Our breast lift in Houston surgery, also known as mastopexy, is done to improve the shape and appearance of a sagging chest.
Sagging breasts: Why it happens + how to fix it
Breast sagging or breast ptosis occurs due to a number of reasons, including:
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Weight loss and fluctuations
- The natural aging process
When the sagging is mild and characterized primarily by deflated tissue, it can sometimes be corrected with an implant. However, more severe sagging, drooping tissue and poorly positioned nipples typically require a breast lift
Who is a candidate for a breast lift?
The ideal candidate for our breast lift in Houston with
Dr. Wiener is a woman who has:
- Sagging breasts that need to be lifted and reshaped
- Asymmetrical or unusually shaped breasts
- Breasts that feature excess skin
- Nipples that point downward
FAQ: How will pregnancy and nursing affect my breasts?
After pregnancy and breastfeeding, the size and shape of your breasts will change in fascinating ways. Many women find that their breasts:
- Increase in density due to the generation of milk
- Stretch due to the repeated production and removal of milk
- Become asymmetrical due to one breast changing more than the other
When the sagging is mild and characterized primarily by deflated tissue, it can sometimes be corrected with an implant. However, more severe sagging, drooping tissue and poorly positioned nipples typically require a breast lift.
The Main EventsWhat to expect after surgery
Your breast lift will be performed in Dr. Wiener’s AAAASF accredited in-office operating room in Houston. To begin, a board-certified physician anesthesiologist will administer intravenous sedation and Dr. Wiener will place local anesthetic nerve blocks around your ribs to minimize your post-operative pain.
During surgery, Dr. Wiener won’t actually lift your breast higher on the chest. Rather, he will reposition the nipple and remove any excess skin. If your upper chest is particularly flat after this process, he may recommend placing an implant to restore fullness.
The RecoveryWhat to expect after surgery
Following a breast lift, you will need to avoid exercise and strenuous activity for six full weeks so that your body has the opportunity to heal. You will also need to be completely nicotine free for at least one month to minimize the risk of skin or nipple loss and severe scarring. To preserve your new look for as long as possible, it’s ideal to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid substantial weight gain moving forward.
The scars What your breasts will look like after surgery
Even the best breast lift will inevitably result in some scarring. However, when your procedure is performed by Dr. Wiener, the scars will become increasingly less visible over time.
If you have a standard breast lift, the incisions will be located around the nipple, down the front of the breast and along the crease of the breast. If you have a periareolar mastopexy, the incisions will appear around the areola and down the front of the breast. You can largely avoid scars with a donut breast lift, which involves a single incision around the areola, but this option is not always appropriate.
During your in-person consultation at our Houston office, Dr. Wiener will counsel you on your options and help you determine the right approach.
Dr. Wiener: Leading the way in breast lift innovations
A Texas native, Dr. Wiener is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is known for his ability to provide one of the best experiences and arguably the best breast lift Houston has available. Patients travel to his Houston office from around the country thanks to his vast knowledge, mastery of the latest surgical techniques, and exquisite results.
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A well done mastopexy can transform your appearance. If you want the best breast lift Houston has to offer, contact Dr. Wiener’s office today to schedule an appointment and begin planning for your procedure.learn more