Breast Lift in Rosenberg, TX
Dr. David Stapenhorst of Signature Plastic Surgery is an expert in the cutting-edge breast lift procedure. Women in Rosenberg and Houston, Texas take advantage of Dr. Stapenhorst’s expertise to lift and rejuvenate their sagging breasts.
Weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding can naturally cause a woman’s breasts to sag. Some women choose the procedure to increase breast firmness or realign their nipples. A simple test to see if you are a good fit for a breast lift is to place a pencil in the crease along your rib cage, right below your breasts. If you release the pencil, and it remains in place, you may be a good candidate for a breast lift.
What Happens During the Breast Lift Procedure by Dr. David Stapenhorst?
Mastopexy, or breast lift surgery, can be performed at a surgery center or as an outpatient procedure. Dr. Stapenhorst will determine which is best for you based on your individual needs. In either case, the surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Once you are safely asleep, Dr. Stapenhorst will make several small cuts around the dark skin that surrounds your nipple. He will remove excess skin and reconfigure your skin and breast tissue. Some women opt to get breast implants during their lift procedure. This will enhance the fullness of the breasts. The surgery usually lasts for three or four hours.
When Can Normal Activities Resume After Dr. Stapenhorst Performs the Breast Lift Procedure?
After the surgery, it is important to rest and keep your activities to a minimum. You should refrain from heavy lifting and vigorous exercise for the first few weeks after your procedure and get plenty of rest. A combination of rest and careful attention to your activities will help you to heal more quickly. Most women with desk jobs are comfortable returning 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.