There are many factors that contribute to sagging of a woman’s breasts. Common factors such as aging, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and breastfeeding play a role. All women are affected by a drooping of the breasts at some point in their lives, but for some, it occurs at a younger age than expected.
If you are unhappy about drooping or sagging breasts, our San Antonio cosmetic surgeons can perform breast lift surgery to provide a more youthful appearance.
Who’s a Candidate for Mastopexy?
A breast lift can lift the breasts and improve your silhouette. The procedure corrects a condition called breast ptosis, which varies from minor to severe.
- Minor breast ptosis: the nipple is level with the breast crease
- Moderate breast ptosis: the nipple is below the breast crease
- Severe breast ptosis: nipple is the lowest point of the breast
Depending on your particular condition, Dr. Ortegon or Dr. Baumholtz will determine the proper breast lift technique to address the degree of ptosis that is present.
Many woman opt to have breast implants placed at the time of their lift to restore volume as well.
What Can I Expect During My Breast Lift Surgery?
Breast lift surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia. The type of incision that Dr. Ortegon or Dr. Baumholtz will make depends on the degree of breast ptosis. A small amount of breast sagging can be corrected with an incision that circles the areola. A large amount of ptosis will be corrected with an anchor-shaped incision on the lower part of the breast.
Our plastic surgeons will remove glandular breast tissue and loose skin to elevate the breasts and nipple-areola. The nipple will then reside at a higher position on the breast, and the whole breast will sit higher on the chest wall.
Breast Lift Type: Vertical short scar breast lift
Pre-Op Cup Size: DD
Post-Op Cup Size: C
Breast Lift Procedure Results
The results of your breast lift procedure will be noticeable right away, but you will need to rest and recover for several days. You may have some swelling, and will have to care for your sutures and incisions. If you had surgical drains placed, you will need to care for them. Breast lifts leave a permanent scar, but should fade and flatten significantly over time.
Schedule A Consultation
If you would like to learn more information about breast lift surgery, we invite you to call our office today to schedule a consultation. Call 210-614-4320 or use the online contact form to send an email to our office. Our practice serves: San Antonio, College Station, Houston, Austin, Schertz, Corpus Christi, Plano, Dallas, Laredo, New Braunfels, Boerne, Eagle Pass, McAllen, Grapevine & San Angelo Texas.