Breast Lift in Missouri City, TX
Dr. Stapenhorst and his staff at Signature Plastic Surgery are proud to offer high-quality plastic surgery procedures to women in Missouri City and Houston, Texas. Women who wish to correct sagging or downturned breasts can take advantage of a breast lift to restore a more youthful appearance.
A breast lift can correct drooping or sagging breasts that result from breastfeeding, multiple pregnancies, and weight loss. A breast lift can correct downward pointing nipples, lost firmness and nipples that rest below the creases of the breast. Women who are interested in a breast lift should place a pencil in the crease underneath the breast. If the pencil remains in place when you remove your hand, it may be time to consider a breast lift.
What Happens During the Breast Lift Procedure by Dr. David Stapenhorst?
The mastopexy is the most common breast lift procedure. Depending on the patient, Dr. Stapenhorst may perform the procedure on an outpatient basis at a hospital or at a surgical center. Once the anesthesiologist administers the general anesthesia, Dr. Stapenhorst makes an incision around the areola, the area of pigmented skin around the nipple. Next, he will remove the excess skin from the breasts and reshape the skin and tissue. If breasts lack natural firmness, a breast augmentation can be added to the procedure in order to increase breast size. Patients can also choose to undergo an augmentation at a later date. A breast lift procedure takes three to four hours to complete.
When Can Normal Activities Resume After Dr. Stapenhorst Performs the Breast Lift Procedure?
Dr. David Stapenhorst requires his patients to rest and limit their activities after the procedure. Patients should avoid heavy lifting and vigorous activity for four to six weeks. Patients should avoid any activity that may impact the chest area until the breasts and incisions have healed completely.
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.