Breast Lift in Houston, TX

Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy) With or Without Implants

Surgery Overview
  • AnesthesiaGeneral
  • Surgery Length2 to 3 Hours
  • Recovery Time2 weeks
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What Is Breast Lift?

Have pregnancies, breastfeeding, aging, or weight fluctuations left you with breasts that are droopy and detracting from an otherwise youthful appearance. Many women feel less confident because their sagging breasts look unattractive when not supported by a good bra. Mastopexy or breast lift is a surgical procedure that corrects this condition, lifting and reshaping the breasts to a more youthful breast appearance.

Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, not only rejuvenates a woman’s physical appearance but also enhances her self-esteem. While a breast lift can be performed with no implants, some women with small breasts elect to combine a breast lift with breast augmentation procedure to restore fullness and volume to their breasts further or increase their breasts’ size. You may also be a good candidate for a  procedure combining breast implants with mastopexy if you desire to restore your breasts’ volume and fullness and regain their youthful look.

Dr. Bachilo at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa will customize a treatment plan to address your individualized problems and goals, to deliver you long-lasting, natural-looking results that will improve not only your appearance but also boost your self-confidence.



What to Expect During Breast Lift Consultation?

Dr. Bachilo will review your medical history and examine your breast shape, volume, position on the chest, and skin quality. She will discuss your concerns and recommend procedures that will best meet your desired look. Every patient is different, and Dr. Bachilo will design a personalized surgical treatment plan to address your specific goals. Many of our patients choose to complement the breast lift procedure with other treatments to provide a more comprehensive makeover. Ask Dr. Bachilo if you are a candidate for other procedures at the time of your breast lift.

In preparation for your elective cosmetic surgery, refrain from tobacco products and all nicotine-containing products, as well as stop taking certain medications.


How Is Breast Lift Procedure Performed?

The breast lift is performed in an outpatient surgery center or a hospital utilizing general anesthesia to ensure maximum comfort and safety for our patients. Additionally, a local anesthetic is often used to alleviate any potential discomfort after the surgery further.

The surgery may take from two to five hours, depending on your anatomy and your procedure’s extent. Breast tissue is lifted to a higher position on the chest wall during the mastopexy procedure. The nipple is also repositioned to a new higher position to match the new breast. Breast tissue is re-sculpted to a more attractive shape, and any excess skin is trimmed away. A breast lift can be performed without implants or combined with implant-based breast augmentation. The degree of scarring varies between individuals as every patient is unique.


What Are the Different Types and Options of Breast Lift?

There are several different kinds of breast lift depending on the patient’s needs, but the most common are: periareolar mastopexy, vertical mastopexy, and traditional or full scar mastopexy.

Periareolar Mastopexy (Donut Breast Lift)

also referred to as circumareolar lift or periareolar lift, Periareolar Mastopexy is designed for women who have a small amount of breast sagging and only need a small lift. The incision is well hidden at the edge of the breast and areola during this procedure. The incision can be done all the way around the areola as a “donut pattern,” which also allows for areola size reduction. As an alternative, an incision can be done only on the upper half of the areola as a “crescent pattern,” The lifting of the nipple is achieved in this way, but the areola stays the same size.

Vertical Lift

or vertical mastopexy, also called a short scar mastopexy, is ideal for women with more sagging in their breasts and has relatively wide breasts. The scar during this procedure is around the areola and vertically from the areola to the breast fold. This type of scar is sometimes referred to as a “lollipop incision.” A vertical lift allows for removing more saggy skin and achieves a perkier, more sculpted breast.

Traditional Lift

Full scar mastopexy is ideal for women with significant breast deflation and drooping and need substantial nipple lift and skin reduction. The scars during this lift are around the areola, up and down from the areola to the breast fold, and at the breast fold. This procedure permits for the best lift and remolding of the breasts, with the trade-off for longer scars.


What to Expect During Breast Lift Recovery?

Please make arrangements to have someone drive you home after your surgery and stay with you for at least 24hrs to help you around the house. We will receive detailed post-op instructions, as well as a prescription for pain medication from Dr. Bachilo.  Swelling and bruising are expected following the surgery and will subside gradually over a month. You will have a wrap around your breasts immediately after surgery and will be changed into a compressive bra on your post-op visit, which you will need to wear for some time to protect your healing breasts. It would be best if you slept on your back and avoided heavy lifting or strenuous exercise four to six weeks after surgery. Most patients can return to work within a week or two after surgery. Temporary increase or loss in sensation to your nipples is normal after breast lift and will resolve over time. You will be able to resume all your usual activities at six weeks following your procedure.


What Kind of Results Can I Expect With a Breast Lift?

You should expect a more youthful and attractive profile of your breasts. Your breasts will be positioned higher up on your chest, and your nipples will be facing forward at the most projecting aspect of your breast.  You should enjoy long-term results as long as you don’t gain or lose excessive weight in the future that may cause further sagging.  Any future pregnancy and lactation may also affect your results, and therefore it is best to delay breast lift surgery until you are finished having children.  To further extend your results, you should maintain healthy lifestyle habits, such as not smoking, and establish a proper care regiment for your skin and a good sun protection regimen.

What's Next?

Ready for the next step?

You can enjoy more youthful breasts for years to come with a customized breast lift at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa. Don’t put it off any longer! Contact our office today to schedule your free consultation!

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Lift

How do I know if a Breast Lift is right for me?

