Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy) – Austin, TX

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About Breast Lift Surgery

A surgical breast lift is a cosmetic treatment that recontours the breasts by reducing excess skin and pulling the remaining tissue taut to produce a firmer, younger appearance. This life-enhancing surgery is offered for women who have lost breast fullness and shape or experience breast sagging due to aging, significant weight loss, or nursing. Medical breakthroughs in breast lift surgery have become so effective that new stats released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show around a 70% increase in the demand for this procedure since the year 2000. Dr. Andre Y. Levesque, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Austin, TX, offers this cosmetic breast surgery at his practice, Levesque Plastic Surgery. By employing advanced methodology and patient-oriented care, Dr. Levesque will perform the proper technique based on the level of excess tissue and your desired outcome.

Ideal Candidates

You may visit Levesque Plastic Surgery hoping to receive breast implants, as is often the case for most women. However, after a physical examination, you may realize that a breast lift is a better option for your unique situation. This could be due to the amount of excess breast tissue present. Breasts with nipples that angle downward usually require a breast lift procedure to correct skin irregularities and raise the breasts higher up on the chest wall. If your nipples aim downward and your breasts appear elongated, a breast lift can improve their appearance. If you are considering a breast lift, you should be physically healthy and at a stable weight.

Surgical Technique

Breast lift surgery takes about 2 – 4 hours and is performed with the use of general anesthesia. The timeframe of this surgery depends on the severity of excess breast tissue present. The method used for mastopexy surgery generally falls within two categories, which are based on the location and type of incision used. The anchor technique (inverted-T) and vertical incisions are the preferred techniques. Once the incision is made, any loose skin is carefully trimmed away, along with breast tissue and fat that is not desired. The skin left behind is then pulled tight, and the breasts are lifted so they appear younger and fuller. In many cases, the size and shape of the areola are reduced to match the new shape of the breast. It is during this time that an implant can be inserted if an augmentation was decided to be performed as well.

What To Expect

The overall recovery period for a mastopexy is more lengthy than breast augmentation. After surgery, you will be fitted with a support bra to assist with swelling. A tiny tube will also be placed near the surgical site to assist with excess drainage that can sometimes occur after surgery. The post-surgical swelling will decrease after several days. Dr. Levesque will provide you with specific, at-home incision care instructions to help your healing process move along with ease. Results following a breast lift treatment begin to take shape after several months as your newly contoured breasts take to their new position on your chest. The breasts will look natural, and you will feel lighter.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a breast lift cost?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Levesque will listen to your needs and goals before developing your unique treatment plan. After that, he can estimate your costs. When done well, a breast lift can transform your silhouette incredibly. This is why it's important to receive the best care possible that can only be provided by an experienced surgeon with extensive training. To help make your surgery easier to afford, Levesque Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods and can help you find low-interest financing.

Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should get a breast lift, implants, or both will depend on your unique concerns. For many patients, a breast lift can improve the shape and fullness of the breasts without implants. Dr. Levesque will assess your physical condition and listen to your goals during your consultation. From there, you can decide whether you should get a lift, implants, or a breast augmentation with a lift.

Will my nipples be moved?
Typically, the nipple-areola complex will be shifted upward during the breast lift. If your areolas are overly large or stretched, Dr. Levesque can include an areola reduction during your surgery. This will be discussed during your consultation so he can decide on the best incision pattern and technique to use during your breast lift.

How long will my results last?
With proper care after surgery, your results should last for many years. Your breasts will continue to age normally, so you might begin to see sagging and loose skin over time. Factors like significant weight gain or loss can alter your results, so it's best to maintain a stable weight after your breast lift. Pregnancy or breastfeeding after a breast lift can also affect your results, which is why Dr. Levesque recommends that patients wait until they are done having children to receive a breast lift procedure.

Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?
A lift can improve asymmetry in your breasts if they are different in size, firmness, or degree of excess tissue. Dr. Levesque will assess the appearance and physical condition of your breasts during your consultation and discuss how a lift can help you. During your lift, he will shape the tissue so your breasts are equal in size and positioned for symmetry.

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Healthier-Looking Breasts

Breast lift surgery has positively affected the lives of countless women worldwide. If you have pendulous breasts that get in the way of everyday activities or inhibit your ability to live to the fullest, a breast lift at Levesque Plastic Surgery may be the solution for you. During your first consultation, a thorough physical exam will be performed by Dr. Levesque, and your goals for the procedure will be discussed. We will establish a tailored surgical plan to help transform your breasts and enhance their appearance to suit your preferences. We invite you to contact Levesque Plastic Surgery and schedule your private consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.