Breast Lift

Breast Lift Houston

Women may choose to undergo a breast lift for a variety of reasons. Some breast cancer survivors who undergo breast reconstruction may attempt to enhance their outcomes. Some women may desire to strengthen and tone their bodies after giving birth and lactating. Others struggle with the affects of time, genetics, and weight fluctuations on their breasts and seek an effective means of regaining a youthful appearance. Dr. Fortes provides effective breast lift procedures to meet patient objectives and reach aesthetic goals.

Breast mastopexy, also known as a breast lift, is a surgical procedure used to reshape and elevate the breasts. This surgery can help restore the firmness and contour of sagging breasts. A breast lift will not increase or decrease the size of the breasts. Those who wish to change the size or volume of their breasts may also contemplate breast augmentation or reduction in addition to a breast lift.

Breast Lift Candidacy

If you desire to remedy sagging breasts, this procedure may be the best option. Patients who benefit most from mastopexy or breast lifts typically have sagging or stretched skin and decreased breast volume due to aging.

Breastfeeding, pregnant, or possibly pregnant women should not undertake a mastopexy. If you plan to lose a significant amount of weight after surgery, your results will be diminished as well, and you should hold off on a breast lift until later.

Breast Lift Procedure

Most breast lifts are outpatient procedures performed under general anesthesia. Techniques may vary considerably. Your surgeon will help you choose the most appropriate procedure based on the size, shape, and other characteristics of your breasts.

The vast majority of breast lifts involve three incisions. The first will circumnavigate the dark area near the nipple, also known as the areola. The second incision is made from beneath the nipple to the root of the breast. The final incision is made in each breast’s natural crease at the bottom.

Through these incisions, excess breast skin caused by aging or laxity can be surgically removed. It also allows physicians to redefine the nipple in a different location. The breast will be reshaped after the removal of excess skin and the relocation of the nipple and areola.

Breast Lift Recovery

A surgical support bra and gauze are common post-breast-lift accessories. In the event of excessive hemorrhage or fluid accumulation, your breast incisions may be fitted with small tubes.

Dr. Fortes will prescribe pain medication to be used in the days immediately following a breast lift. It is best to avoid any lifting, bending, or straining. You should also sleep on your back or side to avoid placing stress on your breasts.

Expect your breasts to feel tender, bruised, and swollen for about two weeks. Following your procedure, the areas around your incisions will be pink or red for a few months, and you may experience pain and tenderness. Some patients also experience a minor degree of numbness for several weeks. Continued communication with Dr. Fortes will help ensure your healing is on track and your experienced discomforts are a natural part of the process.

Breast Lift Consultation

A breast lift consultation with Dr. Fortes is where you should start if you believe that a breast lift could address your aesthetic concerns. With a breast lift plan, we can determine your candidacy, discuss the procedure and recovery, answer any questions you may have, and help you achieve your objectives. Call now!

“I don’t believe in rigid universal standards of beauty. Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, and it’s up to the aesthetic plastic surgeon to get that vision of beauty from each one of his patients.”

- Dr. Paul Fortes

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