About Breast Lift Surgery
A surgical breast lift is a cosmetic treatment that lifts and tightens the breasts by repositioning sagging breast tissue, reducing excess skin and pulling tight the healthy skin to produce a firmer, younger appearance. This cosmetic breast surgery is offered for women who have lost breast fullness and shape or who have breast sagging due to aging and gravity, as well as weight loss or pregnancy and breastfeeding. Medical breakthroughs in breast lift surgery have made this aesthetic surgery so effective that new stats released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show around 70% increase in demand for this procedure since 2000. Board-certified plastic surgeons, Drs. Thornwell Parker and Kevin Hanz, offer this cosmetic breast surgery at Elevate Medical Spa and Cosmetic Surgery in Dallas, TX. They use safe and proven methods, delicately choosing the proper technique depending on the breast size and level of sag present in addition to the desired aesthetic goal. Sometimes breast lifts are also combined with breast augmentation to achieve the best result.
Many women visit our center hoping to get implants only; however, after a physical exam it may be realized that a mastopexy (breast lift) is needed and will provide a better outcome. This is because of the significance of breast sagging that is present. Women whose breasts and nipples point down or the majority of the breast tissue hangs below the level of the breast fold typically need a breast lift to correct the skin irregularity and raise the breasts higher up on the chest wall. If your nipples point downward and your breasts look elongated, a mastopexy (breast lift) can improve their appearance. Women considering a breast lift need to be physically healthy and at a stable weight. While implants may be wanted, in so many cases a breast lift is all that is needed to add the fullness and shape that is desired.
"All the staff was very professional."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Oct 12, 2017
"This review is well overdue, but now you can be certain I am certain of my results! My skin wasn't horrid, but as it turns out, it needed work. I would get the usual lady cycle breakouts (even at 31) and the occasional pimple here and there. It would take 2-3 weeks to clear up. Who has time for that?! And then I was introduced to Felicia. Felicia put me on a ZO regimen in July. It took about a month for my skin texture to change. I did not even know that was a thing! My skin texture was smoother, brighter, and tighter! The compliments were rolling in!Fast forward to 6-7 months in, and if I may be self indulgent, am in love with my face. I always secretly wanted to be able to walk out of the house with no makeup (always sunscreen!) and look fantastic. With Felicia's guidance, I have been able to achieve that goal. My makeup consists of a tube of mascara, as I am confident enough not to hide behind foundation, CC cream, etc. It wasn't an overnight change, there are days where my face is itchy, there have been series of days of constant peeling and redness. However, I stuck with it, Felicia was a constant support, and I am so thankful I did."- R.B. / Yelp / Mar 13, 2018
"One of the most talented plastic surgeons. Dr Hanz is truly a miracle worker. Cosmetic surgery skills are amazing. He recently performed a very difficult hand surgery for my father in law. Amazing results. Highly recommend."- S.L. / Facebook / Feb 22, 2018
"Always a great result - I've received Botox treatments from Dr. Hanz and it always looks natural and I receive many compliments. Very happy with my care... Im contemplating other treatments and I wouldn't go anywhere else. His bedside manner is very pleasant as well.."- C. / RealSelf / Feb 01, 2018
"Breast Implant Removal and Liposuction - The staff at Elevate was amazing from scheduling my consultation down to the actual procedure. I had two separate procedures performed by Dr. Hanz the first one being a breast implant removal and the second one was liposuction. Dr. Hanz and his staff were very helpful in answering all of my questions and concerns. My continued care after the procedures has been substantial as well. I would highly recommend Dr. Hanz and his staff for any of your cosmetic needs."- H. / RealSelf / Jan 30, 2018
Breast lift surgery takes about 2 – 4 hours and is performed using IV sedation anesthesia, and at times even possible with only local anesthesia and some oral medication. The timing of this surgery depends on the severity of breast sag present. The method used for mastopexy surgery generally falls within two categories — this is based on the size, location, and nature of the incision. The anchor technique (AKA inverted-T or Wise pattern) of the vertical technique incisions are the preferred incision types for most moderate to large breast lifts. Smaller lifts are achievable with an incision placed around the edge of the areola (AKA circumareolar). Once the incision is made, any loose, unhealthy skin is carefully trimmed away along with breast tissue and fat that is not desired. After this process, the breast tissue is elevated and skin left behind is pulled tight to support the breasts as they are brought up and lifted to look younger and healthy. In many cases, the size and shape of the areola is reduced to match the new shape of the breast. It is during this time an implant can be inserted inside the breast if this was agreed upon before surgery. If a breast lift is the only technique being performed and if breast fullness and shape are a concern, breast implants can also be done at a later date.
What To Expect
The overall recovery period for mastopexy is more lengthy than breast augmentation surgery. After surgery, patients are fitted with a support bra to diminish swelling. On occasion, a tiny draining tube will be placed near the surgical area to assist with excess drainage that can sometimes occur after mastopexy treatment. The post-surgical swelling will decrease within about a week. Our nurses provide specific, at-home incision care instructions to assist the healing process. Results following a breast lift treatment are noticeable right after surgery, but the breast will settle down over the next few months as the newly shaped breasts take their new position on the chest. The breasts will appear natural, and you will feel perkier and healthy overall. Unfortunately, our bodies continue to age and the breasts are no exception.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,500 - $8,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-3 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-3.5 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 5-7 days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Breast lift surgery has altered the lives of many women. If you are faced with drooping breasts that get in the way of everyday activities or prevent you from wearing the clothes you want, a breast lift may be the right surgery for you. During your first visit, a thorough physical exam will be given and your goals for surgery discussed. We will determine a tailored surgical plan to help transform your breasts. We invite you to call Elevate Medical Spa and Cosmetic Surgery to learn more about how to schedule your first visit.