Aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight change can cause youthful feminine contours to deteriorate. As natural collagen production and skin elasticity decline, the breasts’ position on the chest wall lowers, leading to a saggy and less shapely appearance.
Breast lift surgery offers a solution to such issues and other conditions to achieve perkier, prettier breasts. With versatile dependability, breast lift surgery offers patients the opportunity to customize their breast lift to suit their personal aesthetic. The board-certified Houston plastic surgeons at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery have the skill and experience to deliver youthful and natural-looking results to breast lift patients in Houston, Texas.
At The Clinic for Plastic Surgery in Houston breast lift surgery involves strategically removing tissue to effectively lift the breasts to their more youthful position on the chest wall. Breast lift surgery offers patients the ability to address multiple concerns simultaneously, including volume loss, asymmetry, and areola size and placement. Breast lift surgery is an ever-popular procedure that can restore and enhance your breasts’ appearance, shape, and firmness to produce beautifully feminine curves.
As sagging, deflated breasts can significantly contribute to self-consciousness, breast lift surgery can dramatically boost feelings of confidence, youthfulness, and femininity. Following your procedure, you will find that clothes fit better, making shopping far more enjoyable than before. As self-confidence increases, you’ll feel empowered to embrace life’s opportunities and adventures from a perkier perspective.
Candidates for breast lift surgery have experienced a decline in breast position, fullness, firmness, and overall appearance. Patients interested in breast lift surgery should be generally healthy and possess a positive outlook on their surgery, eager to experience life without such bothersome concerns. As with any surgical procedure, breast lift candidates should be able to take ample time off from work for proper healing.
To ensure that your surgery and recovery go as smoothly as possible, you should begin preparing for your breast lift as soon as two weeks beforehand.
For a minimum of two weeks before your procedure, you will need to avoid NSAIDs and other supplements and medications that thin the blood, as they may contribute to bleeding during and after your surgery. You may also fill any prescriptions your surgeon has given you in order to have them available immediately after your procedure. You may even prepare a recovery "nest" with everything you will need within reach. Lastly, you will need to arrange for a close friend or relative to drive you home and stay with you for a minimum of 24 hours after your surgery.
You will receive general anesthesia for your breast lift to ensure that you experience no discomfort during your surgery. As soon as the anesthesia has taken effect, your surgeon will begin your breast lift according to your personalized surgical plan. There is a wide range of techniques and procedures that your surgeon may utilize during your procedure, with the goal of delivering the best breast lift Houston can offer.
For patients requiring only a minimal lift to achieve their goals, your surgeon may simply remove a crescent-shaped wedge of tissue just above your areola. As your surgeon closes this incision, your breasts will be lifted to their more youthful position. Patients with minimal sagging who would like to enhance their breasts' volume may be suitable for a periareolar lift.
Your surgeon will create an incision around your areola to allow for the removal of excess skin and entry for implant placement. A periareolar lift with breast implants produces fuller, perkier breasts. Patients with moderate to severe breast sagging may achieve the best results with a lollipop lift. This technique includes an incision around the areola that extends down to form the shape of a lollipop, allowing for the removal of a substantial amount of skin for a more dramatic lifting effect.
For patients with more extreme breast sagging, your surgeon may recommend a full mastopexy. This type of breast lift essentially combines the lollipop incision with an anchor incision, including incisions around the areola, down to the breast crease vertically, and horizontally along the crease itself. This technique allows for the removal of substantial amounts of tissue to produce the most significant level of lift.
Once your surgeon has achieved the desired effect, they will close your incisions meticulously to minimize scarring and apply dressings to your incisions. As soon as you awake from your anesthesia, you will be able to begin your recovery at home.
A breast lift can significantly improve your quality of life by enhancing your youthful confidence and appearance. If you are interested in meeting with one of our highly skilled and experienced surgeons, please contact us to schedule your consultation for breast lift surgery in Houston, Texas.
Over the first few days of your recovery, you are likely to experience mild pain. However, your surgeon will provide you with pain medication to alleviate discomfort. You can also expect swelling and bruising. You will need to rest at home for at least one week to allow your body time to heal. Within three weeks of your surgery, you will be free to return to your normal daily activities without restriction.
While you’ll be able to appreciate the lifted position of your breasts as soon as your post-surgical swelling subsides, your full results will develop over several months as your breasts settle into their final position.
For most patients, results from breast lift surgery last between 10 and 15 years.
Since some breast lifts involve the removal of tissue from inside the breasts, you may experience a loss of approximately one cup size as a result of breast lift surgery. However, patients who would like to maintain or enhance their cup size may easily incorporate breast augmentation into their lift procedure.
The Clinic for Plastic Surgery loves to be a part of our patients’ journeys. That starts with a consultation. No matter which path you choose, you will feel more knowledgeable and confident about your decision after a meeting with our board-certified Houston plastic surgeons. Schedule a consultation today.