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Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Breasts, just as any part of the human body, eventually lose their elasticity. A breast lift procedure (Mastopexy) is often a great solution for patients to counter sagging breasts resulting from age or other reasons like childbirth or nursing. Our breast lift procedures, performed in our Austin office, improve the shape and firmness of breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.
• Peri-Areolar Breast Lift: This technique is performed by placing a circular incision around the entire outer edge of your areola, resulting in a minimally visible scar. The peri-areolar breast lift technique is a great option for women with a mild degree of sagging. Although, when used by a skilled surgeon in conjunction with breast implants, this technique can produce satisfactory results for women with a moderate degree of sagging.
• Vertical Breast Lift: The vertical lift involves an incision around the perimeter of the areola and another vertical incision made from the bottom of the areola down to the natural breast crease. The vertical lift is ideal for women who have moderate breast sagging and require more reshaping of the breast. The shape of the incisions resembles a lollipop, hence the nickname “lollipop lift.”
This technique is suitable for women with a moderate degree of sagging who will not be helped sufficiently by less invasive techniques.
• Anchor Breast Lift: This procedure requires the placement of incisions shaped like an anchor. This lifting technique is reserved for women who require dramatic reshaping to improve more significant sagging and will not be helped sufficiently by less invasive techniques. The anchor incision is the oldest technique used for breast lifts and is the desired technique in large-volume breast reductions. The incision is made around the perimeter of the areola, vertically down from the areola to the breast crease and horizontally along the breast crease.
How It Works
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Before & After
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Frequently Asked Questions
A breast lift is the most effective way to reverse the sagging of the breasts and restore their youthfulness. This procedure relocates the breast tissue and nipples to their original (pre-aging/motherhood) position by removing excess skin and lifting the tissue.
With a breast lift, there is always an incision made therefore there is always a scar. However, scarring can be minimalized or hidden which has resulted in people discussing a “no scar breast lift.” Where incisions are made and certain surgical techniques can greatly minimize scarring as can postoperative scar care. As each person is different it is important to first consult with a doctor about a breast lift procedure and your aesthetic goals.
You’ll see results right after your surgery, but it can take a few months for your breasts to settle into their final result. Breast lift results might not be permanent.
After surgery, you will probably feel weak. You may feel sore for 2 to 3 weeks. You also may feel pulling or stretching in your breast area. Although you may need pain medicine for a week or two, you can expect to feel better and stronger each day.
Good candidates for a breast lift are at a healthy weight and have no other medical concerns with their breasts. We require patients seeking a breast lift to undergo proper breast cancer screening before surgery.
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