Who is a good candidate for a Breast Lift?
You may be a candidate for a breast lift if you are healthy and over the age of 18. Given the variety of reasons for wanting a breast lift, it is important to discuss any potential alternative procedures, as well as address any surgical safety concerns during your consultation.
Dr. Sato will examine you and review your medical history in order to determine whether a breast lift is right for you. If it is, a surgical plan will be created and a date will be set for the surgical session.
What happens during a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is an outpatient procedure usually performed under a local anesthetic and IV sedation at our in-office operating room or under general anesthesia at an ambulatory surgery center. Every case is different, so the length of surgery can vary.
Dr. Sato will remove excess skin and re-position the breast tissue and nipple-areola complex higher on the chest. The breast is reshaped by tightening supporting tissues, giving the breast a firmer, uplifted, youthful appearance.
The fullness or roundness in the upper pole of the breast does not change after a breast lift. The size of the areola (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipple) can also be reduced during a breast lift.
There are some visible scars after a breast lift that could be placed around the areola, vertically from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease, and/or under the breast’s natural crease. There are several different techniques with various resultant scar patterns.
The techniques that leave less scarring are preferred for appropriate patients. At your consultation, Dr. Sato will determine which technique is best for you and will explain where the incisions will be made.
What can I expect while recovering from Breast Lift surgery?
Most women return to work 10 days to 2 weeks after breast lift surgery. You will likely experience soreness, bruising, and swelling for several days.
Paper tape is placed over the incision and is left in place for 1-2 weeks. A surgical bra that will be worn for several weeks as your body heals during the recovery process. Scars will continue to fade with time and can usually be concealed by clothing, including bras, bathing suits, and low-cut tops.
Strenuous activities should be avoided until the skin incisions are healed, which can take up to 4-6 weeks.
How much does aBreast Lift Cost?
The price of a breast lift varies depending on several factors. Mastopexy cost is impacted by the techniques chosen, the amount of tissue removed, and many other factors. To learn more about the breast lift in Houston and look over before and after photos, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sato by contacting us today.