Breast Lift

Alfred Sofer, MD

Plastic Surgery located in Fairfield, CT and serving patients in Scarsdale, White plains, Stamford, New York City, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, and Westport.

As you grow older and your body goes through new experiences, your breasts change shape and lose firmness. Award-winning plastic surgeon Alfred Sofer, MD, has over 15 years of experience in performing breast lifts at his practices in Fairfield, Connecticut, and White Plains, New York. He uses the latest cosmetic surgery techniques and technologies to give you the results you've dreamed of. Call today or book through the website to request an appointment.

Breast Lift Q & A

What is a breast lift?

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure that raises and firms the natural breasts by tightening the breast tissue and removing excess skin. This process reshapes the breasts and restores their natural contours. 

Unlike other breast surgeries, a breast lift doesn't make your breasts larger or smaller. However, if that's your desired result, Dr. Sofer may recommend combining a breast lift with breast implants or a breast reduction.

What are the different types of breast lift procedures?

Dr. Sofer offers three types of incisions when planning your breast lift surgery: periareolar, lollipop, and anchor.


A periareolar incision is typically used on breasts that need minimal lifting. It's a donut-shaped incision around the nipple.


A lollipop incision works best on breasts that have moderate skin sag. Surgery involves a periareolar incision and a vertical incision that travels from the areola — the dark area of skin around the nipple — to the breast fold.


The anchor incision is best when breasts need significant lifting and maybe tissue removal too. It involves making incisions from the areola to the breast fold and also in the breast crease.


A breast lift takes two to three hours, and you can go home the same day.

Am I a candidate for a breast lift?

Breasts lose their shape and elasticity for many reasons. Every year, more than 100,000 women in the United States have a breast lift procedure to achieve a more youthful breast shape. 

Common causes of firmness and shape loss include weight fluctuations, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and aging. Your genes may also be a factor. You may be a candidate for a breast lift if you've noticed any of the following about your breasts:

  • One breast falls lower than the other
  • Your nipples fall below the breast creases when not wearing a bra
  • Your breasts appear longer and flatter, with noticeable volume loss
  • Your nipples point downward
  • Your areola look largely out of proportion to your breasts


Although breast lifts are suitable for almost anyone providing you're in good health, you should consider waiting to have the procedure if you intend to lose weight or have children as both events will affect your results.

Restore your body confidence when you partner with Dr. Sofer. Call Alfred Sofer, MD, today or request a consultation through the online inquiry form.