Breast Lift (Mastopexy) with Dr. Joel Studin, Long Island

Breast Lift (Mastopexy) with Dr. Joel Studin, Long Island

Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is a transformative option for women hoping to lift and shape their drooping breasts, resulting in a perky and youthful appearance. Dr. Joel Studin, a renowned plastic surgeon operating in Long Island, brings his vast experience and cutting-edge techniques to the forefront, giving his patients breathtaking results. With board certification and a stellar track record in plastic surgery, Dr. Studin excels in drafting bespoke mastopexy plans tailored to each patient's unique needs-whether it's restoring the breasts' shape following pregnancy or weight changes, or fixing unevenness. Opting for Dr. Studin means placing your trust and beauty aspirations in the hands of a surgeon dedicated to giving you the body of your dreams. read more

Throughout his career, Dr. Studin has done over 10,000 surgeries, earning the trust of his patients, who have come from around the world to have him do their surgery.

Having trained at such places as Mount Sinai, in New York, Columbia, NYU, Harvard, and Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dr. Studin was awarded the prestigious Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS),  is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the Americans Society of Plastic Surgeons. 

Dr. Studin is an internationally acclaimed expert in breast surgery. Over a decade as director of a breast center in Manhattan and awarded a patent for improving breast implant placement, he is trusted by patients and peers worldwide.

Using an advanced technique that he developed, patients wake up pain-free, and most feel no pain at all during recovery.

Dr. Studin has been awarded over 40 patents in 26 countries, and has new patents in process as he continues to be a leading innovator in medicine and surgery.

Why Choose a Breast Lift?

The choice to get a breast lift can be a life-changing decision for many women suffering from the effects of aging, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or simply the curse of gravity on the appearance of their breasts. This breast lift procedure isn't just about improving physical appearance; it's about restoring confidence and comfort in your own skin. Dr. Studin's award winning expertise in various lifting techniques and deep empathy for all his clients, allows for bespoke treatment plans that address each patient's unique needs and cosmetic goals. Whether you're looking to correct sagging, improve breast symmetry, or reclaim the breast contour life has taken from you, a breast lift at Dr. Studin's Long Island practice will transform both your body and self-image. read more

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Breast Lift Types

The Lollipop (LeJeour) Lift

The Lollipop lift, also known as the LeJeour lift, is ideal for women with moderate sagging who desire substantial reshaping without any overtly invasive procedures. This technique involves an incision around the areola and a vertical incision down to the breast crease, which forms a lollipop shape. This allows for the removal of excess skin and the repositioning of the nipple and areola to match the height from your youth, offering a transformative lift with less scarring than more invasive options. read more

The Donut (Benelli) Lift

For patients experiencing mild sagging, the Donut lift, or Benelli lift, might be the preferred option. This technique involves a circular incision around the edge of the areola, making it possible to adjust the position of the nipple and areola with minimal scarring. This is a very popular procedure among women who only need a slight lift and are concerned about visible scars. read more

The Anchor Lift

The Anchor lift is the most traditional and comprehensive of the breast lift techniques, designed for women with a large amount of noticeable sagging. It involves three incisions: one around the areola, vertically down from the areola to the breast crease, and along the crease underneath the breast. This method offers the highest potential for reshaping and lifting, making it possible to achieve dramatic improvements in your breast shape and position. This technique will give you the most scarring, but patients with severe ptosis believe the results are more than worth it. read more

The Crescent Lift

The Crescent lift is the most minimally invasive out of the four techniques, ideal for patients who only require a slight lift. It involves a small incision running halfway around the top edge of the areola, allowing for slight upward adjustments of the nipple and areola. Even though the crescent lift offers the least noticeable scarring, the trade off is it also gives you the least amount of lift and is typically recommended only for those with very minor sagging. read more

Cost of
Breast Lift

When you decide to book a breast lift procedure with Dr. Joel Studin, the pricing will reflect not only his industry leading expertise, but the care he has for his patients and desire to help them get their ideal body. The cost is heavily influenced by the complexity of the surgery. Typically though, clients will pay between $7,000 and $15,000. During your consultation, Dr. Studin will provide a detailed cost estimate based on a thorough assessment of your individual needs. Our office is committed to transparency in pricing and will discuss all factors contributing to the cost of your procedure, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the investment involved in transforming your appearance and restoring confidence in your body. read more

Dr. Joel Studin will determine if you're the right fit for a breast lift procedure by evaluating the current condition of your breasts, your overall health, and expectations. Ideal candidates for a breast lift are women suffering from sagging breasts due to aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, or genetics and wish to achieve firmer, and more youthful looking breasts. Candidates should be in good physical health, non-smokers, or willing to quit, as smoking can affect the healing process. In addition, having realistic expectations about the outcome is crucial. If you've lost confidence because you think that your breasts are too low, your nipples point downward, or if one breast is lower than the other, a breast lift might be the right choice for you. If someone is planning a future pregnancy, it is certainly possible to go ahead with a breast lift. As it is only skin, it should not change the possibility of breast-feeding much.  During your personalized consultation, Dr. Studin will assess your condition, discuss your goals, and help you understand if a breast lift is the best option for you. read more

