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NaturaBra® Breast Lift Overview

A breast lift is a cosmetic surgery that raises and reshapes sagging breasts, providing a more youthful and lifted appearance. Excess skin is removed, and the surrounding tissues are tightened to improve breast firmness and contour. It can also reposition the nipples and areolas and provide added fullness to the true superior pole and cleavage.

  • Average Cost: Surgeon's fee starts at $15,000. Fee does not include Surgery Center fees or Anesthesia fees. Call for details.
  • Combo Procedures: Breast Augmentation / Breast Reduction / Mommy Makeover / Fat Grafting
  • Discomfort Level: Relatively Mild
  • Anesthesia Options: Local, General, or IV Sedation
  • Recovery Period: Four to Six Weeks
  • Results Length: Long-Term
  • Potential Benefits: Lifted and more youthful breast appearance, correction of breast sagging or drooping, improved breast symmetry, enhanced self-confidence vs a trade-off with scars.

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What is a breast lift?

Breast lift surgery, also called mastopexy surgery, addresses breast ptosis, or sagging. This common complaint or concern plagues many women, whether they had children, inherited sagging breasts genetically, or are simply getting older. 

A breast lift surgery is designed to directly address this problem by removing unneeded skin and tightening surrounding breast tissue. This restores the firm, perky breasts and aesthetic appearance again. This surgery gives women renewed self-esteem, helps clothes fit better, and gives an overall boost to the silhouette.

After years of experience doing traditional breast lifts, board-certified New York City plastic surgeon, Dr. Alizadeh, developed an improvement to the traditional procedure. This upgraded procedure minimizes scarring and maximizes the effect and lasting power of the results. It is called the NaturaBra® surgical technique. The procedure creates an internal support using the patient's own tissue to create an internal bra, giving the breasts a more youthful, lifted appearance that truly lasts.

Dr. Alizadeh has appeared in news media such as CNN, CBS 60 Minutes, NBC TODAY Show, Discovery Health, Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Dr. Alizadeh includes world class politicians, Oscar winning actors, and Grammy winning musicians among his many patients.

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What are the benefits of a breast lift?

Dr. Alizadeh performs breast lift procedures in NYC and Manhattan. A breast lift can bring back the perky bounce of your breasts, allowing them to look younger and more attractive and has a number of benefits and desirable results:

  • Removes excess skin and tightens the surrounding tissue, creating a more youthful look
  • Reduces the size of the areolas if they have become enlarged over time
  • Creates a more shapely look
  • Makes uneven breasts more proportionate
  • Corrects drooping nipples
  • Creates more cleavage
  • Improves body proportions between breast and buttocks
  • Allows clothing to fit better
  • Creates more projected breasts
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My experience with Dr. Alizadeh and his entire staff was a great one. I am four weeks post op with the NaturaBra Breast Lift Procedure and I am very happy with the results of my procedure.  I have achieved what I have always wanted, thanks to Dr. Alizadeh.  

D. J.

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Who is a candidate for the NaturaBra® breast lift?

If you have noticed your breasts sagging, or if they have lost their youthful shape, you may be a candidate for the NaturaBra® breast lift. 

  • Your breasts may have flattened or look elongated.
  • Your nipples and areolas point downward.
  • Your nipples sit below the crease under your breast.
  • Your breasts are stretched.
  • Your breasts are uneven, with one sitting lower than the other.

Why choose Dr. Alizadeh for my breast lift in NYC?

Hospital Affiliations

Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh is a board-certified, fellowship trained, double Ivy-league alumnus with over 23 years of experience and expertise. He has been awarded Top Doctor 19 years in a row. In addition to his work as the Founder and Medical Director of Cosmoplastic Surgery, he is also Professor of Clinical Surgery at New York Medical College. Having formerly served as the Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Westchester Medical Center, he is now the oral examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and the primary clinical trial investigator for the FDA, focusing on devices used in surgical and non-surgical. 

He has taught his techniques to hundreds of surgeons in 27 countries worldwide and has trained over 100 surgeons in plastic surgery. He has also published dozens of peer-reviewed articles and given over 100 lectures and presentations in his specialty. Most importantly, he is highly dedicated to philanthropy. To that end, he provides patients in need with free medical care through his nonprofit, Mission: Restore. 

Dr. Alizadeh will perform your surgery at our private, state-of-the-art, AAAASF-certified surgical center (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities). His dedicated surgical team have operated with him exclusively for years. In the extremely rare event that a hospital stay is ever required, Dr. Alizadeh’s hospital affiliations ensure they are taken care of by the very best.

Dr. Alizadeh, a breast lift surgeon in New York City


Dr. Alizadeh has published research and participated in clinical trials pertaining to numerous breast lift techniques and technologies. His breakthrough NaturaBra® Breast Lift technique puts him on the forefront of breast lift procedures, and he teaches this procedure to other breast lift surgeons, allowing this long-term, highly effective solution to be used to help women even beyond his own Long Island plastic surgery practice.

