Cosmetic And Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
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Breast Lift / Mastopexy

Ptosis is the term used to describe sagging tissues, and breast lift is the term used to describe an operation to correct ptosis and reshape the breasts. Mastopexy or Mammoplasty are other common terms for this group of procedures.

For some patients, modest problems with breast shape can be improved with implants, liposuction or fat grafting, or even a suture lift technique. But if the position or size of your areola is wrong, or there is excessive skin, a breast lift may be necessary to achieve an attractive breast appearance. Breast lift does necessitate scars, but our techniques have evolved to minimize the scars from breast lift surgery, and in some patients the scars are barely visible.

Your consultation with Dr. Kreidstein will include a careful discussion of the many mastopexy options. Modified donut mastopexy requires areola-only scar and can correct areolar position and reduce areolar size. The Vertical Pattern lift (‘lollipop’ scar) is used when there is significant excess skin to remove. Combination implant with breast lift surgery is an option if there is sagging skin and too little volume. Major weight-loss patients may want to consider autologous augmentation of breast tissue with redundant flank tissue that would otherwise be discarded. If your problem is Tuberous Breast deformity, our single-stage technique to reduce areolar projection and augment the breast base will be discussed.


We see many patients with Nipple Inversion, and we are experienced with several techniques, including a technique that does not require damage to the duct system necessary for breast-feeding. Over-sized nipples can be reduced with a simple procedure. And asymmetry, in which one breast is dramatically different in appearance than the other, will require a combination of the above approaches. We look forward to finding a solution that’s right for you.

Breast Lift Surgery 1

Caption A

Mastopexy patient shown before surgery with sagging breasts and low position of nipples.

Breast Lift Surgery 2

Caption B

Incisions following the breast’s natural contour define the area of excision and the new location for the nipple. Skin in the shaded area is removed and the nipple moved higher.

Breast Lift Surgery 3

Caption C

Skin formerly located above and to the sides of the nipple is brought down and together to reshape the breast.

Breast Lift Surgery 4

Caption D

The postoperative patient shown with scars resulting from a commonly performed mastopexy technique. Scars are around the areola, extending vertically down the breast and horizontally along the crease underneath the breast.


A typical fee for breast lift surgery is $11,000, with additional fee of $5000 if breast implants are added.

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sahand davari
sahand davari
Amazing experience. The doctor and staff were readily available at a moment's notice and always willing to answer any questions day or night. Everything went smooth from start to finish, and I would proudly recommend Dr Kreidstein to a friend.
K yaldo
K yaldo
It's been 8 months since I did my gynecomastia surgery here and the results are amazing. Dr. Kreidstein treated post op scar tissue and made sure I was happy with the results, and honestly you can't even tell there has been in incision around the areola.
Christine Jehlickova
Christine Jehlickova
Dr Kreidstein stepped up and helped my son. He was amazing at giving us confidence we were making the best decisions and the results have been life changing.
Anne Wright
Anne Wright
I had a very positive experience with Dr Kreidstein and his staff. The results were exactly what I wanted. I am very happy with Dr Kreidstein’s work and would willingly recommend him to others.
Ashley M
Ashley M
Love , love , love my results- Dr Kreidstein and his staff are terrific . His gifted hands ,eyes of an artist , skill , calm and experience is unmatched. It’s all about u from the moment u see him . He listens and ensures you get what u want . Your happiness makes him happy . I would recommend Dr Kreidstein 💯.
Jane D
Jane D
Intelligent, compassionate, professional, conscientious and creative are all words I would use to describe Dr. Michael Kreidstein. This surgeon has extensive experience and it is very evident. Recently, I underwent a breast lift/reduction and abdominoplasty with fascial plication. Each team member at this clinic go above and beyond to ensure that every patient has a great experience. I was very nervous the day of my surgery but after meeting with the surgical team I felt more relaxed and knew I was in good hands. After I woke up from surgery, I had the most lovely, young RN looking after me in recovery. I could not have had a better surgical experience. I am now three weeks post op and I can honestly say that the results of my surgery have exceeded my expectations. Plastic Surgery is not just a science, it is an art too. Dr. Kreidstein has a very good sense of what is aesthetically pleasing and is able to work his magic on his canvas, the patient. The team at this clinic are committed to excellence. I would highly recommend this surgeon to anyone.
Tom Murray
Tom Murray
Dr Kreidstein and his staff were polite, professional and fully attentive to my needs from Day 1. I was tentative about cosmetic surgery (and getting umbilical hernias fixed as well). This doctor's caring and thorough approach made me feel relaxed and confident that he was the best person for the job. Everything gets done in his own 'in-house' clinic, so organization, familiarity and reasonable work is all a given. I completely recommend Michael Kreidstein to anybody in need of surgery.
John Uselton
John Uselton
Dr. Michael Kreidstein is a plastic surgeon extraordinaire! His expertise and meticulous approach left me in awe of the results. Such an ultimate choice for natural and stunning transformations.
Livia Mattacchione
Livia Mattacchione
Dr. Kreidstein was able to allay all my concerns of the abdominoplasty procedure I needed. I had thought about it for many years, postponing it because of life and living. I felt I could live with the old scars and some discomfort that evolved over time. It was not an easy decision for me. Once meeting with Dr. Kreidstein, he asked me the questions I needed to answer not only to him but for myself. He answered all my questions, and he thoroughly discussed the procedure. I knew I was in good hands with Dr. Kreidstein and his team, and staff. I will say Thank You to all of you, though the words will never express the relief and satisfaction I feel of having followed through the with procedure. Thank You, Dr. Kreidstein, Team, Staff :)
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