Dr. Hamori and her staff were professional, knowledgeable and made me feel completely confident and comfortable before, during and after the surgery. The results were amazing but realistic and provided me with new found comfort and confidence in my body.
Dr. Hamori comes highly recommended and her credentials are impeccable! She is skilled, personable, intelligent and a perfectionist in her work. These qualities are exactly what is needed and necessary for the incredible results I achieved. Her staff were available around the clock to answer any questions or concerns I had. I would highly recommend her services to anyone considering this procedure or any cosmetic surgery.M”
“Dear Dr. Hamori,
It has been a year since you performed my surgery and I wanted to let you know how happy I am with all that you did. To have both a Mastopexy and Abdominalplasty at the same time was a decision I have no regret making. You made the recovery very manageable and were always reassuring. In fact, my recovery was quick and I could not be more pleased with the results.
The outcome is far better than I could have imagined, so much so my husband had the courage to have you evaluate him for a procedure. He stated to you how thrilled he was with my results. After 31 years of marriage, we feel like newlyweds again. Not to mention how it has boosted my self-esteem. I felt and looked so much older than I am. I am more youthful now and I enjoy shopping for things that are always nicer when they fit properly. I no longer keep my hands in front of my stomach to try to cover up, in fact I could not be more proud.
Last but not least, I cannot say enough great things about your staff. They too are very professional and always willing to answer the many questions I had. Your state-of-the-art surgical center is very reassuring and definitely top notch.
Dr. Hamori, it is obvious you take great pride in offering top, top quality care and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for changing my life.Sincerely yours, D.S.”
- Breast Lift Resources
For more information on breast lift surgery or breast lift with augmentation, please visit:
The website is a project of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge and answer many common questions. Review of this site will also allow you to ask informed questions when you meet with Dr. Hamori for your surgical consultation.
What you should know about:
Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)
- Surgical Animations
Breast lift (mastopexy) surgery explained.
Are you considering breast lift surgery?
“Breast lift surgery is a big decision and we understand you have many questions. Why not get the conversation started?”Christine A. Hamori, MD, FACS Christine A. DiEdwardo, MD, FACS