About Breast Lift Surgery
Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) reshapes the breasts by removing loose skin and tightening the remaining breast tissue, creating a more youthful and refreshed appearance. This body contouring procedure is reserved for women who have lost breast shape and volume due to pregnancy, weight loss, or natural aging. Dr. Ryan Couvillion, a plastic surgeon in Houston, TX, is proud to perform this surgery at Luminary Plastic Surgery. By implementing the most state-of-the-art methods, Dr. Couvillion can choose the correct technique according to the degree of sagging present, as well as the desired outcomes.
Am I a good candidate for breast lift surgery?
You may come to Luminary Plastic Surgery believing you are a candidate for breast augmentation and implants, but after a private assessment, you may discover that a breast lift is best suited for your aesthetic goals. If you have nipples that droop downward and your breasts appear stretched, breast lift surgery can dramatically improve your appearance. Ideal candidates need to be in good health and at a healthy, stable weight. Although many women who have mastopexy do so as a result of pregnancy and nursing, it is important to keep in mind that having more children after the procedure may impact your final results.
"Dr Couvillion kept me talking through my procedure and kept me distracted and was wonderful. His staff is also wonderful. I truly recommend him for any procedure."- T.L. / Healthgrades / Aug 07, 2019
"Dr. Couvillion was very thorough with explanations and suggestions for my procedure.. He is personable and has a great sense of humor. I initially came in with reservations but, after consulting with Dr. Couvillion I knew without a doubt he was the best surgeon for me. My procedure came out better than expected. I LOVE my body again. Special thanks to Delores (nurse) she has set the bar really high for nurses. She is kind, caring and compassionate. I highly recommend this team."- C.C. / Healthgrades / Aug 09, 2021
"My experience was exceptional, Love Dr. Couvillion. - Dr. Couvillion was very thorough with explanations and suggestions for my procedure.. He is personable and has a great sense of humor. I initially came in with reservations but, after consulting with Dr. Couvillion I knew without a doubt he was the best surgeon for me. My procedure came out better than expected. I LOVE my body again. Special thanks to Delores (nurse) she has set the bar really high for nurses. She is kind, caring and compassionate. I highly recommend this team."- C.C. / Yellowpages / Aug 09, 2021
"Had irregular mole removed from ankle"- K.K. / Healthgrades / Jul 14, 2021
"Excellent experience - very easy. - Had irregular mole removed from ankle"- K.K. / Yellowpages / Jul 14, 2021
Where are incision made for a breast lift?
A breast lift is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, and the duration depends on the complexity of the procedure. The inverted-T (known as an anchor) and the straight-line vertical incisions are the most commonly used techniques. After making the incision, any loose and excess skin is removed, along with excess fat and tissue. The remaining skin is then tightened, and the breasts are lifted— so they appear healthy. In most situations, the size of the areola is decreased to match the new breast size and shape. An implant or a fat transfer can be placed within the breast if this was discussed with Dr. Couvillion prior to mastopexy in Houston. If breast size is a concern later on, silicone or saline implants can be placed at a different time.
What To Expect with a breast lift
Breast lift recovery can be more extensive than breast augmentation recovery. After the procedure, you will wear a medical compression bra to reduce side effects like swelling. A small drainage tube may be inserted near the incision site to help remove excess fluid. Swelling and inflammation should begin to decrease within the first week. Dr. Couvillion will provide detailed recovery instructions to help you during this time. Aesthetic results after a surgical breast lift are evident immediately, but it may take months to achieve a final result.
Breast Lift FAQs
How much does a breast lift cost?
A breast lift can significantly improve your appearance, so it's important to prioritize having a skilled surgeon with years of training over a low-cost procedure. Dr. Couvillion will take your needs and aesthetic goals into account before creating a personalized treatment plan. Following that, he can better estimate your price. To make cosmetic surgery affordable, Luminary Plastic Surgery can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should have a breast lift, an augmentation with implants, or both depends on your unique concerns and goals. Often, a breast lift will enhance the form and fullness of your breasts with no need for implants. Dr. Couvillion will evaluate your physical condition and also listen to your goals. He will then make a decision about which procedure is right for you.
Will my nipples be moved?
In most cases, the nipple-areola complex will be moved up in the breast lift. Dr. Couvillion can incorporate an areola or nipple reduction if they are excessively large or stretched. If you are concerned about nipple placement, this can be discussed during your initial appointment.
How long will my results last?
With good care following surgery, your results can last for years. Your breasts will still age normally, which means you may start to see loose and sagging skin over time. Factors like significant weight loss or gain can change your outcomes, which is why we recommend keeping a steady weight after your mastopexy. Pregnancy or breastfeeding may also alter your results, which is why we suggest patients wait until they are done having kids to get a breast lift.
Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?
A lift can improve asymmetry in your breasts if they're different in size, firmness, or level of sagging. Dr. Couvillion will evaluate your breasts and discuss how a breast lift will be able to help. In your surgery, he will adjust the tissue — so your breasts are equal in position and size for better symmetry.
Mastopexy has changed the lives of numerous patients in Houston, TX. If you have sagging breasts that interfere with your daily activities or make you feel self-conscious, a breast lift at Luminary Plastic Surgery may be the answer to your problems. Dr. Couvillion can perform an examination, learn about your aesthetic concerns, and create a tailored treatment plan to transform your breasts and make them appear youthful. Contact Luminary Plastic Surgery and speak to a patient coordinator to begin your cosmetic journey.
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