Breast Lift (Mastopexy) in Houston, TX
If you’re unhappy with the look of your breasts after pregnancy, rapid weight loss, or gravity, a breast lift (mastopexy) corrects this by lifting the breasts into a more projected position, creating an attractive, youthful shape. Dr. German Newall, a board-certified plastic surgeon, offers breast lift surgery to women in Houston and the surrounding areas of Post Oak, Sugar Land, and Katy.
What is a Breast Lift (Mastopexy)?
A breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure that removes excess tissue and tightens the skin in the surrounding area. The surgery is often performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation for women who desire a fuller breast appearance. Those who have excessive breast tissue may choose to have a breast reduction along with a lift to create a more proportional appearance. In addition, the size of the areolas may be reduced for a more balanced look to your breasts.
How is a Breast Lift Performed?
During a breast lift, most incisions are generally made around the areolae (the darker area around the nipples), downward from the areolae, and horizontally along the breast creases. Breast tissue can be reshaped by adding stitches deep within your breasts and possibly reshaping your areolae. Then, using stitches, adhesives or surgical tape the skin will be brought together to complete the procedure.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?
Ideal candidates for a breast lift or mastopexy experience the following:
- Sagging breasts causing loss of shape or volume, stretching, and flatness.
- While breasts are unsupported, the nipples fall below the breast creases.
- Nipples and areolae are pointing downward or are out of proportion.
- Uneven breasts, with one breast lower than the other.
Breast Lift Recovery
You may experience some soreness in your breasts up to two weeks after the surgery, though every patient is different. Numbness in the area might last as long as six weeks. A breast lift is performed under general anesthesia and normally is an outpatient procedure. The surgery typically takes only two to three hours and most patients will be able to go home the same day.
Where will the procedure be performed?
Breast augmentation surgery is performed at our award-winning ACPS, The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS), which is the largest private plastic surgery center in Texas. The ACPS exceeds accepted standards for private surgical facilities and is licensed by the Texas Department of Health. The ACPS offers four surgical suites, pre-operative consultation suites, and seven comfortable post-operative recovery suites, all staffed with medical professionals handpicked by our surgeons.
How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost?
While cost should not be the final factor on which you base your decision, we understand that it is an important consideration. You should first realize that even though you are considering elective surgery, it is still surgery. Safety must be your surgeon’s highest priority followed by patient satisfaction. At German Newall, MD we work to provide excellent service at a fair price. We feel that an investment in yourself is one of the most important investments that you could ever make; as such, we offer a variety of payment options including financing to help make your aesthetic dreams a reality.
Dr. German Newall, a board-certified surgeon, focuses on the needs of his patients and assures that you will be met with a caring, dedicated, and experienced staff. If you are considering a breast lift in Houston or the surrounding areas of Post Oak, Sugar Land and Katy, contact us today to schedule your consultation.