Breast Lift (Mastopexy) in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery in Englewood Cliffs provides advanced breast lifts to help our patients rejuvenate their breasts. All procedures are performed by Dr. Boris Mordkovich, who is a board-certified surgeon with more than 30 years of experience in cosmetic and reconstructive operations. He is well-known for his ability to achieve natural-looking results and ensure the highest level of safety. At Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery, we welcome new patients who want to improve their confidence and body image through a transformative breast lift.

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What Is Breast Lift?

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that raises 
and firms the breasts by removing sagging skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. During this operation, the nipple and areola are put in a more youthful position. Mastopexy aims to give the breasts a more refreshed appearance, but it does not significantly change their size or volume. The results of a breast lift are visible right after surgery and continue to improve over the next few months as swelling reduces and breasts settle into their new position. Mastopexy is often performed after a major weight loss or breast reduction. 
It can also be done during breast reconstruction.

Breast Lift Techniques

There are four types of incisions that Dr. Mordkovich may use to perform a mastopexy:

A crescent lift involves a small incision along the top of the areola

It allows the surgeon to remove a small wedge of skin and use the remaining tissue to reshape the breast. Since the incision follows the border of the areola, the crescent lift results in less visible scarring. This technique allows the nipple to be repositioned higher on the breast mound for a perkier profile. The crescent lift is best suited for milder cases of breast sagging that require small elevation.

The donut technique, also known as periareolar, involves an incision
around the entire areola. This allows the surgeon to remove a ring of skin and advance the surrounding tissue to lift the breast. Because the only incision is around the areola, there is no visible scarring from this technique. The donut incision makes it possible to achieve more elevation compared to the crescent approach. This technique is suitable for minor breast ptosis (sagging) requiring a small or medium lift.
This type of mastopexy gets its name from the lollipop-shaped incision that
is made around the areola and extends vertically down to the breast crease. Unlike other techniques, it allows the surgeon to reshape the entire breast by accessing tissue in both the lower and upper portions. The lollipop lift leaves a scar around the areola and down to the underside of the breast, but these traces are minimal and easily hidden by the natural contours. This technique is designed for women with moderate sagging.
The anchor breast lift, also known as the inverted-T lift, is also a common
approach. It gets its name from the anchor-shaped incision that goes around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease, and horizontally along the fold. This pattern provides maximum access to remove excess skin and reshape breasts. The anchor lift is very versatile and may address moderate to severe breast sagging. The scars are more extensive, but they heal well and are placed in less visible places. The anchor breast lift can achieve dramatic changes and create a youthful shape in patients with a lot of loose skin.
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Consultation & Preparation for Breast Lift

Everything begins with an initial consultation between the patient and Dr. Mordkovich, where they discuss goals and expectations and determine whether the candidate is eligible for this surgery. Dr. Mordkovich evaluates skin quality, nipple placement, breast shape, and volume to recommend the most appropriate techniques. He also reviews the patient’s health history and lifestyle factors.

If the candidate is cleared for surgery, there is often a second pre-operative visit to discuss the specifics of the treatment plan, including incision placement, anesthesia, and recovery. The patient is given detailed instructions to facilitate healing, such as arranging transportation, stocking up on soft foods, stopping smoking, and adjusting medications. Some additional testing, like blood work or a mammogram, may be ordered as well. Following Dr. Mordkovich’s pre-operative guidance helps to set the patient up for the best results.

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Breast Lift Procedure

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Dr. Mordkovich performs awake breast surgery using only local anesthesia to numb the area. We do provide general anesthesia or intravenous sedation on a case-by-case basis, but most of our surgeries are performed awake. The patient remains awake and alert throughout the procedure but feels no pain.


Dr. Mordkovich makes one of the four types of incisions: crescent, donut, lollipop, or anchor. The pattern and length of these openings may vary depending on the degree of lift needed and the patient’s existing breast tissue.

Reshaping the Breast Tissue

Through the incisions, the surgeon lifts the breast tissue and skin to create new contours The nipple and areola are repositioned to a more youthful height. Dr. Mordkovich may also reduce the areola size if needed.

