A Houston breast lift helps women feel more attractive by giving them younger looking breasts that do not sag. Sagging breasts occur from pregnancy, breast feeding, or losing weight. A good cosmetic surgeon will enhance your body image by correcting any breast size irregularities. There is the option of having breast implants inserted during a mastopexy to increase the size of the breasts while lifting them.
How to Know if You are Eligible for a Breast Lift
Good candidates for a breast lift are those with breasts that lack firmness, nipple areolae that point downward, and nipples that are below the breast crease. Women can do the “pencil test” at home to determine if they may be a eligible for a breast lift. Place a pencil or pen underneath your breast and if it stays in place without assistance you can benefit from a mastopexy.
What a Cosmetic Surgeon Does During a Mastopexy
During a mastopexy, the women will be under general anesthesia or heavy IV sedation. Our Houston plastic surgeon repositions the nipple areolae to a higher position on the chest wall. Excess skin is removed from the lower breast and the entire breast is lifted. The remaining skin will be reshaped so the size of the breasts are even. Overall the procedure typically lasts for two hours.
Women who are interested in breast implants will find that they can have them inserted during a mastopexy. This is helpful so your body does not have to go through two separate procedures. However, if you are unsure about getting breast implants you do not need to rush your decision since it is possible to have them inserted at a different time.
To learn more about breasts lifts and see if you are a good candidate for the procedure you can make an appointment to speak with an experienced and board certified plastic surgeon. Ask to see before and after photos to get a better idea on what type of results you can expect to determine if you will be satisfied with the outcome.