With the natural process of aging, many women experience changes to their breasts. This can also be exasperated due to weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and breast feeling. Breasts that were one youthful and full may begin to sag lower and lose their voluminous shape. In situations such as this, many women in the Houston, TX area may consider the benefits of a breast lift. Breast lifts are performed to restore the youthful position of the breasts on the chests to improve confidence and one’s self-image. This procedure can also be done with or without breast implants, depending on the specific needs of the patient.
Breast lift with or without implants
It is vital that patients understand the difference between the breast lift and breast augmentation procedures. A breast lift, called mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that is used to lift breasts on the chest. This includes removing excess, sagging skin, repositioning the underlying tissue to improve the shape of the breasts, and ensure the nipple position is in a proper location for the most natural and youthful results. However, this procedure does not increase the size or volume of the breasts. This can only be done if the breast lift is combined with breast augmentation. During a breast lift with breast augmentation, breast implants are also placed in the breasts to add volume, shape, and size as an extra step towards an improved body contour.
In some situations, women who have larger, sagging breasts may also consider a breast reduction, during which excess breast tissue and fat is also removed along with skin. This may be beneficial for patients who are unhappy with their larger breasts and find it difficult to exercise or find clothes that fit them properly. In these cases, breast implants are not required, and the breasts can be brought down in size while ensuring a better position on the chest.
Request an appointment today
If you are located in the area of Houston, TX and want to speak to Dr. Thomas Weiner about the benefits of a breast lift with or without implants, connect with the team today to book an appointment by calling (281) 488-5795.