Caring Demeanor

At Cosmoplastic Surgery, we are devoted to getting to know our patients and caring for them as part of our extended family. We listen to what you have to say. After your procedures, we stay connected and in touch, and may even make house calls to ensure that your recovery environment optimizes your healing process.

What will happen during the breast lift procedure?

The first step to Dr. Alizadeh's New York City breast lift procedure is anesthesia. Dr. Alizadeh’s team of accomplished healthcare professionals includes board-certified physician anesthesiologists who will ensure a pain-free procedure and a quick, uneventful recovery from anesthesia. From there, the procedure steps vary depending on which breast lift technique is done.

How is a breast lift performed? Watch the video with Dr. Alizadeh:

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What should I expect during my breast lift consultation with Dr. Alizadeh?

During your consultation for a breast lift in New York City, Dr. Alizadeh will discuss your unique concerns and goals for the surgery. He will look at your medical history and ask about your general health and lifestyle.

Dr. Alizadeh will discuss your options and recommend the best approach to your breast lift procedure, including discussion of breast augmentation by fat transfer or implants, if you are looking to enhance your breast volume as well. Dr. Alizadeh will walk you through all the steps of the procedure in detail, including any risks or potential complications. With offices in both Manhattan and Long Island, he is conveniently located for patients in both areas.

The NaturaBra® breast lift technique

Dr. Alizadeh spent years in the laboratory perfecting the procedure before introducing it first in 2004 at the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, followed by the Plastic Surgery Research Council, and then a 5 year follow up report at the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. 

Dubbed the NaturaBra®, this technique involves making short incisions from each nipple to the breast crease and creating a triangular flap of skin on each breast. This flap, which remains attached to an essential blood supply, is then carefully rotated and placed inside the breast to form a natural, inner bra that will support a woman's breasts for the rest of her life.

This inner bra, which is anchored to the rib cage for stability and longevity, resembles an internal support hammock for the breast and is the primary reason Dr. Alizadeh has achieved such positive, lasting outcomes. Dr. Alizadeh's NaturaBra® technique also mitigates the need for an extra incision on the breast, which is why many of our satisfied patients call it the most natural and nearly scarless breast lift.

Once he closes the incisions with absorbable sutures, the entire breast is safely and securely lifted. The nipple and areola are repositioned to a natural, more youthful height. If necessary, enlarged areolas are reduced by cutting skin away around their perimeter. 

A regular breast lift approach

There are three possible incisions that can be made during the regular breast lift approach: 

  • Circumareolar Mastoplexy: incisions made around the areola only (also called the “doughnut” breast lift) 
  • Circumvertical Mastoplexy: incisions made around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease (also called the “lollipop” breast lift) 
  • Wise-Pattern Mastoplexy: incisions made around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease, and horizontally along the breast crease (also called the “inverted-T” breast lift)

Once the incisions are made, the underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped, improving the firmness and contour of the breasts. In the same way as is done in the NaturaBra® breast lift procedure, the nipple and areola are repositioned, and the areolas may be reduced as well.

Results of a traditional mastopexy, in contrast to the NaturaBra® breast lift, do not stand the test of time, because the skin and breast tissue, pulled by gravity, eventually sag again.

Scarring and risks

After your procedure, your incisions will heal and become visible scars. The scar color will fade over several months to a year, turning first pink, then white.

A breast lift includes the risks that any surgery does, such as infection, bleeding, reactions to anesthesia, unfavorable scarring, and others. Risks particular to a breast lift include the following:

  • A change or loss of feeling in the nipple or breast. Sensation usually returns after several weeks, although in some cases, the loss of feeling may be permanent.
  • Breast asymmetry or irregularity of size or shape of breasts.
  • Partial or total loss of the areolae or nipples, caused by an interrupting of blood supply to the area during the breast lift.
  • Difficulty producing an adequate milk supply to breastfeed.

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Recovery timeline for the NaturaBra® breast lift

Immediately after surgery:

Dr. Alizadeh and his staff at Cosmoplastic Surgery in New York City will closely monitor your recovery progress, and you will have a direct line to contact our office should you have any questions or concerns.

Within a couple of days after surgery:

By the day after surgery, you may shower. There will be some bruising and swelling.

Surgical dressings and any drains that were used are removed. You will continue to wear a surgical bra.

Within a week of the surgery:

Moderate bruising and swelling may continue. You may return to work and perform light daily activities, including walking. Avoid bending, lifting heavy objects, and other forms of vigorous activity.

After two weeks:

You may feel back to normal and free of pain. Vigorous activity or exercise should continue to be avoided. 

After four weeks:

Most patients are healed enough to resume their normal exercise routine.

