About Breast Lift Surgery
Breast lift surgery is a cosmetic treatment that lifts and tightens the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the healthy skin to create a firmer, younger appearance. This cosmetic breast surgery is reserved for women who have lost breast shape and volume and who have breast sag due to aging and gravity, as well as weight loss or pregnancy. Huge advancements in breast lift surgery have made this aesthetic surgery so successful that new stats from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons refer to approximately 70% increase in demand for this surgery since 2000. Dr. S. Benjamin Albright, our Houston, TX plastic surgeon, offers this surgery at Albright Plastic Surgery using the most state-of-the-art methods and carefully choosing the correct technique according to the level of sag present, as well as the desired outcome.
Some women visit our center believing they are candidates for implants only; however, after a physical exam it may be realized that a breast lift is needed and will provide a better outcome. This is due to the significance of sag that is present. Women whose breasts point downward typically need a lift to correct the skin irregularity and lift the breasts to a higher position. If your nipples point downward and your breasts appear stretched, a mastopexy (breast lift) can improve their appearance. Patients considering a breast lift should be physically healthy and at a healthy weight. While breast implants may be wanted, in so many cases a lift is all that is needed to add the fullness and shape that is desired.
"Plastic surgery is not just medicine, it is an art form. It is difficult to know when choosing a plastic surgeon whether, in addition to the requisite medical knowledge, they have the the artistic vision and the skill to translate that vision into beautiful results. Dr. Albright is the full package -- top notch training and education, coupled with artistic vision and technical skill.And, unlike so many surgeons, Dr. Albright has an excellent way with patients. I never felt rushed or pressured by him or his staff. I felt like we were all on a team and they made sure I had all the information I needed to make informed decisions along the way. My questions were always welcomed and I felt comfortable with the care plan I chose. Dr. Albright's staff is top notch. His offices are new and sparkling clean. And, he uses state of the art technology to deliver the best results. If you want the best plastic surgeon in Houston, look no further than Dr. Albright."- E. / Healthgrades / Jun 29, 2020
"I would highly recommend Dr Albright. His bed side manner and integrity made my reconstructive process a smooth one. He walked me through everything paying close attention to every detail. His nurses and staff are kind and were always there to answer any questions that I had. Thank you Dr Albright and staff for everything you truly are one of a kind."- A.W. / Google / Aug 05, 2020
"Dr. Albright is wonderful!!! I had my mastectomy and expander placed on the same day. When my bandages was removed I was in Aww! He’s work is incredible. I’ve have never been happier and I’m Just getting started. His entire team is awesome as well. Very professional, clean and sterile environment. If you are looking for someone that is meticulous, cutting edge technology, caring, and excellent at what they do, Dr. Albright is your plastic surgeon!"- A.S. / Google / Jun 25, 2020
"I had gone through one surgery before seeing Dr. Steven Albright and it was devastating to me, It looked terrible. I had gone to Dr. Albright and was advised to have a diep flap that Dr. Albright preformed on me which was a 10 hour surgery. After one month of healing, you ought to see how beautiful it looks. Anyone else out there that has had breast cancer and needing a great reconstruction surgeon, I would definitely recommend you to go and see Dr. Steven Albright."- C. / Google / Jan 18, 2021
"From my first consultation to my follow up and post-surgical appointments, Dr. Albright and his staff couldn't have been more helpful in making sure my all of my questions and concerns were addressed. All the steps involved in the surgery and after the surgery were explained step by step and all questions were answered clearly and honestly. I knew exactly what to expect after my breast surgery and the follow up care was exceptional! I am now over 1 year out from my surgery and I love the way my breasts look and I feel less pain in my shoulders and back. I am more confident in my appearance now more than ever before. I wish I had done this surgery sooner. I completely trust Dr. Albright and now see him for all my aesthetic needs including Botox, Dysport and Fillers. He always makes me look natural and refreshed vs. “overdone”. I have referred several people in Houston to Dr. Albright for plastic surgery and they love him as much as I do!"- T.S. / Google / Jan 08, 2021
Plan Your Procedure
what to expect
Breast lift surgery takes approximately 2 – 4 hours and is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The timing for this procedure depends on the complexity of breast ptsosis present. The method used for cosmetic breast lift surgery generally falls under two categories — this is based on the size, location, and nature of the incision. The anchor technique (inverted-T) and the vertical incisions are the most commonly used incision types. After making the incision any loose, unhealthy skin is removed along with breast tissue and fat that is not needed. After this process, the remaining skin is pulled tight and the breasts are lifted so they look healthy. In many cases, the size and shape of the areola is decreased to match the new breast. At this time, a breast implant can be inserted within the breast if this was agreed upon prior to surgery. If a breast lift is the only surgery being performed and if breast size is a concern, silicone or saline implants can be done at a later date.
The recovery for a breast lift surgery is more lengthy than a breast augmentation. After surgery, patients are placed with a support bra to diminish swelling. In addition, a small draining tube will be placed near the incision site to assist with excess draining that can sometimes occur after mastopexy treatment. The post-surgical swelling will diminish within about a week. Our staff provide detailed, at-home incision care instructions to help healing process. Results following a surgical breast lift are noticeable after several months as the newly shaped breasts take their new position on the chest wall. The breasts will look and feel natural, and you will feel perkier and healthy overall.
Mastopexy has changed the lives of many patients. If you are faced with sagging breasts that get in the way of everyday activities or prohibit you from buying certain clothing, a breast lift may be the right surgery for you. At the time of your first visit, a thorough examination will be given and your aesthetic concerns discussed. We will determine a tailored treatment plan to help transform your breasts. Please call our practice and learn more about how to begin your cosmetic surgery journey.