Are you looking to restore your breasts and improve their shape after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight fluctuations? Our Houston breast lift is a safe and effective way to elevate sagging breasts, restore volume, and reshape the nipples. Dr. Sam Sukkar can provide an individualized procedure to help you look and feel your best. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of a breast lift and how you can get started on your transformation.
As a board-certified Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam Sukkar of The Clinic for Plastic Surgery offers a range of techniques for patients looking to enhance the shape and tone of their breasts. A breast lift can correct sagging breasts, breast asymmetry, and other signs of aging to create a more pleasing aesthetic with fuller, firmer breasts.
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that involves lifting and reshaping the breasts to improve their appearance. The procedure is designed to restore the breasts’ youthful, perky appearance by removing excess skin and repositioning the remaining tissue. Several different techniques can be used to perform the procedure, and the appropriate method will depend on the specific needs and goals of the patient.
With different types of breast lifts, you can customize your results to give you the shape and volume you’ve always wanted.
Here’s a breakdown of the four most popular types of breast lifts:
A crescent breast lift involves making a small, half-moon-shaped incision along the upper portion of the areola. This technique is typically used to address minor sagging and can be performed in conjunction with breast augmentation.
To achieve a peri-areolar breast lift, an incision is made around the areola’s circumference. This technique is well-suited for patients with mild to moderate sagging and can be used to reposition the areolas if they are significantly stretched or misaligned.
A vertical breast lift involves making an incision around the areola and extending it down to the crease beneath the breast. This technique effectively addresses moderate to severe sagging and can reshape the breasts and lift them to a more youthful position.
An anchor breast lift involves making an incision around the areola, down to the crease beneath the breast, and along the underside of the breast. This technique is often used for patients with significant sagging and can reshape and lift the breasts to a more youthful position.
A breast lift can enhance a person’s quality of life by improving the appearance and physical comfort of their breasts. It can boost self-confidence and well-being, enabling a person to engage in physical activities more efficiently. When performed correctly, the procedure provides long-lasting results that can improve the way a person looks and feels.
Other benefits include:
If your breasts have started to droop due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or the natural aging process, an expertly done lift can rejuvenate your chest and restore your sensual confidence.
In general, a breast lift may be in your best interest if you:
Breasts that have begun to sag and lose their shape can profoundly impact your femininity and confidence. When this occurs, a procedure with one of the top providers of the breast lift Houston has to offer, Dr. Sukkar, can eliminate any drooping and restore the beautiful and perky breasts you deserve.
When starting a mastopexy, consultation is always the first step. At the initial consultation, you should expect to discuss any goals and concerns with Dr. Sukkar to determine if this is the right procedure for you.
During the consultation, Dr. Sukkar will perform a physical examination and assess your overall health to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. He will also discuss potential risks, complications, and expected outcomes.
To prepare for the procedure, Dr. Sukkar may ask you to have a mammogram and stop taking certain medications before your surgery. He will also provide detailed instructions on preparing and caring for the area following the procedure. You should follow all instructions carefully to ensure a safe and successful outcome.
Combining a breast lift with implants is an excellent option for women who want to restore their breasts’ youthful shape, firmness, and fullness. In this procedure, Dr. Sukkar will insert breast implants and lift the breasts simultaneously. This combination of breast augmentation and a lift can dramatically improve the appearance of the breasts by restoring fullness, improving shape, and enhancing cleavage.
Many women opt to combine breast lift surgery with other body contouring procedures such as tummy tuck or liposuction. Combining multiple cosmetic procedures at once can benefit patients by reducing the cost of surgery, reducing recovery time, and achieving better results with fewer surgeries. This is often referred to as a “Mommy Makeover” and can help mothers restore their pre-pregnancy figures.
Your breast lift will begin with Dr. Sukkar administering general anesthesia, which will ensure you are completely asleep and safe throughout the procedure.
From there, your surgery will be entirely customized, based on the severity of your sagging and your unique cosmetic goals. For example, if very minimal sagging is present, you may qualify for a crescent or mini breast lift. In this case, Dr. Sukkar will make an incision along the top of the areola, before removing a crescent-shaped wedge of tissue to elevate the breasts and restore their perky and youthful position.
Once your procedure is complete and you’ve begun the healing process at home, you may experience mild pain, though it is expected that this will disappear after the first few days.
At any point during the recovery period, you can manage the discomfort you experience with pain medications as prescribed by Dr. Sukkar. During the initial recovery period, it is also customary to experience some degree of swelling and bruising. To allow your body time to heal, be sure to stay at home and limit your day-to-day activities for the first week. After approximately three weeks, you should be able to return to work and resume normal activities without restriction.
Dr. Sukkar will provide detailed instructions on incision care, which usually involves cleaning the area twice daily with warm water and mild soap. You may also need to layer on a thin coat of antibiotic ointment over the incisions daily.
