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Rediscover Youthful Breasts- Breast Lift in Dallas, TX
Changes in a woman’s life can lead to sagging and deflation of the breasts – changes such as pregnancy and breastfeeding or simply the natural aging process. These changes can leave confidence feeling as deflated as the breasts, with implications both inside and outside of the bedroom. A breast lift (mastopexy) can lift the breasts to a higher place on the chest and restore a rounded, youthful, and symmetrical shape.
Is a Breast Lift Right for Me?
Breast lift surgery isn’t the right fit for every breast complaint. A breast lift will not increase the size of your breasts. However, if you would like larger breasts as well, you can opt for a combination breast lift/breast augmentation. If your breasts are heavy and cause back and neck pain, a breast reduction might be the best procedure for you. This surgery includes a breast lift while also reducing the size of large breasts. A breast lift alone is ideal for patients that are happy with their breast size, but unhappy with the shape, often because of droopiness and sagging.
Dr. Beale will examine you during your consultation and ask you a number of questions about what you dislike about the size and shape of your breasts. He will then discuss the different options with you in detail so that you know what to expect from your surgery. He has many years of experience providing successful breast surgeries for his patients. Whether you need a lift, a reduction, or an augmentation, he’ll provide you with medically sound advice and carefully honed surgical skill. He approaches every patient as an individual and creates a surgical plan that is customized to your needs, goals, and anatomy.
If you plan to become pregnant, we recommend that you postpone your breast lift, as pregnancy and breastfeeding may cause sagging of the breasts again. Wait until you’re no longer planning future pregnancies and then come see us for a mommy makeover. This total body transformation combines procedures like tummy tuck, breast surgery, and liposuction to restore a woman’s body after pregnancy.
The Breast Lift Procedure
In a breast lift, the extra skin and tissue at the lower portion of the breast is removed, and the remaining breast tissue is reshaped in order to raise the overall breast mound. The nipple is returned to its ideal central location above the breast fold. A mastopexy reshapes the entire breast.
The surgery is performed through incisions around the nipple (areola), and an incision running vertically from the bottom of the nipple to the crease under the breast. Incisions across the breast fold are sometimes required as well. Dr. Beale will take care to keep scarring to a minimum while also providing you with your desired outcome. Most women find that the improvement in breast shape compensates for any scarring that may occur.
The mastopexy surgery is performed in a hospital or surgery center under general anesthesia and is completed within two to three hours. You may go home within a few hours of your procedure. Someone will need to pick you up and drive you home from the hospital.
Recovery After a Breast Lift
Recovering at home provides a more comfortable and pleasant recovery experience for many of our patients. We recommend a lot of rest, especially in the first few days. This helps your body to heal quickly.
Most sutures used in a breast lift are placed below the skin so that they dissolve on their own and do not have to be removed. We provide you with a surgical bra for comfort and support during your recovery period.
You should limit activity for 48 hours to reduce any discomfort, and we will give you medications to help you stay comfortable. Occasionally, drains are placed below the skin to capture fluids. These are removed the morning after your surgery. Detailed recovery instructions are provided and our friendly staff are available to answer questions and address concerns. We will check your healing several times during the recovery process.
You may shower the next morning, and you can resume normal activities within a few days. Returning to work usually occurs within 1-2 weeks of your procedure, longer if you work in a physically demanding position. You should avoid strenuous activities, especially certain chest exercises, for a few weeks.
Some bruising and swelling are to be expected, but these will subside gradually in the weeks following your breast lift. We will ask you to be careful during sleep and will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions. You will see Dr. Beale for follow-up examinations to make sure you are healing well and that you are happy with your results.
Pregnancy After Breast Lift
We always tell women that they should wait for a mastopexy if they are planning future pregnancies. The reason is simple. Pregnancy changes the breasts. They often expand during this time, stretching out skin and tissues. Pregnancy after a breast lift can lead to sagging breasts again. This can be corrected with an additional surgery, but it is best to wait. Pregnancy is safe after breast lift surgery, but some women may struggle with breastfeeding.
Choosing Dr. Beale for Your Breast Lift in Dallas, TX
For breast lift surgery in Dallas, TX, choose Dr. Evan Beale. A top plastic surgeon in the area, he has extensive experience performing breast surgery, including mastopexy procedures. He provides consistent, quality medical care and beautiful aesthetic results to his patients.
Dr. Beale performs all surgical procedures, including breast lift surgeries at local area hospitals. He is affiliated with Medical City Dallas Hospital, Baylor University Medical Center, Baylor Medical Center at Uptown, Baylor Surgicare at North Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
Each patient receives an in-depth consultation before surgery and attentive follow-up care after surgery. Come meet Dr. Beale and the friendly staff by calling 972-566-3001 to schedule a personalized plastic surgery consultation.
Lift and rejuvenate droopy breasts with breast lift surgery in Dallas, TX. Dr. Evan Beale is a top provider of breast surgery including mastopexy, breast implants, and reduction mammoplasty.
Call us for an appointment to discuss how a breast lift can return your breasts to their youthful placement.