How do I know if a Breast Lift is right for me?During your intake consultation with Dr. Olga Bachilo, she will evaluate your condition, the skin of your breasts, your age, and several other factors to determine which procedure is the most suitable for you.

Will a Breast Lift tighten the sagging skin on my breasts?

Yes. A Breast Lift will lift and tighten sagging skin and fatty tissue in the breast, trimming away any excess skin.

Who is a good candidate for a Breast Lift?

If your breasts sag and droop, you can’t go without a bra, and your nipples point down at the floor instead of outward, you may be a good candidate for a Breast Lift. You must be an adult in good overall health and have no contraindications to surgery or anesthesia. You should also refrain from cigarette smoke and alcohol in preparation for your surgical procedure.

Will breast lift affect breastfeeding?

No. The Breast Lift will not prevent you from breastfeeding in the future, however, it may be wise to hold off on the Breast Lift surgery until after you have finished with pregnancy and nursing so that your surgical outcomes won’t be affected by future weight fluctuations and hormonal changes that may come with future pregnancy and lactation.

What is the average cost of a Breast Lift surgery in Houston, TX?

The cost of the Breast Lift procedure may vary between patients, depending on the extent of the surgery and what other cosmetic procedures you may elect to have done at the same time. On average, the prices for a Breast Lift varies between $6,000 in the cheaper segment and $10,000 for a more customized procedure.

Will a Breast Lift make my breasts smaller?

No. A Breast Lift will only lift sagging breasts. In order to reduce the size and volume of the breasts, you must undergo a Breast Reduction procedure. Often these two procedures are performed in the same surgical session.

Are the nipple and areola repositioned during a Breast Lift procedure?

Yes. Most Breast Lift procedures include a Nipple Lift in which the areola and nipple are raised to a higher position on the breast. The result is that the nipple ends up pointing outward instead of downward.

Are there alternatives to Breast Lift procedure?

While there are treatments that may tighten the skin of the breast area, a complete lifting of the breast tissue an only be accomplished by means of a surgical procedure.

Can a Breast Lift be accomplished by non-surgical means?

While being less efficient than surgical breast lift, Vampire breast lift is a non-invasive alternative that can also work for patients whose situation doesnt require much intrusion. Vampire breast lift is performed by injecting platelet-rich plasma into the breasts. Platelet-rich plasma is prepared from the blood of the patient, so its a comparatively natural way in contrast to the surgical breast lift.

What is a Mini Breast Lift procedure?

Mini breast lift is not a standard term in plastic surgery, so different doctors may mean a different set of procedures when using this term. Sometimes a nipple lift is referred to as mini breast lift: when the areola is moved higher. This can be done with or without implants.

Is a breast lift covered by insurance?

Most insurance companies dont cover breast lift surgery unless its a part of the breast reduction procedure when the breast size causes health problems. As a rule of thumb, any procedure needs to be medically necessary to convince your insurance company to cover it. If you have medical insurance, check its policy, consult with your doctor, and then with your company.

Can you get a Breast Lift without implants?

Yes, a breast lift surgery can be performed without implants if the patient wants to only rejuvenate her breast by removing eliminating sagging. In some cases its enough to move the nipples higher without much intrusion to get the desired look.

Breast Lift in Houston, TX

Natural, Scarless Non-Surgical Vampire Breast Lift With PRP


Nonsurgical Breast Lift Overview

A nonsurgical breast lift procedure is performed using radiofrequency skin tightening technology and may also include Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections to enhance firmness and volume in the bust line. Nonsurgical “No Scar” Breast Lift is available for residents of Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, and other neighboring areas at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, headed by respected board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Olga Bachilo, one of Houston’s best plastic surgeons performing a breast lift.


What Are the Advantages of a Scarless Breast Lift?

The No Scar Breast Lift provides a plethora of advantages for the right candidates and produces dramatic results that can have a powerful rejuvenating impact on your figure. A No Scar Breast lift provides significant lifting and firming of the breasts and increases breast volume without an invasive surgical procedure or breast implants.

A Nonsurgical Breast Lift requires no visible incisions, leaving no visible scars, and the procedure requires far less downtime than a traditional surgical breast lift. It is also far less costly.


How Is the Scarless Breast Lift Performed?

The Scarless Breast Lift achieves its results by means of non-invasive radiofrequency technology and fat grafting that simultaneously smoothes and contours other areas of the body, transferring excess fat from those areas to the breasts.

The Scarless Breast Lift may be customized for each patient and has the added advantage of contouring other body areas, such as the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks, because fat may be harvested from these areas to be grafted to the breast tissue to create larger, firmer breasts. In some cases, PRP injections may be added to the treatment further to enhance the breast area’s firmness and rejuvenation.


Am I a Good Candidate for a No Scar Breast Lift?

If you are a healthy adult, the Nonsurgical Breast Lift without scars may be ideal for you and provides you with an opportunity to fine-tune different areas of your body at once, helping you to achieve a firm, tight bust line with breasts that will sit firmly on your chest. If you take any blood-thinning medication, you may need to suspend its use to prepare the procedure. Be sure to inform Dr. Bachilo of any prior procedures, as well as a history of allergies, and list any medications that you may be taking, including natural supplements, during your introductory session to determine whether a No Scar Breast Lift may be ideal for you.

What's Next?

Ready for a change?

To learn more about the Scarless Breast Lift and other state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures available for Houston-area residents, contact Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa today to schedule an introductory appointment.

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