Breast Lift in Houston, TX
Weight fluctuations, breastfeeding, genetics, and aging contribute to the natural breakdown of the breast tissues. This causes the breast skin to stretch and the underlying tissues to weaken and drop.
Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, enhances the breast contour and restores a youthful, perky bustline. Dr. Kronowitz specializes in breast lift surgery in Houston, Texas.
Are You a Candidate for Breast Lift Surgery?
Women choose breast lift surgery after weight loss or pregnancy to address significant breast ptosis (breast sagging). This procedure raises the breasts and is ideal for women who do not smoke and are in good health.
What Are the Benefits of Breast Lift Surgery?
Breast lift surgery is beneficial for women who have:
- Loose skin on the breasts
- Sagging breasts that resulted from weight fluctuations
- Downward-pointing nipples
- Stretched or elongated areolas
- Asymmetrical breasts
To schedule your breast lift consultation with Dr. Kronowitz, contact one of our Houston-based offices by calling (713) 523-0300.
How Is Breast Lift Surgery Performed?
Breast lift surgery tightens the glandular tissue and removes excess skin to raise and reshape the breasts.
How Should I Prepare for My Breast Lift?
An in-depth consultation with Dr. Kronowitz is required before your breast lift to discuss and design your procedure. During this consultation:
- Your concerns and goals will be discussed
- Your medical history will be evaluated
- Measurements and photos will be taken
- A detailed surgical plan will be established
Before your breast lift surgery, you will be asked to stop smoking and may be asked to adjust your medications and vitamins. Certain medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and NSAIDs can increase bleeding, and should be stopped before the surgery.
What Are My Breast Lift Incision Options?
Your breast lift incisions will depend on your extent of ptosis. Dr. Kronowitz will determine the right incision technique for you during your consultation.
Periareolar incisions: This incision encircles the areola. The periareolar incision method is appropriate for women with mild breast sagging.
Lollipop incisions: The lollipop (or vertical) incision involves an incision around the areola that extends vertically down the lower pole of the breast. This incision resembles a lollipop and allows for a more significant amount of correction.
Should I Combine Breast Augmentation With My Breast Lift?
Some women discover that their breasts not only sag after pregnancy but also experience a significant reduction in volume. Breast lift with breast augmentation benefits women who are looking to restore lost volume or women who have always desired a fuller bust.
Breast augmentation inserts silicone implants into a breast pocket that is made beneath the chest muscle. These silicone implants are either round or anatomically shaped and can create natural-looking fullness and beautiful cleavage.
Should I Combine Fat Grafting With My Breast Lift?
Some women desire an increase in size or shape but do not want an implant. Fat grafting to the breast allows women to enhance their breast fullness naturally. The grafted fat contains stem cells that reduce skin laxity, improve stretch marks, and thicken breast skin.
Fat is harvested from the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks before it is injected into the breasts. While the body will absorb some of the transferred fat, much of it will remain to increase breast size.
What If I Am Interested in Breast Reduction?
Traditional breast reduction often uses long incisions that produce unfavorable scarring and unnatural results.
Dr. Kronowitz finds that most women interested in breast reduction are really looking for a breast lift. Since breast lift surgery tightens and lifts the glandular tissue, many women gain a more compact and youthful breast appearance with a breast lift.
Breast lift surgery will result in a slightly smaller breast. Women who are looking for a significant reduction in size, and who have an excess amount of breast fat, may benefit from liposuction of the breast. Liposuction can be performed at the same time as your lift to remove unwanted fat and enhance comfort and aesthetics.
What Will My Breast Lift Recovery Be Like?
Breast lift surgery is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia—patients are required to have someone to drive them home and assist them with all activities and responsibilities for the first night.
Patients will be sore, bruised, and swollen. The chest will be wrapped in a compression bandage that will improve comfort and facilitate healing by reducing the swelling and promoting circulation. This garment will be worn for several days or weeks to assist with recovery.
Any discomfort can be lessened with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication. Most of the discomfort will dissipate after a few days, and most women return to work and their normal activities after two weeks. But strenuous exercise should still be avoided for four to six weeks.
What Are the Risks of Breast Lift?
Breast lift surgery is safe, but as with any invasive surgical procedure, complications are possible. These risks include:
- Adverse reactions to anesthesia
- Blood clots
- Fluid accumulation
- Prolonged swelling
- Poor wound healing
- Unfavorable scarring
- Changes to skin or nipple sensation that may be permanent
- Breast asymmetry
When Will I See My Breast Lift Results?
The results of your breast lift will be apparent immediately following the procedure, but they will continue to improve over the following weeks and months as the residual swelling subsides.
Breast lift surgery results in more youthful and elevated breast contour. Many women find that this procedure enhances aesthetics and physical comfort.
The effects of your breast lift will be long lasting, but no surgery can halt the natural aging process. Eventually, additional sagging will develop. You can help prolong the length of your results by wearing a supportive bra, maintaining a stable weight, and avoiding further pregnancies.
How Much Will My Breast Lift Cost?
The starting price for a breast lift with Dr. Kronowitz is $3,570 (ASPS lists the average cost at around $4,800). There will be some variance in the price of your breast lift since Dr. Kronowitz customizes every patient’s plastic surgery to fit their needs.
The final cost of your breast lift will be influenced by anesthesia fees, facility fees, surgeon’s fees, combination procedures, pre-surgical tests, post-surgical bandages and dressings, and medication. Dr. Kronowitz performs breast lift surgery in state-of-the-art surgical facilities or hospitals so that you receive the best care possible.
What Procedures Can Be Combined With My Breast Lift?
Breast lift surgery can be performed alone or in combination with another body contouring procedure. Women who choose breast lift surgery to combat the effects of pregnancy may also benefit from liposuction or tummy tuck surgery. This combination is more commonly referred to as a Mommy Makeover—a personalized treatment that targets the areas most affected by childbirth and breastfeeding.
Are You Interested in Breast Lift Surgery in Houston, Texas?
To learn more about breast lift surgery or to set up a consultation with Dr. Kronowitz, please call us at (713) 523-0300 or fill out our online contact form. Dr. Kronowitz offers breast lift surgery for patients from Houston, Sugar Land, Cypress, The Woodlands, Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas, Texas.
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Houston, Texas 77007
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Houston, Texas 77024
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The Woodlands, Texas 77380
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Cypress, Texas 77433
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Sugar Land, Texas 77479
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Houston, Texas 77089