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Juva Skin & Laser Center Reports More and More Women Are Opting for "A Lift"

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New York, NY (PRWEB) April 08, 2014

New plastic surgery statistics released this week by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that breast lift procedures are growing at twice the rate of breast implant surgeries [1] . In fact, since 2000 breast lifts have grown by 70 percent, outpacing implants two-to-one.

Dr. David Cangello, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Director of Plastic Surgery at the renowned JUVA Skin & Laser Center in New York, feels this statistic is commensurate with the overall increase in cosmetic surgery procedures that has been seen over the last 10 – 15 years - primarily after women undergo childbirth, breast feeding and weight reduction.

"Overall women are seeking ways to look more youthful and a breast lift does exactly that. It lifts and reconfigures the breast, using existing tissue, into a more youthful shape and position on the chest," says Dr. Cangello.

In addition, bariatric (weight loss surgery) has also grown tremendously over the last 10-15 years. "Significant weight loss often leaves the breasts looking deflated and droopy. This has probably been a large driver in prompting women to pursue breast lift surgery."

According to the new statistics, women between the ages of 30-54 made up nearly 70 percent of the breast lift procedures performed in 2013. But how would a woman know if she was a good candidate for a breast lift? Dr. Cangello says a simple pencil test can answer the question.

To perform the pencil test, a woman simply places a pencil under her breast. If the breast tissue holds the pencil in place against the chest it implies that there's a hanging nature to the breast that can most likely be corrected with a breast lift procedure.

If the pencil falls it implies that the breast has lost volume. It also typically appears somewhat flat on the chest - particularly in the upper half of the breast. Then, often times, an implant is needed along with a lift in order to really rejuvenate the breast so that it appears more youthful.

[1] American Society of Plastic Surgeons (March 31, 2014)

About Dr. Cangello
Dr. David Cangello, M.D. practices with the philosophy that plastic surgery is a synergy of science and art. As Clinical Assistant Professor at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical College, and attending Plastic Surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital, Dr. Cangello has developed a reputation of excellence among his patients and peers. As Director of Plastic Surgery at JUVA Skin & Laser Center he specializes in a wide variety of advanced techniques that can improve both the functional and cosmetic aspects of the body, breasts and face. By challenging the "one size fits all" approach to cosmetic surgery, he is committed to giving each of his patients the personalized attention and skill necessary to bring about the most beautiful results.

For more information about Dr. David Cangello or to schedule a consultation please visit or call 212.688. 5882. To interview Dr. Cangello about this story please contact Alexis Tedesco of Lexamedia at 347-830-4004 /

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