Through the years, a woman’s body will go through many transformations. One of these changes includes a loss of the skin’s tissue structure and elasticity. While this will occur throughout the body, it can be especially significant in the breasts. The genetics, weight fluctuations, breast-feeding and gravity all compound the problem. The result can be devastating: sagging, uneven breasts, decreased volume and drooping nipples.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to pick up the breasts. The surgical technique removes the lax skin that is causing the breasts to drop, and essentially raises them to a more youthful position. A breast lift is performed by making a thin incision around the nipple, laterally downward under the nipple, and finally across the breast crease. The excess, stretched tissue is then removed and the nipple repositioned.
Pairing Breast Implants With a Lift:
A breast lift will dramatically raise the chest to a youthful position. Unfortunately, the breast lift does not address shape or contour. Breasts that sag are also likely to have lost their volume and fullness. But these will not improve after a lift alone. Likewise, implants can create form and replace volume in the chest, but they will do nothing to raise the breasts. Combining a breast lift with implants becomes an excellent – and obvious – choice for restoring a youthful figure. Performed at the same time, these techniques will make the breasts sit higher on the chest, as well as create a rounder, perkier silhouette.
The Breast Lift at a Glance:
•Number of Breast Lifts performed in 2013: 137,233
•Average Cost: $11,000-$13,500
•Length of Procedure: Two to three hours
•Type of Anesthesia Used: General
•Overnight Hospital Stay: No
•Recovery Time: Seven to ten days
Are you ready to speak with someone about a potential breast lift? If so, do not hesitate to contact Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery at (281) 407-7428. Many of your questions can be answered over the phone by one of our experienced patient coordinators. We can also assist in scheduling a breast lift consultation in our private Houston office. At your appointment, we will be pleased to show you around our brand new faculty, which includes a state-of-the-art surgical center and overnight recovery suite.