Breast Lift Surgery by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Dallas

Breast Lift Dallas, TXOne of the most common forms of breast surgeries within the cosmetic and plastic surgery world is a breast lift. This procedure, technically known as a mastopexy, lifts the patient’s breast. It can be done with or without augmentation; that decision is up to you and your surgeon. Dr. Jeffrey D. Hopkins has performed breast lifts throughout his plastic surgery practice, and he can speak to the benefits of having the procedure done.

The Benefits of a Breast Lift

At the most basic level, a breast lift raises the bustline. It could be lowered due to age or illness, and this surgery combats those effects. On a personal level, though, a breast lift is more than surgery. Instead, it is a rejuvenation method. It offers patients a way to refresh their look and their life.

Additionally, a breast lift can help one grapple with negative body image. With a cosmetic procedure aimed at addressing the patient’s goals, one can go from a place of self-doubt to a place of body positivity. It is amazing what a mastopexy can do for both the body and mind.

The Breast Lift Procedure

Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, raises the breasts by successfully removing the excess skin from the tissue and tightening the remaining tissue to reshape and offer support to the new contours of your chest. Breast lifts are becoming increasingly more popular, having grown by 70% since 2000.

If you find that your breasts are beginning to sag or your areolas have become enlarged, breast lift surgery can often reduce these problems significantly.  While under anesthesia or intravenous sedation, the patient will begin the procedure. Your surgeon will perform one of three common incision patterns – around the areola, under the areola, or both. To reshape the breasts successfully, the underlying tissue is lifted and reshaped. The nipple and areola are repositioned to a more natural position on the breast, and enlarged areola is reduced. The excess breast skin will be removed to compensate for the loss of elasticity.

Choosing Breast Lift

For many women, having beautiful breasts is more than merely the size. In fact, overly-large, sagging breasts often cause women discomfort and pain. A surefire option to soothe the discomfort is a breast lift via a renowned plastic surgeon. Determining which type of breast lift is crucial.

  • Concentric (“Doughnut”) Breast Lift – A concentric breast lift, also known as a doughnut mastopexy, ensures the scar is around the edge of the areola. For women with smaller breasts, concentric methods are typically best.
  • Vertical (“Lollipop”) Breast Lift – For women with larger breasts, the vertical breast lift is usually more appropriate. The new methods are minimally invasive and use profound techniques to reduce scar tissue and unnatural appearance.
  • Anchor-Shaped Breast Lift – An anchor-shaped breast lift is often considered the old process, as the procedure leaves an anchor-shaped scar. This scar is typically situated underneath the breast. However, the procedure is recommended for women with poor skin quality or soft breast tissue.

Breast Lift Recovery

After the completion of your breast lift procedure, the recovery process begins immediately. Your doctor will provide adequate recommendations and even prescribe medication as required. It is absolutely crucial that you adhere to all directions your surgeon offers. Some instructions you will be provided with include:

  •          How to properly care for your breasts after the operation
  •          Medications to apply or administer orally to aid in the recovery process and reduce infection risks
  •          When to follow up with your surgeon
  •          Any concerns to watch for on or around your breasts or in your general health

You may be required to wear an elastic bandage or support bra to help minimize the visible swelling following the procedure. Furthermore, a small, thin tube may be temporarily inserted under the skin to help drain excess blood or fluids that collect.

Limitation, Risk & Possible Complications

Undergoing a breast lift procedure is typically aimed at enhancing the appearance of one’s breasts or relieving some pressure and discomfort of a sagging, large chest. Whatever the reason, be sure you are undergoing the operation for the right reason. Like most surgeries, there are potential complications, risks, and limitations to consider.

  • Limitations – Some limitations of breast lift surgery include reduced-size breasts. Mastopexy cannot provide you with a breast lift without reducing the overall size of your chest. Furthermore, a breast lift will only excise skin tissue, not eliminate the mammary gland tissue entirely.
  • Risks – While rare, there are potential risks to breast lift procedures. These risks include seroma and hematoma, excessive bleeding, infection, and unsatisfactory results after the surgery is complete. Some women have unrealistic expectations going into the operation, so discuss expectations with your surgeon.
  • Possible Complications – Complications during the procedure are rare, like the risks involved with the surgery. Complications include adverse reactions to anesthesia, asymmetry, and altered sensation. Speak with your doctor regarding any of these issues beforehand.

After The Mastopexy

After the mastopexy procedure, a common feeling is reported from patients: relief. Although it isn’t shown in a blood test or measured on a scale, it is felt emotionally. Patients are relieved and overjoyed that they have taken control of their bodies, lifting the sagging areas they once felt shame about.

A breast lift allows you, the patient, to take back your body. You will be no longer subject to sagging. No longer does your bustline dissatisfy you. Instead, you are your best you. Nothing is holding you back. For more information Contact us.

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