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How is a Breast Lift performed?

How Is A NaturaBra Breast Lift Done?

Over the past decade and throughout thousands of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures performed, Dr. Alizadeh has worked with board-certified anesthesiologists to develop improved safety protocols for his patients. He and his team promise the very best hands-on care and make every effort to help you experience a smooth, uneventful recovery from your NYC breast lift surgery.

During the breast lift procedure itself, Dr. Alizadeh begins by making two short incisions from the outer edge of the nipple, or areola, to the base of the breast, creating a triangular flap. Although some of its epithelial cells are removed, this flap remains attached to critical blood vessels, which ensures optimal healing.

Dr. Alizadeh then carefully rotates the flap, inserts it inside the breast, and attaches it to the rib cage, forming a supportive sling around the nipple-areola complex. Once he closes the incisions with absorbable sutures, the entire breast is lifted. There are no sutures to remove later on, and you can shower the very next day and walk around as tolerated.

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Discover the Benefits of Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh's Mastopexy Technique—NaturaBra™—for Long Island and New York-Area Women

Breast lift surgery, also called mastopexy surgery, addresses breast ptosis, or sagging, which is one of the most common complaints we hear from NYC-area women as they age. Drooping, deflated breasts can be a result of pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, heredity, or simply the natural aging process. Fortunately, breast lift surgery in NYC from Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh can restore a firm, perky breast appearance, giving women a lift in their looks and self-esteem. Adding to that, the surgery can help patients feel more confident about the way they fit in tops, bikinis, and swimsuits.

"Dr. Alizadeh and his staff are the ultimate professionals and make you feel incredible!! My surgery went better than expected and they are here for you the entire time and every step of the way!!! I 100% recommend Dr. Alizadeh!!!"

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Naturabra™: The New Standard In Breast Lifts

Cosmoplastic Surgery's board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh worked for many years on improving the traditional mastopexy procedure to minimize scarring and maximize results. The result is his NaturaBra™surgical technique which creates an internal support using the patient's own tissue.

A traditional breast lift addresses redundant skin and tightens the surrounding breast tissue. Dr. Alizadeh's breakthrough breast lift technique utilizes the patient's own skin as an internal bra, giving the breasts a more youthful, "perky" appearance that truly lasts.

To schedule your consultation for a breast lift in NYC, contact Cosmoplastic Surgery today. Dr. Alizadeh would be happy to speak with you at one of his three convenient office locations in Long Island, Manhattan, and Westchester, New York. Request your appointment online or call 212.348.0100 (Manhattan/Westchester) / 516.439.5010 (Long Island).


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  • A personal consultation is done to understand your concerns and goals for the procedure
  • Checks are done to ensure you’re a suitable candidate and are in good general health
  • If you are taking certain medications that affect blood flow and post-operative healing, you’ll be advised regarding them
  • A date is set for the procedure
  • A friend should be on call to drive you home after the operation


  • Two short incisions are made from the areola to the base of the breast, forming a triangular flap
  • The triangular flap includes important blood vessels that will remain attached
  • The triangular flap is rotated and placed inside the underside of the breast for support and upper fullness
  • The entire breast is safely and securely lifted
  • The incisions are closed with biocompatible sutures that will dissolve on their own


  • You can shower the day after surgery
  • There are no stitches to be removed, as none are used
  • You’ll wear a surgical bra for a few days after the procedure
  • Drains may be placed to help remove fluid and prevent a seroma
  • Until healed, you refrain from driving, certain exercises, and lifting items of over a few pounds
  • A week after surgery, you can usually return to light work or a desk job


  • Following the operation, you’ll be given detailed instructions
  • Your recovery progress is closely monitored
  • You’ll have a direct line to contact our office should you have any questions or concerns

Why Choose Cosmoplastic Surgery For A Breast Lift?

Among plastic surgeons who perform breast lifts in the NYC area, few are as well regarded as Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh—and for good reason. Chief of Plastic Surgery at WMC Health and Associate Professor of Surgery at New York Medical College, Dr. Alizadeh has published research and participated in clinical trials pertaining to breast lift techniques and technologies. He also teaches other plastic surgeons to perform his NaturaBra™ Breast Lift technique, which improves aesthetic outcomes for women seeking a long-term solution to breast ptosis.

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How Traditional Breast Lift Surgery Works

A breast augmentation can enlarge the breasts, but not correct sagging. A Breast lift in NYC is intended for women seeking a long-term solution to breast ptosis, or sagging. The location of the necessary incisions depends on the extent of drooping and the patient's individual body type. Typically, surgeons reposition skin and tissue to a higher, more youthful position, while trimming away excess amounts of stretched or sagging skin.

