For many women, the breasts are what make them feel like a true woman. While the breasts also serve the function of providing nourishment for babies, they can also be a symbol of beauty and feminism. When Houston, TX area women are unhappy with the size, shape, and positioning of their breasts, they may begin to consider the advantages of certain surgical procedures. One procedure often used for women who have had changes to their breasts from pregnancy and weight changes is a breast lift.
What is a breast lift?
Medically known as mastopexy, the breast lift is a simple aesthetic surgical procedure performed to remove excess fat, skin, and tissue of the breast and reposition the breasts on the chest wall. This is commonly performed for women who have breast ptosis, or sagging breasts. Drooping can also change the position of the areola and nipples, causing them to face downward. With a breast lift, the breasts and oftentimes the nipple area are repositioned for a more youthful appearance and to improve fullness and overall body contours.
What happens during the breast lift procedure?
A breast lift may or may not be done in conjunction with other procedures, including breast augmentation, when a breast implant may be used to add volume and shape to the breast along with the repositioning of the breasts on the chest. Incisions are made in a strategic manner to reduce visible scarring as much as possible, and with proper post-operative care, many women can avoid the risk of infection. The breast lift procedure is done under general anesthetics with our anesthesiologist monitoring a woman’s vitals from start to finish. The amount of time allotted for the procedure varies depending on the extend of surgical work that needs to be completed.
Houston, TX area patients can ask about the breast lift procedure
Dr. Thomas Wiener and his team are dedicated to offering patient a wide selection of cosmetic procedures, including the breast lift. Women in the areas of Houston, Clear Lake, and Pearland, TX who are considering a breast lift procedure are encouraged to speak with our team. Call (281) 488-5795 to schedule a consultation at 2323 Clear Lake City Boulevard, Suite #152.