Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy) – Dallas, TX*

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About Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift surgery is a cosmetic treatment that lifts and reshapes the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding skin to create a firmer, younger appearance. This body contouring surgery is reserved for women who have lost breast shape and volume and who have breast sag due to breastfeeding, weight loss, aging, or gravity. Huge advancements in breast lift surgery have made this surgical procedure so successful that new stats from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show an approximate 70% increase in demand since 2000. Plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Schwartz offers this surgery at Robert Schwartz Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX, integrating the most state-of-the-art methods, and carefully choosing the correct technique according to the level of sag present as well as the desired outcome.

Ideal Candidates

Some women visit our practice believing they are candidates for fuller breasts with breast implants; but after a physical exam, it may be realized that a breast lift is needed and necessary instead before augmentation. This is dependent on the amount of sag that is present. Women whose breasts point downward in most cases need a lift to correct the skin irregularity and lift the breasts to a higher position. If your nipples point downward and your breasts appear stretched, a cosmetic lift can improve their appearance. Patients considering a breast lift should be physically healthy and at an ideal weight. While breast implants may be wanted, a lift is all that's needed to add the desired fullness and shape in a good portion of cases.

Surgical Technique

Breast lift surgery takes approximately 2 – 4 hours and is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The overall duration for this procedure depends on the complexity of breast ptosis present. The method used for cosmetic breast lift surgery generally falls under two categories — this is based on the size and location needed for the incision. The anchor technique (inverted-T) and the vertical incisions are the most commonly used incision types. After making the incision, any wrinkly and loose skin is removed along with breast tissue and fat that is not needed. After this process, the remaining skin is pulled tight and the breasts are lifted so they look healthy and young. In many cases, the size and shape of the areola is decreased to match the new breast. At this time, an implant can be inserted within the breast if this was agreed upon with Dr. Schwartz prior to surgery. If a breast lift is the only surgery being performed and if breast size is a concern, silicone or saline implants can be done at a later date.

What To Expect

The recovery for a breast lift surgery is more lengthy than a breast augmentation. After surgery, you will be fitted with a support bra to minimize swelling. In addition, a small draining tube will be placed near the incision site to assist with excess draining that can sometimes occur after a surgery of this nature. The post-surgical swelling will diminish in about 3 – 5 days. Dr. Schwartz or a member of his team will provide detailed, at-home incision care instructions to help your healing process. Results following a surgical breast lift are most visible after several months as your newly shaped breasts take their new position on your chest wall. The breasts will look and feel natural, and you will feel younger, prettier, and in sync with your frame.

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Mastopexy has changed the lives of many Dallas, TX patients. If you are troubled by sagging breasts that get in the way of everyday activities or prohibit you from buying certain clothing, a breast lift at Robert Schwartz Plastic Surgery may be the right surgery for you. At the time of your first one-on-one consultation, a thorough examination will be given by Dr. Schwartz and your aesthetic concerns will be discussed. We will provide a tailored treatment plan to help transform your breasts. Please contact our Dallas office to learn more about how to begin your cosmetic surgery journey.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.