The underlying tissue is molded and reshaped for a rounder appearance, the size of areolae may be reduced, and they may be repositioned. Finally, the incisions are closed and bandaged. The goal is to create aesthetically pleasing contours that also complement other aspects of the patient's physique. Women are advised to wait until they are finished having children to have a breast lift, since pregnancy may undo some of the effects of the surgery and cause renewed sagging.

What is Dr. Alizadeh's NaturaBra™ technique?

Dr. Alizadeh developed an effective method for improving the aesthetic outcomes of standard breast lift surgery. He 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.

Results of a traditional mastopexy, in contrast, do not stand the test of time, because the skin and breast tissue, pulled by gravity, eventually sag within a few short years. 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.

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What's unique about Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh's breast lift technique? The New York-based plastic surgeon developed the NaturaBra® lift, which reduces the number of incisions needed and creates an "internal bra" for elevated contours that last. That means you can be daring with what you wear—even enjoying a plunging neckline—for years!

Contact the office of Dr. Alizadeh to recieve one of the best breast lifts Long Island has to offer. 

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Combined Breast Lift Procedures

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 designed to minimize physical trauma, Dr. Alizadeh carefully harvests fat cells from the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks—wherever there is a reasonable surplus—and processes these cells to obtain purified, healthy cells. He injects these fat cells into the breast to create a more rounded, youthful breast aesthetic with fuller upper pole and better cleavage.

For patients who desire both a breast lift and a cup-size increase, Dr. Alizadeh recommends combining breast augmentation with a 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.

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Cost of NaturaBra™

The NaturaBra™ procedure is tailored to each individual’s concerns and goals. It may also be done with or without breast implants. These factors make a blanket statement of cost a bit unhelpful. Dr. Alizadeh has worked hard to make his trademarked procedure available to as many women as possible. After a personal consultation, you’ll have a complete cost assessment for the long-lasting life of the procedure and the beautiful natural-looking results.

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At Cosmoplastic Surgery, Our Care Is Second To None

Dr. Alizadeh performs NaturaBra™ breast lift surgery as an outpatient procedure, with the patient under general anesthesia, at one of many well-equipped, state-of-the-art facilities certified by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Hospital Organizations (JCAHO) and/or the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc (AAAASF). These certifications are meant to assure patients that surgical facilities meet or exceed the highest standard of care. Your surgery is performed in a boutique, accredited, ambulatory surgery center with complete attention to your needs.


What to expect from Breast Lift recovery

After breast lift surgery, you can expect to return home in the care of a friend or loved one. For a few days, you will be required to wear a surgical bra, and after that, a very supportive sports bra for approximately three weeks. Drains are sometimes inserted into the breasts for the first few days to promote healing and prevent fluid accumulation. You're advised to refrain from driving, strenuous exercise, and lifting small children.

Many of our patients are able to return to work in one week—provided their jobs do not require heavy lifting or strenuous work—and can participate in light exercise after three weeks. Dr. Alizadeh and his staff will give you explicit instructions for aftercare, and he will closely monitor your progress in follow-up appointments. To retain the new, firmer appearance of your breasts, it's recommended that you maintain a stable body weight.

Breast Lift FAQs

What is NaturaBra™?

NaturaBra™ is the trademark surgical breast lift technique developed and perfected by Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh. NaturaBra™ has been in successful use since 2004 and has helped innumerable women achieve longer-lasting and better-looking breast lift results.

Who is Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh

Dr. Alizadeh is a practicing board-certified plastic surgeon in New York. He serves as Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Westchester Medical Center and was president of the oldest and largest private academic plastic surgery practice. Dr. Alizadeh is an award winning surgeon and the author of a number of peer-reviewed scientific studies.

How does NaturaBra™ work?

The procedure takes advantage of the breast’s natural blood circulation, and uses your own skin and tissue to lift the breast, give it strong lower pole support, and secure it to the rib and chest wall.

Does NaturaBra™ only work with implants?

No. NaturaBra works with or without implants. Implants can be used for added upper fullness and more dramatic cleavage, but they are not necessary to seeing great results from the procedure.

What’s the difference between a traditional breast lift and NaturaBra™?

A traditional breast lift does not use the patient’s own breast tissue as an “internal bra,” thus is subject to sagging over time.

After the NaturaBra™ procedure, when can I walk, shower, drive and work?

A friend should drive you home. You can shower the day after the procedure, walk and drive when you feel comfortable doing so, and return to work about a week later.

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