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Breast Lift Austin


Austin Plastic Surgery Institute is the best option for a breast lift in Austin, TX. Our breast lift procedure raises and reshapes sagging breasts. By removing excess skin and repositioning the remaining tissue and nipples, the appearance is restored to a natural healthy state. A breast lift can also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple). If a patient’s breasts are small or have lost volume (after pregnancy), getting breast implants, with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, in conjunction with a lift can increase their firmness and size. In our Austin office, our goal is to provide the best breast lift results to all of our clients. Remember-the effects of gravity, pregnancy, aging and weight fluctuation may take their toll on your body, so additional procedures may be needed in the future.

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Surgical Technique

The type of incision used during a mastopexy procedure will vary depending on the degree of lift and whether implants will be placed during the surgery. If implants are a part of the procedure, they are placed under the pectoralis muscle. This method provides additional support and helps to keep the breasts in a higher position for a longer period of time. In situations where a larger implant is desired, a supportive tissue matrix may be used as a sling to hold the implants in place.

Incision Types

The degree of lift will determine how many incisions are needed and where they will be placed. Once the incisions are made, excess skin and tissue are removed and the nipple and areola are repositioned for a natural placement. The sutures during this procedure are placed deep in the breast wall to secure and hold the breast up firmly. There are several incision placements to consider:

  • Around the curvature of the areola (the tissue immediately surrounding the nipple)
  • Vertically on the bottom of the areola, down to the crease under the breast
  • Horizontally beneath the breast following the natural crease

During/After Surgery

Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and is considered an outpatient procedure. Operative time in most cases is between 1-2 hours. Recovery following a breast lift will vary depending on whether it was a stand-alone surgery or if it occurred in conjunction with another body contouring procedure. Most patients are able to resume their normal work schedules within a few days. Exercise will be a gradual process. Most women are able to resume their normal routines within 4-6 weeks. This includes running and weight training.

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Recovery Time  
1 week
Average Procedure Time  
1-3 hours
Post-op Follow-up  
3 – 4 weeks
Procedure Recovery Location  
In & Out-Patient

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Breast Lift FAQs

  • Breast Lift or Implants?

    Breast augmentation surgery with implants will help with size, but it will not help women if their breasts sag or droop downward past a certain point. Some doctors may use implants to help with sagging. With this approach, the immediate results may look better, but the additional weight causes the breasts to sag further. Some women find a mastopexy is the only procedure they need to obtain the fullness they desire and determine implants aren’t necessary.

    In some cases, a combination breast lift and augmentation is the ideal option. This procedure, called a breast augmentation with lift, achieves a reduction in sag and an increase in volume and projection. When no size increase is needed, a breast lift without implants is typically best.

    During your consultation, we will discuss whether a breast lift, breast augmentation, or a breast lift and implants will attain the best results.

  • Nipple/Areola Placement?

    During a breast lift procedure, the nipple and areola will be placed in a location on the breast that is natural and proportionate. The goal during this surgery is to reduce the size of the areola (the area surrounding the nipple) so it looks balanced with the new breast size and shape.

  • What About Scarring?

    There is no way to avoid making the necessary incisions to complete a mastopexy procedure. Therefore, some scarring will result from this procedure. Every effort is made during surgery to minimize scarring. Most women feel that the physical results following a breast lift procedure are worth the scars left behind. During the consultation, we will provide detailed post-operative scar care instructions.

  • Breast Reduction?

    Breast reduction surgery may also be combined with a breast lift in Austin to help a patient achieve the size and shape she desires. A combination breast reduction and lift is very similar to mastopexy, but with the added step of removing more breast tissue in conjunction with excess skin. More information on this procedure can be found on the breast reduction page.

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