Breast Lift (Mastopexy) in Dallas
Breast lift in Dallas, also known as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure performed by plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz to lift and remove sagging skin, elevate and reshape the breasts, and correct the breasts’ asymmetries. Dr. Azouz will determine the candidacy for a breast lift by a history and physical examination and discuss the patient’s goals in terms of size, shape, and position aiming for natural-looking breasts that return a perky look to patients as they would have in their youth. Dr. Azouz performs the procedure with as minimal scarring as possible. Patients do not usually have a lot of pain with a breast lift, and recovery is usually rapid. Request your Breast Lift consultation with Dr.Azouz in Dallas by calling (972) 702-8888 and take the first step to enhance your figure!
Am I Candidate for a Breast Lift?
Many women would benefit from a breast lift. Generally, these include those with sagging breasts, nipples pointing downward, or breast tissue that has fallen. The following scenarios include the indications for a breast lift:
- Sagging skin (drooping breasts)
- Genetic drooping breasts
- Weight loss
- After removal of implants
- Nipples out of position (pointing down)
- Asymmetric nipple areolas
- Enlarged nipple areolas
- Breast Ptosis
- Deflated Breasts (loss of volume)
- After breastfeeding or pregnancy.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Benefits
Women will different benefits after a breast lift in Dallas, such as:
- Decrease sagging
- Improvement of breast firmness
- Breasts appearing more full
- Improve cleavage (upper pole fullness)
- Improve breast symmetry
How Do I Prepare for a Breast Lift?
Dr. Azouz recommends eating a healthy diet before and after breast lift in Dallas. Patients who smoke should quit at least two weeks prior to surgery. Aspirin and other blood thinners should generally be stopped at least a week before surgery. Patients above the age of 35 should have a baseline mammogram.
How Breast Lift is performed in Dallas
Typically, breast lift surgery involves minimalistic incisions based on how the nipple-areola needs to be repositioned. Dr. Azouz removes excess skin as necessary to provide perky breasts with a tighter skin envelope. Dr. Azouz can also reduce the areola size for a more natural, youthful appearance. A breast lift in Dallas is a day surgery, and women can return home shortly after the procedure is completed.
What Are the Expected Scars for a Breast Lift?
Dr. Azouz performs every kind of breast lift including those with the types of scar patterns:
- Mini lift (crescent mini mastopexy)
- Donut ( “Benelli” around the areola only)
- Lollipop (around the areola and vertical down)
- Anchor lift (around the areola vertical down and along the inframammary fold “wise pattern”)
Why Patients Seeking The Best Results Ask for Concurrent Liposuction With A Breast Lift?
Liposuction allows Dr. Azouz to not only contour the breast but also allows Dr. Azouz to remove lateral and axillary breast tissue (lateral boob). Dr. Azouz uses multiple modalities of liposuction including:
- High Definition
- Custom Cannula
Patients often report that their bras fit better and feel more comfortable without the lateral breast tissue (lateral boob).
Anesthesia for a Breast Lift
Dr. Azouz performs breast lifts under local anesthesia with sedation. This means that Dr. Azouz can deepen or lighten a patient’s anesthesia according to their needs and desires. If a mommy makeover is performed with a tummy tuck, the patient will need general anesthesia. Some patients who undergo a breast lift with total body liposuction will also require deeper anesthesia.
Breast Lift Recovery
Recovery is generally pain-free, quick, and straightforward. As with any surgical procedure, it is necessary to follow Dr. Azouz’s aftercare instructions for a healthy recovery. Results of the breast lift are immediately visible and will continue to improve over time, as swelling reduces and scars fade. Patients generally return to heavy activity such as cross-fit, sports, and horseback riding six weeks after surgery.
Combination of a Breast Lift with Other Plastic Surgeries in Dallas
Many patients feel that their large, sagging or asymmetric breasts can cause them to look “top-heavy,” square, or pear-shaped. A breast lift in Dallas can be combined with a tummy tuck or liposuction of the abdomen in many patients. Patients are able to achieve an hourglass figure by reducing or enlarging their breasts concurrently with a smaller, tighter abdomen. Some patients also choose to have liposuction of the buttocks or legs at the same time as their breast lift. Many procedures can be combined with a breast lift including:
- Drainless Tummy tuck
- Liposuction (abdominal, arms, neck, lateral chest wall, thighs, legs, and calves)
- Brazilian Butt Lift
- Lower Body Lift
- Breast Augmentation
- Fat Grafting (Fat Transfer)
- Removal of Breast Implants
- Breast Reconstruction
- Eyelid Surgery (blepharoplasty upper and lower bleph)
- Face Lift (mini facelift, mid facelift, neck lift)
- Chin implant
Breast Lift Cost
The cost of a breast lift is patient specific. After the first consultation, Dr. Azouz provides information about the total cost and financing options to make breast lift affordable for his patients. Generally, patients are able to lower the cost of their plastic surgeries by combining their breast lift with other cosmetic procedures.