Closing the Incisions

Once the desired lift and shape is achieved, the incisions are closed. Dissolvable sutures are typically used to close the openings, so there will be no need to remove stitches in the future. The results are immediately visible and continue to improve over the next few months.
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Add-on procedure:
Breast Augmentation

Many women who undergo a breast lift also choose to have a breast augmentation. Adding breast implants during a mastopexy can help to enhance breast size and fullness. We offer a wide range of options, including silicone, saline, and “gummy bear” implants. Breast augmentations may be highly transformative and bring many positive changes in women’s lives. This surgery makes the breasts more attractive and boosts self-confidence.

Recovery After Breast Lift Surgery

The recovery process varies depending on the extent of changes, the patient’s health, and any add-on procedures. Swelling and bruising are common and generally peak around two weeks after a breast lift before gradually reducing. Patients need to wear a surgical bra or compression garment for some time after their breast lift to alleviate symptoms and support the breasts as they heal. Most people can return to desk work within 7 days but are advised to avoid strenuous activity for at least a month. Sensation in the nipples and breast skin may be reduced at first but usually returns to normal after several months. Scars from a breast lift can take a year or more to fully fade. It is important to follow all post-operative instructions from Dr. Mordkovich regarding wound care, activity restrictions, and follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing.

Candidates for Breast Lift

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Benefits of Breast Lift

Mastopexy is one of the most popular breast procedures in the United States, and there is a good reason for this. A breast lift can provide a wide range of benefits:
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Cost of Breast Lift 
in Englewood Cliffs

The cost of a breast lift in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, ranges from $4,000 to $10,000. The price accounts for the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, operating room costs, and post-surgery garments. It is also important to consider the extent of the lift needed and the technique used.
When budgeting for a mastopexy, patients can receive strong guidance from Dr. Mordkovich. During the initial consultation, he will explain what is included in the total price and how to prepare for the procedure. We provide flexible financing via three partners – Alphaeon, CareCredit, and Cherry. Patients can use our convenient online form to book a consultation in just a few clicks.
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What Makes Our Breast Lift Different From Others?

As a leading cosmetic expert, Dr. Mordkovich has performed thousands of successful breast lifts in Englewood Cliffs and the surrounding areas. He is recognized as a top expert in all kinds of cosmetic operations because he always achieves natural-looking results and ensures that the procedures are completely safe. Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery is conveniently located in Bergen County, NJ, just a quick ride from anywhere in the Tri-State area. We are always happy to receive new patients and help them achieve their aesthetic goals.

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As a medical professional,I was looking for a plastic surgeon,who specializes in excellence and professionalism.Dr.Mordkovich was just that.My procedure was done in the office under local anesthesia,went flawlessly and recovery was seamless. 10/10 recommend Dr. Mordkovich and will be back. He is really a master of his craft!
Bella Shapnik
Very knowledgeable Dr. And very caring and he is very patient and answers all the question that you have. I recommend him
Faten Dajani
100% recommend Dr.Mordkovich he did my Tummy tuck and lipo revise from another surgent who did not do a great job. BUT DR.Mordkovich did an amazing job he snatch me and I keep seeing results :’) I’m so in love with my results:’) he is the only person I will go to for my further procedures,Seeing him very soon for my chin Lipo :’) THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LISTENING TO ME WHAT I WANTED AND MAKING THEM HAPPEN :’) you are an amazing DOCTOR!! And also thank you to your nurse assistant Mariel Curiel !
Nicola Sands
My Slender Tuck experience was life-changing! Dr. Mordkovich and his team were amazing every step of the way. The recovery was surprisingly easy, and I’m beyond thrilled with how everything turned out. Big thanks to everyone at Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery!
Michaela Rend
I’m over the moon with my Slender Tuck results! Dr. Mordkovich truly worked wonders, and I’m feeling more confident and happy with my body. Would recommend him to anyone looking for a transformation!
Sarah Johnson
100% recommend Dr.Mordkovich he did my Tummy tuck and lipo revise from another surgent who did not do a great job. BUT DR.Mordkovich did an amazing job he snatch me and I keep seeing results :’) I’m so in love with my results:’) he is the only person I will go to for my further procedures,Seeing him very soon for my chin Lipo :’) THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LISTENING TO ME WHAT I WANTED AND MAKING THEM HAPPEN :’) you are an amazing DOCTOR!! And also thank you to your nurse assistant Mariel Curiel !
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