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Your journey to perky and youthful breasts begins with a bespoke consultation with Dr. Joel Studin. During this meeting, Dr. Studin will provide an in-depth and easy to understand breakdown of the breast lift process, review before-and-after photos of previous patients with you, and assess your specific needs and goals. This personalized approach ensures that the perfect techniques for your body and unique circumstances are chosen, and if additional procedures, such as breast augmentation or areolar reduction, will be necessary. If Dr. Studin determines that you're an ideal candidate and decides to proceed, your surgery date will be scheduled. To prepare you, a follow-up appointment with Dr. Studin and his board certified team will be arranged after your initial consultation to address any questions and outline the pre-operative and post-operative care plan. read more


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Preparing for your breast lift surgery with Dr. Joel Studin is a comprehensive process designed with your safety as the top priority. The preparation phase starts with a thorough evaluation of your health to determine if you're the right candidate for this surgery.

First, you will undergo a series of medical tests. These help Dr. Studin assess your overall health and readiness for surgery. It's essential to provide Dr. Studin with a detailed medical history, including any pre-existing conditions, current medications, and supplements you're taking. This information is extremely important for tailoring the surgery to your unique needs and minimizing any potential risks. read more

After reviewing your medical evaluation, Dr. Studin may prescribe changes to your medication regimen, dietary restrictions, and or advise you to abstain from certain activities or substances, such as smoking or the use of recreational drugs. These instructions are designed to make sure your body is in optimal condition heading into surgery, reducing the likelihood of complications so you can get the body you desire. read more

Because a breast lift is commonly performed as an outpatient procedure, you must plan carefully for your transportation and post-operative care. Make sure you arrange for someone to drive you home after the surgery and stay with you for at least the first night following the procedure. Picking the date of your surgery requires careful consideration of these factors so that your recovery process goes as smoothly as possible. read more

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Anesthesia For Minimal Pain

The breast lift procedure starts with anesthesia so your experience will be pain-free. During your initial consultation, Dr. Studin will have examined your health status and discussed the best surgical options based on your unique needs. This careful planning stage allows Dr. Studin to select the most suitable anesthesia type and surgical technique to achieve the most desirable outcome.

Incision and Placement

After the anesthesia takes effect, Dr. Studin proceeds with the incisions, following the predetermined plan tailored to your specific needs. Whether it's the lollipop, donut, anchor, or crescent lift, the previously chosen technique will determine the incision pattern. Excess skin is removed, and the breast tissue is reshaped to enhance the breasts' appearance, making them appear more youthful and perky.

Closing the Incision and Finishing the Surgery

Dr. Studin ends the procedure by meticulously suturing the incisions, minimizing scarring while securing the breast's new shape. The area will then be carefully bandaged and dressed to support the breasts and aid in the initial healing phase, offering both protection and comfort.


Recovery is a crucial part of the process when you get a breast lift. In terms of side effects, it's common to experience swelling, bruising, and some discomfort, which typically lessens over time. Dr. Studin may determine it's necessary to prescribe medication to manage any lingering pain. Patients should avoid strenuous activities during the early recovery stage and follow all of Dr. Studin's specific care instructions, including wearing supportive bras to limit movement and facilitate healing. Even though recovery rates vary, most patients are able to resume normal activities within a week, with full recovery taking several weeks or months. Regular follow-up visits with Dr. Studin will be essential to monitor your healing progress and make sure you get the best possible outcome once you've healed fully.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The results of a breast lift mastopexy depend on the individual, with many women reaping the rewards for 10 to 15 years. Women who opt for the procedure at a younger age may find the their breasts remain youthful and perky for well beyond a decade.

Even though the scars from a breast lift procedure will not disappear completely, they significantly fade over time and become much less noticeable. Dr. Studin employs advanced industry-leading surgical techniques so that your scars will be practically unnoticeable, giving you the confidence to show off your transformed body without anxiety.

Yes, a breast lift in general is considered safer and carries fewer risks compared to a breast augmentation with implants. The procedure is less complex and invasive, leading to fewer complications, making it a preferred option for those looking to enhance their breasts safely without any large surgeries.

A breast lift procedure from Dr. Joel Studin ranges between $7,000 and $15,000, depending on the complexity of the procedure, the technique used, and other related factors. This estimate includes anesthesia, facility fees, and surgeon's fees. During your consultation, a detailed quote will be provided, customized based on your specific surgical plan.

Whether or not a breast lift is safer than a breast reduction depends on the individual's specific health profile and surgical goals. A breast lift is commonly a shorter and more straightforward procedure compared to a breast reduction, focusing on repositioning rather than significantly reducing breast size.

After your breast lift, it's very common for the nipples to initially feel numb and appear smaller as a result of swelling. However, these changes are temporary, with sensation and appearance typically returning to normal within five to twelve months. Dr. Studin makes sure that the end results are natural-looking, with nipples appropriately positioned for a balanced, rejuvenated look.

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