Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy) – Sugar Land & Houston, TX

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About 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 surgeons Drs. Peter Chang and Ankur Mehta are 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.

Ideal Candidates

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.

Surgical Technique

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 or Dr. Mehta 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 to Expect

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 or Dr. Mehta, 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 and Dr. Mehta suggest 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 or Dr. Mehta 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.

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Healthier-Looking Breasts

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 or Dr. Mehta 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.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.