A breast lift can provide long-term positive results, however, sagging may return if not cared for properly. To guarantee the best possible outcome after your procedure, wear supportive bras regularly, avoid overloading yourself with heavy objects, and sustain an overall healthy lifestyle through proper dieting and exercise.
Right away, you should start to notice some of the results of your breast lift, with sagging breasts taking on a more lifted appearance. Taking the proper care during your recovery period to ensure any swelling or bruising goes away will make these results more apparent.
After three to four months, about 75% of your results will have appeared. During this time, your breasts will have had the time they need to recover from surgery, allowing for the changes made to the skin and tissue to come out.
After twelve months, your breasts will have recovered completely from surgery, and all of the results of the procedure will have come out. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and properly caring for your breasts will ensure beautiful results for years to come.
During your procedure, your doctor will make small incisions to access the areas of your breasts that will be lifted, inevitably leading to minor scars. Dr. Sukkar takes great care to place these incisions in discrete locations that will make subsequent breast lift scars as unnoticeable as possible. Over the course of your recovery period, the scars will fade to very thin lines. This, combined with the discrete placement of the scars, should make their appearance almost non-existent.
Cost of a breast lift can vary, but on average, it is $6,500 and up. This can vary depending on exactly what will be done, such as a breast lift surgery being combined with a breast augmentation to get the full desired results. The most accurate cost estimate will come from your consultation with your doctor, where you will discuss your goals for the procedure and what steps will be taken to reach those goals.
Dr. Sukkar has performed over 10,000 procedures. He has more than two decades of experience and is renowned for his skill in cosmetic surgery of the breast. He has earned numerous awards for his persistent dedication to the field. His patients’ satisfaction is always paramount.
Ready to elevate your figure? Schedule a consultation to experience the amazing results of a breast lift with Dr. Sam Sukkar today!
During your private meeting in our Houston office, we will carefully assess the cosmetic imperfections you’d most like to address, before creating a custom treatment plan designed to sculpt the exquisite appearance you deserve.
A breast lift is done under general anesthesia for the comfort of the patient. You may experience some mild discomfort after the procedure, which should go away during the course of the recovery period. You can manage any discomfort with pain medication prescribed by your doctor.
Though rare, potential risks of a breast lift include infection, scarring, asymmetry, and reduced sensation in the nipples. Dr. Sukkar will discuss all of the risks with you during your consultation.
Yes, as general anesthesia is used in the procedure, you will need to have a trusted friend or family member drive you home following your surgery. It is important to arrange for someone to care for you during the initial recovery period.
Dr. Sukkar will strategically place the incisions to minimize visible scarring following your procedure. The scars should also fade over time to thin, barely perceptible lines.
Yes, you may need to avoid putting pressure on the treated areas while sleeping. It is best to sleep on your back and use several pillows to support your back and head during recovery.
You should expect to stay at home during the first week after surgery. During this initial recovery period, it is recommended you arrange for a family member or close friend to be available to help you with day-to-day activities. We recommend waiting at least 48 hours after surgery before you shower so as not to damage your incisions. You should be able to return to work and resume normal activities after about three weeks. Avoid strenuous exercise or lifting heavy objects until about six weeks after. It is vital during your recovery to take it slow and follow all of your doctor’s post-surgery care instructions.
It is best to get a breast lift when the breasts have stopped developing and the patient is physically healthy.
A breast lift is considered a permanent procedure since the changes to the breasts are permanent. However, your breasts will still change as your body ages. You can best achieve longevity with your results by donning supportive bras, steering away from carrying heavy items, and maintaining a wholesome diet and active lifestyle. With these habits in place, you’ll be able to enjoy the same remarkable effects for many years to come. Though it varies with each patient, patients may go ten years before seeing their doctor for breast revision surgery.
While there are rare reports of women having trouble breastfeeding after a breast lift, this is unlikely under competent care. In most cases, there is no damage to the breast ducts or loss of nipple sensitivity.
Temporary loss of sensitivity or numbness in the breasts or nipples is a possible side effect of the procedure, though this is rare. Where this does occur, it goes away during the course of recovery, usually after a few weeks. In very rare cases, this may be permanent. During your consultation, ask your doctor about the risks associated with a breast lift, so you have a clear picture going into the surgery.
The cost of a breast lift will vary depending on the complexity of the procedure and other factors. On average, a breast lift starts at around $6,500 and can go up from there. During your consultation, you can get a more exact estimate of the breast lift cost.
From the first time you walk into The Clinic for Plastic Surgery, you’ll know that you are in a place that cares about results. Under the leadership of Dr. Sukkar, The Clinic for Plastic Surgery has become Houston’s plastic surgery center of choice. Experience the difference for yourself by scheduling a consultation today.