Breast Lift in Sugar Land, TX

Women in Sugar Land, Texas, and Houston, Texas, who want to improve their appearance through a breast lift procedure seek the high quality care of Dr. David Stapenhorst at Signature Plastic Surgery. Dr. Stapenhorst uses breast lift procedures to help patients improve the appearance of sagging or drooping breasts. These conditions may be caused by weight loss, multiple pregnancies or breastfeeding. The most frequent concerns for women who would benefit from a breast lift are a lack of firmness in the breasts, nipples that point downward, and nipples that rest below the crease of the breast. Women who are considering the breast lift procedure can place an object, such as a pencil, in the crease below the breast and let go of the pencil. If the pencil stays in place, a breast lift may be a viable option to improve the appearance of the breasts.

What happens during the breast lift procedure by Dr. David Stapenhorst?

The most common breast lift procedure is known as a mastopexy. Depending on the individual case, Dr. Stapenhorst performs the procedure either in a surgery center or on an outpatient basis at a hospital. After the anesthesiologist administers a general anesthesia and the patient is asleep, Dr. Stapenhorst makes incisions around the areola, which is the dark skin around the nipple. He then removes excess skin from the breast and reshapes the tissue and skin. Women who do not have enough fullness in their natural breasts may need breast implants placed either at the same time, or at a later operation to achieve the best appearance. The procedure typically takes three to four hours.

When can normal activities resume after Dr. Stapenhorst performs the breast lift procedure?

Dr. David Stapenhorst asks his breast lift patients to rest and limit their activities immediately after the procedure. Heavy lifting and excess activity must be avoided for four to six weeks. Until the incisions and breasts are fully healed, patients who receive breast implants during the breast lift procedure must avoid all activities that may result in impact to the chest area.

Is there pain associated with the breast lift procedure?

Dr. Stapenhorst advises his patients that they may experience some discomfort after the breast lift procedure. He may prescribe pain medications to help the patient stay comfortable in the post-operative period. Dr. Stapenhorst will also provide the patient with a special supportive bra to wear until the incisions and breasts are fully healed. This helps ensure that the breasts heal with the proper shape.

How much does a breast lift cost in Sugar Land, TX?

Signature Plastic Surgery works with CareCredit® to provide financing options for patients. Within a few hours, you can be pre-approved for your cosmetic 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.

Dr. Stapenhorst specializes in cosmetic surgery; visit our other breast procedures pages including breast reduction, revision breast surgery and male breast reduction.

Dear Patients,

I am announcing the closure of my practice, Signature Plastic Surgery. Effective December 31, 2022, I
will be moving on to a new practice opportunity. I have enjoyed serving the people of Sugar Land since
2008. This has been a difficult decision for me to make, but I am looking forward to the new
opportunity, and I know that I will look back fondly on the past 14 years.
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David P. Stapenhorst, MD, FACS