If you are unhappy with sagging breasts or nipples that point downward, a breast lift in San Antonio could be the perfect solution. A breast lift procedure removes excess skin and reshapes the remaining tissue to improve the contour of your breasts. The treatment is ideal for breasts that have lost their fullness and projection because of the natural aging process, pregnancy, genetics, or weight loss.
At Austin Plastic Surgeon, our seasoned surgeons perform breast lifts to improve the symmetry in your breast shape or size to create a perkier, fuller, more youthful appearance. If you want to learn more about this breast procedure, our surgeons and staff can address your needs and create a custom breast surgery plan.
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Your breasts are an integral part of your femininity and beauty. Sagging breasts makes many women feel self-conscious and experience challenges finding bras and clothing that fit properly. A breast lift is a great choice for women in San Antonio who desire more youthful breasts. Suitable candidates for a breast lift meet the following criteria:
- You have drooping or sagging breasts due to childbirth, breastfeeding, or the natural aging process
- You have lost significant weight, leaving your breasts with excess skin and reduced fat
- You are uncomfortable with your asymmetrical nipples or breasts
- You have naturally low-lying nipples or cone-shaped breasts
- You are in generally good health
- You have realistic expectations of the procedure
Your surgeon can help you determine if you meet these criteria and answer any questions you may have about breast lifts.
Your breast lift procedure starts with a private consultation with one of our surgeons to review your medical history, determine your suitability, and discuss your various surgical options before deciding on a custom procedure that achieves your desired results. You will also get to ask questions regarding the process, the recovery time, and the expected results.
The Breast Lift Procedure
A breast lift is a safe procedure performed in our San Antonio registered outpatient surgical center. The entire process takes about three hours, and you can go home the same day. The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia for your comfort.
Depending on the technique used, one of our surgeons will create the correct incision on the breast to remove excess tissue and reshape your breasts and nipples. Your surgeon will tighten the surrounding skin to reshape the breasts and make them firmer.
Recovery and Aftercare
You can expect some bruising, swelling, and numbness after the procedure. However, this will fade with time as your breasts heal, and you should be able to resume your daily activities in one to two weeks after the procedure. Our team will provide specific aftercare instructions to improve your healing. Taking appropriate steps, including wearing properly fitting bras, keeping good posture, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, can help keep your breasts perkier for longer after a breast lift.
There are three main techniques used for breast lift surgery in San Antonio. You and your surgeon will decide which one is best for your specific circumstances.
The inverted T-incision technique follows your breast’s natural contours and removes large portions of skin from your breast. It is ideal for women with severely sagging breasts due to childbirth and breastfeeding. It might also be a good option for women who have had significant weight loss.
The vertical method involves an incision in the center of your breast to remove excess skin around the lower part of your breast and the areola area. This will allow for better reshaping of your breast tissue and avoid the incision on the under portion of your breasts.
The periareolar incision technique uses a circular incision around your areola to remove excess skin and tighten your breasts. One advantage of this method is that it allows the scar to blend into the natural pigmentation and texture of the areola, hiding it in plain sight.
Over time, breasts lose their shape and firmness due to pregnancy, nursing, weight fluctuation, or the natural aging process. A breast lift in San Antonio can help reshape your breasts and boost your confidence.
Our surgeons leverage modern techniques, cutting-edge technologies, and vast experience to eliminate excess skin and improve the sagging of your breasts. Contact us today to schedule a consultation about your aesthetic goals.