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Stark Plastic Surgery

As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stark has the experience, training, and compassion necessary to understand your concerns and attain your goals in full. Dr. Stark has completed advanced training including an aesthetic fellowship with some of the very best breast surgeons in the country. During your comprehensive consultation, Dr. Stark will help you review your options and create the best, safest, and most efficient surgical plan to achieve your goals. Finally, using Vectra H2 3D imaging you will have the ability to see what your breasts will look like after a breast lift.

What is a breast lift?

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure which reshapes and restores the position of the breast. Following a breast lift in Philadelphia with Dr. Stark your breasts will appear to have more fullness with improved contour and a more youthful appearance.

How is a breast lift performed?

Dr. Stark performs a breast lift using three types of incisions. During your consultation, you and he will decide which incision is best based upon your anatomy and cosmetic goals. Because of the manipulation to the breast involved in this type of surgery, incisions are more extensive than those needed in a breast augmentation surgery. As always, Dr. Stark uses meticulous closure techniques as well as strict scar regimen routine post-operatively to help minimize the appearance of scars.

  • A periareolar incision is made around the areola
  • A keyhole incision is made around the areola and then vertically to the bottom of the breast
  • An anchor incision is made around the areola, vertically to the bottom of the breast, and horizontally along the breast crease

Through these incisions, Dr. Stark is able to improve volume loss and ptosis or sagging. Although Dr. Stark keeps your incisions as small as possible some of his Philadelphia patients are able to return to work in several days, most women take a week off before they resume normal activities. It is important to refrain from any straining to the chest wall for two weeks after the operation but activity level can be increased gradually. After two to four months when swelling has completely subsided, you will be able to fully appreciate the final results of your Philadelphia breast lift procedure. 


As always, careful review of your expectations and proper aftercare with Dr. Stark is necessary to ensure your satisfaction with your procedure.

Schedule a consultation

If you are interested in getting more youthful, perkier breasts, your next step is a consultation with Dr. Ran Stark. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.

Considerations for your breast lift:

During your consultation with Dr. Stark your goals will be reviewed. If you desire more superior pole fullness in addition to repositioning and reshaping, an augmentation may be combined with your lift surgery. This can be achieved with implants or fat-grafting for a more natural, fuller look. 

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Your patient experience

Dr. Stark will ensure you feel comfortable the minute you walk into StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center. His friendly staff, comfortable exam rooms and warm bedside manner will immediately put you at ease. We understand surgery can be emotionally difficult and ultimately the key to a successful surgery is alignment of your goals with those of your doctor.

Your breast lift consultation at StarkMD Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery will allow you the time and comfort you deserve to discuss your desired outcome. As with any surgery, health is of the utmost importance and Dr. Stark will ensure you are taking any necessary supplementation and stop any medications that may interfere with surgery. In addition, Dr. Stark’s considerable skill and finesse come through to minimize scarring with every closing suture. 

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