What Is Breast Lift Surgery?
Mastopexy (known as a breast lift) is a body contouring procedure that reshapes the breasts by trimming away loose skin and surgically tightening the leftover tissue to result in a more youthful and healthier look. This body contouring surgery is performed for women who have lost breast firmness, size, and shape and who are experiencing breast drooping due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. Outstanding advancements in mastopexy techniques have made this treatment so effective and successful that new statistics by the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) reveal nearly a 70% increase in demand since 2000. Seasoned plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Chang is highly skilled in performing this procedure at Timeless Plastic Surgery in Sugar Land, TX. By implementing the latest methods, they can choose the appropriate technique based upon the degree of sag present, keeping in mind the desired result.
Breast Lift Reviews
"One Happy Mama who did a Mommy Make Over - I had my son at 18 and gained 100 pounds which left me with excess skin, sad breasts and stretch marks. I decided for my 39 birthday I would treat myself to a Mommy Make Over. Doing my research I found Dr Chang was top of the line, Board Certified and really cared about his work. I was so scared coming into this since this was going to be a big procedure but I'm so happy I did! I did a tummy tuck, breast lift, breast implants and lipo. Was one of the best decisions of my life. Now only at 3 months after the surgery, I am more confident than I was at 18 and couldn't be happier. Dr Chang and his staff were so professional and really guided me through the whole process. Highly recommended!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 04, 2017
"Breast Augmentation, Mastopexy (Breast lift), Liposuction - Competent and professional... I chose Dr. Chang as my surgeon because he was very honest and helpful; pays attention to your concerns... my surgery experience was great... I love my new breast and body shape! I didn't have much pain after the surgery and the recovery time was quick, you cannot get any better than this! Thank you Dr. Chang, you are the best!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 04, 2011
"I had my son at 18 and gained 100 pounds which left me with excess skin, sad breasts and stretch marks. I decided for my 39 birthday I would treat myself to a "Mommy Make Over". Doing my research I found Dr Chang was top of the line, Board Certified and really cared about his work. I was so scared coming into this since this was going to be a big procedure but I'm so happy I did! I did a tummy tuck, breast lift, breast implants and lipo. Was one of the best decisions of m..."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 04, 2017
"Came here originally to find out more information on Miradry, and because they were absolutely competitively priced as compared to many other locations I called. The staff is extremely friendly and cordial. Making an appointment is a breeze. You do make a non refundable deposit for your appointment slot but I can understand that in today’s age. So I had my Miradry done with Kimberly Johnston. She was so informative and happily answered any and all of my questions before during and after procedure. So ecstatic about my Miradry results. Was told that because the severity of my hyperhydrosis it may take more than one. I am pleased to say, however, that one most definitely took care of it. I have also started coming in for my Botox with Dr. Chang. WOW is all I can say. This doctor hears what you have to say and clarifies what you want and goes based on your wants and needs and explains everything in full detail. I can’t recommend them highly enough. In fact I think I found the place for my breast lift &/or mommy makeover. I think I have found a true one stop shop for all my cosmetic surgery/aesthetic needs!"- K.J. / Google / Jun 22, 2018
"50 Years Old. Desperately Needed a Breast Lift. - Sugar Land, TX - Loved the results. I wish I had done it 10 years earlier. Dr. Chang and staff are awesome. Would recommend them to everyone. They really do care. The procedure from start to finish was a positive experience for myself and husband. They were very clear on what to expect for both of us. The follow up was incredible."- K. / RealSelf / Feb 04, 2016
What Are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?
Breast lift surgery is an excellent choice for women seeking a fuller, more youthful look to their bust. A specialized mastopexy operation conducted by Dr. Chang at his Sugar Land, TX facility is associated with the following benefits:
- Improving breast firmness and fullness
- Tightening skin for a smoother look
- Fixing drooping and sagging
- Revising breast asymmetry
- Modifying the areolas and positioning of the nipples
- Reducing irritation under the breasts
Am I An Ideal Candidate for A Breast Lift?
