Breast Lift in West University Place, TX
Dr. David Stapenhorst at Signature Plastic Surgery offers women in West University Place and Houston, Texas, breast lift procedures to improve their self-confidence and appearance.
The breast lift procedures performed by Dr. Stapenhorst are ideal for women who want to correct sagging or drooping breasts that may be the result of breastfeeding, pregnancies or weight loss. Many women can benefit from a breast lift procedure to correct appearance issues, such as nipples that point downward, a lack of firmness in the breasts and nipples that have sagged.
What Happens During the Breast Lift Procedure by Dr. David Stapenhorst?
The medical term for most breast lift procedures is known as a mastopexy. Depending on the complexity of the issue and the needs of the patient, Dr. Stapenhorst will perform the procedure on an outpatient basis at a local hospital or under anesthesia at a surgical center. For inpatient cases, Dr. Stapenhorst will begin the breast lift procedure by making a small incision in the areola, the circle of darker skin around the nipple. Through the incision, Dr. Stapenhorst will excise excess skin and then reshape the remaining breast tissue and skin. Women who do not have a sufficient amount of natural fullness in their breasts may be required to have breast implants inserted immediately following the breast lift or at a later date. Most breast lift procedures take around three to four hours to complete.
When Can Normal Activities Resume After Dr. Stapenhorst Performs the Breast Lift Procedure?
Dr. Stapenhorst recommends that patients restrict their daily activities for a period of time after undergoing the procedure. For four to six weeks, patients are advised to avoid vigorous activity or the lifting of heavy weights. Patients must refrain from participating in activities that cause strain or stress on the chest area until their breasts and incisions are completely healed.
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.