Mommy Makeover Dallas
What can a breast lift do for me?
Breast Lift (Mastopexy) is a commonly performed procedure in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Plano, Frisco, McKinney and Allen, Texas. Breast lift rejuvenates the breasts by trimming excess skin and tightening supporting tissues to achieve a more youthful contour and shape. After a mastopexy, the breasts are higher on the chest and firmer to the touch. Breast lifts also reposition and reduce the size of the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple) which may have stretched or drooped.
Breast size does not change after a breast lift, nor does the fullness or roundness in the upper part of the breasts. Women who desire larger, smaller or more rounded breasts may want to consider breast augmentation or breast reduction together with a breast lift.
Am I a good candidate for a breast lift?
The best candidates for breast lift are women whose breasts meet some or all of the following conditions:
Breasts have lost shape or volume
Breasts are flat, elongated, or pendulous (hanging)
Breast skin and/or areola is stretched
Nipples or areolas point downward
Nipples or areolas are located in the breast crease when breasts are unsupported
One breast is lower than the other
How is a mastopexy performed?
There are several types of incisions that can be used when performing a breast lift. The technique Dr. Jejurikar chooses depends on the patient’s:
Breast size and shape
Degree of sagging
Size and position of the areolas/nipples
Amount of excess skin
The three most common incision types are two rings around the areola in a doughnut shape (small-incision mastopexy, generally only recommended for patients with small breasts and minimal sagging); around the areola and down to the breast crease in a lollipop shape; and the lollipop with an additional half-moon incision along the breast crease, in an anchor shape.
When the mastopexy is complete, the skin is closed with stitches, tissue adhesive and/or surgical tape. Some of the incisions are hidden in the breast crease. Others will be visible. All scars will mature with time.
What is the recovery from a breast lift like?
After surgery, the breasts are wrapped with gauze dressings, and you may need to wear an elastic bandage or a surgical bra. After a few days, this is replaced with a soft support bra, which is worn 24 hours a day for about a month.
The breasts will probably be bruised, swollen, and uncomfortable after surgery, but this will pass in a few days. Any numbness in the breasts and nipples should lessen as swelling subsides. Stitches are removed after one to two weeks, and many patients return before then.