Breast Lift In Houston

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Introduction to

Breast Lift

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast lifts are the fifth-most common plastic surgery type, with over 193,000 procedures performed in 2020. So if you’ve ever thought about getting a breast lift in Houston, TX, you’re in good company! Getting a breast lift with Dr. Ahmadi, one of Houston’s top plastic surgeons, is easy to do and can produce great results. Below, we’ve included our breast lift guide, but if you have any questions or would like to schedule a breast lift consultation, please contact us today.

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift surgery, or a mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed to lift and reshape sagging breasts (or drooping breasts) by removing excess breast skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to create a more youthful and uplifted appearance.

The goal of a mastopexy is to reposition the nipple and areola, elevate breast tissue, reduce the size of the areola, and create a more symmetrical breast shape. As we age, our breasts change – things like pregnancy, nursing, or weight fluctuations, such as dramatic weight loss or weight gain, can affect the appearance of your breasts due to lost volume.

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Breast Lift Techniques

  • Crescent incision: This type is used for breasts with minimal drooping and involves a small crescent-shaped incision at the top of the areola. This is the smallest incision, but it provides the least amount of lift. It also has the most minimal scarring.
  • Lollipop incision: Also known as a keyhole or vertical incision, this technique works well for mild to moderate sagging breasts. This incision goes around the areola and down to the breast crease, creating a lollipop-style shape.
  • Anchor incision: Also known as the inverted-T incision. Like the vertical incision, this incision is used for severely sagging breasts. It involves an incision around the areola, down to the breast crease, and a horizontal incision in the breast fold. This technique may also require the removal of extra skin to achieve a better breast shape.

Is A Breast Lift the same thing as

Breast Augmentation?

Both the breast lift procedure and breast implants are often talked about similarly, and while they are both examples of breast surgery, they are actually very different procedures. Breast lift surgery uses the tissue you naturally have to reshape the breast to achieve a more youthful breast. On the other hand, breast augmentation is a different cosmetic surgical procedure involving the insertion of a breast implant to increase size and fullness. Conversely, some patients may require a breast reduction if they possess excess fat or breast tissue.

What are the Benefits of Breast Lift Surgery?

There are so many reasons that somebody might want a breast lift procedure! Here are a few benefits patients have discovered from having breast lift surgery:

  • Breasts become perkier
  • Clothing fits better
  • Improved volume and shape after significant weight loss
  • Increased self-confidence and body image
  • Lifts sagging breasts (or drooping breasts)
  • Regain volume post-pregnancy and breastfeeding

Whatever the reason you want a breast lift, Houston TX, is a great place to get it done. Dr. Ahmadi and the staff at Avante Plastic Surgery Houston are here to support you and help you develop your expectations and goals for your breast lift. Our surgical staff can help restore your breasts to a more youthful position and adjust how they look, helping you feel happier with your body’s appearance.

Who are the Best Breast Lift Candidates?

At Avante Plastic Surgery, we feel the best breast lift candidates are patients who share some of the following characteristics:

  • Are in good overall health
  • At a stable and healthy weight
  • Maintain a positive attitude and realistic expectations for the procedure results
  • Nonsmoker

*Ideal breast lift candidates have breast sagging, too much breast volume, and often have mild discomfort.

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What’s the first step for a

Breast Lift

If you are looking into Breast Lift surgery in Houston, your first step is to contact Avante Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation.

When you come in and meet with Dr. Ahmadi, he will answer any questions you have about the procedure, consider your aesthetic goals, evaluate your breasts and body type, and do a physical exam of your breasts. He will also ask about your medical history, previous surgeries, medications, and current herbal supplements, so it’s very important to be open and honest when talking with Dr. Ahmadi so you can avoid any unnecessary risks.

After discussing your options and deciding the best technique to achieve the best look for you, Dr. Ahmadi will create your treatment plan and you can schedule your procedure date with our Patient Coordinator. You will be provided with instructions to follow prior to your procedure, such as stop taking certain medications.

Prior to the operation, we can photograph your breast profile and front on, so that we can compare the before photo to the after photo, following your mastopexy.

What to Expect on the Day of Breast Lift Surgery

Your procedure will take place at a surgical center and will begin with the administration of anesthesia. Dr. Ahmadi will usually make three incisions but will be determined by how your breasts sag.

  1. The first will circle around the areola or the dark skin around the nipple.
  2. The second incision begins under the nipple and continues until the bottom of the breast.
  3. The final incision is along the base of your breasts.

After the incision, Dr. Ahmadi will resculpt your breasts to create the desired appearance. This will involve tightening, removing excess skin, and sculpting the underlying breast and fatty tissue. Once the procedure is complete, Dr. Ahmadi will close the incisions with surgical tape, skin adhesives, or sutures. You will then be fitted with a surgical bra and dressings to help heal.

This procedure can take anywhere between 2 and 4 hours and may take longer if you are getting another procedure, like breast implants, at the same time.


Breast Lift Recovery

Mastopexy is an outpatient procedure typically performed under general anesthesia. This means that you get to go home after the procedure is finished. It can take up to 24 hours to completely recover from the effects of the anesthesia, and you will need help at home for the first week. Patients are typically advised to wear the support bra 24/7 for several weeks to help heal.

After the procedure, you may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising around your breasts, which can be managed with pain medication and by following the surgeon’s instructions for postoperative care. You may feel tingling or numbness around the incisions, especially around the areola because there are a lot of nerve endings in that area. Over time, your incisions will heal and the swelling will gradually subside, as well as any visible scarring.

The recovery time varies based on several factors, such as the type of surgery and incisions. You must avoid heavy lifting, strenuous activity, or any activity that causes pain or discomfort. Dr. Ahmadi will give you specific instructions to follow.

While you will see some improvements immediately, it can take six weeks or more to see the most dramatic improvement in your breast lift results. It is important to remember that this procedure may impact your ability to breastfeed.

How Much Does Breast Lift Cost in Houston?

The price of a breast lift procedure varies depending on the type of lift required and if you are combining any other procedures. While an approximate price can be provided over the phone, an exact breast lift cost can only be given after a consultation with Dr. Ahmadi. Houston, Texas clients have many options to finance their procedure with Avante Plastic Surgery, with options that will fit any budget.

Why Choose Dr. Ahmadi?

If you’re getting surgery in Houston, breast lift specialist Dr. Ahmadi is your best choice. He is a trailblazer in the field of cosmetic surgery, having developed the full-body LipoTuck™ system. Thousands of patients have trusted him to do their cosmetic procedures, including breast lift (or mastopexy) procedures. Dr. Ahmadi is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Schedule a Consultation

If you want to get a new breast shape and get a breast lift in Houston, there’s no better place than Avante Plastic Surgery. Dr. Ahmadi is a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who will ensure you receive the highest quality of care. To schedule your consultation, call us at 281-265-2639 or use our website to request a consultation and a friendly member of our team will be in touch with you. Our team looks forward to helping you achieve perky breasts with a more rounded appearance today!

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