Breast Lift in San Antonio, TX
What is a Breast Lift / Mastopexy?
A woman’s breasts may develop ptosis (sagginess) for a variety of reasons such as age, gravity, weight changes, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and genetics. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a procedure performed to restore the youthful appearance and contour to your breasts. It may be performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation to achieve a fuller and uplifted appearance and to replace lost volume. Breast lift surgery can improve the aesthetic appearance of the breasts by removing excess lax skin, tightening the surrounding tissue, re-positioning the nipple higher on the breast, and often by reducing the size of the areola.
Dr. Jessica Belz, a plastic surgeon in San Antonio TX, can help you achieve your goals. Call Dr. Belz today to schedule an initial consultation.
Who is an ideal candidate for breast lift surgery?
An ideal candidate for a breast lift is a healthy, non-smoking individual who is bothered by the sagginess or deflated, elongated appearance of her breasts. Individuals whose nipples fall below the inframammary fold and point in a downward direction often benefit from a breast lift. A mastopexy can also address an enlarged areola. Dr. Belz will discuss your concerns and cosmetic goals during your personalized consultation.
How is the surgery performed?
A breast lift (mastopexy) is typically performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. As there are several different techniques used. Dr. Belz will discuss your cosmetic goals, inform you of your options, review the risks and benefits of surgery, and clarify your post-operative course during your personalized consultation. Dr. Belz is pleased to offer the SPAIR short scar technique, which reduces the scar burden in comparison to the traditional anchor-shaped scar pattern.
What is the recovery process after surgery?
While the initial recovery time is typically several days, most patients opt to take a full week off before returning to work. Bruising and swelling may be present for two to three weeks. Most individuals are able to resume exercise or strenuous activity approximately 4 to 6 weeks after surgery, once cleared by Dr. Belz.