I.D.E.A.L.® Breast Lift With Implants

Want to perk up your saggy breasts? Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Ted Eisenberg created the I.D.E.A.L. Breast Lift, a mastopexy with breast implants.

A breast lift can raise and reshape breasts that have sagged, but it cannot make breasts bigger and fuller. It you are looking for extra volume, you would also need saline or silicone breast implants.

An augmentation mastopexy is probably the most complex cosmetic breast surgery procedure, because two operations are combined to achieve the desired result. It requires a lot of experience, sculpting and finesse to select the right size implant and to create symmetry and maximum lift. The I.D.E.A.L. Breast Lift, which Dr. Ted Eisenberg created in 2003, is a pioneering technique that simplifies this process. He has been teaching his approach to doctors from around the country and around the world.

 

Breast Lift Breast Augmentation Dr. Ted Eisenberg

“Thank you for your artistry, kindness and professionalism.” – Heather L.

“I look good in whatever top I wear.” – Jenny V.

The surgery, which is done under general anesthesia in Philadelphia’s Nazareth Hospital operating room, takes about three and a half hours. You’ll be home later the same day.

The recovery from this procedure is similar to that of breast enlargement surgery. You can read more about these two procedures on the breast lift and breast augmentation pages. You can see before and after photos of women who had augmentation mastopexy here.

To read Dr. Eisenberg’s Breast Blog, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I was perky until I breastfed my children. What happened?
A: When you’re pregnant, the developing placenta stimulates the release of hormones, causing your milk glands – and your breasts – to grow and swell. This rapid growth can also cause the skin to stretch. When the milk is gone, some women are left with less breast volume and/or droopiness. The same thing happens as women age: The skin naturally loses its elasticity, and breasts lose their shape and firmness.

Q: How long after giving birth should I wait before getting a breast lift with or without implants?
A:
To know your true post-pregnancy breast size, it’s best to wait at least six months from the time you give birth or from the time you stop breastfeeding, whichever is later.

Q: Should I also get breast implants when I get a breast lift?
A:
Put on your bra and look in the mirror. If you are satisfied with the size of your breasts, then a breast lift alone might be the right cosmetic breast surgery procedure for you. If you wish your breasts were bigger, you are probably a candidate for a breast lift and implants (an augmentation mastopexy).

Q: Can I get a breast lift and implants at the same time?
A:  
Yes. While some doctors prefer to do two separate operations – the breast lift first followed a few months later by the breast augmentation – Dr. Eisenberg performs both procedures at the same time. It’s called a simultaneous augmentation mastopexy. He uses the I.D.E.A.L. Breast Lift technique, which he created and has been teaching to doctors from around the world. Having one surgery rather than two reduces the time that you are under anesthesia. It is a safe operation that takes about 3-1/2 hours.

Q: Can you make me a full C cup?
A: 
Most women think that being proportional means wearing a C cup bra, and they tell me that this is the size they want. But a C cup can mean one thing if it’s made by Victoria’s Secret and another if it’s made by Vanity Fair. You might wear a B cup in a full-coverage bra and a C cup in a demi bra, even if the same company makes both styles. Because there is no standard cup-sizing system, I prefer to call it a C look. To achieve a C look, a 5-foot woman with a small frame might need a B cup while a 5-foot-8-inch woman with a large frame might need a D cup.

“It’s been close to six weeks since my surgery, and I’m so happy. For the first time since I can remember, I feel so good about myself. I love the way I look now, as though I’m finally built the way I always should have been. I feel way more confident about myself and more feminine also.” – Nicole S.