Breast Lift Results
Breast lift results are seen shortly following surgery. Patients report a visible improvement to their beast’s appearance, having a more lifted, full, aesthetic appearance.
How Long Does a Breast Lift Last?
Breast lifts typically last for many years after surgery. The nipple-areola complex will be permanently lifted with the technique used by Dr. Azouz. Patients with good skin quality, a healthy lifestyle, and stable body weight are more likely to maintain their results.
Breast Lift Before and After Pictures
Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Azouz
If you are unsatisfied with your sagging breasts and the lost youthful shape and volume you once had, see what a Breast Lift in Dallas, Texas, can do for you. Dr. Azouz will customize the procedure based on your particular cosmetic plastic surgery desires to reveal a younger, perkier version of yourself. Contact Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery online to schedule your consultation today or call us at (972) 702-8888.
Frequently Asked Questions
Breast lift is often considered a cosmetic procedure, so its not typically covered by insurance. We encourage each patient to check with their provider ahead of their consultation.
A breast lift can vary in cost. Some women need a mini lift which is less costly than implants. Some patients need a mini lift and liposuction, while others need a full lift with or with out implants.
This depends on your cosmetic goals - if you simply want to rejuvenate your breasts to a more upright position, a better shape, and lift the nipple a breast lift (mastopexy) can help. For a larger size of the breast, breast implants or fat transfer is an option. A nipple reduction can also be performed at the same time as a breast lift.
Any surgery will leave scars. However, Dr. Azouz is able to conceal the incision lines with a mini lift so the scars are camouflaged.
Dr. Azouz maintains the nerves to the breast with a breast lift. The sensation may even be improved in a breast lift as the nerves are effectively shortened and can function better.
Some women describe more sensitivity while others can describe less sensitivity after a breast lift. Dr. Azouz’s technique maintains the nerve supply to the breast to minimize the chances of losing sensation to the nipple.
Many women experience a temporary loss of sensation after a breast lift, but this most often returns within the months after surgery.
Insurance does not typically cover a breast lift since its considered a cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Azouz will instruct his patients when they can have their first shower after a breast lift. After a breast lift, you should carefully wash your incisions with a gentle soap and you should not rub or scrub the incision line.
Breast lift incisions usually heal within a few weeks of surgery. Dr. Azouz recommends compression bras, and will advise when patients can return to an exercise routine.
Many patients are able to breastfeed after a breast lift by Dr. Azouz. Breastfeeding is a complex process that depends on the baby, mother, and the breast (the pump). Dr. Azouz uses specialized techniques to provide his patients with the breast best possible to pump milk, this gives the patient the best chance of breastfeeding. This can be hindered by non-breast factors babies who do not have a good latch or medical problems in not producing adequate milk.
The repositioning of the nipple is generally permanent. Patients will often gain or lose weight after a breast lift but find that their nipple-areola remains in good anatomic position.
Many patients who seek breast augmentation actually need a breast lift and many patients who seek a breast lift can improve with only a breast augmentation. Dr. Azouz explains that a breast lift is to achieve higher and fuller breasts without increasing the volume of the breast. A breast augmentation can be performed at the same time as a breast lift to provide larger or fuller breasts.
Swelling and bruising are common with any breast surgery. Dr. Azouz is able to minimize swelling and bruising with specialized compression bras. Dr. Azouz will recommend the type of bra that a patient should purchase to avoid swelling and bruising.
Dr. Azouz performs a drain-free breast lift. There are no drains with the breast lifts that Dr. Azouz performs.
Breast Lift Surgery Patient Review for Dr. Azouz
“After seeing multiple doctors for consultations for breast reduction/lift, we ultimately decided that Dr. Azouz was hands down the best, and we have NO regrets! Him and his team were amazing, and the results even better! Other doctors pushed me to get implants and warned that there is a high probability that I would loose feeling in my nipples. Dr. Azouz gave me the exact results I wanted, without implants and no loss of feeling at all. He is hands down the best!!!”