You may come to Timeless Plastic Surgery wanting breast augmentation using implants, but after a private assessment, you may discover that a breast lift surgery is what you need. The reason is due to the amount of sagging that is shown. Breasts that have lost elasticity most often need a skin removal and tightening surgery to reduce skin looseness and bring the breasts to a perkier position. If you have nipples that droop downward and your breasts sag significantly below the crease line, a lift surgery can dramatically help their appearance. If you are contemplating a breast lift, you need to be in good health and at a good weight.
How Does Breast Lift Surgery Work?
A breast lift usually takes two hours or more and is performed while the patient is under IV sedation. The duration of this treatment is dependent on the nature of breast size and sagging. The surgical technique used for a breast lift typically falls into two categories — the technique is defined by the nature of the incision. The inverted-T (known as an anchor) and the straight line vertical incisions are the most used methods. The incision is first completed, and any loose and excess skin is excised along with fat and tissue that is not wanted. The skin is then tightened and the breasts are positioned higher and lifted so they appear healthy and youthful. In most situations, the size of the areola is reconstructed and reduced to be symmetric with the new placement and shape of the breast. At this point, an implant or a fat transfer can be placed in the breast if this was discussed with Dr. Chang ahead of surgery. If the lift is the only procedure being performed and if size and shape are a worry, augmentation surgery with implants can be implemented at a different date.
What Should I Expect Following A Breast Lift?
Recovery for any type of breast lift is more extensive than a surgery with implants only. After the procedure, you will wear a medical compression bra to reduce swelling. A thin tube is also inserted near the location of the incision to help with excess fluid leakage that can often occur after a surgical procedure. After surgery, the swelling usually goes away within the first week. A member of our team will provide in-depth, home treatment care instructions to help with your healing process. Aesthetic results after a breast lift surgery become evident after a few weeks as the breasts take their higher placement on your bustline. Your breasts will feel and appear natural, and you will feel younger and more healthy.
Breast Lift FAQ
How much does a breast lift cost?
During your initial appointment, we will pay attention to your wants and goals before creating your personal treatment plan. Following that, we can estimate your price. When done well, a breast lift will significantly enhance your physical appearance, so it is important to concentrate on having a skilled surgeon with years of training, like Dr. Chang, rather than prices. To help make surgery affordable, Timeless Plastic Surgery will help you find low-interest financing.
Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should have a breast lift, implants, or both depends on your specific goals. Oftentimes, a breast lift will enhance the form and fullness of your breasts with no need for implants. We will evaluate your physical condition and also listen to your goals at your consultation, then make a decision whether you would benefit from implants, a lift, or an augmentation plus a lift.
Will my nipples be moved?
Generally, the nipple-areola complex will be moved up in the breast lift. If your areolas are excessively large or stretched, then we can incorporate an areola reduction in your surgery. This may be discussed during your appointment so we can choose the ideal incision pattern to use in your breast lift.
How long will my results last?
With good care following surgery, your results can last for several years. Your breasts will still age normally, which means you could start to see loose and sagging skin in time. Factors such as significant weight loss or gain can change your results; therefore, it is best to stay at a steady weight following your breast lift. Pregnancy or breastfeeding following a breast lift may also alter your results, which is why Dr. Chang suggests patients wait until they are done having kids to get a breast lift.
Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?
A lift may improve asymmetry in your breasts if they're different in size, firmness, or level of sagging. Dr. Chang will evaluate the physical condition and appearance of your breasts in your consultation and talk about how a breast lift will be able to help you. In your surgery, the tissue will be adjusted so your breasts are equal in position and size for symmetry.
Surgical breast lifting has transformed the lives of thousands of Houston, TX individuals. If you experience hanging, sagging breasts that interfere with your daily activities or stop you from sporting the clothing styles you desire, a mastopexy at Timeless Plastic Surgery may be the answer to your problems. When you have your initial consult, a thorough breast assessment will be performed by Dr. Chang and your desired outcome will be discussed. We will customize a tailored plan for treatment to assist in transforming your breasts. We encourage you to contact Timeless Plastic Surgery and speak to a patient coordinator to schedule a consultation.
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