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Breast Lift in Houston, TX

Women in Houston, Texas, who desire an improvement in the appearance of their breasts using a breast lift procedure trust the expertise of Dr. David Stapenhorst of Signature Plastic Surgery.

Breast lift procedures are effective in helping women enhance the appearance and condition of breasts that droop or sag due to multiple pregnancies, breastfeeding or weight loss. Women seeking a breast lift procedure frequently complain of sagging breasts, nipples resting beneath the crease of the breast and nipples pointing downward. To determine if you would benefit from a breast lift, place a pencil into your breast crease and then release it. If the object remains in place, you may benefit from a breast lift procedure.

What Happens During the Breast Lift Procedure by Dr. David Stapenhorst?

The most frequently performed breast lift is called a mastopexy. Depending upon various factors unique to each individual, Dr. Stapenhorst will perform a breast lift either at a surgery center or in a hospital as an outpatient procedure. Once the general anesthesia is administered, Dr. Stapenhorst will form incisions around the areola. Next, he will remove any excess skin and contour the breast tissue. Women who do not have naturally full breasts may require breast implants at this time in order to achieve the best possible outcome. A breast implant procedure normally takes three to four hours to complete.

When Can Normal Activities Resume After Dr. Stapenhorst Performs the Breast Lift Procedure?

Dr. Stapenhorst recommends that breast lift patients do not engage in strenuous physical activity following their procedure. They should limit their normal activities and rest for four to six weeks. They should refrain from any activity involving impact to the area until their breasts and incisions have fully healed. Depending upon how much skin was removed, breast lift patients can normally return to work within two weeks of their procedure.

How Long Is The Recovery After a Breast Lift?

Following the mastopexy procedure, strenuous activity and heavy lifting should be avoided for up to six weeks or longer. Most women take one to two weeks away from work. Immediately following surgery, the breasts may be swollen, red, or the skin may feel tight. During your recovery process, a specialized compression bra will be worn over the chest to help the breast heal properly. Results can often be seen after a month, and will continue to improve over time.