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Breast Lift

Conveniently located to serve Dallas-Ft. Worth and Denton County

What Is a Breast Lift?

Breast lift is a wonderful procedure that can dramatically rejuvenate a sagging or aging breast. This surgical procedure enhances the shape of the breasts by elevating them and modifying their contours. It accomplishes this by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissues. It corrects nipples that are pointing downwards, reduces sag, and corrects asymmetry.

We, here at the Institute, have a tremendous experience with the vertical incision lift, also known as the “lollipop” technique. This will leave the breast with a tighter, more “perky” shape. This technique also results in less scarring than the traditional “anchor” technique. The breast lift procedure is also called mastopexy surgery and is often combined with an implant to enhance the overall size of the breasts, but this depends on the ultimate goal of each individual. These options would be thoroughly discussed at your consultation. We offer breast lift procedures at our Plano TX surgical center, easily reachable from Dallas and the surrounding area.

Breast Lift: the Procedure

The breast lift procedure starts with a consultation with your surgeon, who will determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. We will review your medical history, existing medical conditions, medications, allergies, and family medical history to ensure that there are no underlying conditions that could affect the results of the procedure.

Are You a Suitable Candidate?

You are a suitable candidate for the breast lift procedure if:

  • You do not have any underlying medical conditions that could lead to severe side effects.
  • You have not had any breast rejuvenation procedures done recently.
  • You have realistic expectations for the surgery.
  • You are not allergic to anesthesia.
  • You are not a smoker, or you are willing to quit before the surgery.
  • You are not pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant.

After it is determined that you are a suitable candidate, a treatment plan is made that will include the treatment area, type of incisions, and more. You may also be asked to take a baseline mammogram before the procedure and a few months after the procedure to check the progress in the breast tissue.

What Is the Surgery Like?

During the surgery, the treatment area is cleaned with an antiseptic, and the incision points are marked. The procedure takes approximately 2 hours and is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.

As per the predetermined treatment plan, the incisions are made. The underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped. The nipple and areola may also be repositioned and resized. Any excess breast skin is then removed and the incisions are closed with sutures.

Breast Lift Recovery

Sutures are dissolvable and you will be placed in a supportive bra that we recommend you wear for 3-6 months. We generally recommend you take one week to recover after a breast lift procedure; however, this may vary depending on your lifestyle. Avoiding strenuous activities during recovery is vital.

Schedule Your Consultation

The surgeons and staff at the American Institute of Plastic Surgery in Plano offer the highest level of professional excellence along with a down-to-earth, caring approach. Call (972) 543-2477 to schedule an appointment.

The surgeons and staff at the American Institute of Plastic Surgery in Plano offer the highest level of professional excellence along with a down-to-earth, caring approach. Call (972) 543-2477 to schedule an appointment.