If you have been considering breast lift surgery, the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas is here to answer your questions and help decide which procedure is best for you.
San Antonio women who want to restore a youthful look with plastic surgery know that our team members are experts who look forward to helping you meet your personal goals.
What Is Breast Lift Surgery?
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that lifts, reshapes, and repositions the breast. The result is a more youthful, natural look. Many women decide to undergo mastopexy to restore their figure after extreme weight loss or pregnancy.
It is common to combine the procedure with additional augmentation techniques, such as using fat transfers or implants to enhance breast size.
At the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas, all of our patients receive a customized surgical plan designed to meet their unique needs. Our goal is to help you achieve your goals.
Surgical procedures are performed under anesthesia. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeneby makes precise incisions around the areola to access the breast tissue and surrounding structures.
This entry point is used to remove excess skin, lift the breasts, and repair muscle structures if needed. Our patients who choose implants to complement their breast lift may require more incisions to allow for proper placement of the implant.
Benefits of a Breast Lift
Women who love taking care of themselves know that no amount of diet or exercise can rejuvenate breasts once they’ve become saggy. Yes, it is natural to experience some drooping at certain times of life, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept it — not when the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas is here to help.
A breast lift offers several benefits, such as:
- Enhances breast position, providing a more youthful profile
- Prevents chafing and irritation from loose or excess skin
- Relieves back pain
- Firms breasts
- Balances nipple position and projection
- Corrects oversized or imbalanced areolas
- Improves breast shape
Pregnancy, nursing, weight gain or loss, and genetics all play a part in the shape of a woman’s breasts. You have the power to play a part, too, with the help of breast lift surgery.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Mastopexy?
Not every woman is a good candidate for breast lift surgery, and not every woman needs it. If your breasts have only just begun to show minor drooping, the non-surgical procedures offered at the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio may help you maintain a full look.
A breast lift or the combination of a lift and breast augmentation may be the best option to correct breasts that have deflated, lost volume, or appear imbalanced.
Breast lift surgery may be right for you if:
- You’re in good general health
- You have no active skin conditions
- The skin on your breasts and upper chest still retains some natural elasticity
- You are a non-smoker
- You want to enhance your figure with realistic expectations
Before your procedure, we will ask for a detailed medical history and complete a health examination. Having a preexisting condition does not automatically disqualify you from having a breast lift procedure. Some conditions can be treated before surgery, and some may not affect your ability to undergo or heal from surgery.
How Long Will a Breast Lift Last?
Every patient’s experience is different, and each person responds to surgery and medications differently. On average, you will enjoy the benefits of your breast lift for 10 to 15 years. There are several steps you can take in your daily life to extend results even longer.
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Weight fluctuations cause the skin to stretch when weight is gained and then sag when it is lost. If you’re in the process of weight loss, it may be best to wait until you are near or at your goal weight before having surgery.
Wear a Supportive Bra When You Exercise
While research has debunked the idea that not wearing a bra will cause your breasts to sag, it is important to wear a well-fitting bra during exercise. As breasts bounce during vigorous workouts or jogging, delicate breast tissue can become damaged.
A supportive sports bra should be firm enough to keep breasts from moving significantly while loose enough to still be comfortable.
Monitor Your Hormone Levels
It’s natural for estrogen levels to rise and fall, but significant estrogen fluctuations can influence the health of your skin. Reduced estrogen levels affect collagen production, making skin weaker and more likely to lose elasticity.
If menopause or other conditions are depleting your estrogen, collagen treatments may help prevent hormone-related breast sagging.
The hormonal and weight changes a woman’s body experiences during pregnancy affect the size and condition of her breasts. Becoming pregnant after a breast lift could affect the results and make it necessary to repeat the procedure.
If you are still planning on adding to your family, it is recommended to postpone breast lift surgery until after you’re finished having children.
Contact Us to Learn More
Breast lift surgery will lift, firm, and contour your breasts into a more beautiful, youthful shape. Our knowledgeable team will be happy to answer any questions you have about mastopexy and arrange for your consultation to discuss your aesthetic goals with Dr. Jeneby in San Antonio, TX.
The Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas invites you to call our office or fill out the convenient online consultation form. We look forward to sharing how a breast lift can improve your appearance and your life.