After six weeks:

By this point, you should be healed and can exercise without restraint, sleep facing down and wear an underwire bra.

Combining a breast lift with augmentation

Fat transfer

For patients who are bothered not only by breast sagging but also by poor breast contour or loss of breast volume, Dr. Alizadeh may recommend combining breast lift surgery with NaturaGlow® Fat Transfer to improve the overall breast shape and contour.

Using gentle liposuction techniques,  Dr. Alizadeh carefully harvests fat cells from the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks—wherever there is a reasonable surplus. This is decided ahead of time during the consultation, and the fat harvesting can be done in such a way so as to contour and sculpt the body further, creating a pleasing, slimming effect.

The fat cells are purified, then injected into the breast to create a more rounded, youthful breast aesthetic, fuller at the tops of the breasts and with better cleavage.


For patients who desire both a breast lift and a cup-size increase, Dr. Alizadeh recommends combining breast implants with the breast lift to achieve beautiful, satisfying results.

Based on numerous factors, he will recommend saline or silicone breast implants that will help you achieve the breast fullness and profile you desire.

Breast Lift FAQs

Does NaturaBra® breast lift only work with implants?

NaturaBra® works with or without implants. Implants can be used for added upper fullness and more dramatic cleavage, but they are not necessary for great results from the procedure.

When can I exercise after a breast lift?

Within a week you can resume light walking. After four weeks, most patients are healed enough to resume their normal exercise routine.

Can I breastfeed after my breast lift?

Most patients are able to breastfeed without any issues. If you breastfed before you had a breast lift, you will likely be able to breastfeed after surgery.

Can health insurance cover breast lift surgery?

Breast lifts are not covered by all insurance companies. However, if the insurance company deems the procedure is medically necessary, they may cover it. This is especially the case for those who need breast lift surgeries because their breasts are causing other health issues.

How long will my results last?

For a typical breast lift, patients are usually able to enjoy their breast lift results for about 10-15 years, although the results may last much longer. The NaturaBra® breast lift is designed to support a woman’s breasts naturally for the rest of her life.

What is the difference between breast augmentation & breast lift?

Breast augmentation is focused on increasing the size and fullness of the breasts with an implant, while breast lift is focused on improving the shape and position of the breasts with skin and tissue. The goal of breast lift is to improve the position and appearance of the breasts and make them look more youthful and perky. Both procedures can be performed individually or in combination, depending on the specific needs and goals of the patient.

Is a mastopexy permanent?

While the results of mastopexy can be long-lasting, they are not permanent. The best way to ensure long-lasting results from a mastopexy is to follow your surgeon's postoperative instructions carefully, including any recommendations for avoiding activities that could put pressure on the breasts or cause them to sag. Additionally, maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding significant weight fluctuations can help preserve your surgery results. It is important to discuss your specific needs and goals with Dr. Alizadeh, so that they can develop a customized treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs.

Is nipple sensitivity affected by mastopexy?

While the position and appearance of the nipples may be changed during a mastopexy, the sensation in the nipples should not be affected. Most women are able to retain sensation in their nipples after a mastopexy, and they should still be able to breastfeed or enjoy sexual activity as they did before the surgery. However, every woman is different, and it is important to discuss your specific concerns and goals with your surgeon before undergoing a mastopexy in NYC.

Does a breast lift reduce breast size?

A breast lift can sometimes result in a reduction in breast size, but this is not the primary goal of the procedure. The main aim of a breast lift is to improve the shape and position of the breasts, not to reduce their overall size. Every patient is different and Dr. Alizadeh will inform you if there is any risk of reduction.

Aftercare with Dr. Alizadeh

After a breast lift, it is important for the patient to follow Dr. Alizadeh’s instructions of proper aftercare for the best results. This may include wearing a surgical bra or other supportive garments, avoiding strenuous activity or lifting heavy objects, and keeping the incision sites clean and dry. You may also be advised to avoid exposing the incisions to direct sunlight and to avoid soaking in a bath or swimming for a certain period of time. It is important to follow the aftercare instructions closely to ensure the best possible outcome and avoid complications.

What is the cost of a breast lift in NYC?

The cost of your breast lift with Dr. Alizadeh varies depending on the type of breast lift required and the complexity of the procedure needed to meet your physical needs and aesthetic goals. Patients may choose to combine breast augmentation to enhance breast size and shape using implants or a fat transfer. This will also impact the price. During your consultation, Dr. Alizadeh will examine your breasts and skin and determine what will be needed to achieve your cosmetic goals. He will design a customized surgical plan that includes your exact breast lift cost. Surgeon's Fee starts at $15,000, which does not include surgery center fees or anesthesia fees.  Please call us for more details. 

For Long Island patients interested in the NaturaBra® Breast Lift

Cosmoplastic surgery has three convenient locations in the New York Metropolitan areas, covering both Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Learn more about our Long Island Breast Lift.

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