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Breast Lift in Houston, TX

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What is Breast Lift Surgery?

As time passes, pregnancy, nursing, excessive weight loss, and gravity have adverse effects on women's breasts, causing them to lose their elasticity and firmness.  Breast lift surgery, also known as a mastopexy, transforms sagging breasts by returning them to a more youthful shape and position. Houston, TX board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Shenaq, uses a cutting-edge technique that removes and tightens excess skin, positioning the breasts higher on the chest wall. An augmentation might be suggested to restore the breasts to a larger size. During your consultation, we will listen to your concerns and needs, and develop a unique treatment plan to best reach your cosmetic goals. 

Who is a candidate for a breast lift?

During your breast lift consultation, you will receive a thorough assessment where the surgeon will evaluate your current breast size and shape by taking measurements. The surgeon may also assess the breast symmetry, skin elasticity, and bone structure during your consultation. Candidates for breast lift surgery should be non-smokers in good health who have a least one of the following concerns:

  • Decreased breast volume
  • Altered breast shape
  • Pendulous breasts
  • Asymmetrical breasts
  • Large or stretched areolas
  • Downward pointing nipples

How long is recovery after breast lift surgery?

There are three different types of breast lift incisions that may be used depending on your unique factors. The doctor will choose one or more incision patterns for your operation based on the current size and elasticity of your breasts and areolas. After breast lift surgery, you will be wrapped in a sterile surgical dressing and a medical compression bra. We recommended that you wear something comfortable since your chest will be swollen and sore for approximately 1 – 2 weeks. All patients are advised to take it easy the first 2 – 3 weeks after surgery and avoid physical activities. A full recovery can take anywhere from 6 – 8 weeks. Please call our office immediately if you have any questions or concerns during your recovery.

What to expect during breast lift surgery

To give you the best results, we use only cutting-edge breast lift techniques and place incisions in areas of the breast that are less visible or easily covered. You will be given instructions on how to care for your surgical wounds during your recovery to speed your healing and minimize the appearance of scars, but all patients will have some degree of scarring.

In some cases, your best results will require moving the nipple to a higher position once the extra skin or stretched-out areola is repaired. This will improve the overall appearance.

During the initial consultation, we are happy to help you learn more about the differences between a breast lift and breast augmentation and give our opinion on which procedure is best for your goals. Some patients may have a breast augmentation combined with a breast lift to get a fuller and perkier bust.

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If you have drooping breasts that make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious, consider how you will feel after breast lift surgery to restore the appearance of your body. Please contact our office and schedule a consultation to learn more about the process of breast lift surgery and how a breast lift can benefit you.

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